Ask Yvette: English version of WieWasWie?

WieWasWie logoMany people have asked me if there is an English version of WieWasWie, the website with the largest index of genealogical records in the Netherlands. WieWasWie is a joint project in which many different archives participate. Volunteers enter the information. In some cases, scans are also available. The website is the successor of the very popular Genlias website, that is no longer available. Unlike Genlias, WieWasWie does not have an English version.

I recently attended a presentation about WieWasWie at the Central Bureau for Genealogy, the organization that manages WieWasWie. I asked them if there were any plans to translate the website and they confirmed that an English version is scheduled for later this year. Stay tuned!

About Yvette Hoitink

Yvette Hoitink is a professional genealogist in the Netherlands. She has been doing genealogy for almost 25 years. Her expertise is helping people from across the world find their ancestors in the Netherlands. Read about Yvette's professional genealogy services.


  1. lookng for birth and death records for my ancesters in netherlandas
    Roeloff Schreurs
    Antje Buijsse
    Hermttje Wildeman
    Elizabeth Catharina
    .Bertha Mundee or Bertha Mundee

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