Dutch Genealogy News for July 2024

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


  • The Staten van Oorlog [War Rosters] 1595-1795 are now available via the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum. These rosters include information about various people who held important positions in the Dutch army, such as officers who led companies, watch commanders, ministers, etc. The rosters provide detailed information about the structure of the army at the level of individual companies.
  • Indexes of church records of Valkenburg (South Holland) have been added to Genealogie Rijnland.
  • Several notarial records of Maastricht (1544-1842) have been digitized and can be consulted via the finding aid.
  • Several indexes of the Goes Orphan Chamber (1557-1835) are available on Issuu.
  • An index of church members in Broek op Langedijk and Zuid Scharwoude (1715-1797) is now available at the Familie Kaas website.
  • The town records of Riel (1635-1810) and Haaren (1592-1810) and the civil poor administration records of Haaren (1834-1964) have been digitized. The scans can be consulted via the finding aid. Links via the announcement.
  • The Leiden University Library digitized an important collection of topographical images oof the Netherlands. They can be consulted via their Digital Collections.
Two rows of houses in perspective toward the horizon, showing different facades

16th century image of the Breestraat in Leiden. Collection Leiden University Library (public domain)


  • The National Archives of Suriname is indexing the Suriname marriage records 1869-1915. Volunteers can help at Het Volk.
  • Tresoar, the archives of the province of Friesland, is digitizing the records of the Friesland 1940-1945 society. The digitization is complete but the scans will need to undergo several staps before they become available online. Some of these record can not be made public to protect the privacy of living people. Source: Tresoar.
Red Cross Ambulance

Red Cross Ambulance in World War II. Credits: Willem van de Pol, collection Nationaal Archief (public domain)


  • The Drents Archief will also keep the records of the Water Board of the Drenthe-Overijssel Delta and the municipality of Tynaarlo. Source: Drents Archief.
  • Adoption records of the Raad voor de Kinderbescherming [Council for Child Protection] can now be consulted at the National Archives in The Hague. These are family files of people born before 1970. The records can be accessed by people who were adopted, who adopted a child, or who gave a child up for adoption. The archives made information pages for people who were adopted from the Netherlands or adopted from other countries.
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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