Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month.
- The area around Maastricht, Limburg has been added to HisGis, the historical geographical information system. You can click on a plot to see the owners.
- The population register of Haarlem, Noord-Holland for the period 1849-1860 has been indexed and is available via the Noord-Hollands Archief website.
- When the Zuiderzee was closed by the Afsluitdijk [dike], many fishermen along the coast lost their livelihoods. A law was introduced to support them. The files of the affected fishermen (1925-1975) have been digitized and are available via the Flevolands Archief website.
- 50,000 notarial records from Nijmegen have been scanned and indexed and can be searched via the Regionaal Archief Nijmegen website.
- New abstracts of notarial records from Dirksland, Zuid-Holland are available via the Genealogie Flakkee website.
- Church records, population registers, and militia registers from Amsterdam are now available via WieWasWie.
- An index and scans of population registers of several towns in West-Friesland, Noord-Holland have been published on the West-Fries Archief website.
- An index of the 1811 census of several towns in Gelderland is available via GenealogieDomein.
- The Hollandse Cirkel, a journal for surveyors and the cadaster, has been digitized and is available online via their digital journal archive.
- The Netherlands Institute for Military History made 2,000 aerial photos from the 1920 and 1930s available via Flickr. These images have no known copyrights.
- A new version of Collectie Gelderland [Collection Gelderland] is in the works. The database behind the website will be changed to make the information easier to manage and find. [source: announcement Erfgoed Gelderland]
- Volunteers are wanted to verify the names of missing persons published in the Dutch Government Gazette after World War II. See the project website for more information.
- The Aldermen’s Court of Baarle-Nassau will be going away for restauration and digitization and won’t be availble in the reading room of the Regional Archives of Tilburg for a while. After the project, the scans will be available via the Regional Archives of Tilburg website.
- In the province of Groningen, several municipal archives have merged to form the Historisch Archief Midden-Groningen [Historical Archives Middle Groningen]. The first stage of moving the records has started. [source: NAMG website]