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Occupation of an ancestor in New Harlem in the 17th Century.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  In an early church record I find that my 17th century Dutch ancestor from New Harlem had the occupation of "Boerekverkooper".  Can you identify this occupation from those of the early New Netherlands?

Answer: When your ancestor resided in "Nieuw Haarlem" (Harlem) his occupation of "Boekverkooper" was a book seller or a librarian. I would suggest searching for your New Netherland territory ancestors in the NEHGS onlin edition of the New Netherlands Connection -

Posted by David Lambert at 03/26/2012 11:25:48 PM | 

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