Dutch Genealogy News for April 2022

This is an overview of the new sources, websites, and projects that were announced last month.


  • The website Brabant in Beelden has added several videos of villages in Noord-Brabant to their website.
  • Indexes of notarial records from the late 1800s have been added to the Westfries Archief website.
  • Scans of index cards of The Hague church records have been added to the Haags Gemeentearchief website.
  • The Indies Genealogical Society published an index of people who died in Japanese civilian internment camps in the Dutch East Indies 1942-1945.
  • Address books for Nijmegen 1868-1968 are available via the Nijmegen archives.
  • Transcriptions of various Limburg church records were added to Genbronnen.
  • An index of Kruiningen baptismal records 1628-1819 is now available via Genea-Script.
  • Many records relating to Utrecht in World War II are now available via the Persons search engine at the Utrechts Archief website and the War Sources network. Among the sources are a card catalog with names of Jewish children who went into hiding, cards for members of the Dutch Domestic Armed Forces, and lists of Jewish residents of the province.
  • Over 2000 maps and plans of the area around Gouda have been added to the website of the Streekarchief Midden-Holland.

Map of Gouda, 1585. Credits: Braun & Hogenberg, collection Streekarchief Hollands-Midden (public domain)


  • You can now have Dutch records automatically transcribed using a model trained using artificial intelligence. It is not perfect, but can be very helpful. You can select Dutch as the language and choose between handwritten and printed records. Go to Transkribus to try it yourself.
  • The National Archives of the Netherlands started a new blog series about Dutch-American Stories. The first blog post, written by Jaap Jacobs, talks about the Patron Saint of New York.
  • A new 3D model is available for New Amsterdam in 1660.

3D model of New Amsterdam


  • Tresoar, the largest archive in Friesland, now offers live chat on their website between 10-12 AM and 2-4PM (GMT+1) on weekdays.
  • The province of Noord-Brabant came to an agreement with the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum to keep their paper and digital records for the next ten years at least. [Source: BHIC]
  • The Rotterdam City Archives are now offering a free scanning-on-demand service.
About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG®, QG™ is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She holds the Certified Genealogist credential from the Board for Certification of Genealogists and has a post-graduate diploma in Family and Local History from the University of Dundee. She has been doing genealogy for over 30 years and helps people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. Dank voor de tip over de Haagse DTB, dat maakt e.e.a. een stuk eenvoudiger…. vergeleken met de andere grote steden hebben ze nog heel wat in te halen als het gaat om indexeren, dus goed om te zien.

  2. David L Vanderpool says

    The 3Dmap of New Amsterdam is fascinating – I hope they come up with one of Beverwijck/Albany soon. My ancestor died in NYC in 1699, but lived the previous 45 years in upriver in Beverwijck.

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