‘News from the Netherlands’ is a monthly series to inform you about the best new websites, projects and books that help you find and understand your Dutch ancestors.
- The Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken [Heritage Leiden and Surrounding areas, which includes the Leiden archives] has published a series of indexes of Leiden records on their website. [Source: Geneaknowhow]
- Images and indexes of church records from several Gelderland municipalities have been put online by the Gelders Archief. [Source: Genealogiedomein]
- Indexes of several church records of the Netherlands Antilles have been published online at the West India Company website. [Source: Geneaknowhow]
- The Municipal Archives of Goes have published indexes to the orphan chamber records of Goes, covering the period of 1566-1796. [Source: Geneaknowhow]
- 600 maps have been added to the website Deventer in Beeld [Deventer in the Picture], consisting of over 550 plat maps (“kadasterkaarten”) of Deventer and Diepenveen and 34 maps of the Schipbeek river. The oldest map dates to the 16th century. [Source: Stadsarchief en Athenaeumbibliotheek Deventer]
- The Brabant Historical Information Center, BHIC, is starting a crowd sourcing project to index the prison registers from Noord-Brabant. The project kicks off on 4 October with a workshop about finding criminals in records. [Source: BHIC]
- The Amsterdam City Archives project to index all the “Overgenomen Delen” [population registers listing people that moved away from Amsterdam between 1892 and 1920] is almost finished. 239 books have been indexed. [Source: Amsterdam City Archives]
- The Rivierenland Regional Archives are starting a crowdsourcing project to index the population registers of the former municipalities of Geldermalsen, Neerijnen, Buren, Culemborg, Tiel and Neder-Betuwe between 1820 and 1940. [Source: Velehanden]
- WieWasWie, the largest genealogy website in the Netherlands, now contains over 100 million mentions of people. [Source: @Coret]
- The Digitale Bibliotheek der Nederlandse Letteren [Digital Library of Dutch Literary Works] has found a new home. As of 2015, this collection of digitized publications will be maintained by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the Royal Library of the Netherlands. [Source: Koninklijke Bibliotheek]
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I like those old maps! Both cities of Deventer and Zutphen had a substantial size in the late 16th century. Bronckhorst on the contrary is know as one of the smallest cities of the Netherlands: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronkhorst
I love old maps too. I noticed how Bronckhorst was almost on the same scale as Deventer and Zutphen. Sint Anna ter Muiden in Zeeland has the honor of being the smallest city. Having just 20 houses makes it an ideal place for my one-place-study.