22 August 2016

Online Dutch Archives & Records

It is hoped that this article will be a handy resource for anyone who is fortunate enough to have Dutch ancestry. The Dutch have phenomenal genealogical records. Not just their civil records such as births, marriages, and deaths, but also for their church records. In 1811, all provinces (states) of the Netherlands were required to record all births, marriages, and deaths. Church records such as baptisms, marriages, and burials are the necessary records to search before 1811. Church records may date back into the 1500s.

Genealogists looking to research Dutch records will be glad to know that many of these records are accessible online. Not just indexes and transcriptions of the records but many times a scan of the actual record is available; for free also. All archives' websites are different so the researcher will not know until the sites are searched.

Below is a list of online archives that I have book marked. Many of these sites have been used by me and some have not. The archives are organized by the province that they are within. A few of the larger, mainstream, and informative sites that might be sought after are listed first.

Larger and Popular Sites
National Archives of the Netherlands

Church Records
Access to church records on Family Search by province

Archives in Province of Drenthe

Archives in Province of Friesland

Archives in Province of Gelderland
Gelderland Archief
Regional Archief Zutphen
Achterhoek & Liemers
Regional Archief Nijimegen
Regional Archief Rivierenland

Archives in Province of Groningen
Gemeente Archief Hoogezand-Sappemeer

Archives in Province of Limburg
All Limburgers
Gemeente Archief Venlo
Archief Venray
Gemeente Archief Weert

Archives in Province of Noord Brabant
West Brabant Archives
Regional Archief Tilburg
Breda Archives
Regionaal Historich Centrum Eindhoven
Altena Archief
Gemert-Bakel Archief
Waalwijck Archief
's Hertogenbosch Archief

Archives in Province of Noord Holland
Noord Holland Archives
Westfries Archive
Regional Archive Alkmaar
Zaanstad Archive
Vecht en Venen

Archives in Province of Overijssel
Historical Centre Overijssel
Gemeente Archief Kampen

Archives in Province of Utrecht
Utrechts Archief
Archives Eemland
Utrecht Archiefnet

Archives in Province of Zeeland
Zeeland Archief
Gemeente Archief Schouwen-Duiveland
Gemeente Archief Goes
Gemeente Archief Tholen

Archives in Province of Zuid Holland
Rotterdam City Archives
Delft Archief
Stadarchief Rotterdam
Voorne-Putten & Rozenburg
Rijnland Archief
Rijnstreek en Lopikerwaard
Regional Archives Dordrecht
Den Haag Archives
Leiden Archives
Vlaardingen Archives
Schiedam Archief

12 August 2016

Deutscher Kreiger Vereine

This is not a post that I like but I feel the need to get it out. In January 2015, I posted a short article on the Deutscher Kreiger Vereine or DKV. In the post I attached a picture of one of the last remaining DKV flag holders in the area that I knew of. Over time there were some questions that readers emailed me regarding the DKV. One reader emailed me a few months ago and notified me that the DKV flag holder was missing from the gravesite. I mentioned perhaps the family removed it to clean it up or repair it. Recently I traveled to the cemetery where the flag holder was located and it was still missing as of last week. It is hoped that my article did not draw attention to it and then someone stole it. Either way if the family did not remove it, shame on whoever took it.

06 August 2016

New Video detailing work at the Evangelical Protestant Cemetery

A new seven minute video was created and is located at the bottom of this blog. The video was created by my daughter on her cell phone and it shows the work and effort that has been put into reclaiming the Krumkill Road Evangelical Protestant Cemetery. We just finished rehabbing an area in the cemetery that we are calling the Civil War grove. Numerous Civil War vets and their wives are buried there. With so many vets buried in this area, we decided to work on their gravestones first.

Many thanks go out to those who have aided this project in one way or another. A thank you goes out to Julie who recently gave a donation towards this project. Thank you!