gahetNA in the National Archives

What archives or information are available in digital form?

Information from the archives (more than 110 kilometres of documents) is available on different content levels. Every archive has a table of contents, which in archive terms is known as an ‘archive inventory’. In an archive inventory you will find a numbered description of the records held in that archive. These archive inventories are available in paper form and can be consulted in the reading room.

Many of the archive inventories have been digitised. This enables you to check what records the archive contains online. Use the search function to search the digitised archive inventories.

The description of the records in an archive inventory - generally a folder or box of documents - is a very rough guide. The vast majority of individual documents in these folders are not available in digital form (after all, they make up more than 110 kilometres of ‘paper’!).

Information from a small number of archives (often information about people) can be found in the indexes. Go to ‘Collection’ and select ‘Indexes’. Then you can search all the indexes or limit your search to just one.

gahetNA is a website of the Society for the Nationaal Archief in cooperation with the Nationaal Archief and Spaarnestad Photo.
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