Dutch Genealogy News for September 2019

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources The Memories van Successie (death duties files) of Noord-Brabant are being scanned and added to the Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum website. The first batch of scans has been uploaded. Death duties files give you an … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for July 2019

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources Open Archives started a pilot to search scans by content. This works for typed records only. It uses Optical Character Recognition technology to make the records searchable. You can submit your own URLs of records hosted on … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for June 2019

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online records The burgher records of Zierikzee for 1302 to 1810 are now available via the Zeeuwen Gezocht section of the Zeeuws Archief website. Tholen prison records (1830-1888) have been scanned and indexed and are now available at … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for May 2019

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources World War II records from all over West Europe are now available at the Arolsen Archives website. After World War II, the Red Cross got the task of determining what had happened to all the displaced persons and notify … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for April 2019

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources The collection of Family Printed Matter of the Nederlandse Genealogische Vereniging (Netherlands Genealogical Society) is now available via Open Archives. The index contains almost 400,000 entries. Volunteers are scanning … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for March 2019

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources "Time machines" for various towns in Friesland (Leeuwarden, Sneek, Sloten, Balk, Joure) were added to HisGis. This geographical information system allows you to see who owned which properties through time. Zelandia … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for February 2019

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources Over 50,000 people from the eastern part of Gelderland have been added to the index of notarial records of the Erfgoedcentrum Achterhoek en Liemers. This includes records from places with high numbers of emigration, such as … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for January 2019

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources The Digital Charter Bank Netherlands has launched. It contains over 170,000 charters from the Middle Ages through to the 1800s from archives throughout the Netherlands. Summaries are provided for most charters, some have … [Read more...]

Quick tip – Was the Index Scanned?

Long before computer databases were invented, people created indexes. Examples of such "manual" indexes include: A list of names at the end of a book or register An index volume (repertorium) with abstracts of records created by a notary A list of grantors and grantees in the back of a deed register A register with muster roll numbers … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for December 2018

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources The Regional Archives in Tilburg published several abstracts of court and notarial records of Tilburg, Loon op Zand, Oisterwijk and Moergestel. See the blog post for details. A report on the field names of the former … [Read more...]