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

[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.

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?

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

Dutch women immigrants, Ellis Island, New York.

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)

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.

Germantown2 - Pennsylvania Dutch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.