Quick tip – Search Dutch Newspapers at Delpher

The Koninklijk Bibliotheek, the Royal Library of the Netherlands, is making Dutch newspapers, books and magazines availble for free at Delpher.

Delpher has the following sections:

  • Boeken basis [basic books]
  • Boeken Google [Google books], books scanned in collaboration with Google
  • Kranten [newspapers]
  • Tijdschriften [magazines]
  • Radiobulletins [radio bulletins]

Searching Delpher

Good things to try are:

  • Full name of your ancestor in quotes, e.g. “Arend Kastein”
  • Name of your ancestor with initials in quotes, e.g. “A Kastein”
  • Last name of your ancestor combined with the place where he lived, e.g. Kastein Dinxperlo
  • Last names of two spouses, e.g. Kastein Buitink
  • Name of your ancestor with a common OCR mistake, e.g. “Arend Kastem”  since in is sometimes misread as m.

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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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