Tag Archives: Van Schaick Island

Rensselaerswyck-My Dutch ancestors’ “Ellis Island”

A short history (not too dry!)–In 1609, Henry Hudson sailed up the river which today bears his name.  Records indicate his ship, The Half Moon, reached an island at the mouth of the Mohawk River where it joins the Hudson River.  … 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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Spring, 2002 – Road Trip Decision

April, 2002. According to my journal, I realized a profound and epiphany moment in my life.  God’s gift to me was writing and to pursue that goal as my first priority was my purpose in life.  I began to compose … Continue reading

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