Dutch Genealogy: New Netherland Roots
by Gwenn F. Epperson
This book shows the researcher how to trace a 17th-century New Netherlands ancestor back to his place of birth in Europe. Epperson demonstrates that the researcher, without leaving the U.S., and without being able to speak or read a foreign language, can use records at the LDS Family History Library and family history centers throughout the United States to successfully trace his or her New Netherlands ancestry.
Epperson guides the researcher, step by step, through the maze of existing records--passenger lists, marriage registers, early court records, and church records--pausing along the way to explain Dutch naming practices and the importance of glossaries, gazetteers and maps. Her book is the new, crucial link for the millions of Americans whose ancestors are among the 10,000 inhabitants of 17th-century New Netherlands.
176 pp., paperback, (1994), reprinted 1995, ISBN 0-8063-1400-1