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Immigrants to New Netherland 1623-1664
  • Ship Passenger List Index
    An index of all persons on ships lists recorded as passengers to New Netherland; linked to ship lists, including biographical data.
    [Delaware/Sweden immigrants indexed separately]

  • Index to Ships
    Index of ships carrying passengers with links to ship lists; including activities of the first settlements, ship departures, crews and cargoes
  • First Settlers in New Netherland 1623-1664
  • Petition List of the Walloon and French Petitioners 1621-23
  • Petition of Jesse de Forest, et al;
    requesting 300 persons to settle abroad
  • Resolution of the States General
    to settle in New Netherland
  • Response of Jesse de Forest's Request
    prohibiting all persons to resort to New England.
  • An Account of the First Settlers in New Netherland 1623-1630
    Excerpts from various Historical Documents with activities of the first settlements.

  • Depositions of Catelyn Trico and Peter Lawrensen, among the first settlers.

  • Names mentioned in Secretary van Tienhoven's Answer
    to the Remonstrance from New Netherland

  • Representative Pioneer Settlers of New Netherland
    and Their Original Home Places,
    by Richard Shermerhorn and A. J. Van Laer, archivist.

  • Places where New Netherland Settlers came from
    in Holland, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Denmark and Finland

  • German Individuals and Families in New Netherland
    (Deutsche Einzeleinwanderer und Familien in Neu-Niederland)
    by Otto Lohr

  • Origin and Settlement of New York Families
    by Joel N. Eno

  • The Colony of Rensselaerswyck 1630-1634
    - by Kiliaen Van Rensselaer.

  • Settlers of Rensselaerswyck
    Biographical sketches of persons in the colony
    of Rensselaerswyck 1630-1654, excerpted from The Van Rensselaer Bowier Manuscripts.

  • Scandinavian and German Settlers
    from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Germany.
    Compiled from Scandinavians in New York, by John O. Evjen.

  • Immigrants Living in Kings County
    Names of Persons living in Kings County during the Year 1687 who immigrated to New York before 1665.
  • Bibliography of Sources
    A table of Historical Records used to reconstruct immigrant arrivals 1630-1664,
    with links to online transcriptions of historical documents, publications.
    Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1630-1674
    Biographical Sketches of Norwegian, Danish, German,
    and Swedish Immigrants in New York by John O. Evjen, ©1916.
    (at this site)


    (see Genealogies for additional Settlers.













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