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Dutch Research in Holland for Colonial NY Ancestors with Yvette Hoitink

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Today professional genealogist Yvette Hoitink joins Jane to talk about researching colonial American Dutch ancestors in their homeland in the 1500s and 1600s. Joining us from Holland, Yvette will discuss Dutch research -- how to find our roots in Holland, what types of records our ancestors will be found in, tips for negotiating Dutch records, and more.


http://www.wiewaswie.nl – WieWasWie [Who Was Who], database of civil registration and church records.

http://www.meertens.knaw.nl/nfb/index.php?taal=eng – Database of surnames in the Netherlands

http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org – New Netherland Institute. The Research section has an online bibliography that includes the references to the orphan master’s publications:
Fernow, Berthold, trans. and ed. Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam, 1655-1663. 2 vols. New York: Francis P. Harper, 1902-1907.



Old West India Company, Chamber of Amsterdam, minutes 1635-1636, 20 January 1635

Bredevoort, Gelderland, Netherlands, minutes of the voluntary court, 5-6 January 1614.

Johannes Vingboons, View of Nieuw Amsterdam/New York, 1665