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.

Membership consists of descendants in the direct male line of an ancestor who lived in New Netherland before or during 1675 The Library is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm and other times by appointment. Wikipedia

The Library[edit | edit source]

Please contact the Librarian, Mary Collins, at hsnylibrary@gmail.com or 212-758-1871 for more information or assistance with the collection.

A $5.00 donation from non-members is requested to use the library.

The Library of the Holland Society of New York, now housed at 20 West 44th Street in Manhattan, is an invaluable resource for those pursuing New Netherland studies, especially genealogy and family history. Holland Society of New York

Online Library Catalog[edit | edit source]

The Holland Society of New York Library collections can be searched via our online catalog. Please note that the catalog is a beta version and may be incomplete or contain errors. Contact the Librarian at hsnylibrary@gmail.com for information or assistance. Library Catalog

Other Resources[edit | edit source]

New York Societies

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