November 24, 2010

Press Release: New Netherland Settlers Series - Boelen Family

The European Origins of the Boelen Family: Boele Roeloffson and His Wife Bayken Arents in Amsterdam by Lorine McGinnis Schulze was published in the April 2000 issue of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.

The article was an overview of genealogy records found in Amsterdam for Boele and Bayken. After the article was published, more research was conducted with exciting results. Bayken Arents’ father was found to have used a second patronymic. In-depth research provided more family details and genealogy records recorded under this second patronymic.

In order to share this exciting new information  a book was developed: New Netherland Settlers. Boele Roeloffsen & His Wife Bayken Arents From Amsterdam with information on the European Origins of the Family by Lorine McGinnis Schulze.

The book is set in the historical context of the early Dutch settlement in New Netherland (now New York). The history of New Netherland, customs, religious practices, and settlement of Fort Orange (Albany) are discussed in depth. An explanation of the patronymic system of naming, the barter system of paying for goods and the English translation of common Dutch words used in church records is provided.


Boele and Bayken's origins in the Netherlands are thoroughly covered with Bayken's newly discovered lineage documented and sourced in footnotes. A genealogy report for Boele and Bayken and their children as well as Bayken's ancestry are clearly laid out. Hand-drawn maps complete this book which is part of the New Netherland Settlers series.


Publication: New Netherland Settlers. Boele Roeloffsen & His Wife Bayken Arents From Amsterdam with information on the European Origins of the Family.
Author: Lorine McGinnis Schulze
published June 2010.
Coil bound 8.5x11.
56 p.
ISBN: 978-0-9680744-6-6

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1 comment:

jan said...

Thanks for the notice about this. At least 3 branches of my tree also came from New Netherlands. Phillippe du Trieux, Lodewyck Post, and Wink— originally Van Der Vinck–are all part of the New Netherlands settlers. I'm really interested in the customs of the time. This book is on my wish list!
Jan