News from the Netherlands – July 2014

‘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.

Archives news

  • The Zeeuws Archief, the Zeeland archives, have started a scanning-on-demand service. Visitors can queue records for digitization, which will be added to the Zeeuws Archief website where they can be accessed via pay-per-view. [Source: Zeeuws Archief]
  • Archives from the municipality of Oud-Beijerland will now be kept by the Dordrecht Regional Archives. [Source: NGV]

New records

  • The Roosendaal City Archives have added civil registration records from Essen & Kalmthout and church records of Roosendaal, Wouw, Essen and Kalmthout to their website. [Source: NGV]
  • The Zeeuws Archief  have added scans of the civil registration records of the municipality of Noord-Beveland to their website Zeeuwen Gezocht (Finding Zeelanders). [Source: Zeeuwen Gezocht Blog]
  • Over 500,000 pages have been added to the Krantenbank Zeeland, a database with scans of Zeeland newspapers. This database also includes Dutch newspapers in North-America. [Source: Mijns Inziens]

Project news

The orphanage at Batavia

The orphanage at Batavia


  • From 6-8 October there will be a conference in London: All at Sea: the prize papers as a source for a global microhistory about personal correspondence on board of captured ships from the 17th and 19th century. Since England and the Netherlands were often at war during these periods, this includes Dutch letters. [Source: National Archives UK]
  • On 7 October in Leiden, there will be a genealogy technology conference Gaenovium, aimed at academics, developers and visionaries at the forefront of genealogy technology. [Source: Gaenovium]

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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.

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