Latest news - October 2022
The AEZEL website has been updated to version 1.17.6. In addition to solving a number of bugs, there are a number of extensions and new functionalities.
The most important innovation is the possibility that local history associations and other heritage organisations, as well as individuals, can place stories and collections on the AEZEL website under the Heritage theme at no cost. This is not only possible for text and excel files, for example, but also audio, photo, film, book, magazine and museum collections can be recorded! They remain the property of the person posting.
You can search in Collections and Stories by filtering on keywords or words from the title and the abbreviated description. They can also easily be made visible on the topographical map. A clear manual is available.
Take a look at the sample collections. This includes the film collection from Roermond and a sample of what the residential history projects in Roermond and Sittard can yield.
Adaption and extensions
- Users pointed out to us that it is inconvenient that you do not see which hits in an often large list of results you have already viewed. In that new version, the previously viewed hits in a search result are shown in blue
- The use of French first names mainly occurred in Limburg. Where baptismal names were used in church registers, but also in registers of the Civil Registry, the French variant was often used in the cadastral registers. French and Limburg synonyms of first names have now been added. So it doesn't matter whether you search for Wilhelmus. You will also find Guillaume, Willem and Giel. If you really want a specific spelling, put quotation marks in your search query. For example, a name like "Ans" returns 23 search results, but Ans returns 781,898 search results, mostly 'Anna'.
- Since the last update, the minute plans and associated OAT registers of Beegden and Meerssen have been added and Maaseik is clickable. A number of municipalities are still in preparation, but the control is a lot of work. So wait a little longer.
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On October 10, 2020, the first version of www.AEZEL.eu was presented to the general public. Hundreds of volunteers have entered millions of genealogical and cadastral data, which are bundled in this website. You can read the developments since then below.