An article evaluating the functioning of the "WieWasWie"-project in the Netherlands

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This is an article for our Dutch (speaking) users of online archives: De eroderende resultaten van het WieWasWie-project

asked Feb 15, 2016 in The Tree House by Philip van der Walt G2G6 Pilot (128,160 points)

There's always Google Translate! Just one click (in Chrome), and it's in your native tongue!

And thanks for sharing the link to the post! I do have a few questions about a relative who studied in Amsterdam a rather long time ago, so it may help me. 

@JN: There is just a very limited collection of Amsterdam records available at WieWasWie, mainly marriage records. Far more genealogical data is available at the Stadsarchief Amsterdam.

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@Philip: Thanks for sharing!

Although the author has a commercial interest in criticizing WieWasWie, his criticism is justified.

The current remaining free functionality of WieWasWie is in my opinion almost useless: no support of wildcards and no dual name (husband & spouse / father & mother) searching.

I would suggest all frequent users of WieWasWie to get a subscription (€18,50/year, about $17/year), or search provincial archives instead.

Also see this thread.

answered Feb 16, 2016 by Jan Terink G2G6 Pilot (112,100 points)
selected Feb 16, 2016 by Philip van der Walt

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