Dutch Genealogy News for September 2018

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

Online sources

  •  An index of all the church records of baptisms, marriages, and burials in the province of Utrecht is now available at the Utrechts Archief website. The index contains 10 million persons from 1576 to 1811.
  • The Regionaal Archief Tilburg published scans of civil registration records of Moergestel (marriages 1915-1942), Oisterwijk (marriages, 1921-1942), and Oosterhout (births 1902-1916, marriages 1933-1942, deaths 1960-1964). These scanned registers can be browsed; volunteers are working on indexing them.
  • Civil registration records from Ooststellingwerf in Friesland have been added to AlleFriezen.
  • Transcriptions and indexes of several tax records and rent records from the eastern part of Gelderland from the 1700s were published on Genealogiedomein.
  • Indexes of civil registration birth records of Losser and Heino in Overijssel have been added to Archieven.nl and WieWasWie.
  • New Netherland records from the New York State Archives have been digitized and published online. A new finding aid at the website of the National Archives of the Netherlands provides a central access point for these records from different collections.
  • The Nederlandse Genealogische Vereniging, the Netherlands Genealogical Society, published several indexes of Tholen records on their Ontdek mijn verhaal [discovery my story] website.

View of Oudegracht in Utrecht, with Dom Church in the background. Credits: G.B. Probst, collection Rijksmuseum (public domain)


  • The Regionaal Archief Rivierenland acquired a chest of records of the Dutch Reformed Church in Eck en Wiel, including church council minutes, membership records, baptismal records, and marriage records. [Source: Regionaal Archief Rivierenland]


  • The Regionaal Archief Nijmegen was awarded a Metamorphoze grant to digitize 72,500 pages of World War II records. [Source: Oorlogsbronnen]
  • Thousand cards administering people who went into hiding in World War II in Burgwerd in Friesland have been indexed. The results will be published on the website Ondergedoken in Fryslân [hiding in Friesland]. [Source: Tresoar]
  • Huygens, the Institute for Dutch History, received a grant of 2.5 euros to make the Resolutions of the Estates-General (1576-1796) available online using the latest technology. The project will include both scanning and transcription by machine learning and human correction. [Source: Huygens ING]

Great Assembly of the States General, 1651. Credits: Bartholomeus van Bassen, collection Rijksmuseum (public domain)

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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