Voyages of New Netherland


Using the Database

Link to the Database:

The "Voyage Overview" lists voyages chronologically. Only the first leg of the voyage shows in the table. To open the full voyage overview, mouse over the Voyage ID cell and click on the double blue arrow to the left of the voyage ID number. This will expand the chronological record of the voyage in a new window, with each leg of the voyage identified by the extension _1 (the first leg), _2 (the second leg), etc.

Important: At the end of the first leg of the voyage in the overview window, you must click on the arrow next to "108 hidden fields" (following source notes_1) to view all the legs of the voyage.

The "Voyage Legs" tab displays details of the individual legs of each voyage in separate rows. These are not chronological, but ordered by voyage number in order to keep the voyage legs together. The "Voyage Legs" table is the best view for searching, sorting, and filtering terms, since all fields are visible in the table.

You can search, sort, and filter from the toolbar located between the table tabs and the data columns. Click on the magnifying glass to enter a search term.

To open or expand the record (the information contained in a row) from any tabbed table, click on the double blue arrow to the left of the term in the table's first column.

Terms highlighted in blue are linked to related tables in the database. Clicking on a blue term will open the record of all voyages by the ship, skipper, or owner of the same name. From that list, you can click on the box of any linked record to expand it.

The data will be updated periodically, as new information comes to light.

Your feedback is welcome. Please direct any comments to Julie van den Hout at

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