‘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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