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...]

Dutch Genealogy News for November 2018

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources The Bosch' Protocol, the court records of 's-Hertogenbosch, has been indexed and is now searchable for the periodd 1501-1793 via the Erfgoed 's-Hertogenbosch website. Volunteers entered 350,000 records from 27,000 scans. … [Read more...]

Free Alternatives for ZoekAkten

The website¬†ZoekAkten used to provide convenient waypoints to online images of Dutch records, mainly at FamilySearch but also at other websites. Unfortunately, the creator of the website decided to pull the plug, so the website is now offline. There are several other websites that help you find online records: FamilySearch > Catalog and … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for October 2018

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources Scans of the aldermen's court of Gilze and Rijen in Noord-Brabant (1602-1811) are available online at the Regionaal Archief Tilburg website. The records of Willem Kolff, the inventor of the artificial kidney, have been … [Read more...]

Dutch Genealogy News for September 2018

Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Online sources ¬†An index of all the church records of baptisms, marriages, and burials in the province of Utrecht is now available at the Utrechts Archief website. The index contains 10 million persons from 1576 to 1811. The Regionaal … [Read more...]

Quick tip – Are There Scans of that Unindexed Record?

If you can't find a record for your ancestor by searching for their name, see if the records have been scanned but not indexed yet. It's much quicker to scan a record that it is to index it. Indexing requires people to read the names and type them into a database. This is time consuming so millions of records have been scanned without being … [Read more...]