Dutch Genealogy News for August 2022

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


  • 450,000 records from population registers 1900-1938 from Zeeland have been added to the Zeeuws Archief website.
  • Several church, court, and notarial records from the east of Noord-Brabant have been added to the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum website.
  • Transcriptions of church, tax, and population registers of Nieuw- en Sint Joosland have been added to HoGenDa.
  • Transcriptions of several Gelderland serf registers from the 1400s and 1500s have been added to Genealogiedomein.
  • Files of the Evangelical-Lutheran Old Men and Women hospital in Amsterdam have been digitized. The files are described by name and are available via the finding aid.

Soms residents of the Lutheran old men and women’s hospital.
Collection Amsterdam City Archives (public domain)


  • The Amsterdam City Archives are going to use handwritten text recognition technology to make the Amsterdam records of Public Works searchable. [Source: Twitter]
  • Collectie Overijssel is digitizing Overijssel civil registration records that have become public in the past twenty years, and the indexes of Overijssel church records. The scans will become available online in 2023. [Source: Collectie Overijssel]
  • The National Archives of Belgium is transcribing pardon letters from before 1800. In this period, if you were convicted of a major crime, you could ask for a royal pardon. For the southern Netherlands, these records are now kept in Belgium. They also contain information about people in the southern parts of the current Netherlands, like Noord-Brabant. Volunteers can report to Gert Gielis via the link in the announcement. [Source: BHIC]


  • The records of Heerlen are being transported to the new location in the Christus Koningkerk, a church from 1965 that the municipality of Heerlen converted to an archive. The Heerlen records will be available again by the end of the year. [Source: RHCL]
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.

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