Volunteers wanted! Indexing Dutch East India Company Records

The records of the Dutch East India Company (1602-1795) are kept at the National Archives in The Hague. The archives span 1.25 km / 0.78 miles. Many of these records are scanned and available from the finding aid. Description of the project To make the records easily findable the National Archives is participating in an ambitious project called IJsberg [iceberg].  The project uses a range of state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technologies. I am involved in the project in a minor role, … [Read more...]

Quick tip – Atlas of Mutual Heritage

The website Atlas of Mutual Heritage contains images of places associated with the Dutch East India Company (VOC) and West India Company (WIC). These include trade posts and former colonies in Africa, Asia, Australia, and North and South America. For some of these places, the VOC and WIC archives contain the oldest surviving records and images. You can navigate the website by clicking on places on the map, or by searching for place names in the top left corner. … [Read more...]