Dutch Genealogy News for June 2018

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

Online sources

  • An index and scans of the slave registers of Suriname from 1851-1863 were published at GahetNA. The index and scans from the period 1830-1851 will follow later this year.
  • The website GenealogieDomein published several transcribed tax records from 1763 of different places in East-Gelderland.
  • Scans of the notarial records of Haarlem from 1573 to 1842 were published by the Noord-Hollands Archief.
  • The Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum published indexes of several civil registration records, church records, court records, and notarial records from Noord-Brabant. See their announcement for an overview.
  • P. Hartog added transcribed church records of Warmenhuizen to the GeneaData website that publishes many transcribed church records and civil registration records from Noord-Holland.

Slave camp in Suriname. Credits: Jacob Eduard van Heemskerck van Beest, collection Rijksmuseum public domain)


  • A new foundation, the “Stichting Digitalisering Achterhoek,” was created to digitize regional papers from Winterswijk, Aalten and Oost Gelre. [Source: Erfgoedcentrum Achterhoek en Liemers]
  • A new crowdsourcing project started at VeleHanden to index the pauper colony registers of Veenhuizen and Ommerschans.
  • The Regional Archives of Tilburg announced that volunteers have finished indexing the notarial records of Gilze and Rijen from 1813-1935. After some final edits, they will become available at the archives’ website. [Source: Regionaal Archief Tilburg]
  • The Regional Archives of TIlburg announced that they have started the restauration and digitization of the aldermen’s court records of Tilburg from 1408-1811. [Source: Regionaal Archief Tilburg]
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Market in Tilburg, 1742. Credits: Jan de Beyer, via Geheugen van Tilburg (public domain)

Other news

  • On the 3rd of June, the Famillement bi-annual genealogy event in Leeuwarden drew thousands of genealogists to the Frisian capital. Lectures and an information market provided plenty of opportunities for education and networking.
  • Els van Mourik won the Nederlandse Prijs voor Genealogie 2016-2017 [Dutch Price for Genealogy 2016-2017] for her publication “De nakomelingen van Aernt Ram en zeven Jutphase kastelen” [The descendants of Aert Rm and seven Jutphaas castles] in Utrechtse Parentelen vòòr 1650, volume 7. [Source: Nederlandse Prijs voor de Genealogie]
  • The Regional Historical Center of Limburg joined the website Wat Staat Daer, where genealogists can train reading old Dutch script. [Source: Christian van der Ven @ Twitter]

TV presenter Dieuwertje Blok describes her experiences as participant in “Verborgen Verleden,” the Dutch version of “Who Do You Think You Are,” at the Famillement. Photo by author.

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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