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New Amsterdam - Lost Traces

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  • Lisabeth Huyck (c.1610 - c.1677)
    No.8 Land afterwards covered by the present Nos. 17-19 Broadway. The original grant for this plot, to one Jan Huygen, dated June 6, 1649, is in the library of J. Pierpont Morgan, Esq. Huygen was dead b...
  • Sara Cooke (1609 - aft.1672)
    Marriage 1 27-12-1631 - Schepmoes, Jan Janss - Pieters, Sara "December 27 1631, appeared Jan Jansz Schepmoes of Delft, seafaring man, 26 years of age, orphan, residing in the Brouwerstraat an...
  • Marritje Sybrantsz (c.1605 - d.)
    IMPORTANT NOTE: the parents of Marritje Pieters are currently unknown (2021).According to Hoffman, the following three women were probably sisters: "There were three sisters named Pieters from Hoorn: S...
  • Claes de Veringh (c.1604 - c.1635)
    Claes Sybrantsen de Veringh was the business partner of Jan Jansen Schepmoes .
  • Jan Croon (c.1604 - 1638)



The objective of this project is to serve as a repository for all Americans whose genealogical traces end in New Amsterdam and the Dutch province of New Netherland in the 17th century.

Please add all your New Amsterdam profiles for which you don't find any antecedents

This project is promoted through the Portaal voor Nederlandstaligen project, which acts as a portal for Dutch speakers who are mostly residing in The Netherlands and Flanders. There, Dutch and Flemish Geni-users may help you find the 'missing link'. Please remember that quite a few early settlers actually had a Walloon background - which explains the appearance of 'French-looking names' in New Amsterdam; however, many of these Walloon ancestors may have fled to the North of reasons of religious persecution - hence, the Dutch sources can offer many clues.

(Have a look at the International Dutch Portal: you will find links to online civil records across the Netherlands and Belgium that may be very helpful in your quest).