Slavery in New Netherland

Slavery in New York changed considerably over the course of its two hundred years.



Online Publications

All NNP/NNRC translated volumes are now available on the Online Publications page


Digital Exhibitions 


Using New Netherland documents to explore your ancestry 


Registration for the "Digging for our Dutch Roots" program in Rochester on June 24 and 25 is now available. 

The New Netherland/Dutch New York issue (v96.3-4) of New York History is now available. 

Congratulations to Dr. William A. Starna on being awarded the 2016 Alice P. Kenney Award.

Save the date: NNI's Annual Conference will be held September 22–24 in New Jersey.

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About the New Netherland Institute

For a quarter century NNI has helped cast light on America's Dutch roots. In 2010, it partnered with the New York State Office of Cultural Education to establish the New Netherland Research Center, with matching funds from the State of the Netherlands. NNI is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. More

The New Netherland Research Center

Housed in the New York State Library, the NNRC offers students, educators, scholars and researchers a vast collection of early documents and reference works on America's Dutch era. Directed by Dr. Charles Gehring. More


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