Dutch Genealogy News for August 2020

Here are the new sources and websites that were announced last month.


  • The slave registers of Curacao (1839-1863) are now available via the Nationaal Archief website.
  • Almost 20,000 old books were added to Delpher. This includes literary classics from the Netherlands and translations of foreign works.
  • The town records of several places in Noord-Brabant have been scanned and are now available online. See the news announcement of the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum for the links to the finding aids with the scans.
  • Several indexes of court records in Neede and Bredevoort in Gelderland were added to GenealogieDomein.
  • The population registers of several towns in West-Friesland for the period 1921-1940 are now partially online again, for pages that don’t include people born less than 100 years ago. They are available at the West-Frieslands Archief website.
  • A collection of prints and images of Overijssel is now available via the Historisch Centrum Overijssel website.
  • 12,000 photos by the province of Gelderland are now available via the Gelders Archief. Most photos feature monuments, landscapes, and archaeological locations. The photos are in the public domain.

Rosendael castle in the snow. Credits: Province Gelderland, collection Gelders Archief (public domain)


  • The Zeeuws Archief now offers free scanning-on-demand for most of their records. Click the disk icon in the finding aids to start the ordering process.
  • A new website Boerderijen in Aalten features all the farms in Aalten. The goal is to show the history of the farm and its owners and residents. Visitors are invited to submit photos or genealogical data.

Farm in Aalten. Credits: collection Nationaal Archief (CC-BY-SA)


  • The Amsterdam City Archives reached a milestone: 500,000 notarial records containing more than 2 million persons have been entered into their database. Results are published via the Amsterdam Archives website.
  • The Regionaal Archief Tilburg finished indexing all the notarial scans of the municipalities whose archives they keep. 81 volunteers indexed over 30,000 pages, containing 350,000 names. The information will become available via the Regionaal Archief Tilburg website later this year.
  • The Regionaal Archief Tilburg finished restoring and preserving the court records of Made, city administration records of Geertruidenberg, and the town administration records of Moergestel, Berkel, Oisterwijk, and Hilvarenbeek. These records are now ready to be digitized.

Map of Heikant near Tilburg, 1760. Credits: Diederik Zijnen, colorized by R. Peeters, collection Regionaal Archief Tilburg used with permission )

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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