WHERE MY DUTCH FAMILIES CAME FROM

 

 


So many of my ancestors came from Holland or The Netherlands as it should be called, that a map

of the country and its provinces would help you understand where the families came from when you

see the name or a place of origin.        

           

Here is another Map of Holland showing provinces and pictures of Dutch costumes. The pictures are Interesting            even though you might not be able to read the text because it is in Dutch. http://www.ons-boeregoed.nl/

NetherlandsGenealogy materials (Yearbooks, Central Bureau of Genealogy) and much other information

http://www.cyndislist.com/nether.htm

     Website that may provide information about my ancestors:

Dutch Family History:

        

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               New Netherland and Beyond  - Collections of Genealogy and History that include:  

·        Description of New Netherland, Settlement, Ethnic Groups          

·    Maps

            ·        New Sweden vs New Netherland Settlements on the South ( Delaware ) River

                    aka New Sweden, New Amstel 1637-1664

·        Voyages and Ship Passenger Lists to New Netherland

·        The First Settlers and Family Genealogies

·        Historical Documents

·        Church Records and Other Vitals

·        Military and Casualties of War

·        Land Grants, Patents and Lots

·        Tax Lists and Inhabitants

·         Distinguished Men and Notables

·        All of the above information is on http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nycoloni/

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NEW AMSTERDAM / NEW YORK

            English takeover of New Amsterdam

On page 474 (and following pages) of "A Sweet and Alien Land: the Story of Dutch New York", by Henri and Barbara van der Zee (published in 1978 by the Viking Press of New York) we learn that ,"In February 1665...a ship appeared in the port of New York with a message from the West India Company ordering Styvesant's return to the Republic. The Heeren XII needed a scapegoat for the loss of their now-cherished province, and Stuyvesant was the obvious choice."

 

           Stuyvesant had surrendered New Netherland to the English on 8 September 1664. It had taken time for the news to           reach the West India Company in Amsterdam and time for them to send a message back.  

In 1664 an English naval force captured New Netherland in a surprise attack during peace time. New Amsterdam became New York (City). In 1673 New York was recaptured by Dutch naval force and New Netherland restored as a Dutch colony. New York City became New Orange, Kingston became Swanenburgh, Albany was called Willemstad and Fort Albany became Fort Nassau. In 1674 New Netherland was restored to the English and became the province of New York as a result of the Treaty of Westminster. The names of cities reverted to English names.  We took it back in the Revolution in 1776.  In 1700 it was New York, not New Amsterdam.   

On November 1, 1683 the first General Assembly of Freeholders established the first 12 counties of New York (and created the office of Sheriff in each county).  The original counties were Albanny, Cornwall , Dukes,  Dutchess, Kings, New York , Orange , Queens , Richmond , Suffolk, Ulster   and Westchester . Just about all of the land north of Dutchess County was in Albany County.  

On October 7, 1691, by the Charter of William and Mary, Dukes and Cornwall County leave New York and become counties in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  

Dukes County then consisted of Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket and a few other smaller islands.  Cornwall County then included Pemaquid and its dependencies, comprising what is now a considerable part of the coast of Maine.  

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New Amsterdam / New York City Area Websites

Baptisms 1639-1730 at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam

Marriages 1639-1760 at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam

            Baptisms, Lutheran Church, New York City 1725 to 1731

     Early American Digital Library

            Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1902

            New York Cemetery Addresses

     

      New York Tombstone Project       

      New York Old Dutch Graves

      HISTORIC GRAVESTONES at The Reformed Dutch Churchyard Cemetery of Staten Island, NY

     

            Flatbush Reformed Church Baptisms

            Mapping the Middle States from Colonial Times

             

                        New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

            Virtual New Amsterdam Project – 1660 Costello Map

 

                        1903 Manhattan Street Map

 

            Brooklyn Databases and Links

                        Castle Garden Immigration Center

                       

Early                Early Cities of America – New Amsterdam  http://www.common-place.org/vol-03/no-04/new-york/

 

             Forgotten Places in New York City http://www.forgotten-ny.com/

                         Gotham Gazette http://www.gothamgazette.com/history/

 

            The History Box http://www.thehistorybox.com/ny_city_directories.html

 

            History of New York City http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_York_City

 

            Long Island History http://www.newsday.com/community/guide/lihistory/

                         

            New York County Naturalization & Citizenship http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nynewyo2/naturalization/

                           

            New Netherlands Notables http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nnnotables/

 

            Family History in New Netherland http://www.boydhouse.com/michelle/newneth_guide/index.html

 

            Norwegian Immigration http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/mnstatehistory/norwegian_migration.html

 

            Domine Selyns' Streets http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~windmill/html/selyns%20ny%20streets.html

 

            Online New York Naturalization Indexes http://www.jgsny.org/nynats.htm

 

            New York State Newspapers http://www.50states.com/news/newyork.htm

 

            New York State Newspaper Project http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/nysnp/

   

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            Albany County Hall of Records:

          The Albany County Hall of Records (ACHOR) is in Albany, New York The Hall of
          Records is a joint program of the County of Albany, NY, and the City of Albany,
          NY, and began operations in 1982. 
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Census Records

Declaration of Intention and Naturalization (1827 - 1991)

Index to Public Records - Grantor (seller), and Grantee (buyer)

Marriage Records, 1870 – 1946

Links to many other sites that may be of interest.

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        OTHER ALBANY COUNTY WEBSITES

        

Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683–1809

   Albany Dutch Church Burials of Men, women and children 1722-1757

D               Deaths from Albany Newspapers – 1784-1798

            

H               Other Genealogical Links http://www.genealogylinks.net/usa/newyork/albany.htm  

                    

           Animated Map of the settlement of the United States

A               Albany County Cemeteries http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyalbany/cem/index.html                  

           Old Stone Church, Coeymans, Albany County, New York

           http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nygreen2/old_stone_church_coeymans.htm  

B               Albany Times Union Obituaries http://www.legacy.com/timesunion-albany/Obituaries.asp  

           Albany Mayors

         33 different men served as Mayor of Albany between 1686 and 1800. All of them except

         Johannes Hansen 1731 and 1754 are listed in my Names file.        

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This is a current map of the Capital District. Members of my family lived in many of the towns shown on this map. All of the counties were once a part of Albany County.

 

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      FORT ORANGE

Fort Orange is the name given to the fur trading post erected in 1624 on the west bank of the Hudson, just south of the future site of Albany. The Dutch West India Company built similar structures to serve as their headquarters in many parts of their worldwide trading empire. The small, wooden structure with four bastions shown below was to be the West India Company's official outpost in the upper Hudson Region. The structure is now under an expressway.  

location of Fort Orange on a modern map  

          http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/loc/fortorange.html  

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          FIRST SETTLERS OF ALBANY COUNTY


Jonathan Pearson in his Genealogies of the First Settlers of the Ancient County of Albany From 1630 to 1800 has recorded  family histories of many of the early families who lived in Albany County . I have made extensive use of this record while researching my ancestors. A copy the family genealogies is found on this web site.

   

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          Onesquethaw

 

            The following is taken from "Plum Fest, 2001" published by the New Scotland Historical Assoc. and Edited by Bob                and  Marion Parmenter for their Aug 18, 2001 Drive-Around-Tour which included Onesquethaw:   

Onesquethaw has three meanings:  Cornfield, Stoney Bottom and Crooked Creek.  Nestled in the beautiful foothills of theHelderberg  Mountains lies the small hamlet of Onesquethaw or "Tarrytown," as some locals still refer to it.  This latter name evolved from the stone workers who used to "tarry" at the local saloons after a hard days labor.  It is documented that the first settler on the Onesquethaw Creek flats was a gentlemen who came from Holland around 1660. Teunis Slingerland (an ancestor) purchased 10,000 acres of land from the Indians.  The bargain was struck for one piece of shrift, three casks of rum, three kettles, three shirts, hundred and fifty hands white wampum and one bag of powder.  The original deed of 1685, which is on file in the Albany County Court House, bears the Indian clan signs of the Wolf, Bear and Turtle.  Many settlers came into this area between 1700 and 1750 with familiar names like Bradt, Seger, Moak, Hallenbeck, Houck, DeLong, Houghtaling, Long, VanNatten, Mead and VanAllen.  Many of their descendants are still in this area today.  Of course, these land areas were technically owned by the "good" Patroon Van Rensselaer. However, many of the early settlers took possession as squatters, but a few actually held leases from the Patroon.  The Indians retreated after the Revolutionary War and with a great deal of back breaking work, coupled with a larger influx of settlers, agricultural lands were developped.  The area was known for its farming and stone quarried products many of which are still visible today.  Many of the early settlers built their homes of the local stone.  Several of these homes are still occupied and are further detailed in this publication."  Cheryl Wright (inactive) member NSHA. 

 

           This table indicates when each county was removed from Albany County. There are links to information about each of           the Counties.

 

County

Date
Formed

Parent County

County Seat

Albany

1683

Original county

Albany

Columbia

1786

Albany

Hudson

Dutchess

1683

Original county

Poughkeepsie

Fulton

1838

Montgomery

Johnstown

Herkimer

1791

Montgomery

Herkimer

Montgomery

1772

Albany (as Tryon to 1784)

Fonda

New York City
(Manhattan)

1683

Original county

New York

Onondaga

1794

Herkimer

Syracuse

Rensselaer

1791

Albany

Troy

Saratoga

1791

Albany

Ballston Spa

Schenectady

1809

Albany

Schenectady

Schoharie

1795

Albany, Ostego

Schoharie

Tryon

1772

Albany

(renamed Montgomery 1784)

Ulster

1683

Original county

Kingston

 

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          Chronological History  

Information from various published sources about Albany and Albany families may be found on this site. The list of events begins in 1430. Information about many families in included in the list.  

         

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TheDutch Reformed Church was situated in the middle of the city’s main intersection from the 1650s to 1806. Previously, services had been held in a building owned by the Patroon. Enlarged about 1715, the Dutch church was the largest building in colonial Albany and was described by a number of visitors. The Dutch church clearly was colonial Albany's premier social institution!  More information is available here:

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/albany/pcalhindex.html

 

 

                                     

TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

The Town of Bethlehem is located in Albany County, NY.   It includes the hamlets of Delmar, Elsmere, Glenmont, Selkirk, Slingerlands, South  and North BethlehemBethlehem is a dynamic and diverse community with a population of over 31,000 and total area of 52 square miles.

Incorporated in March of 1793, the Town is situated on the west bank of the
Hudson River, approximately six miles from Albany, the capital city of New York State.?Its location at the crossroads of the Northeast allows easy access to New York City,?Boston and Montreal, all of which are just hours away by car or rail.

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PLACES OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS LIVED

 

Columbia County

            Dutchess County

            Fulton County

            Greene County

            Montgomery County

            Rensselaer County

            Saratoga County

            Schenectady County

            Schoharie County

            Ulster County

             

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