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Re: pre-1811 research

Posted: 30 Apr 2012 2:19AM GMT
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Dear Amy,

Before 1811, there only were church books, and GenLias is about civil registry. Searching becomes more difficult, and you'll find less on line, although a lot has happened in the past years in that area.

http://www.geneaknowhow.net is a good general purpose website.

For Groningen, http://www.allegroningers.nl is a good website. All (99%) of the church books are indexed there and most pages are available as scans on that website.

For Friesland, try http://www.tresoar.nl. All of the church books have been indexed, but there are no (free) scans of the original documents there.

For Drenthe, http://www.drenlias.nl is the place to be. All church books have been indexed, but no (free) scans available.

Zuid-Holland is a bit more difficult: many more people lived there, so there is a lot more material to index, so it takes longer to get that on line. For the villages of Zuid-Holland, and index 1695-1811 is available, see http://www.gahetna.nl/vraagbaak/onderzoeksgids/ik-zoek-ieman..., all in Dutch I´m afraid.

The scans are available on that same site, see http://www.gahetna.nl/vraagbaak/onderzoek-doen/officieel-doc....

The cities all have their own, separate archives: Dordrecht, Rotterdam, the Hague, Amsterdam, Delft, ... just search for "archive + name of city" to find their websites, many have their own index on line. Some (but not all!) of them have joined an effort to combine these indexes on http://www.digitalestamboom.nl.

Good luck!

Lars Roobol
http://www.familyaffairs.nl


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Amy J Veenstr... 29 Apr 2012 4:21PM GMT 
Lars Roobol 30 Apr 2012 8:19AM GMT 
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