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New Amsterdam - Lost Traces

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  • Thymen Jans Lymen (c.1599 - c.1646)
  • Jannetje Arentse (c.1605 - 1661)
    Marriage banns list her age as 22 in 1624 so current DOB does not seem to be correct. possibly 1605 is a transcription error and should be 1602 the closest I can find to match what is shown on Geni...
  • Hendrik Vosberg (1643 - d.)
    Evert’s son is not given a name in the records I have seen so the name Hendrick Vosberg may be an invention. In the book “Documents relative to the history and settlement of the towns along the Mohaw...
  • Cors Jansen (b. - bef.1670)
    The earliest apparent record of Cors Jansen is from the Burgomaster and Schepens court of New Amsterdam, on 10th Feb 1659. Cors appears in the court as both defendant and plaintiff on numerous occasi...
  • Geertje Theunis (b. - c.1691)
    1671 01 Apr; Hans Careley, wid van Neeltje Cornelis; Geertje Theunis, wid van Cors Janszen. 1685 20 May; Francisco Anthony, wid Leonora Haldrinck; Geertie Theunis, wid Hans Carelszen



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 remind 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).