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May 22, 2018

Calling all Boelen Descendants!

Yep - Volume 12 published in my New Netherland Settlers series! This book  offers new details beyond my original article The European Origins of the Boelen Family: Boele Roeloffson and His Wife Bayken Arents in Amsterdam, published in the April 2000 issue of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. It also revises and expands on the 2010 book I published on Boele and Bayken. 

New Netherland Settlers: The Boelen Family: Ancestry of the Boelen Family & their Connection to the Ten Eyck, Clock, Coert, Roos, and Hellaken Families (Volume 12) Paperback May 7, 2018 by Lorine McGinnis Schulze (Author) 

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Boele Roeloffsen, the immigrant ancestor of the Boelen family, arrived in New Netherland in 1659. His wife Bayken Arents, their three children, and Bayken’s sister Tryntie Arents sailed with him on board the ship Otter. Two more children were born to Boele and Bayken after they settled in New Amsterdam. 

One of the Boelen records I found dated 1610 - translated and in the book
New Amsterdam was a young town in 1659 but it was growing rapidly. New Amsterdam’s gabled homes, the Dutch language being spoken, and Dutch laws in place would have offered comfort to the newly arrived settlers. 

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