User talk:Av85647

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Regional guide to church records

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

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

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

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

Indexed Netherlands Records

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

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

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


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


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)