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Dutch archive news roundup: Summer 2008

News from the Dutch archives:

  • Genlias added acts from the provinces Utrecht, Zuid-Holland and Limburg.
  • The Central Bureau for Genealogy (CBG) is busy digitizing the so-called German acts, BMD acts of Dutch nationals who stayed in Germany during the second world war (except in concentration camps). Acts that can be published under Dutch privacy laws will later be available on their website (for a fee).
  • Read the English summary of the latest CBG newsletter.
  • Tresoar, the website of the Friesland archives, offers a new search interface for their (post-1811) BMD records. With a single interface you can now search BMD records, the website itself, the library catalogue, the image database, and more.
  • Tresoar can now be found on Hyves (the Dutch social networking site) and Youtube.
  • In the 19th century, many beggars, tramps, and paupers were forced to live and work in armenkolonies (pauper colonies). The archives of these colonies are now online on Drenlias.
  • The Utrecht archive opened a second location in the Hamburgerstraat in downtown Utrecht. The most commonly used materials for genealogy research (e.g. microfilms of BMD records, the church books and the population registers) can be consulted at the new location, most original documents have to be consulted at the old location in the Alexander Numankade.

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