Dutch Genealogy News for January 2024

Here is an overview of the new sources and other news that was announced in the past month.


  • Gelderland birth records 1913-1922 have been digitized and indexed and are now availble via the Gelders Archief.
  • Registers of mortgages from the districts of Arnhem and Zutphen 1818-1838 have been digitized. The records can be consulted via the finding aids for Arnhem and Zutphen. The records for the Tiel office were already online. With these new additions, all Gelderland mortgage registers for the period are now online.
  • Notarial records of Kockengen 1690-1811 have indexed and can be searched via RHC Vecht en Venen. Scans of these records are available via FamilySearch.
  • Various birth records of North Brabant have been added to the Genealogy section of the BHIC website.
  • Voluntary court records of Borculo 1627-1811 have been transcribed and are available via Genealogiedomein.
  • 2000 photos from Terneuzen (1900-2002) are now online at the Zeeuws Archief.

Postcard of the Noordstraat in Terneuzen, circa 1895-1905. Credits: Collection Zeeuws Archief (public domain)


  • The records of the Schelde shipping wharf have been added to Unesco’s Memory of the World register as a record group of national importance. The record document the history of ship building in the Netherlands between 1875 and 1970. The Schelde company has the only complete set of records of any wharf in the Netherlands.  The records are available at the Zeeuws Archief.
  • The municipality of Vlissingen will turn over their digital records to the Zeeuws Archief. The Zeeuws Archief already preserved Vlissingen’s paper records. The Zeeuws Archief has a digital repository for the preservation of born digital and digitized records. [Source: Zeeuws Archief]
  • The historical society of Medemblik transferred a handwritten chronicle of Medemblik from circa 1670 to the West-Fries Archief. This will ensure it is properly conserved. The chronicle has been scanned and can be consulted at the Wests-Fries Archief website.


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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