Quick tip: Find magazines and journals on Delpher

Many out-of-copyright magazines have been scanned and are available via Delpher. Delpher has digitized over 5.7 million pages from 470 magazines since the 1800s.

Some categories are:

  • Government publications, such as the Staatsblad van het Koningrijk der Nederlanden [National journal of the Kingdom of the Netherlands], where new laws and regulations are published.
  • Professional journals, just as Nieuwe bijdragen ter bevordering van het onderwijs en de opvoeding [new attributions for the promotion of education and raising children], which has information about teachers
  • Society journals, such as the Mededeelingen van de Nederlandsche Vereeniging van Vrouwen met Academische opleiding¬†[Information of the Dutch Society of Women with an Academic Education].

Staatsblad from 1814

Many of these journals include our ancestors. Let’s say you’re looking for a Margriet Veenstra in Leiden. Here are some queries you could try:

  • “Margriet Veenstra” [full name in quotes]
  • “M Veenstra” [initials plus full name in quotes]
  • Veenstra PROX Leiden [all instances where Veenstra appears close to Leiden]
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.

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