Essential Reading: Periodicals

How to Use Periodicals for New York Dutch Genealogy Research

The colonial Dutch can be a tricky group to research. Not only are records about them some of the oldest in America, but there are cultural practices—for instance, Dutch naming patterns—that are different from those researchers may have encountered before.

Fortunately, there is a large body of existing, thoroughly vetted research on many New York Dutch families, and there are many ways in which a researcher can leverage this work to make further discoveries. Genealogy periodicals are the perfect place to look—in this article, we’ll review how researchers may use the archives of The Record and other periodicals to examine the hundreds of compiled genealogies, pedigrees, and case studies on New York’s colonial Dutch families. Read the article.