If you have early 17th century ancestors in New Netherland
>(present day New York) you may be
among the majority who are confused by the available ships passenger lists
for that time period.
Researchers need to understand that all "passenger lists" for travel from
the Netherlands to New Netherland between 1654 and 1664 came from
information on the debit side of the West India Company Account Book. This
book showed who owed money when they arrived.
Information from the credit side (those passengers who paid prior to their
passage) has not been published.
The list of those who owed money on arrival in New Netherland has been
published but this brings us to a caveat. Researchers must be very cautious
about which version they are using. Many of the early versions are incorrect
or missing names.
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You can view these reconstructed and new passenger lists at
Ships Passenger Lists to New
This is an Olive Tree Genealogy exclusive. If you find my reconstructed
lists on any other websites I'd appreciate a note letting me know. Sadly,
plagiarism and copyright violations are in full force on the internet.
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1/21/2011 06:35:00 AM
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