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

    Book about my dutch van der Voort (Vanderford) ancestors who emigrated to New Ansterdam (New York City)

    Dutch woman immigrant at Ellis Island, New York.

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

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

    Periods and eras in English history

    NYC. Immigrants in 1904 after being processed at Ellis Island. Welcome to your new life!

    Toured the Hackensack First Reformed Dutch Church, in Hackensack, New Jersey. It was built by my ancestors and I was able to see the personal bible of one of my gateway ancestors, dating back tot he late 1500's.

    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.

    Colonial New York: Dutch House in Albany with its characteristic "gambrel" roof.

    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)

    Genealogy of the English Kings, Genealogical Chronicle of the English Kings, England, East Anglia, c. 1300–07, London, British Library, Royal 14 B. vi © British Library Board

    John Lesley (1527–1596), Roman Catholic Bishop of Ross and advisor to Mary Queen of Scots. Apparently illegitimate, as in July, 1538, a dispensation was granted to him to take orders, notwithstanding this defect. He was, in 1571, involved in the Ridolfi Plot, backed by Philip II. of Spain, to unite Thomas Howard, 4th. Duke of Norfolk, in marriage, to Mary Queen of Scots, and to then seize the English throne, and replace Elizabeth I. with Mary.

    Dutch and Neighboring settlements in the 1600s.

    Æthelstan 'the Glorious', 1st King of the English, my 34th great-grand uncle. Æthelstan or Athelstan (Old English: Æþelstan, Æðelstān; c. 894 – 27 October 939) was King of the Anglo-Saxons from 924 to 927 and King of the English from 927 to 939.[a] He was the son of King Edward the Elder and his first wife, Ecgwynn. Modern historians regard him as the first King of England and one of the greatest Anglo-Saxon kings. He never married, and was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund.

    CDV from the 1860s of Cornelius M. Demarest (1803-1899)

    Beginning in the 1700's, the Irish were evicted by greedy landlords, which were primarily English, living in England. Once the famine began, the evictions became rampant, leaving the Irish homeless in their own land.

    Oldenburg, Germany database of emigrants. Click American flag near top for English version