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New Netherland, New York Genealogy
Translations of Dutch phrases in Church RecordsFollowing are words and phrases I found in Reformed Dutch Church Records in New York in the 1600s. It is my hope that these translations will assist others researching their ancestors
Ken Smith, a visitor to Olive Tree Genealogy, sent this phrase found in early records onecht kind with the request that I find out its meaning. TravLang Dictionaries informs me it means bastard child. Ken suggested I add this phrase to my list -- thanks Ken, for passing this on!
Thanks to Jan Daamen of the Netherlands, who translated many of the following words and phrases:
Howard Swain kindly sends his thoughts and findings on some of these phrases/words:
"Overt 't Versche Water = Across the fresh water"
I think this may have specific meaning on Manhattan. There was a small lake a ways North of the wall (later Wall street) named Fresh Water. I think this lake was what was referred to when Willem Janszen Romen married Marritje Jans and she was described as "woonende op 't Versche water" (living at the Fresh Water). So, maybe Overt 't Vershce Water means beyond (ie. north of) this lake.
"Ingeschreven = Registered, name entered on a list"
When used as the left-hand column in the marriage records, wouldn't this be the date the banns were first published? That is, wouldn't that be the "list" referred to?
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