First page from the Resolution Book of Curaçao

From 1974 to 2010, the New Netherland Project translated and transcribed over 7,000 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 to the present. The translations have been published in twelve books as part of the New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch / New Netherland Documents series. The introductions to these books are printed here.

Please not that the introduction to Volume 8, which was published last year, will be added shortly.

New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch New Netherland Documents series introductions 

About the New Netherland Institute

For over three decades, 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. More


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