Family Archives: Immigration Records: Dutch in America, 1800s
The majority of the records collected here are from public archives. Sources include the National Archives in Washington DC, the Canadian National Archives in Ottawa, and the Netherlands National Archives in The Hague, Netherlands. Frisian population registers were compiled from selected municipal registers in Friesland. Lastly, church records (membership rosters and records of vital events) were found in congregational and denominational archives.
The result of more than 40 years research by Robert P. Swierenga, this collection of source records is being published for the first time in this Family Archive. The author of nine books and more than 40 articles on Dutch immigration, Dr. Swierenga originally compiled this data for the purpose of writing the story of Dutch immigration to the United States in the nineteenth century (cd rom).