Begun in 1996 and edited by Dorothy A. Koenigh, New Netherland Connections is a genealogical quarterly that aims to help people trying to identify and document their New Netherland ancestors. It focuses on the Dutch colonial period (1624-1664) In New York and New Jersey. Each issue has feature articles, replies to queries, items of Dutch colonial interest, and queries (of any length) and runs to about 28 pages.
Particular attention is paid to identifying the European origins of New Netherland settlers -- for example the issues from August 1999 to August 2000 (volumes 4:3-5:3) contain translated excerpts -- made by the late Dutch genealogist, Pim Niuwenhuis -- from the notarial documents containing the phrase Nieuw Nederland preserved in the Amsterdam Archive (Gemeentearchief). Another rich source never before indexed is the Doopregister der Hollanders in Brazilie (Some Baptisms of the Dutch in Brazil, 1633-1654), compiled by C.J. Wasch in 1888 and 1889. These records document the names of children baptized at Recife and the surrounding areas and include the names of their parents and baptismal sponsors. These records appear here from February 2006 to February 2008 (volumes 11:1 - 13:1).
Though the late Jean D. Worden produced hard-copy, every-name indexes for volumes 1 through 9, and Henry B. Hoff published 3 indexes in The NYG&B Newsletter and its successor, the NYG&B Researcher identifying families that had been substantively featured in New Netherland Connections, this database is the first full index to names and topics to be found in all issues of New Netherland Connections.
This database includes an index to all 57,463 names referenced in the full fifteen volume run (1996-2010) of New Netherland Connections. The images of the original journal pages are available from the search results pages.
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