On Day 14 of Family History Month, check out OpenArchives for Netherlands research. The Netherlands has an open data policy and most government records are free to access. OpenArchives is a newer company that has built a very user-friendly system for searching Dutch family history records.
OpenArchives searches are free and may link to free scans.
OpenArchives also has subscription offerings allowing users to download records as PDF files, GEDCOM files, CSV files, or XLS files. Subscribers also enjoy the benefit of the system's automatic searches for related family members and children of any primary search you enter.
See the OnGenealogy listing for searchable collections available at OpenArchives.
OpenArchives receives data from the following archives:
Amsterdam City Archives
Brabant Historical Information Centre
City archive Breda
City archive Deventer
ArchiveGrid is a free, online resource for finding archival materials worldwide, primarily manuscript collections, historical documents, personal papers, and family histories.
They have over 5 million records contributed by more than 1,000 libraries and archives. "ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums, and historical societies."
Useful searches include:
topic (genealogies, history, land, deeds, maps, wills, etc.)
Search results will show descriptions of the items and links to similar collections.
If you didn't inherit the family bible and papers, someone else did. And maybe they donated them to an archive or historical society. It's worth a shot to check ArchiveGrid. Best in your searches! #FamilyHistoryMonth
IntoThePast is a site in development that was introduced at RootsTech 2017 (the largest genealogy and family history convention in the world).
IntoThePast will specialize in hosting European records, primarily archival handwritten records, that have been digitized and made searchable with their proprietary Handwritten Text Recognition (HTR) technology, SearchInk.
"IntoThePast.com is an online meta-search engine that allows users to search for parish records with a focus on European records. IntoThePast.com is powered by the SearchInk Handwritten Text Recognition technology."
IntoThePast will be the website where archival materials are hosted and presented to the public for searching. SearchInk is the technology that converts handwritten text to searchable content. ARQI is the company that negotiates with archives to digitize their materials. And Qidenus Technologies is the parent company th…
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.