Quick tip – New website Amsterdam City Archives

The Amsterdam City Archives is changing the part of their website to search the finding aids, indexes, and image bank.

One great new feature is that the indexes search function now searches all indexes at once. You can use * as a wildcard to search for spelling variations like Jans* for Jans, Jansen, Janszen, and Janssen.

The new image viewer no longer requires Flash, which used to cause problems on many systems. Another improvement is that the website is now mobile-friendly.

The migration to the new system is not complete yet:

  • Some finding aids are offline
  • Some finding aids may be missing scans.
  • Not all indexes have been migrated.
  • Some permalinks or deep links don’t work yet.

The migration should be finished by the end of January.


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. Kevin Martin says

    Hi Yvette perhaps you can help, the records for the Portuguese Synagogue are no longer on the site do you know if these are due to be transferred thanks

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