Dutch Genealogy News for December 2022

Here is an overview of the new sources, websites, and projects that were announced last month.


  • Scans and indexes of population registers of  Bolsward, Hemelumer Oldeferd en Noordwolde, IJlst, Sneek, Stavoren, Wymbritseradeel, Wonseradeel, and Workum in Friesland 1850-1922 have been added to AlleFriezen. This adds over 750,000 names to the database. More than 350 volunteers helped to index the records. See the article about population registers to read more about this source.
  • Scans and indexes of population registers of Elburg, Ermelo, Harderwijk, Nunspeet, Oldebroek and Doornspijk 1850-1920 are now available via the Streekarchivariaat Noordwest-Veluwe website.
  • Scans of name taking records of Harderwijk 1812 are now available via the finding aid. See the article about name taking records for an explanation about this source.
  • The notarial records of Andijk, Avenhorn, benningbroek, Blokker, Grootebroek, Hoogkarspel, Hoogwoud and Obdam 1844-1915 are now searchable at the website of the West-Fries Archief. The volunteers will continue the indexing project with the larger cities in the area: Hoorn, Enkhuizen, and Medemblik. Volunteers can report at Vele Handen.
  • Civil registration birth records 1811-1852 for the West-Friesland region in North Holland can now be searched via the West-Fries Archief website.
  • Several indexes of court records in the province of Utrecht before 1811 have been added to the RHC Rijnstreek en Lopikerwaard website.
  • The City Accounts of Buren 1606-1811 have been digitized. Scans are available on the Regionaal Archief Rivierenland website.
  • Indexes of birth records of Oldemarkt (1888-1912) and Markelo (1890-1897) have been added to Collectie Overijssel.
  • A transcription of the 1748 census of the Vollenhove district in Overijssel is now available via Collectie Overijssel.
  • A transcription of a street name book of Alkmaar around 1800 is now available at the Alkmaar Archives.
  • An index of hearth tax registers for Rheenen 1606…1793 is now available at the Oud Rhenen historical society.
  • Municipal reports of Herwijnen and Heukelum have been digitized and can be accessed on the Regionaal Archief Rivierenland website: Herwijnen 1866-1916, Heukelum 1851-1935. See the article about municipal reports to learn more about this source.
  • The digitization of the aldermen’s court of Tilburg and Goirle 1408-1811 has been completed. Scans are available via the finding aid. Some are indexed. I regularly used this record group for my project to prove my line to Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • The town records of Raamsdonk (1317-1814) and Loon op Zand (1570-1811) have been digitized and can be accessed via the finding aids: Raamsdonk and Loon op Zand.

Tax receipt, Raamsdonk, 1715


  • Building permits of Haarlem 1888-2010 are being digitized. Some are already available online, see the links in the announcement.


  • Veluwse Geslachten, the genealogical society for the Veluwe region in Gelderland, just announced a collaboration with GenealogieOnline, the largest family tree website in the Netherlands. GenealogieOnline will have a separate section where members of Veluwe Geslachten can put their online trees. Access to the trees will be a member benefit. See the article about societies with member benefits for other societies.


  • The archives of Weesp are moving to the Amsterdam City Archives. The municipality Weesp merged with Amsterdam in March 2022, and the records are now being transferred. The online finding aids are already available via the Amsterdam City Archives website, including any existing scans. Reading room access and free scanning-on-demand will start on 10 January 2023. The genealogical indexes will remain available at the RHC Vecht en Venen website until they are moved later this year.
  • The Streekarchivariaat Noordwest-Veluwe, the regional archives for the North-West Veluwe region in Gelderland, has a new website. Check the Personen section for their genealogical indexes.
  • Archives with data about the biological parents of donor-conceived children are being transferred to the National Archives of the Netherlands. These records contain information about the donors who contributed genetic material for conception. A proposed selection list is now open for review until 11 January 2023. The proposal wants to destroy data about donors 110 years after the last treatment. You can raise an objection with the National Archives. See the article for more details.

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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