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{{Adoption PARoots}}[[Image:{{NewNethMap}}]][[Image:{{NewAmspic}}]]'''New Netherland''' (Dutch: Nieuw-Nederland) was the former Dutch colony on the east coast of North America founded in 1614 or 1615.  
 
{{Adoption PARoots}}[[Image:{{NewNethMap}}]][[Image:{{NewAmspic}}]]'''New Netherland''' (Dutch: Nieuw-Nederland) was the former Dutch colony on the east coast of North America founded in 1614 or 1615.  
  
It included significant settlements in, or claims to, parts of what are now the states of [[New York|New York]], [[New Jersey|New Jersey]], [[Connecticut]], [[Delaware]], [[Pennsylvania|Pennsylvania]], [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]], [[Massachusetts]], and [[Maryland|Maryland]] (between Cape Cod and [[:Virginia|Virginia]]).<ref name="WNN">"New Netherland" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Netherland (accessed 4 November 2008).</ref>  
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It included significant settlements in, or claims to, parts of what are now the states of [[New York Genealogy|New York]], [[New Jersey Genealogy|New Jersey]], [[Connecticut Genealogy|Connecticut]], [[Delaware Genealogy|Delaware]], [[Pennsylvania Genealogy|Pennsylvania]], [[Rhode Island Genealogy|Rhode Island]], [[Massachusetts Genealogy Guide|Massachusetts]], and [[Maryland Genealogy|Maryland]] (between Cape Cod and [[:Virginia|Virginia]]).<ref name="WNN">"New Netherland" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Netherland (accessed 4 November 2008).</ref>  
  
In 1654 [[New Sweden|New Sweden]] captured Fort Casimir from New Netherland in what is now [[New Castle County, Delaware|New Castle County, Delaware]]. The next year, 1655, the Dutch counter-attacked, conquered, and absorbed all of former [[New Sweden|New Sweden]], but granted it some autonomy.<ref>"New Sweden" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sweden (accessed 4 November 2008).</ref>  
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In 1654 [[New Sweden|New Sweden]] captured Fort Casimir from New Netherland in what is now [[New Castle County, Delaware Genealogy|New Castle County, Delaware]]. The next year, 1655, the Dutch counter-attacked, conquered, and absorbed all of former [[New Sweden|New Sweden]], but granted it some autonomy.<ref>"New Sweden" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sweden (accessed 4 November 2008).</ref>  
  
 
One of the important legacies of the New Netherland colony was religious tolerance. The Dutch Reformed Church, a Calvinist denomination, was predominant at first. However, from the beginning the colony was also a haven for religious minorities such as Huguenots (French Protestants), and Jews.<ref name="WNN" />  
 
One of the important legacies of the New Netherland colony was religious tolerance. The Dutch Reformed Church, a Calvinist denomination, was predominant at first. However, from the beginning the colony was also a haven for religious minorities such as Huguenots (French Protestants), and Jews.<ref name="WNN" />  
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A web-site to use for more information is: [http://www.hollandsociety.com/index1.html Holland Society]  
 
A web-site to use for more information is: [http://www.hollandsociety.com/index1.html Holland Society]  
  
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*Gwenn F. Epperson, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29980509&referer=brief_results New Netherlands Roots] (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1994.)[FHL book 974.7 D27e] A step-by step guide explaining how to use the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] to find European place of origin for settlers of the New Netherland. Numerous New Netherland sources, European indexes, gazetteers, maps, church records and other resources are carefully described.  
 
*Gwenn F. Epperson, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29980509&referer=brief_results New Netherlands Roots] (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., 1994.)[FHL book 974.7 D27e] A step-by step guide explaining how to use the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] to find European place of origin for settlers of the New Netherland. Numerous New Netherland sources, European indexes, gazetteers, maps, church records and other resources are carefully described.  
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New Netherland colonial shore claims and significant settlements, 1614-1674.
View of Nieuw-Amsterdam by Johannes Vingboons, 1664.
New Netherland (Dutch: Nieuw-Nederland) was the former Dutch colony on the east coast of North America founded in 1614 or 1615.

It included significant settlements in, or claims to, parts of what are now the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maryland (between Cape Cod and Virginia).[1]

In 1654 New Sweden captured Fort Casimir from New Netherland in what is now New Castle County, Delaware. The next year, 1655, the Dutch counter-attacked, conquered, and absorbed all of former New Sweden, but granted it some autonomy.[2]

One of the important legacies of the New Netherland colony was religious tolerance. The Dutch Reformed Church, a Calvinist denomination, was predominant at first. However, from the beginning the colony was also a haven for religious minorities such as Huguenots (French Protestants), and Jews.[1]

Because of repeated wars between the Dutch and the British empires, the New Netherland colony was ceded to the British Empire in 1664. In August 1673 the Dutch recaptured their colony, but had to give it up to the British again in November 1674.[1]

A web-site to use for more information is: Holland Society

References

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "New Netherland" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Netherland (accessed 4 November 2008).
  2. "New Sweden" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Sweden (accessed 4 November 2008).

 

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