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The Dutch surrender peacefully.1664. The day "New Amsterdam" became "New York." Not quite America yet, but on it's way.

[Three Dutch women.] Digital ID: 1206548. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer Notes: Identified as 'Mother and her two daughters from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.57. Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info)

[Dutch woman.] Digital ID: 418051. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914] Notes: Identified as 'Protestant woman from Zuid-Beveland, province of Zeeland, The Netherlands' in Peter Mesenholler 'Augustus F. Sherman: Ellis Island Portraits 1905-1920' (c1905) p.61. Source: William Williams papers / Photographs of immigrants (more info) Repository: The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.

Dutch woman immigrant at Ellis Island, New York.

[Dutch children.] by New York Public Library, via Flickr

Dutch women immigrants, Ellis Island, New York.

Dutch immigrant toddlers in traditional clothing and wooden shoes - I wonder if my Dutch ancestors dressed their children like this after immigrating?

In the old days, Santa Claus would gather up bad children, toss them in his basket, and whisk them away to the North Pole to serve as his slaves. That's where the legend of Santa's elves came from. (Photo from Holland)

Heritage Books: The Dutch and Quaker Colonies In America

Dutch and Neighboring settlements in the 1600s.

The Holland Dames Ancestor list provides the names of all the male Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam, but not the women, who, at that time, retained their maiden names. They also shared the risk of colonizing also. The Holland Dames Association is made of a membership of those who can trace their ancestry to one of these settlers. It's their webpage that has this list.

Nancy Cook Kesler sister to Mary Cook Montfort, husband of David Montfort of the Low Dutch Colony lineage. their mother was Frances Wilcoxson Cook and both are great grandnieces of Daniel and Squire [Jr] Boone.......