I have just started a blog that is going to deal with early settlers on Manhattan Island. I will be including a vast amount of information not only of interest to the genealogist but for the early New York historian as well.
You can follow me at: http://earlymanhattan.tumblr.com/
I hope you all enjoy it.
I look forward to reading your blog.
Personally I am interested in Douwe Harmens Talma and his family and descendants, who came from The Netherlands on the Bruynvis in 1658.
I can't yet seem to add the rss feed of your blog to my reader: maybe you can fix that ?
I will see what I can do to fix the problem. I am pretty new to this blogging thing. It may take a while before I get to mention of your family. As you can see I am working through the 1639 map first, then I am on to a 1660 map, we will probably find something there.
I am sure it will all be very interesting to read, whether it is about the Talma family or not ;o)
I will keep checking back ..
Nice John, I became a follower through Tumblr.
Looking forward to read your entries.
Thanks for taking the effort.
I am going to try and put up one entry per day, it can be tough sometimes to research everything. I have been looking into this stuff for quite a while so I have a good number of resources, it can just be tedious to go through all the information to find what you need.
I have finished up the Manatus Map. I am now going to start on the 1660 map of Manhattan, this one will contain a lot more information than the 1639 map. I have noticed that there doesn't seem to be to much interest in what I am doing, but I shall continue. Somebody might be able to use it someday.