Dutch Genealogy News for August 2021

Here is an overview of the new sources, websites, and news about archives announced last month.


  • Population registers (family cards) of The Hague and Loosduinen for the period 1913-1939 are now available in better quality at the website of the The Hague City Archives. The index was corrected and new full-color scans were made. Scans including people born less than 100 years ago are not shown.
  • Census records and population registers of Boxtel between 1810 and 1938 are now available at the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum website.
  • The records of the hospital in Grave (1291-1965) have been digitized and are available at the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum website.
  • An index of church membership records of Steenwijk is now available at the Steenwijk archives website.
  • 319 films of Zeeland have been added to the Zeeuws Archief website.
  • Transcriptions of church records of various places in Goeree-Overflakkee (Sommelsdijk, Middelharnis, Ooltgensplaat, Oude Tonge) have been published at Hogenda. Click Bronnen and then go to the place of interest.
  • Registration cards of people sent to the pauper colonies between 1896 and 1901 are now available via the Drents Archief and WieWasWie. The cards include photos. At the Drents Archief, click on “uitgebreid zoeken” and filter for “signalementskaarten.” At WieWasWie, search for the person of interest and then filter for Organization “Drents Archief” and Document type “Vestiging en vertrek.”

Pauper registration card for Pieter van der Meulen from Leeuwarden, admitted 1896. Credits: Drents Archief (public domain)

Archives, libraries, and societies

  • Archives in the Netherlands have reopened, most by appointment only. Check the website of the archives for regulations regarding distancing, times, and other measures.
  • The Breda City Archives are closed for renovation. [Source: Stadsarchief Breda]
  • The Holland Society of New York opened its membership to include all direct descendants of New Netherland residents. It is no longer restricted to the male line only. [Source: Facebook]
  • The Peace Palace Library published a research guide for treaties.
  • The archives of the Historisch Archief Haarlemmermeer are being transferred to the Noord-Hollands Archief. There is a (Dutch) page with an overview of genealogical records for Haarlemmermeer.

Map of Haarlemmermeer, 1867 (public domain)


  • The Groninger Archieven and Drents Archief are looking for volunteers who want to index genealogical records from Groningen and Drenthe.
  • The Utrechts Archief is looking for volunteers to help verify the index of Utrecht prison records 1900-1920. Volunteers can report to HetVolk.
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. Ann M Storms says

    Hello Yvette:
    I just started researching my husband’s family, Storms. They settled in Bergen County, New Jersey. My husband’s 4th great grandfather married a Blauvelt, who immigrated from Holland.
    I am not asking for any research help, I am having a lot of fun discovering information on my own so far!
    However, I cannot trace the Storms past Jacob Storms B.1784 D. 1867. If you could point me in the right direction, it would be a help.
    Ann Storms

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