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Church Records and Histories

  • An Article about Early Church Records
    by Dingman Versteeg

  • Old Dutch Churches
    A description of Dutch Reformed Churches in the early days of New Netherland.
    Excerpts taken from Colonial Days in Old New York, Alice Morse Earle, (c)1896.

  • Congregations of the Reformed Church in New Netherland 1628-1664

  • Ministers of the Reformed Church in New Netherland 1628-1664

  • First Members of the Brooklyn Church

  • Digital Archives:

    The seven articles from the church of Leyden, 1617
    Communicated, with an introductory letter by George Bancroft
    by John Robinson 1575?-1625.
    or at Google Books

    Ecclesiastical records, State of New York,
    Hugh Hastings, State Historian, ©1901-1905
         Volume 1, 1621-1680, pg 1-744
         Volume 2, 1680-1701, pg 745-1442
         Volume 3, 1701-1725, pg 1443-2308
         Volume 4, 1725-1750, pg 2309-3146
         Volume 5, 1751-1760, pg 3147-3800
         Volume 6, 1760-1810, pg 3801-4413
         Volume 7, Index
             James A. Holden, state historian, ©1916

    Letter from Jonas Michaelius from Manhatas
    in New Netherland August 11, 1628

    The Records of Domine Selyn
    from Holland Society Yearbook 1916, pg 1-81
         List of Members of the Dutch Reformed Church in New York in 1686,
            arranged according to the streets of the city including a name index in the Appendix, page 88
         List of the Number of Minor Children of the Members in 1686
         Marriage Entries from 1686 to April 1687
         Garrett Abeel's Records, Historical Notes on the City of New York from 1609 to 1792

    Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston
    Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston,
    Ulster County 1660-1809
    by Roswell R. Hoes, ©1891

    Bergen, New Jersey Church Records
    Transcribed Records:
         Marriages, 1664-1801 in Documents relating to the Colonial History of New Jersey,
            by William Nelson, ©1900
         Baptismal Records 1666-1788 in Holland Society Yearbook 1913
         Church Members in Holland Society Yearbook 1915, page 57

    New Amsterdam Collegiate Dutch Church
    Transcribed Records:
         Baptism 1639-1730
         Baptism 1731-1800
         Marriage 1639-1801
         Index to Samuel Purple's publication of Marriage Records 1639-1801
         Burials, Holland Society Yearbook 1899, pg 139-211
         Members - See Domine Selyns book listed above

    Reformed Dutch Church of Albany
    Members, Marriage and Baptismal Records 1683-1809

    About Reformed Dutch Church Records
    at Donna Speer Ristenbatt's page

    [see Colonial New York for additional Church Records]

    Church Histories
    Historical sketch of the origin and organization of the
    Reformed Church in America and of the Collegiate Church of the City of New York
    by The Consistory, ©1904

    Albany Dutch Reformed Church
    church history

    The Reformed Low Dutch Church of Harlem, organized 1660
    by Edgar Tilton, ©1910, historical sketch

    Flatbush and Flatlands in Kings County
    church history

    Two centuries in the history of the Presbyterian Church, Jamaica, L.I.,
    the oldest existing church of the Presbyterian name in America
    by MacDonald, James Madison, ©1862

    The Earliest Churches of New York and it's vicinity
    by Gabriel Disosway, ©1865

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