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Dutch genealogy

If you have Dutch ancestors, then this group is for you.

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Latest Activity: Jul 8

Welcome to the Dutch genealogy discussion group on Genealogy Wise

If you are new to this group, please leave a comment below introducing yourself and your Dutch ancestors. Feel free to leave a link to your genealogy website or to discuss your brick walls.

If you are new to Dutch genealogy I suggest you start by reading my article Trace your Dutch roots online, and then search Genlias, the database of Dutch birth, marriage and death records maintained by the Dutch archives.

Here are five resources to get you started:

If your ancestors are among the early Dutch settlers of New Netherland then you need these resources:

Discussion Forum

Who are your Dutch ancestors? 113 Replies

Started by Henk van Kampen. Last reply by anna trijntje de Boer Jul 8.

Schenk 2 Replies

Started by John Evers. Last reply by Ada Peters May 16, 2015.

Looking for Bogart/Bogert information in N.Y.C. area from the 1600s 10 Replies

Started by David Coward. Last reply by Joyce Svendsen Feb 21, 2015.

Early Dutch on Manhattan Island 6 Replies

Started by John Winner. Last reply by John Winner Nov 4, 2013.

Translating Civil Records? 2 Replies

Started by Amber Creix Prat. Last reply by Amber Creix Prat Sep 22, 2013.

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Comment by Connie VanValkenburg on August 9, 2009 at 9:13am

Any Van Hoesen descendants, you might find this interesting.
Comment by Deborah Leucretia Hund on August 4, 2009 at 10:08am
Hello all. I'm new to the group and descended from Joris Rapalje & Catalyntje Trico. Other surnames of direct descent: Bergen, Westervelt & variants, Demarest & variants, Vanderipe, Cozine, Cowenhoven, Staats, Van Vechten, Van Schywen, Middagh, Wizzelpenning, Debaun, Huyberese, Van Dyke, Snediker, Haegen
Comment by Mary Hollowell on August 3, 2009 at 3:29pm
Thank you for your comments. I worked on this line several months ago and just found my notes. I don't believe the information on FamilySearch is correct, either. William and Sallie/Sarah Westervelt are buried in Westerville, Ohio. Enos Newcomb died 14 Apr 1891 in Greeley, Iowa and I think Susan died in Pennsylvania. Sadly, there are multiple family tree entries on that repeats an error in the William Westervelt family. I'll have more on it soon on my blog.
Comment by Mary Hollowell on August 2, 2009 at 2:17pm
My Dutch ancestor is also one of my brick wall ancestors. Susan Ann Westervelt was born in either New York or New Jersey on 9 March 1823 and died 2 Apr 1863 in Montrose, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. She married Enos Newcomb on 12 Feb 1845. I don't see any Westevelts in the 1840 PA census but I haven't tried any alternate spellings.

The source of this information is the Newcomb Genealogy, Descendants of Andrew Newcomb, compled by Betheul Merritt Newcomb, 1923. She is not listed in Genealogy of the Westervelt Family, by Walter Tallman Westervelt.
Comment by Anne on August 1, 2009 at 6:12pm
My ancestors include Maes, Vermast, VanTourenhout, Mandeville, Vandervoort or oode or? and maybe Declerck/q.

My biggest wall is sphelling. So J. Vandervoort becomes Joanna Ford and VanTourenhout got listed as the Thunhards, VonTourphouts, and who knows what else.
Comment by Nancy Ulmer on July 31, 2009 at 11:28am
I am researching the following Dutch families:
Van Sutphen, Corteljou, Van Pelt. I have info on the Sutphen's living in Monmouth Co. New Jersey, Somerset Co. and New Utrecht N. Y. My Sutphen's came to U.S. about mid 1600's Dirck Van Sutphen, his son Guisbert b. 16 Oct 1693 New Utrecht, Kings Co. N. Y.was my 5th g-grandfather.
Don't have much on the Cortelyou's or Van Pelts as to who they connect to. Only how the maternal line married into the Sutphen's.
Any one who may be researching these names please contact me. Thanks
Comment by Kay Mulneix Oertel on July 27, 2009 at 4:59pm
Hello.... my Grandfather was from Amsterdam. He was not born there. Came over and jumped ship. Do not know what state. His name was Andrew M. Veltman. I have a picture of him and his brothers on a ship in Amsterdam.
Have a good day.
Comment by Barbara Whiteside on July 22, 2009 at 2:55pm
I think I have my ancestry on my dad's line divided between Dutch and their close related French Huguenot lines....Dutch lines include, Banta, Riker/Ryker/Ryken, Marston [? could be French Huguenot], Blodgoet, Brinckerhoff, Haff, Meet, Van Meter and possible others. French Huguenot lines include Montfort/Monfort/Monfoort, Demarest, Sohier, dePlancken/dePlanck, Moreau, Terhune, Mabie/Mabille, DuBois, deBlanchen, Bodine, Crocheron. I probably have others but my mind wanders and as I was digging for more wandered off again.
Comment by Barbara Whiteside on July 19, 2009 at 9:44pm
I have a long list as well as French Huguenot ancestry that left from Amsterdam on the EENDRACHT in March 1624 for the new world...MONFOORT/MONTFORT/MONFORT...and more..will post them all later this week. Banta is one I will mention now..they were from Friesland.
Comment by Linda Bruder on July 16, 2009 at 5:57pm
Lots of New Amsterdam ancestors including Joris Rapelye (through Sarah, Jannetje and Jeronomus), Bergen, Vanderbeeck, Vanderbilt, Remsen, Nostrand, Snediker, Hoogland, Cashow, Van Vechten, Van Wicklen, and Van Wagner. Have Dutch Lines public tree on

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