Holland Society of New York

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Background[edit | edit source]

The Holland Society of New York was founded in New York City in 1885 to collect information respecting the settlement and history of New Netherland. Its main objective is to find and preserve documentation about the inhabitants' lives and times so as to elucidate the political, social, and religious patterns in the Dutch colony. Historical publications are sponsored, along with encouragement for family studies and genealogy. Many Society members are especially active in genealogical research and publication. The Holland Society originated The New Netherland Project which is translating and publishing the 17th Century records held by the New York State Archives. Among other current sponsorships are The Papers of Jacob Leisler Project and Records of the Translations of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Flatbush, Kings County, New York and distributing copies of Svordet Duhrwei for free.

List of eligible ancestors for membership in The Holland Society of New York

The Library[edit | edit source]

In order to make this collection more accessible to the public, most of the Library was donated to the New York State Library's New Netherland Research Center in Albany in July 2017. HSL's online catalog and finding aids listings are available to search while the New York State Library catalogs the collection.

Other Resources[edit | edit source]

New York Societies

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