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The 'Waterlands Archief'

The Waterlands Archief is situated in Purmerend, in the Waterland region in the north-western part of the Netherlands (the green area on the map below). It preserves archives of past and current civic administrations and associated agencies of Beemster, Edam-Volendam, Landsmeer, Purmerend, Waterland and Wormerland, and of the predecessors of the water-board Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier in the region Waterland. The Waterlands Archief also preserves archives of notaries and non-governmental organizations (churches, businesses) as well as personal (i.e. of local families) records and archives. It has a large collection of maps and pictures of the region.

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