News from the Netherlands – June 2014

‘News from the Netherlands’ is a new monthly series on this blog to inform you about the best new websites, projects and books that help you find and understand your Dutch ancestors.

New websites

New records

View of Calicut, India, 1665

View of Calicut, India, 1665. Image credits: Nationaal Archief

Project news

  • At crowd sourcing platform Vele Handen [Many hands], volunteers are indexing the population registers of Breda, Rotterdam and Maastricht. After just two months, more than 11% of the records have already been entered.
    [source: WieWasWie blog]
  • The National Archives and the Huygens ING institute are going to work together to make more content available online. This includes all the charters of the Netherlands before 1500, some Dutch East India Company records and resolutions by the States-General. [Source: gahetNA]

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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.


  1. Hello from Australia, Yvette. Thank you for your comprehensive, informative blog which is thankfully in English. I am learning a lot about the Netherlands and its history. I am particularly interested because my gg grandfather emigrated to Australia from Texel in 1856.
    Thanks again

  2. Gary DeVries says

    Hello Yvette from Missouri. I found your Blog to be interesting and informative. I use several dutch site to search for Ancestors. It has been a journey. Thanks for the insightful information. I’m looking forward to reading more.
    Thanks so much.

  3. Hettie van Deursen says

    Hello Yvette,
    Tremendously interesting all the information so thoroughly explained. Probably the best Genealogy website in English about Nederland.
    Yes I am interested in “News from the Netherlands”

    Thanks so much.

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