The Amsterdam City Archives will no longer charge for their online scans. That means that you do not need pay-per-view credits anymore to consult the scans that are attached to their indexes or finding aids.
Available indexes include:
- Church records of baptisms, marriages, and burials before 1811
- Conveyance records of property transactions before 1811
- Criminal confessions 1535-1732
- Patient records from 1818-1899
- Population registers since 1851
- Police records from World War II
The Amsterdam City Archives website is only available in Dutch. If you use Chrome as your browser, it will translate some terms for you. “Achternaam” is last name, “voornaam” is first name, “tussenvoegsels” is prefixes like Van, De, Ter.
Many many thanks for this tip-off. Much appreciated.
Fascinating and simply wonderful. I have been looking at images for early forebears and family in Amsterdam, going back many generations — I had never realized these were available ….!
Warm regards and best wishes for 2017.
Where do you recommend I find records for my ancestors who were members of the Dutch Reformed Church and came to New Amsterdam, New Netherlands around 1650 with the Dutch East India Company? I have records after they arrived, but have been unable to find much before. Thanks