Suggested Titles for Researching Dutch Family History


Histories of the Dutch in America


Currer-Briggs, Noel. Colonial Settlers and English Adventurers. Genealogical Publishing Co., 1971.

De Jong, G.F. The Dutch in America, 1609-1974. Boston, Twayne, 1975.

Dutch Emigration to America, 1624-1860. New York: Arno Press, 1944.

Fiske, John. The Dutch and Quaker Colonies in America. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1899.

Lucas, Henry S. Netherlands in America: Dutch Immigration to the United States and Canada, 1789-1950. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1955.

Smit, J.W. The Dutch in America, 1609-1970. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1972

Swierenga, Robert W..Faith and Family: Dutch Immigration and Settlement in the United States, 1820-1920. Holmes & Meier Publishing, Inc., PLACE 2000.

_____. The Forerunners: Dutch Jewry in the North American Diaspora. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1994.


Sources for Genealogical Research

Doezema, Linda Pegman. Dutch-Americans: A Guide to Manuscript Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1979

Fernow, Berthold. Records of New Amsterdam, 1653-1674. Reprint. Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978.

Franklin, Charles M. Dutch Genealogical Research. Indianapolis, Ind.: Ye Olde Genealogie Shoppe, 1982.

Rupp, I. Daniel. A Collection of Upwards of 30,000 Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1726-1776. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Leary, Steward, 1927.

Swierenga, Robert P. Dutch Emigrants to the United States, South Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia, 1835-1880. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1983.

_____. Dutch Immigrants in the U.S. Passenger Manifests 1820-1880: An Alphabetical Listing by Household Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1983.

_____. "Dutch Immigrant Demography, 1820-1880." Journal of Family History 5 (Winter 1980): 390-405

_____. Dutch Immigrants in Federal Population Censuses, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1900. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University, 1992.

_____. The Dutch in America: Immigration, Settlement, and Cultural Change. NEED BIB DATA

_____, comp. Dutch Households in U.S. Population Censuses, 1850, 1860, 1870: An Alphabetical Listing by Household Heads and Independent Persons. 3 vols. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1987.

Szucs, Loretto Dennis. They Became Americans : Finding Naturalization Records and Ethnic Origins. PUB: Ancestry, Inc., 1998.

Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking. The Source. Revised edition. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry Inc.1997.
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The Dutch Immigrant Experience:

Brinks, Herbert J., ed. Dutch American Voices : Letters from the United States, 1850-1930 (Documents in American Social History). PLACE, Cornell University Press, 1995.

_____. Guide to the Dutch-American Historical Collections of Western Michigan. Grand Rapids: Dutch-American Historical Commission, 1967. CHECK CITE

_____. Write Back Soon: Letters From Immigrants in America.

Lucas, Henry Stephen, ed. Dutch Immigrant Memoirs and Related Writings. Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum & Co., 1955.


Keuning, J. The Man in Bearskin A Fascinating Story of Dutch Settlers in Western Michigan of the Van Raalte Colony of 1847 Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1942 H

DeJong, Y.P. Daden des Heeren, Drie Leerredenen Gehouden in Verband met den Wereld-Oorlog, 1914 - 1919 M. Hoffius Grand Rapids 1919 near very good cond. wraps, 48 p., old owner name on front wrapper. Listed in Stob's bibliography of publications of professors and alums of Calvin College (1926). Appears to relate to World War I.

Swierenga, Robetr The Dutch Transplanting in Michigan and the Midwest Historical Society of Michig Lansing 1985 near fine cond. wrappers, 13 p. The Clarence M. Burton Memorial Lecture.