Dutch Genealogy News for July 2022

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


  • Over a million scans of notarial records of Overijssel (1811-1925) have been added to the finding aid. Almost 60,000 of these scans have been automatically transcribed. These transcriptions are available via Zoek in transcripties.
  • Church membership records of Steenwijk (1721-1882) have been scanned and indexed and can be searched via the Steenwijkerland municipal archives website.
  • Scans of court records of the city of Groningen (1601, 1658-1811) have been added to the finding aid.
  • Transcriptions of several 18th century church records in Limburg have been added to GenBronnen.
  • Several transcriptions of 15th century serf registrations from the district of Zutphen have been added to GenealogieDomein.
  • The weekly newsletter Moergestel Nieuws (1976-2016) has been digitized and is available on the website of the Regional Archives of Tilburg.
  • Several newspapers from south-west Friesland (1846-1961) have been digitized and can be searched at De Tiid.
  • The church membership records of the Anabaptist church in Bolsward hve been added to Alle Friezen.
  • Scans of the resolutions of the Leeuwarden magistrate (1595-1811) have been added to the finding aid.
Map of Friesland and Groningen

Map of Friesland and Groningen, 1571 (1584). Credits: Abraham Ortelius, Wikimedia Commons (public domain).


  • The website Utrechtse Bestuurders [Utrecht Administrators] has information about the mayors, aldermen, council members, and other Utrecht town officials of the past 900 years. The members fo the current municipal council have now been added.


  • Population registers and name taking records of Elburg, Oldebroek, Nunspeet, Harderwijk, and Ermelo are being digitized. The scans will become available via the website of the Regional Archives of Noordwest-Veluwe.
  • Transport registers of real estate transactions in the Zaan district 1560-1811 are being indexed. Volunteers can join at Vele Handen.


  • The introduction of the new Archive Law has been postponed to July 2024. [Source: NA]
  • Two more archives announced a new digital repository for preservation of digital and digitized records: the Tresoar and the Zeeuws Archief [Sources: Tresoar and ZA]
  • The Regional Archives in Tilburg had a leakage, and now there is mold in the flooring and it has to be replaced. The reading room will be closed for longer than planned. [Source: RAT]
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Market in Tilburg with the Heike Church that also served as town hall, 1742. Credits: Jan de Beyer, via Geheugen van Tilburg (public domain)

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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