This is an overview of the new sources, projects, and other news announced last month.
- Passage lists of the Holland America Line 1900-1969 are now online at the Stadsarchief Rotterdam website. The records are called passenger lists, but they are actually passage lists: financial records showing who purchased tickets. It only includes the person who bought the ticket, not the other people in the party.
- Indexes of notarial records of Chaam, Gilze en Rijen, Hilvarenbeek, Loon op Zand, Moergestel, Oisterwijk, Raamsdonk, Terheijden, and Udenhout 1811-1935 are now available at the Regionaal Archief Tilburg website.
- A collection of photos of Moederheil, an institute for unwed mothers in Breda, is now available at the Stadsarchief Breda website.
- Mortgage books of Wymbritseradeel 1605-1636 are now available at Alle Friezen.
- Marriage records of Drenthe 1933-1945 are being indexed and added to the Drents Archief website. The 1945 marriage records include several Canadian soldiers.
- Birth records of Oldenzaal 1870-1896 have been indexed and are available at Collectie Overijssel or WieWasWie.
- Various transcribed tax and serf records from the eastern part of Gelderland were added to Genealogiedomein.
- Photos made by Bernard F. Eilers are now in the public domain and available via Het Geheugen. Eilers pioneered a technique to create color photos using multiple exposures.
- As the lockdown is lifted, archives have reopened again. Most require an appointment. Check the website of the archive for specifics.
- The Gelders Archief now offers free scanning-on-demand for 400 private archives. The scans can be ordered via the finding aids in the Archieven section of their website. The free service already existed for government archives.
- The Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum launched a podcast, “Het Geheugen van Brabant [Memory of Brabant]. The podcast is available in Dutch only.
- Several records became public on 1 January 2022. See the article for an overview. Not all public records will immediately be available online.
- A new project will research traces of slavery in Overijssel. [Source: IJsselacademie]
- A new collaboration has started to improve access to maritime sources: The Netwerk Maritieme Bronnen [Network Martime Sources]. [Source: Maritien Portal]
- A volunteer project is improving the indexes of Friesland death records at Alle Friezen, adding more names to the indexes. The results should be online by April 2022.
- Several notarial records from Overijssel 1882-1947 are being digitized and will become available via Collectie Overijssel. [Source: Collectie Overijssel]