NEW NETHERLAND PROJECT TRANSLATIONS

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. 

Visitors can find all volumes at the New Netherland Research Center in the New York State Library.
 

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.

__________. Council Minutes, 1655-1656. New Netherland Documents Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1995. Available online and in our shop

__________. Correspondence, 1647-1653. New Netherland Documents Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2000. Available online and in our shop

__________. Correspondence, 1654-1658. New Netherland Documents Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2003. Available online and in our shop 

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

Gehring, Charles T., trans. and ed. Delaware Papers, Dutch Period, 1648-1664. New York Historical Manuscripts Series. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1981. Available online and in our shop 

__________. Delaware Papers, English Period, 1664-1682. New York Historical Manuscripts Series. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1977. Out of print. Available online.

__________. Fort Orange Court Minutes, 1652-1660. New Netherland Documents Series. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1990. Available online and in our shop 

__________. 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

Gehring, Charles T. trans. and ed. Land Papers, 1630-1664. New York Historical Manuscripts Series. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980. Available online and 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).

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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