Methodology

An ABC of Dutch Genealogy Terms

From the moment you start with genealogy in the Netherlands you will be confronted with the Dutch language. Most foreigners are convinced that Dutch is one of the most difficult languages to learn. I think it is quite simple, but I guess everybody says that about his/her mother tongue. Although the internet offers a lot […]

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Stories help us remember

On 27th January, people all over the world remember the day in 1945 when Russian troupes liberated the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. In November 2005, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan proclaimed this day Holocaust Memorial Day. Yesterday, people in Amsterdam gathered in the town hall and then walked silently to a memorial in Wertheimpark. This […]

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Railroad Employees

Utrecht Archives have launched a new database, perfect for genealogists with Dutch ancestors! It contains personal details of almost 100,000 employees of Dutch railroad companies between 1836 and 1920. The database is available for free! Historical context The first railroad in the Netherlands was opened in 1839 and connected Amsterdam and Haarlem. Between 1842 and […]