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In this new series we will look at a different map every week. We kick off the series with a beautiful manuscript map of the island of Texel from 1645. Many ships departing to New Netherland or other Dutch colonies would lie on the roads of Texel to take in fresh water and wait for […]
So you know where your ancestor lived in the Netherlands, and you know where and when they died. How do you find out where they are buried, and if the grave still exists? Graves are routinely cleared in the Netherlands after a few decades, so even knowing where a person was buried is no guarantee […]
Here is an overview of the new sources, websites, and other news from the Netherlands last month. Sources The notarial records of Hilvarenbeek, Geertruidenberg, Baarle-Nassau, Oisterwijk, and Raamsdonk from the 1700s have been automatically transcribed. The results can be searched on the Transkribus website. Various Utrecht tax records can now be searched at the Rijnstreek […]
A Royal Decree (Koninklijk Besluit) is a formal decision by the King or Queen. In the Netherlands, royal decrees started in 1813. Contents Royal decrees covered a range of topics. Some were of (inter)national importance, such as treaties, laws, and abdications. But many dealt with individual citizens, employees, or service personnel. These can be a […]
As of 2024, there is a new law governing the last names of children born in the Netherlands. Parents already had the option to chose either the mother’s or the father’s name. Now they can also choose to give the children both names, either hyphenated or non-hyphenated. Example Let’s say Peter Kamphuis and Lotte Ferwerda […]