Dutch Genealogy News for October 2022

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

Sources

  • The town records of Baarle-Nassau, Chaam, and Diessen before 1811 have been scanned and are availble via the finding aids at the Regional Archives of Tilburg website (see links at bottom).
  • The Regional Archives of Tilburg has made several old movies of the Tilburg region available via their image bank.
  • Two Frisian newspapers are now available via the Súdwest-Fryslân municipal archives: the Bolswarder Nieuwsblad 1962-1975 and Sneeker Nieuwsblad 1962-1970.
  • The complete population registers of the city of Utrecht (1850-1912) have been digitized and indexed. You can search them at the Utrechts Archief website.
  • Abstracts of notarial records of Alblasserdam 1813-1925 are now available via GeneaScript.
  • The index of proclamation books (announcements of real estate transactions) for Dokkum, 1582-1645 are now available via the Historical Society for North-East Friesland.
  • The Groninger Archieven have digitized announcement posters from World War II. They are accessible via the finding aid.

Poster calling men born in 1921 to report as forced laborers, 1943.

Websites

  • The Atlas of Mutual Heritage has a new website, providing information about the Dutch East India Company and the West India Company. You can click on places to get maps or topographical information.

Map of the Gold Coast between Rio de Suerio de Costa and Pompena.

Archives

  • The Rotterdam City Archives have expanded their free scanning-on-demand service. This service is now available for 177 collections, via the finding aids. See Dutch Archives that provide Free Scanning on Demand for instructions.
  • The Gelders Archief has expanded their free scanning-on-demand service. Scans of government records that are more than 90 years old can now be ordered via the finding aids. This used to be 110 years. A list of archives available after 90 years is available (PDF).
  • The Royal Library has acquired a medieval book of hours with 14 miniatures, created in Zwolle. The manuscript will be digitized and presented on the Royal Library website. [Source: Collectie Overijssel]

llluminated manuscript

Projects

  • Volunteers are working on indexing the death records of North-Holland 1961-1970. See Vele Handen.
About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink, CG® 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 certificate 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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