If anyone is researching their Dutch ancestry, as I have just started to, they may find some of these websites useful in their search.
Genlias is the first step in researching Dutch ancestry. It has transcripts of original documents spanning over a century, with almost complete data for many regions between 1820's and 1940's.
- Genlias itself gives this account on it's webpage: "Genlias is a national Dutch database containing essential information for genealogical research. It is a joint initiative by a number of public archives in the Netherlands and overseas. You can use Genlias to find information recorded in official Dutch civil registers."
Digitale Stamboom PortaalEdit
Digitale Stamboom Portaal has similar information as Genlias, however it covers some cities that Genlias doesn't. Haarlem and Leiden are two major areas that feature on the Digitale Stamboom Portaal. A bonus is that original certificates can be viewed and copied for free.
Online-Familiberichten is a resource holding many recent obituaries from around the Netherlands. Copies of the original obituary can be sent for free to an e-mail address by the very efficient volunteers (maximum time is 1 hour).
Grafctombe is a resource focusing on images of gravestones in various cemeteries around the Netherlands. Searches could include names, dates or certain cemeteries. Registered users can apply for an image of the gravestone to be sent to their e-mail address free. Up to 1 application can be made to a certain account per day.
All these sites have been very important in my research and will be any other Dutch researcher as well.