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New Amsterdam - Immigrants

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  • Anneken Wessels (c.1630 - aft.1654)
    Wrong generation to be the child of Hendrick Wessels & Anna van Rijnsbergen Not the wife of Hendrick Gerritse Van Nes or mother of Cornelis Hendriksz van Nes
  • Hendrick Gerritszen Van Ness (c.1630 - aft.1654)
    Not the same as Hendrick Gerritse Van Nes and not the father of Cornelis Hendriksz van Nes Wrong generation to be the son of Gerrit van Nes & Anna van Rijnsbergen
  • Jan Gerritse van Dalsen (1647 - 1692)
  • Peter Cornelisz (1598 - 1674)
    DRC baptisms in NA 1646 Oct 14; Gerrt Janszen Van Oldenburg; Jacob; Hendrick Pieterszen, Engel Mans, Claes Cornelis 1646 Oct 14; Pieter Corneliszen ; Cornelis; Willem Kieft, Geertruyd Roelofs ~• (note ...
  • Edward Fishcock (1596 - 1645)
    GG 23 PATENT TO WOUTER VAN TWILLER FOR LAND ON MANHATTAN ISLAND We, director and council of New Netherland etc., testify and declare herewith, that, by virtue of the freedoms and exemptions granted ...


Only add people within the 1621-1674 date limits

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This project functions as a 'repository' for the immigrants arriving in New Amsterdam between 1609 and 1674. Click the profiles attached to this project and you will see all the New Amsterdam immigrants that are thus far identified on Geni.

Many analyses have been made of the make-up of these immigrants.

This project is closely associated with the New Amsterdam - Immigrant Ships project, an inventory of ships that arrived in New Netherland in that same period.

Chronology of immigration

In the list below, we try to offer an overview of the families that immigrated into New Netherland - in chronological order. This is an ongoing project. Please feel free to add or suggest names.

One of the objectives should be to make Master Profiles for the progenitors of these families. We invite direct descendants to become the primary managers for these progenitor profiles and to document them.

The list shows the oldest known year of immigration of these families through their male immigrant progenitor. Females who came alone were not infrequent but remain difficult to track.


  1. Clarke surnames with trees
  2. sticker_new_right.gifDutch aliases
  3. (New Netherland Institute)
    1. Janny Venema, Associate Director of the New Netherland Research Center and author of a social history on Beverwijck and a biography of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, visited the set of WNYT NBC Albany to discuss the area's Dutch cultural roots.