Dutch Genealogy News for September 2023

Here are the new sources, websites, projects, and other news announced last month.


  • The resolutions of the States-General from the 1700s have been transcribed and can be searched via a prototype of a search engine.
  • Notarial records of Schiedam 1614-1771 have been automatically transcribed and can be searched at Transkribus.
  • Court, notarial, and town records of Chaam and Terheijden have been automatically transcribed and can be searched at VerledenTekst.
  • Various birth, marriage, death, and church records from North Brabant have been added to the genealogical search engine of the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum. See their September 2023 overview for details of the new records.
  • An index of court records of Borculo has been added to Genealogiedomein.
  • Abstracts of birth, marriage, and death records of Sint Maarten, one of the Netherlands Antilles, is available via Archiefman.
  • Court records of Alkmaar 1517-1811 have been scanned and can now be consulted via the finding aid.
  • The Amsterdam City Archives compared its indexed records to a database of deceased persons. This allowed them to make 80,000 more Amsterdam records available to the public because privacy protections do not apply after death. An example of a record that is now available is the personal record card of famous soccer player Johan Cruijff.

Personal record card of Johan Cruijff


  • Catholic church records in Indonesia are being scanned. (Source: AsiaNews).
  • The Gelders Archief is indexing Gelderland birth, marriage, and death records that have become public in recent years. Volunteers can report to Vele Handen.
  • Marriage records from Suriname 1881-1900 are being index by volunteers at HetVolk.
  • In 2025, the Central Archives of Special Jurisdiction will become public. This includes records of trials of war criminals after World War II. The digitization of these records started last month. A new website Oorlog voor de Rechter [War Before the Judge] provides information about the records and the digitization project. The video has English captions available via the CC button.

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.


  1. Die VerledenTekst website is interessant, al reageert hij niet helemaal lekker (in Chrome). Ik zal er later nog eens goed naar kijken.

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