New York Ancestors

In my last blog I gave you information on how to find your Dutch ancestors so it is fitting that we move our searches over to New York state because that is where the Dutch moved to back in 1613.  By the year 2000 Dutch heritage had spread throughout the United States as this Wikipedia map shows:

Census Bureau: Dutch in the USA in the year 2000
Census Bureau: Dutch in the USA in the year 2000

Link: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dutch American
Following the exploration of the American East Coast by Henry Hudson on behalf of the Dutch East India Company in 1609, Dutch settlement in the Americas started in 1613. From then on a number of villages, including New Amsterdam on the East Coast, which would become the future world metropolis of New York City, were established by Dutch immigrants…

Dutch American in Wikipedia
Dutch American in Wikipedia

Family Tree Owners Help Me
In my work of finding family trees for items I find in old newspapers I have received hundreds of Thank You messages and included in some of those messages was information for me.

Here is one such message I received from Nancy:

” Thanks for the news link…If you are ever looking for info from New York try this link it is fantastic http://www.fultonhistory.com/ it covers the state of NY and has made all the difference in my research…”

Search Over 21,790,000 Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages

Fulton History Web Page
Fulton History Web Page

Link: Old New York State Historical Newspaper Pages

I hope this little bit of history and the link to this NY search site will help you in the creation of your family trees.

Thank You.

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.

9 comments

  1. I love fultonhistory.com! I was lost in the archives for days when I first discovered it.

    Here’s another NY tip: Familysearch.org added a huge database of land records last month for New York State. The name of the database is “New York, Land Records, 1630-1975.” Coverage for many counties in different ranges within that time period. It takes a bit of patience to understand how the indexes work and then find the records they refer to, as well as to click through the images since there is no search feature attached, but it sure beats being far from the originals with no access at all. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks Brandy for these new links. I got an e-mail from FamilySearch about all the things that they had just added and was thinking of writing a blog on it; your comment here will be a good start for my little blog. Thanks again. Jose

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