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Dutch archive news roundup: April 2009

  • Genlias added birth and marriage acts from Friesland, and birth, marriage and death acts from Utrecht.
  • The Dutch National Archive published new images on flickr The Commons, including a set of images related to New York.
  • The archives in Groningen opened a new image database: Beeldbank Groningen.
  • Drenlias, the database of BMD acts from Drenthe, added scans of death acts of the period 1943-1952. This includes the death act of the concentration camp in Westerbork, but also many death acts of Jews who died in e.g. Auschwitz or Sobibor. Death acts for these people were usually made up after the war in their last place of residence. These death acts often have supplements, scans of these documents are also online.
  • Last year, I wrote about the Archiefbank (Archives Database) of the Amsterdam City Archive. The Archiefbank recently became available in English. The Archiefbank was one of the winners of Best Archives Website, awarded by ArchivesNext.

Photo: Queen Wilhelmina visits New York and is welcomed by Mayor La Guardia. Dutch National Archive, on flickr The Commons.

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