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The New Netherland Project & Other Links

The New Netherland Project

The Island at the Center of the World relies on the work of dozens of scholars who have devoted themselves to a reappraisal of the Dutch colony, but more than anything it relies on the translation work of Charles Gehring. Based at the New York State Library in Albany and under the auspices of the NEH-supported nonprofit organization he has formed, the New Netherland Project (, he has spent thirty years translating and publishing the court cases, council minutes, and correspondence of the colony, and so bringing this forgotten piece of American beginnings to light.

Other Links

The Life and Times of Henry Hudson

The World of Peter Stuyvesant via students of the University of Utrecht

American Association for Netherlandic Studies

Historic Hudson Valley

Immigration History Research Center

The Joint Archives of Holland via Hope College

The Holland Society

Blauvelt Family Association

Cyndi's List of Netherlands Genealogy Sites


Roots Web

New Netherland and Beyond

The Genealogy HomePage

The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society

The WorldGenWeb Project

The Olive Tree Genealogy

Dutch Heritage Windmill Newspaper

Dutchies Abroad

The New Netherland Museum

Digital History

Colonial Albany Project

Common Place

Historic New Amsterdam, Tolerance Park on Governors Island

The Life and Times of Henry Hudson


The Island at the Center of the World
Russell Shorto
April 2005
$14.95 (Can. $21.00)