24-hour Chat Marathon by Brabant Archives

Ten years ago, the Brabant Historisch Informatie Centrum and Regionaal Archief Tilburg started a chat service to help their online visitors. The archives have joined forces and now staff the chat service together. The service is very popular and has answered over 30,000 questions about the archival collections, searching for ancestors from Noord-Brabant, and other research questions.

group photo of archivists holding balloons to celebrate 10 years of chat

The people behind the chat service. Photo taken at BHIC. Credits: William van der Voort, used with permission 

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this wonderful service, the archives are holding a 24-hour chat marathon. The chat marathon will start on Thursday 20 February 2020 at 10 AM (Netherlands time, UTC+1) will end on Friday 21 February at 10 AM. Night time (in the Netherlands) will probably be slow, so it would be great if some international visitors from different time zones could drop by.

So if you have any questions about doing research in Noord-Brabant, feel free to stop by either of these websites to ask your questions. You can ask your questions in Dutch or English.

If this day does not work for you, you can try another time. The chat service is available on weekdays during the day and evening (10 AM-4 PM, 7-9 PM, UTC+1).

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, MLitt, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist, writer, and lecturer in the Netherlands. She has a Master of Letters in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee, and holds the Certification of Genealogist and Qualified Genealogist credentials. Yvette served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and won excellence awards for her articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly. Yvette has been doing genealogy for over 30 years. She helps people from across the world find their ancestors from the Netherlands and its former colonies, including New Netherland. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.

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