Dutch Genealogy News for August 2017

Here is an overview of new records and projects that were announced in the past month.

Online Dutch records

  • The register recording the poor of Gorssel, Gelderland, that was discovered earlier this year, has been digitized and added to the website of the Zutphen Regional Archives.
  • The West-Fries Archief published indexes of the old notarial records. See the Genealogische bronnen [genealogical sources] page for a complete overview of the sources. You can filter by “Notariële akten” [notarial records].
  • Notarial records (index and images) of Breda and surrounding municipalities (1550-1905) were published on the Breda City Archives website.
  • Passport applications for Zutphen for 1922-1933 have been published on the website of the Zutphen Regional Archives.

Page from the passport application register, Zutphen (public domain)


  • The website Tilburg op de Kaart was renewed. It is a clickable map showing information and images of different places in Tilburg.
  • A new website, Brieven uit Deshima, presents a manuscript from 1817 about a trip to Japan.


  • A new indexing project was launched to index the population registers of Utrecht of 1890-1899.
  • The Noord-Hollands Archief, the provincial archives of Noord-Holland, is starting a project to index the baptismal, marriage, and burial records from 1578-1811. They are looking for volunteers that are able to read Dutch.
  • The Netherlands Institute for Military History made over 1,000 aerial photos from the period 1920-1940 available via Wikimedia Commons under a CC-BY-SA license.

Aerial photo of Harderwijk. Credits: Netherlands Institute for Military History, via Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA).

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. Carol Van de Wetering says

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