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Waterlands Archief

Waterlands Archief is located in Purmerend, in the Waterland region in the north-western part of the Netherlands (the green area on the map below). We preserve the archives of both past and current civic administrations and associated agencies in Edam-Volendam, Landsmeer, Purmerend (including Beemster), Waterland and Wormerland, as well as those of the predecessors of the waterboard Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier in the Waterland region. Waterlands Archief also preserves archives of notaries and non-governmental organizations (such as churches and businesses) as well as personal records and archives (such as those of local families) . We also hold a large collection of images of the region.

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If you wish us to carry out genealogical research on our behalf, then payment is required. This costs € 10 for every 15 minutes, max. 2 hours.