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Symposium Sources of Slavery and Slave Trade

Do you want to learn more about researching enslaved ancestors or the slave trade? A free symposium on 23 April 2021 with various lectures will discuss the research possibilities in archives and practices for museums. A panel will reflect on increased accessibility and possible uses of sources relating to slavery. The symposium is organized by […]

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Dutch Genealogy News for March 2021

This is an overview of the new sources, websites, and projects that were announced last month. Sources Automatically generated transcriptions of Amsterdam notarial records from the 1600s and 1700s can now be searched via a website. These transcriptions were created using handwritten text recognition. The artificial intelligence used for this project was trained using data […]

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Level 3 Checklist – Occupations, residence, children, spouses

Two months ago, I issued my Level-Up Challenge, challenging you to assess how complete your research is. By level 2, we know the names of our ancestors and where and when they were born, married and died. To reach level 3, we also have to know their occupations, places of residence, and their children and […]

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Ask Yvette – What happened to the Digitale Stamboom?

One reader contacted me to ask: I have lost a Dutch records site. It was called Dutch Municipal Records, and the URL was http://digitalestamboom.nl. That site now appears to be totally dead, because even the home page gives a 404 result. Can you refer me to a current URL?  Or is the site simply gone? […]

Cadastre – Original Indicator Tables

This is the second article in a series about using cadastral records. In the first article, we looked at overview and minute maps that were created when the cadastre was introduced in 1832. These maps show the cadastral municipalities, sections, and plots. This post will show you how to find out who owned each plot. […]

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Quick tip – What Other Sources Are There?

When you get stuck, ask yourself what other records were created in the time and place your ancestors lived, for example: Did the town or village create records? Often, you can find townsfolk in town minutes, tax records, records about the town’s defense, etc. Was there a landlord or manor that created records? Were there […]

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Dutch term – Tweede Paasdag

Tweede Paasdag is second Easter day, the day after Easter (Eerste Paasdag/First Easter day). Both days are holidays in the Netherlands.