Dutch Genealogy News for September 2021

This is an overview of the new sources, projects, and other news announced last month.


  • The authorization records of Harlingen 1762-1805 [appointments of guardianships] have been imaged and indexed and can be found on AlleFriezen.
  • The town records of Oosterhout in Noord-Brabant 1328-1813 have been scanned. They can be accessed via the finding aid on the website of the Regional Archives of Tilburg.
  • Several Amsterdam notarial records have now been automatically transcribed and can be searched at the Read&Search interface of the Amsterdam City Archives. See the announcement for details of the available registers.
  • 3347 scans of photos and postcards of Axel in Zeeland are now available at the Zeeuws Archief website.
  • Several transcriptions and indexes of church and town records of places on Goeree-Overflakkee have been added to Hogenda.
  • Verdicts in criminal cases of the court of Breda 1850-1930 have been scanned. They can be accessed via the finding aid > Inevntaris > Strafzaken > Vonnissen.
Dome prison in Breda

Dome prison in Breda. Credits: Cultural Heritage Service


  • Tresoar, the largest archive in Friesland, has a new website.
  • A new website Brabant in Beelden [Brabant in Images] has photos and 1300 movies from Noord_brabant.

Screenshot Tresoar website


  • A project has started to index the birth records of Suriname 1828-1869. Volunteers can join at HetVolk.
  • The baptismal register of the St. Peter and Paul church of Paramaribo, Suriname is being restored and will be digitized. [Source: DBS]
  • Town records of Terheijden and ‘s Gravenmoer are away for digitization. The scans wills become available via the Regional Archives of Tilburg website in 2022.


  • Most archives are open again. Some still have limited seating and require appointments. Check the website of the archives for details.
  • The Regional Archives of Tilburg will be closed for renovation from 1 November 2021 until Spring 2022. Many of their records can be consulted via their website.
  • The Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum has a new cold storage facility for the film collection. [Source: BHIC]
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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