Genealogy and Ancestral History Pages
Created and Maintained by Dr. Mary Ellen Van Camp
Copyright © 1998-2003 Mary Ellen Van Camp. All Rights Reserved.
New York Genealogy Links
The following list of links is related to the people and places of early New York settlements, and other information that may be useful to genealogical researchers.
New York Genealogy GenWeb : This page provides an excellent example of what may be
done through the GenWeb research project.
Schenectady County, NY GenWeb Page: An example of a county level GenWeb page with especially useful information about resources for finding Schenectady ancestors.
Timeline of Schenectady
: A very useful history of Schenectady online highlighting significant events
beginning in 1620.
History of Schenectady, New York : Chapter 1 of a recent publication from Richard Frisbie's Hope Farm Press.
: An excellent site for finding ancestral and family history information
about those with roots in Schenectady, New York.
Olive Tree Genealogy Pages
Created and maintained by Lorine McGinnis Schulze, this outstanding web site offers well-researched information about some of the earliest settlers of the United States and Canada beginning in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. There are several lists of passengers on early ships, some transcribed baptismal records from early Dutch Reformed Churches, and a wealth of other information.
A Bit of Dutch History : One of Donna Speer Ristenbatt's pages.
The Towns of New Netherland : Provides information about the Dutch settlement of Fort Nassau, Fort Orange, Beverwyck, Rensselaerwyck, Nieuw Amsterdam, and Breukelen.
The Dutch in New Amsterdam : A focused history site with transcriptions of baptismal records from the Reformed Dutch Church in its earliest years.
Dutch Names : Another page from Lorine McGinnis Schulze at Olive Tree Enterprises.
Dutch Research Corner : If you're searching for Dutch ancestors, the page by Donna Speer Ristenbatt will give you clues to extend your search.
Index to New Netherland Ships' Passenger Lists : Another excellent site located at Olive Tree Enterprises and maintained by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.
The New Netherland Project : Originated in 1974, the NNP calls itself "... the leading historical research organization of Dutch settlement in New York State."
Charter of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New York City: A document useful for research purposes.
Baptism Records for the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, NY-1600's: Scroll down the New Amsterdam page to find the links to these records.
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This page was created July 23, 1997 and
last revised on January 3, 2003.