In 1974, the New Netherland Project began to translate and transcribe the 12,000 pages of Dutch-language administrative records from the archives of New Netherland, now in the collections of the New York State Archives and Albany County Hall of Records. The New Netherland Research Center continues this work. These records constitute the world's largest collection of original documents of the Dutch West India Company and its New World colonies. Director Charles Gehring and Associate Director Janny Venema have transcribed and translated over 7,000 pages to date, producing groundbreaking insight into New Netherland and the Dutch in colonial America. Through the New Netherland Research Center, Dr. Gehring and Dr. Venema are expanding this work to encompass materials in collections around the globe.
This compilation of the introductions to the New Netherland translations contains 13 introductions and will allow researchers to quickly acquaint themselves with the content of these publications.
Early volumes were published in the series New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch by the Genealogical Publishing Company. With the Curaçao Papers in 1987, the series was renamed the New Netherland Documents Series. In 1990, Syracuse University Press began publishing the series and purchased the back stock of translations from Genealogical Publishing. All volumes except the Curaçao Papers, 1640-1665 and Delaware Papers, 1664-1682 are available in our shop, and several volumes are available online. See the direct links in the bibliography below.
New Netherland Project Bibliography
Gehring, Charles T., trans. and ed. Council Minutes, 1652-1654. New York Historical Manuscripts Series. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983. Available online.
Gehring, Charles T., and J. A. Schiltkamp, trans. and eds. Curaçao Papers, 1640-1665. New Netherland Documents Series. Interlaken: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1987. Available online
__________. Delaware Papers, English Period, 1664-1682. New York Historical Manuscripts Series. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1977. Out of print. Available online.
__________. Fort Orange Records, 1656-1678. New Netherland Documents Series.
Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2000. Available in our shop
Gehring, Charles T., and Janny Venema, trans. and eds. Fort Orange Records, 1654-1679.
New Netherland Documents Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2009. Available in our shop
__________. Laws and Writs of Appeal, 1647-1663. New Netherland Documents Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1991. Available in our shop
Works in Progress
Gehring, Charles T., and Janny Venema, trans. and eds. Council Minutes, 1656-1658. (Vol. 8 New Netherland Documents Series)
__________. Correspondence, 1660-1661. (Vol 13 in New Netherland Documents Series).