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Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and the CreateSpace eStore
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Janie Riley is an avid genealogist with a habit of stumbling on to dead bodies. She and her husband head to Salt Lake City Utah to research Janie's elusive 4th great-grandmother. But her search into the past leads her to a dark secret. Can she solve the mysteries of the past and the present before disaster strikes? Available now on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca

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Ships Passenger Lists to New York
500 voyages to and from New Netherland (New York)
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Census Records
Church Records (B, D, M)
City Directories
Land & Mortgage Records
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New Netherland History
Ancestor Signatory hand marks
Translation of words in Church records
Understanding Patronymics
Dutch Names & Nicknames
Glossary of Dutch Words
Ancient Dutch Occupations
Dutch Ancestors
17th Century Ancestor Registry
Dutch & English translations for Occupations
Life in 17th Century Amsterdam
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New Netherland Genealogy & History Links

History of the Settlement of New Netherland

 RussellShorto.com Russell Shorto, author of "The Island at the Center of the World"
 Henry Hudson's 1609 Voyage on De Haeve Maen Henry Hudson, in command of the East India Company ship Halve Maen, explores from Delaware Bay to the upper Hudson as far as present-day Albany
 Timeline for New Netherland Exploration and Settlement
 History of the Half Moon (Haeve Maen) and New Netherland by New Netherland Museum
 Images of the Half Moon (Haeve Maen)
 Charter of the Dutch West India Company 1621 part of The Avalon Project
 The Purchase of Manhatten Island The Peter Schaghen Letter
  The People of Colonial Albany Live Here The Colonial Albany Project -- don't miss this!
 The Dutch and Swedish settlements in North America
 Brief Outline of Dutch History and the New Netherlands Colony

General Information Relating to New Netherland

 New Netherland Project Their primary objective is to complete the transcription, translation, and publication of all Dutch documents in New York repositories relating to the seventeenth - century colony of New Netherland
 The Holland Society of New York The Holland Society was founded in New York City in 1885 to collect information respecting the settlement and history of New Netherland. Its main objective is to find and preserve documentation about the inhabitants' lives and times so as to elucidate the political, social, and religious patterns in the Dutch colony.
 New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
 Papers of Jacob Leisler Under the direction of Dr. David William Voorhees, The Leisler Papers is collecting, transcribing, and translating the entire extant public and private correspondence of ill-fated New York governor Jacob Leisler (1640-1691)
 Failure of the West India Company Farming on Manhattan an Essay

Maps

Map of Nova Belgica/Nieuw Nederlandt Early New Netherland with a great painting of early New Amsterdam (now New York City) from the water
 1639 Map of New Netherland
 1660 Map of New Netherland
 1675 Map of New Netherland

Collections, Books & Other Available Sources for Research

See my lengthy list of online New Netherland/New York Books on The Olive Tree Genealogy

Primary Source Records Online

Census (& Census Substitutes)

The Olive Tree Genealogy's 400 PLUS Census Records for New York

Church Records

The Olive Tree Genealogy's Church Records for New York

Cemetery Records

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Military Records

ENTIRE STATE

Olive Tree LogoPalatines in New York 1710
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Olive Tree LogoLt. Gov. Leisler's Commissions 1689 & 1690

Search American Military Records such as LDS Military Records, 1840-47, New York Pensioners, 1835, New York Military in the Revolution

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Olive Tree LogoMERCHANT AND REDCOAT: THE PAPERS OF JOHN GORDON MACOMB, JULY 1757 TO JUNE 1760 (NEW YORK, BRITISH ARMY)
Olive Tree LogoCaptn. Jonas Douw's Company Albany 1715
Olive Tree LogoCapt. Jacob Hallenback's Company of Militia 1757
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 New Amsterdam Muster Rolls 1653

SCHENECTADY COUNTY

Schenectady
 Records of Service of Men from Schenectady during the American Revolution
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      Surnames D-K
      Surnames L-P
      Surnames Q-T
      Surnames V
      Surnames W-Z
 Roll of the Schenectady Regiment in the American Revolution

Sullivan County

Olive Tree LogoMuster Roll in Livingston Manor, 1715

TRYON COUNTY

Tryon Co. Militia

ULSTER COUNTY

Hardenburg's Regiment of Militia of New York (Ulster County)
Esopus (Kingston)
 1660 Muster Roll, Esopus (Kingston)
  1663 List of Soldiers & Settlers killed, missing or wounded at Wildwyck and Hurley
Hurley
  1663 List of Soldiers & Settlers killed, missing or wounded at Wildwyck and Hurley

Money, Coins and Money Substitutes in the New World

 Price of Goods in Rensselaerswyck 1630-1646
 Money in North American History From Wampum to Electronic Funds Transfer - interesting info on the use of wampum by Native Americans and Settlers
 Wampum: a paper presented to the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia Woodward, Ashbel, 1804-1885.
 Wampum: An Introduction
 Dutch Coinage Types Found in the American Colonies
 The Lion Dollar: Introduction
 Lion Dollar Coins (great photos!)
 The Rix Dollar and Silver Rider: Introduction
 Rix Dollar Coins (more great pics)
 Money Substitutes
 The New Yorke in America Token, between 1668 and 1673: Introduction
 The New Yorke in America Token photos
 Currency Converter

New Netherland Families

 Some of the 1400 Surnames of Families in New Netherland Before 1675
 Schenectady County, New York: Genealogies as found in Austin A. Yates' Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century

Dutch Archives

 Dutch archives at Delft - online searchable database of B/M/D. Click on the English flag at bottom of page for English version

Helpful Information

 Old Style & New Style Dates
 Changes in Names of New York State Towns and Cities Caution! Not all name changes are included here!
 Donna Ristenbatt's informative explanation of Dutch churches in NY & NJ - when they were formed, their history, earliest dates of records, where they can be found, and more! If you are a serious researcher of Dutch ancestors in NY or NJ don't miss this!
 Dutch and Frisnian Baptismal Names and their English Equivalents

Timelines for New Netherland (New York) History

 New Netherland Project timeline
 New York Timeline (1524-1990)
 Timeline from the World of Peter Stuyvesant site In Dutch only (Run your mouse over the mast)
 A Brief Outline of Dutch History and the Province of New Netherland
 Half Moon History
 Bill DeCoursey's TimelineA Timeline from a different perspective! This one is about ordinary individuals in New Netherland.

Dictionaries & Translation Services

 TravLang's Dutch-English online Dictionary

New York in General

 Dutch Descendants and Ancestors Page
 Benelux Births, Marriages & Deaths Exchange - A great idea! Be sure to visit to submit your own certificates and see others.
  USGENWEB - Tryon Co.- Joyce R. has set up a great site!
 Paul van V's Holland Page - a weath of info on Dutch ancestry in the Netherlands. Includes form letters in Dutch, and translations of Dutch words in genealogical documents
 Genealogy Links in the Netherlands A wonderfully detailed collection of resources in the Netherlands, and many other features, all designed to help you find your ancestors in Netherlands. Another "don't miss it" page.
  Genealogical Societies in NY State
  New York City History
 Schenectady County Historical Society
  NY Public Library section on U.S. History, Local History and Genealogy


 
 

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