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December 18, 2010

A Sad Day for Genealogists with New Netherland (New York) Ancestors!

After 15 years and 60 issues, New Netherland Connections is ending. Dorothy Koenig, editor and founder of this wonderful newsletter, is turning her attention to other genealogical projects.

New Netherland Connections was a boon to those of us with ancestors who settled in New Netherland (present day New York). Scholarly yet readable articles by genealogists were the norm in this quarterly. Every issue brought new facts and discussions to our attention.

I was privileged to have been a contributing author to New Netherland Connections in 1999 and 2001. Dorothy's expertise in the study of New Netherland was invaluable to my own writing.

Back issues of New Netherland Connections are available to members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society at

Kudos to Dorothy for her hard work and perserverance in publishing New Netherland Connections for the past 15 years. I wish to thank Dorothy for her efforts to aid in the continuing education and knowledge of New Netherland Settlers and history.


Barbara Poole said...

When I read the first line, I thought the worst. Dorothy spent considerable time with me two years ago, and helped solve my brick wall. All because of something she wrote in 2000 online and I tracked her down...we went from there. Thanks for "talking" about Dorothy, and I love her New Netherland Connections.

Marian Pierre-Louis said...

Thanks for bringing this to our attention and the fact that the articles are available at NEHGS. I have plenty of Dutch NY ancestors.