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...]

Dutch Genealogy News for May 2020

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Sources The Drents Archief finished digitizing the notarial records from Drenthe in the 1800s. Some of them are already indexed and can be searched at AlleDrenten. The scans of the unindexed records can be consulted via the finding aids … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for April 2020

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Sources The Gelders Archief finished creating a finding aid for the Counts and Dukes of Gelre and Zutphen (1107-1543). The finding aid can be found at the Gelders Archief website and contains scans of many of the records. The charters … [Read more...]

Quick tip – Achterhoek resources at Genealogiedomein

The website Genealogiedomein has resources for research in the eastern part of Gelderland, the area known as the "Achterhoek." Available resources include: Transcribed church records before 1811 Transcribed civil registration records after 1811 Indexed census records Indexes or transcriptions of court records Indexes or … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for March 2020

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Sources The National Archives has made several of their publications available online, in the finding aid of the archive-of-the-archives. Publications include atlases for the Dutch East Indies and West India Company, archival guides to … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for February 2020

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources Over 24,000 more magazines and 5,000 books from 1940-1960 are now available via Delpher, after the Royal Library came to an agreement with representatives of copyright holders. Scans and indexes of population registers … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for January 2020

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources Almost 30,000 books were added to Delpher. The new addition includes children's books, school books, travel stories, books about female laborers, and a lot more. The majority of these books is in the public domain and can … [Read more...]