Dutch Genealogy Services – COVID-19 Measures

The Dutch government announced new measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 (corona virus). Large events are cancelled, people with a cold, cough, or fever are asked to quarantine themselves, and all people in the Netherlands are asked to work from home as much as possible.

Dutch Genealogy Services will abide by these instructions. That means that on-site research in archives and libraries will be postponed until after the isolation period (until 31 March 2020 at least).

Thankfully, many genealogical records in the Netherlands are available online so most of the projects can continue as scheduled. Clients whose projects are affected by these measures will be contacted.

Children in hospital

Children in hospital. Credits: Collection Nationaal Archief (CC-0)

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. Thank you for the update.

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