Dutch Genealogy News for August 2023

Here are all the new sources, projects, and other news announced in the past month.


  • Hattinga’s atlas of Gelderland, Overijssel, and Groningen from the 1740s has been digitized and can be consulted at the website of Collectie Overijssel.
  • Cause of death notes from the east of North Brabant have been digitized and indexed. Check the index at the BHIC website.
  • Verdicts of the Court Martial in ‘s-Hertogenbosch 1839-1919 have been indexed and scanned. See the BHIC website.
  • Guid records of Zutphen have been digitized and can be consulted via the finding aid.
  • Death records from Terneuzen 1666-1753 have been transcribed.
  • Transcriptions of court records of Benthuizen in the 1600s have been added to AlleZoetermeerders.
  • Several newspapers from North Holland have been added to the West-Fries Archief website.
  • Notarial records of Kamerik, Montfoort, Oudewater, and Woerden have been indexed.
  • Passport Applications from the former Dutch East Indies in the 1950s have been indexed and digitized. They can be searched via WieWasWie. Access to the scans requires a day pass or membership of the Central Bureau for Genealogy.
  • Official announcements from World War II have been digitized. Scans are available via Oorlogsbronnen.

Hattinga’s map of Deventer


  • The Gelders Archief is indexing Gelderland birth records (1913-1922), marriage records (1943-1948) and death records (1960-1972). Volunteers can report to Vele Handen.
  • Noord-Holland birth records (1913-1922) are being scanned. Scans will be published at the Noord-Hollands Archief website by the end of the year. [Source: NHA]


  • Historisch Centrum Limburg just signed a contract to build their own digital repository. This is necessary since the National Archives will stop providing a national shared service for other archives. [Source: RHCL]
  • The military personnel files of soldiers in the army, navy, or airforce born between 1900 and 1920 have been transferred to the National Archives in The Hague. They have been indexed in the finding aids (see the links at the bottom of the article). The records themselves can be consulted in the reading room or scans can be ordered online for a fee.

Jan Marijnissen in the Military Police, late 1940s

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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