Tag Archives: Hudson River

New Netherland – 1600s Company Town

Backstory: In 1602, the Dutch East India Company was chartered in the Netherlands. It’s purpose was to trade for spices in Asia as well as carry out colonial activities in the region.  It was a monopoly and the first multinational … Continue reading

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Who discovered America?

July 9, 2011 For the next two weeks or so, I’m going to stay with the history of the Dutch settlement of New Netherland along the Hudson River valley.  I’ve dusted off the articles from my 2002 research files, but … Continue reading

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July 6, 2002 – Rennselaer County, New York – Researching My Dutch Family Lineage

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July 6, 2002 With an attitude of hope and anticipation Saturday morning, I retraced my drive back to the Van Schaick Mansion.  Sure enough,  just as the caretaker’s wife promised, two tour buses lined the side of the street next to the … Continue reading

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July 5, 2002 – Albany, New York – Journey to the Land of My Dutch Forefathers

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July 5, 2002 My longest drive on the road trip journey was leaving Philadelphia Friday morning and traveling to upper New York State.  The closer I got to Albany, the more thrilled I was to  arrive in the land of my … Continue reading

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