Dutch Genealogy News for February 2021

This is an overview of all the new sources, projects, and websites that were announced last month. Sources The genealogy database of the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum now has more than 20 million records of persons from Noord-Brabant. This includes a wide range of records: church records, civil registration records, population … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for January 2021

Here is an overview of the new sources and projects that were announced last month. Sources Transport lists of Camp Westerbork have become public and are being digitized. The records can be searched via War Lives. Westerbork was the main transit camp in World War II in the Netherlands from where Jewish people, Roma, Sinti, homosexuals, and … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for December 2020

Here are new sources and projects that were announced last month. Sources The records of the Bishop of 's-Hertogenbosch between 1559 and 1650 have been digitized and are now available via the website of the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum. The records of  the bishop are in finding aid 2147, the old parish files are in finding aid 2074, … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for November 2020

Here are new websites and sources that were announced last month. Sources The Historisch Centrum Overijssel has digitized several Overijssel notarial records 1836-1925. The scans are now available via the finding aid. The contemporary indexes ("repertoires") of the notarial records from The Hague (1843-1935) have been scanned and are … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for October 2020

Here are new websites and sources that were announced last month. Sources The Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum added several indexed and scanned notarial records from the east of Noord-Brabant from 1900-1925 to their website. See their announcement for a full list of places and dates. The New York State Archives created a new … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for September 2020

Here is an overview of the new online sources, websites, and projects that were announced last month. Sources Scans and images of notarial records from The Hague (1861-1935) have been added to the The Hague City Archives website. The Regionaal Archief Tilburg added an index of "borgbrieven" [letters of indemnity] from various … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for August 2020

Here are the new sources and websites that were announced last month. Sources The slave registers of Curacao (1839-1863) are now available via the Nationaal Archief website. Almost 20,000 old books were added to Delpher. This includes literary classics from the Netherlands and translations of foreign works. The town records of several … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for July 2020

Here is an overview of the new sources, websites, and projects that were announced last month. Sources Breda and the former municipalities now belonging to Breda have been added to HisGis, the historical geographic information system.  The map viewer shows the plots and ownership in Breda in 1832. 1200 maps of Drenthe from the 1600s to … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for June 2020

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Sources The National Archives launched a beta version of their new presentation of archives, which includes millions of new scans. See the blog post for more information and instructions on how to participate. The Rotterdam City … [Read more...]

Dutch Research that Can (and Can’t) be done Online

People don't always realize how many Dutch records are already available online. I do most of the research for my own family and for clients online. Even before most archives closed because of corona, I only had to go to the archives a couple of times per year despite being a full-time researcher. Here is an overview of the record types and … [Read more...]