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General information on the institution
Name and ID
Name
Enter the Dutch name of the religious or ecclesiastical community/institution on which you wish to find information. Alternative names are also provided for, such as St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk). When entering ‘Sint’ before a name, abbreviate to ‘St.’. If you are uncertain about the name, search using the search fields patron saint and Location/Settlement.

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Name in English
Enter an English translation of the name of the religious or ecclesiastical community/institution on which you wish to find information. It may be helpful to use the patron saint’s name as in ‘St Martin’s Church’. When entering ‘Saint’ before a name, abbreviate to ‘St’ and do not use a dot, as in ‘St Martin’s Church’. If you are uncertain about the name, search using the search fields patron saint and Location/Settlement.

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MeMO institution ID
If the MeMO identification number of the institution that you are looking for is already known to you, enter it here.

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Patron saint
To restrict your search to a religious or ecclesiastical community/institution with a certain patron saint, enter that saint’s name here.

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Type of institution
Category
This field allows you to search for a specific type of religious or ecclesiastical community/institution, according to the following classification:
  • Chapel
  • Chapter (collegiate church)
  • Corporation (e.g. confraternity, guild)
  • Monastery, convent or religious house
  • Hospital or orphanage
  • Parish

Note that parish churches that also contained a chapter may be listed under chapter. See also Institutions, section 6.1.

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Location (according to current geography)
Province
To restrict your search to the religious or ecclesiastical community/institution from a Dutch province (according to the current geographical borders), enter the name of that province here, e.g. Friesland, Gelderland, or Noord-Brabant. The current geopolitical structure of the provinces is used to avoid any misconception concerning any past changes to the geo-political borders. For instance, a county may have become a Duchy, or a part of a county may have switched to another over the course of time.

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Settlement
Enter the name of the city, town or village where the original institution was located.

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Diocese before 1559
Select the (medieval) diocese (i.e. administrative territorial unit administered by a bishop) to which the community/institution on which you wish to find information belonged before 1559. This is the year when the ecclesiastical hierarchy of the Low Countries and parts of Germany was officially reorganised.

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Diocese after 1559
Select the diocese (i.e. administrative territorial unit administered by a bishop) to which the community/institution on which you wish to find information belonged after 1559. This is the year when the ecclesiastical hierarchy of the Low Countries and parts of Germany was officially reorganised.

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Date of foundation
Enter a specific year (e.g. 1391) or period (e.g. 1430-1440) to restrict your search to religious or ecclesiastical communities/institutions that were founded then, or that corresponds to their earliest recorded date according to historical sources. You may use > and < to restrict your search to institutions that were founded after or before the entered date, for instance ‘>1430’ to search for institutions that were founded after 1430. It is also possible to approximate the date by adding ‘ca.’. Note that ca. must not be followed by a space, but directly by the year, as in ‘ca.1391’.

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Date of dissolution
Enter a specific year (e.g. 1580) or period (e.g. 1575-1585) to restrict your search to religious or ecclesiastical communities/institutions that were dissolved at that moment or in that period. You may use > and < to restrict your search to institutions that were dissolved after or before the entered date, for instance ‘<1572’ to search for institutions that were dissolved before 1572. It is also possible to approximate the date by adding ‘ca.’. Note that ca. must not be followed by a space, but directly by the year, e.g. ‘ca.1580’.

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Type of extant material
To restrict your search to a religious or ecclesiastical community/institution of which material still survives, select that type of material, i.e. archival material, manuscripts and printed books, or artefacts. Note that this concerns extant material other than the memorial objects and text carriers that are described in this database.

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Geographical distribution of the extant material
Select the current geographical distribution of the extant material that you are looking for from the religious or ecclesiastical community/institution on which you wish to find information, e.g. in one place, or spread over several holding institutions. Note that this concerns extant material other than the memorial objects and text carriers that are described in this database.

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Holding institution(s) of the extant material
Name
Settlement
Specific institution details
Type of chapel
Select ‘an independent chapel’ or ‘a chapel residing in another religious or ecclesiastical community/institution’ to restrict your search to this type of chapel. See also Institutions, section 6.1.

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Type of chapter
Select ‘an independent chapter’ or ‘a chapter residing in a parish church’ to restrict your search to this type of chapter. See also Institutions, section 6.1.

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Composition
To restrict your search to corporations of a certain type, select that type, e.g. a confraternity for laymen, a confraternity for the secular clergy, or a confraternity for women. See also Institutions, section 6.1.

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Religious order
To restrict your search to monasteries, convents or religious houses of a certain religious order, select that order, e.g. Benedictine, Canons Regular, Cistercian, etc. See also Institutions, section 6.1.

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Inhabitants
To restrict your search to monasteries, convents or religious houses with a specific type of inhabitants, select that type, i.e. men, women, or men and women.

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Character of the institution
To restrict your search to hospitals or orphanages of a certain type, select that type, e.g. an institution for men, women, or orphans. See also Institutions, section 6.1.

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Staff
To restrict your search to a hospital or orphanage with a certain type of staff, select that type of staff, e.g. laymen, devout women, members of a convent, etc.

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