Dutch Genealogy News for May 2022

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


  • Death Duties files for Zeeland 1818-1927 have been added to the Zeeuws Archief website.
  • The records of the village of Schijndel 1312-1811 have been digitized and are available via the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum website.
  • Many building permits in the east of Noord-Brabant have been scanned and are now available via the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum website. Where the plans in the permits are still protected by copyright, the scans can be ordered via email.  The ones that have not been scanned yet can be ordered via scanning-on-demand.
  • Several population registers from The Hague 1823-1946 have been scanned and are available via the finding aid.
  • A second part of the Aldermen’s Court Records of Tilburg and Goirle has now been scanned and is available via the finding aid.
  • Scans of city accounts of Culemborg 1375-1575 are now available via the Regionaal Archief Rivierenland.
  • Scans of criminal court records of Heukelum 1706-1803 are now available via the Regionaal Archief Rivierenland.
  • The website Heerlijkheid Borculo, which publishes information about the history of Borculo, is now online again. The website was created by the late Bennie te Vaarwerk, and went offline after his death, but he allowed the Erfgoedcentrum Achterhoek en Liemers to take over the website and they now made it available online again. The transcriptions and indexes of sources created by Te Vaarwerk have now been transferred to the finding aids at the Erfgoedcentrum Achterhoek en Liemers website.
  • A family reconstruction of Oud-Alblas from the 1600s and 1700s has been published at Geneascript (PDF).
  • 17th century Dutch newspapers, starting in 1618, have been transcribed manually and can now be searched via the Couranten Corpus website. The manual transcriptions are better than the automatic OCR transcriptions at Delpher, where these newspapers can also be found.

1627 newspaper


  • The Amsterdam City Archives reached a milestone: they now have 50 million Amsterdam scans online! The scans can be found on their website, either through the Inventarissen (finding aids) or Indexen (indexes).
  • Building permits of Goirle are being digitized. [Source: Regionaal Archief Tilburg]


  • The reading room of Collectie Overijssel, the organization that has the provincial records of Overijssel and town records of Zwolle, has moved to the center of Zwolle. An appointment is required and records need to be ordered before noon on the day before because the records are kept elsewhere. Unfortunately, this will make research more cumbersome for people interested in Overijssel research because finds in one record will often lead to ordering new records, which will then require multiple visits.
  • The records of the province of Zeeland for 1950 to 1991 have been transferred to the Zeeland archives and can now be consulted by the public in the reading room of the archives. See the announcement for the links to the finding aids. The records include information about the 1953 flood. A Youtube video describes these records. If you do not speak Dutch, you can click CC to turn on captions and click the cog/settings button to change the caption language.


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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