Your link to the past since February 1996! Search for your ancestors in free Ships' Passenger lists, Naturalization Records, Palatine Genealogy, Canadian Genealogy, American Genealogy, Native American Genealogy, Huguenots, Mennonites, Almshouse Records, Orphan Records, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and more. marks FREE genealogy records.
Follow Olive Tree Genealogy
Olive Tree Genealogy was chosen by Family Tree Magazine as one of the 101 Best Genealogy Websites 2017!
Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery by Lorine McGinnis Schulze 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 and Amazon.ca
*** IMPORTANT NOTICE! If you are contacted by individuals using the names Tiffany Addison, Louis Pemco, or Pemco Luisand claiming to run an orphanage while giving my site as a reference, they are NOT affiliated with me or my site. Do NOT give your credit card information or bank account information. You should report them to authorities immediately. ***
Death Finds a Way: A Janie Riley Mystery
by Lorine McGinnis Schulze
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
JOIN the FREE Olive Tree Genealogy Newsletter. Be the first to know of genealogy events and freebies. Find out when new genealogy databases are put online. Get tips for finding your elusive brick-wall ancestor.
Share With Others
Share with other genealogists! Tweet this page! Tweet
Ships Passenger Lists to New Netherland, New York 1624 to 1664
Thanks goes to Howard Swain for many of the details below
All "passenger lists" for travel from The Netherlands to New
Netherland 1654-1664 came from information on the debit side of the
West India Company Account Book. They show who owed money when they arrived. This account book is found in New Netherland Colonial Mss, vol. 14, Book KK. The lists of Passengers to New Netherland in the Year Book of the Holland Society of New Netherland 1902:1-37 were taken from this Account Book FN 1, 2
Typical fare was 36 florins; half that for young children; and
nothing for nursing infants. FN 1
These accounts were made from
the records of the West India Company, by order of the English
rulers after the confiscation of the Company's property in New
Netherland, and as assets of or debts due the Company, and to be
collected by the English. The list seems to stop with the Eendracht which arrived
on 19 July 1664. The English took over in Sept 1664 so that may
have been the last passenger ship to arrive before that date.
The first attempt at making a list of passengers from this account
book was done by O'Callaghan in 1850 in his Documentary History of
New Netherland, vol III. FN 3 (This covered only 1657-1664.)
This version was reprinted in 1896 in the Year Book of the Holland
Society (HSYB). FN 3
In 1902 the Holland Society published a version by A. J. F. van Laer,
correcting "serious errors" FN 3 in the earlier O'Callaghan version
and adding a few more ships between 1654 and 1657
The earlier, flawed O'Callaghan version has been
reprinted in Lists of Inhabitants of Colonial New Netherland
It apparently is the source for many of the names in an
article A List of Early Immigrants to New Netherland...
from Manuscripts of the Late Teunis G. Bergen by Van Brunt Bergen
first published in NYGBR vol XIV and XV (1883,4). This article was reprinted by Michael Tepper in Immigrants
to the Middle Colonies: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists
and Associated Data from The New Netherland Genealogical and Biographical
The corrected 1902 HSYB version has been reprinted in New World Immigrants: A
Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from
Periodical Literature, edited by Michael Tepper, and in Ship Passenger Lists:
New Netherland and New Jersey (1600-1825), edited by Carl Boyer, 3rd.
In 1963, Rosalie Fellows Bailey published thet article Emigrants to New Netherland containing some
new material on some of these immigrants found among the notes of
James Riker and compared by her to the original account book. FN 1
FN 1 Rosalie Fellows Bailey, Emigrants to New Netherland, NYGBR;
vol 94 no 4 pp 193-200.
FN 2 Letter from A. J. F. van Laer to Theodore M. Banta in the
intro to Passengers To New Netherland in the 1902 HYSB;
reproduced in New World Immigrants: A Consolidation of Ship
Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Literature,
edited by Michael Tepper, pp 167-169.
I've started reconstructing ships' passenger lists from various source (see below for details) and will be providing these lists online as I complete them. In some cases, I've been able to reconstruct names for a ship list that has never been published before! In other cases, I've been able to add names to previously published lists. This is an Olive Tree exclusive.
This is a huge project, one I am working on alone, and I will complete it as time permits. If you would like to help Olive Tree bring such databases to the Internet for all to use FREELY, please read about the two ways you can help. With a little expenditure of time or money on your part, you can help make this project (and others) a reality.
Lorine's Research Notes With Sources: I reconstructed the names of those sailing on various ships from the following sources. Please note that not every source was used to reconstruct every ship. I have indicated which sources were used for each individual:
Abstracts from Notarial Documents in the Amsterdam Archives by Pim Nieuwenhuis published in New Netherland Connections in series Vol. 4:3,4; Vol. 5:1-3 (hereafter NNC)
Early Immigrants to New Netherland 1657-1664 from The Documentary History of New York (hereafter EINN)
Settlers of Rensselaerswyck 1630-1658 in Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts (hereafter VRB)
E. B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany NY (hereafter CHM)
New World Immigrants: List of Passengers 1654 to 1664 edited by Michael Tepper (hereafter NWI)
Emigrants to New Netherland by Rosalie Fellows Bailey, , NYGBR;
vol 94 no 4 pp 193-200 (hereafter ENN)
Don't leave without searching for your ancestors on Olive Tree Genealogy! Free Ships' Passenger lists, orphan records, almshouse records, JJ Cooke Shipping Lists, Irish Famine immigrants, family surnames, church records, military muster rolls, census records, land records and more are free to help you find your brick-wall ancestor. Build your family tree quickly with Olive Tree Genealogy free records