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Dutch archive news April-May 2010

  • Genlias added birth and death records from the Netherlands Antilles (birth records from Aruba, death records from Saba), marriage records from Drenthe (Anloo), birth records from Flevoland (Urk), and death records from Noord-Brabant (a major update).

Digitized newspaper

  • The National Library of the Netherlands is digitizing Dutch newspapers from 1618 to the late 20th century (as I announced before). The first batch of one million pages is available now, the other seven million pages will be added over the next 18 months. The newspapers are in Dutch, of course, and so is the search page.
  • The National Library, together with the National Archive of Suriname, will digitize newspapers from Suriname from 1774-1995. This includes papers from the collections of the National Archive of Suriname and papers from the collections of the National Library of the Netherlands.
  • More newspapers: Tresoar announced several digitized regional newspapers from the northern part of the country (Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe) are now available on a new website. In the future they will add more (northern) newspapers.
  • The Zeeland archive has a new website. There is no English interface, only an English summary.
  • The Overijssel archive opened a flickr account. Currently there is only an album about football (soccer) in Zwolle, hopefully other albums will follow soon.
  • The Utrecht archive opened a new website section about Utrecht in WWII, but only in Dutch.
  • The Dutch National Archive, which is also the provincial archive of Zuid-Holland, has copies of the church books of the province Zuid-Holland (the originals are scattered throughout the province). Over the next few months these copies will be digitized and from November they should be available on the website of the National Archive. In the meantime these copies cannot be consulted by archive visitors. (link)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My ancestor was an Englishman, John Hilton Jackson, born in Holland who went out to Surinam to manage a coffee planation in 1840s. He married (and died) there after becoming a District Commissioner in Paramaribo. I cannot find him on Genlias, where are these records?

Blogger Henk van Kampen said...

If he's born in Holland after 1811 there should be a birth record somewhere. It will end up in Genlias (or its successor, http://wiewaswie.nl/) eventually. Do you know when/where he was born?

Surinam related records are either in Surinam, or in the Dutch national archives. Some of them are online, at http://www.gahetna.nl/. In a database of freed slaves I found a Magdalena Maatje Hilton, former owner E. van Emden, surety J.H. Jackson - is this surety your ancestor?

Blogger Unknown said...

I'm trying to find out about my heritage but on my dad's side it gets a lil fuzzy so I wanted to know how I would be able to find out about my opa Jacobus Pool and his family I know he was born in 1897 in suriname and his father was born a slave also in suriname but don't know his name just that he ran a plantation after he was freed. How would I go about finding this information. I really want to find my opas birthdate for my father before he passes away because he was only 8yrs old when my opa passed away. Plz help direct me to where I can find this info.

Blogger Henk van Kampen said...

Try the databases of freed slaves, http://www.gahetna.nl/collectie/index/nt00341 or http://www.gahetna.nl/collectie/index/nt00340. The Surinam Genealogy Foundation may be able to help you further. The newspaper database at http://www.delpher.nl/ may also be helpful.

Blogger Unknown said...

Is there a way to look into adoption papers? My great great grandfather was adopted in the Netherlands, we have his birth and death, but I am not sure where to look to find his parents. Any suggestions?

Blogger Unknown said...

My great great grandfather was born in the Netherlands. All we know about him is where he was born and the year. He was adopted and are trying to find his parents. Do you have suggestions on where to start this process?

Blogger Henk van Kampen said...

Do you have a birth, marriage or death certificate, Shelby? They could provide some clues. Also check out the population register of the town that your ancestor lived in.

Blogger L.A. Music said...

I am related to a Jan Roos who was born in 1610 in The Netherlands and died in Nieu Amsterdam in 1632. That same year he and his wife Maria de la Vigne gave birth to Gerrit Jansen Roosa. Since records were not kept in the DRC until after he died, I can’t tell who his parents are. Can you point a direction to learn more about his parents?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to trace any descendants of my grand mother was born on Saba but moved to St. Kitts British West Indies in the early 1900's please. Her name was Arabella Hill. Many thanks.

Blogger Temreguy said...

I made the extraordinary discovery of the newspaper ad for auctioning my (Weersing, Jacob) family farm on April 22, 1870 in Peelo. If these sales were taxed or recorded I'd like to track down the tax record indicating the gross/taxable amount received from the auction. I'm assuming the farm land was sold separately. Where to find that? Ideas?

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My ancestor, Wijnant Gerritsz van Meppelen, married 20 October 1640 to Trijntie Rooscholt in Amsterdam. Banns entry states he is 23 years of age, but no other information about him. He "has his parents permission", but does give their names. Trijntie's mother Neeltie Cornelis is present. Is there a way to locate Wijnant's baptism record? I have searched WieWasWie and StadsArchief. I am unsure as to whether he was born in Meppel, or had simply lived there before getting married. Later, he began to use the surname "van der Poel".


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