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Regional guide to church records[edit source]

Alex, I am worried that you were in the middle of constructing your great Regional Guide table and one of our patrollers jumped in and worked on it assuming you had broken links, when really you just had not added them yet. Is this the case? If so, I apologize. I have cautioned her to wait several days in the future until you have had time to complete your project.Hanna5974 20:06, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

New pages[edit source]

Hey, Alex, I just produced some pages for the provinces in the Netherlands. Could you take a look at an example of one of them and see if you can think of any improvements. email me at with suggestions Thanks Kathi Hanna

Dear Av85647. Thank you for your input. There are almost 2000 articles in PERSI that relate to research in Netherlands. This is a growing database and it is a worthwhile resource for locating periodical articles. thank you. Djheaven/Wiki Support Team (talk) 19:28, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Scotland Pages[edit source]

Hi Alex! I wanted to let you know that I work for FamilySearch and have been given the project to include an "Online Resources" section at the top of every Scotland page that lists the best websites/databases to find specific records. We do this because even though these links can also be found in the main part of the wiki page, we want to bring them to the top so that users have easy/quick access to these great databases. Thanks! Beccac1229 (talk) 18 July 2018

Hessen Civil Registration[edit source]

Thanks for adding all that material to Hessen Civil Registration. That was a good idea! Hanna5974

Indexed Netherlands Records[edit source]

There ARE indexes of church records listed in the FamilySearch catalog/ . Here is an example,143&query=%2Bplace%3A%22Netherlands%2C%20Zeeland%2C%20Goes%22&subjectsOpen=533870-50 Hanna5974

This is the sort of thing I mean by a "published transcription or alphabetical index" under point 2 under "Finding Netherlands Church Records". --Av85647 (talk) 20:48, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Broken Link[edit source]

Alex, the link for Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie under Inventories on the Netherlands Church Records page is broken. Can you please fix it for me? Hanna5974

So I found a link to download a .pdf of the Repertorium and changed that section to link to it.

Hey, can you tell me if it is possible to order birth, marriage, death civil certificates within the privacy time period (100, 75, 50 years) for immediate family members for genealogical purposes/\. Many countries allow that, but does the Netherlands? If it does, we should explain how in the Netherlands Civil Registration article.

The answer is: generally, yes, though proof that the people on the record are dead, have given permission, or are your ancestors will be required. As the following articles explain there is no standard procedure and it depends on the municipality involved: --Av85647 (talk) 23:59, 23 October 2018 (UTC)


Finding Netherlands Church Records[edit source]

Alex, I changed the wording of this section because I wanted the instructions to start with the regional archives to appear as #1 in the list instead of just mentioned as "First..."

Can you check what I did? Esoecially, did I get Genealogie Werkbalk in the right place?

Isn't Genealogie Werkbalk, in a sense, also an inventory? Should we explain it there, also. Thanks for your help.


The section looks fine. Genealogie Werkbalk is simply a site that makes it easier to browse digital films in historical record collections on FS that relate to the Netherlands and Belgium. It isn't an inventory. --Av85647 (talk) 00:53, 25 October 2018 (UTC)

Gelderland, The Netherlands Genealogy page[edit source]


I do some support work for FamilySearch's Wiki. First off, thank you for all of your contributions to various pages for The Netherlands! It is great to see these pages get better and better. Next, I wanted to let you know that I removed the below link from the Gelderland page, as it doesn't appear to go to a valid website. Would you be so kind as to double-check this? Thank you!

Bevolkingsregister Achterhoek region

psleavens, Wiki Support Team (talk) 05:20, 16 January 2019 (UTC)

The link has been updated. Thank you for pointing this out. --Av85647 (talk) 08:12, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Netherlands Civil Registration page[edit source]


I noticed that you removed a just-added, valid link under Online Resources on this page. I poked around and I believe I understand why you removed it (since that particular link is available from one of the Wiki articles listed in that section). Would you be so kind as to include a brief explanation in your change notes in situations like this? It would help us tremendously to know your reasoning. Thanks again for all you do for the Wiki pages. Your contributions are invaluable!

psleavens, Wiki Support Team (talk) 21:38, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

Yes, I removed this link because the of the links to the wiki articles already being there. I would normally write a comment when I edit but forgot to do so this time and for that I apologize. --Av85647 (talk) 21:51, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

No apology needed! Happens to me all the time. Thanks for your response, so I know I did the right thing. psleavens, Wiki Support Team (talk) 22:36, 12 February 2019 (UTC)

FamilySearch Historical Records Categories[edit source]

Please do not remove categories from FamilySearch Historical Records articles. They are used by my team to track articles and identify ongoing projects. Thank you. SvareJM (talk) 16:05, 28 June 2019 (MDT)

I do not believe that I changed the Category in any of the articles where you undid my edits. I have looked closely at the comparisons between my edit and the previous version and can only see changes to text in the article. Furthermore, I do not remember changing any categories. If I had inadvertently changed Categories, could you please explain in why detail what I did wrong, and more importantly, how I did it?

In relation to Genver on the Groningen page, see and explaining that the site has been closed and the version online is pirated. I used it just now and found that much of it works but that some of the links go to advertisements [scams, viruses?]. I don't think it is a good idea to encourage users to visit that site. --Av85647 (talk) 17:54, 28 June 2019 (MDT)

--Av85647 (talk) 17:49, 28 June 2019 (MDT)

Thank you for adding the clarification to the known issues article that the Genver site is potentially dangerous. SvareJM (talk) 09:14, 29 June 2019 (MDT)

Netherlands Passenger Lists Holland-America Line - FSHR[edit source]

Thank you for adding the information about access to the records on the city archives site and the indexing project. I have moved your contribution to the first section of the Historical Records article and added them as the 1st and 2nd links in the Related Websites section of the infobox. SvareJM (talk) 12:07, 23 July 2019 (MDT)

Dutch Letter Writing Guide[edit source]

We have these Letter Writing guides that help request copies of church records and civil registration records. So much is online for the Netherlands. But now we are writing pages for Suriname, Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Martin. In your opinion, should it be possible to ask for records in English? Do they speak English to the degree they do in the Netherlands do you think? Or, can I beg you to write a Dutch Letter Writing Guide? Here are those we already have so you can see the pattern of how they are set up: Let me know what you think! We will be grateful for your help, as always. Kathi Hanna Hanna5974 (talk)hanna5974Hanna5974 (talk)

Unfortunately I cannot help you with these questions. I have absolutely no experience with genealogy in the Dutch colonies in the Caribbean. But I do know that for at least some of those islands, civil registration can be accessed on sites such as WieWasWie and OpenArch in exactly the same way as records from the Netherlands. Yvette Hoitink has written on her blog some articles that may be useful if FS is trying to expand its content on those islands. --Av85647 (talk) 15:19, 14 March 2020 (MDT)