In this book, Gwen F. Epperson has provided researchers of 17th Century New Netherland (present day New York) with an invaluable learning tool. Mrs. Epperson shares her familiarty with available records, her experience in using European records, and her knowledge of how and where one might determine the place of origin of a New Netherland family. Mrs. Epperson explains what New Netherland records exist in the Family History Library and how any researcher can use these resources effectively . She also clearly lists records , such as the microfilmed Amsterdam church records (in Dutch), which she believes can be tackled by researchers whose only language is English. With her guidance those who have been afraid to venture into the realm of non-English records can feel more confident about beginning. Every genealogist with a family line in New Netherland will want to consult Mrs. Epperson's small, but valuable guide.
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