Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month.
- Scans of the aldermen’s court of Gilze and Rijen in Noord-Brabant (1602-1811) are available online at the Regionaal Archief Tilburg website.
- The records of Willem Kolff, the inventor of the artificial kidney, have been scanned by the Kampen City Archives, where the records are kept. The collection can be consulted via Archieven.nl.
- Several transcriptions of tax and court records from the Achterhoek in Gelderland were added to GenealogieDomein.
- Indexes of civil registration records from Venlo in Limburg and surrounding municipalities can now be accessed on the Venlo City Archives website.
- Tens of thousands of archaeological reports are now available via NARCIS.
- The records from the Dutch colonial period in Guyana have been restored and digitized. The scans are now available at the website of the National Archives of the Netherlands. Read more about the project: Restored ‘Dutch Colleciton’ returned to Guyana (Stabroek News).
- The Brabant Collectie (Brabant Collection) of the Univesity of Tilburg and Brabants Heem, an organization representing 123 local history societies in Noord-Brabant, have started a project to digitize magazines and newspapers from Noord-Brabant. [Source: GMS]
- Maps of the IJsselmeer [IJssel lake] polders in Flevoland are being digitized [Source: @HFArchief]
- 164,622 civil registration records from Breda have been indexed by volunteers via the crowdsourcing platform Vele Handen. The results will be published at the Stadsarchief Breda website.
- The Indische Genealogische Vereniging, the genealogical society for the East Indies, is collaborating with Jeroen van Luin from the National Archives to index the supplemental pages of the Dutch East Indies Army. The index will be published via Open Archives. [Source: IGV]
- In Drenthe, several pages from a population register from Diever from 1942 were found in a milk can. The records were hidden during World War II to prevent Germans from accessing information about the residences of Jews and young men who were called up as forced laborers. The severely damaged pages and the milk can were donated to the Drents Archief. [Source: Drents Archief]
- The Regional Archives Alkmaar acquired a charter from 1661, signed by the famous statesman Johan de Witt, authorizing an annual tax for Noord-Scharwoude to maintiain the dikes. [Source: Regionaal Archief Alkmaar]