Vital Records: New Netherland, 1600s

This resource represents over 1,793 families in the present area of New York and New Jersey, as well as parts of Delaware and Pennsylvania. Spanning 1613 to 1674, this is rich and detailed family pedigree information. Because so few American records are available from this time period, the data takes on heightened significance. Given that these records start so early in American history and are quite thorough, a large portion of United States residents will have at least one ancestor in this group. Each page of this database shows a separate lineage with family names, head of family with personal data, a three-generation genealogy, and a list of reference sources. The pedigrees are clearly well-documented and provide information on births, deaths, and marriages.