New Netherland Connections (1996–2010)



Dorothy Ann Koenig (1933–2018) began New Netherland Connections in February 1996 and ended publication in November 2010.  It was a quarterly—published in February, May, August, and November—designed to help people who were looking for their New Netherland ancestors and their descendants.  Each issue had a feature article, replies to queries, items of Dutch colonial interest, and queries (of any length) and ran to about 28 pages.


Back issues of New Netherland Connections are online and searchable in a database for all research members of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (


Libraries and Family History Centers


Complimentary subscriptions were sent to some major genealogical libraries.  The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has filmed NNC so all issues available through your local Family History Center. For more information, please see New Netherland Connections in the FamilySearch Catalog.


Select Articles (In Chronological Order)


Mary E. Van Gorden, “Albert Gysbertsen and Aeltje Wiggers: Progenitors of the Van Gorden/Van Gorder Family in America,” (July, August, September 1999; Volume 4, Number 3).


Perry Streeter, "Brothers Peter and Jacobus Williamson of Greenwich Township, Warren County, New Jersey: Did They Descend from Willem1 Willemsen, Willem1 Davidszen [Williamson] or Someone Else?" (July, August, September 2000; Volume 5, Number 3).  Subsequently, through DNA testing, Perry was able to prove that Peter & Jacob were grandsons of Willem2 Willemsen (Willem1 Gerritsen) and Mayken2 Pieters Wyckoff (Pieter1 Claesen) of Gravesend, Kings County; these findings have been published in a series on "The Williamson Family of Gravesend," in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.


Perry Streeter, “Derrick/Richard6 Krusen (Francis5, Derrick4, Francis3, Derrick2, Garret1): Corrections and Extensions to Warren Cruise's The Croesen Families of America” (October, November, December 2002; Volume 7, Number 4 and January, February, March 2003; Volume 8, Number 1).


Perry Streeter, “Identifying the True Ancestry of Hilletje, wife of Isaac2 Bragaw (Bourgon1 Broucard) as the granddaughter of Pieter1 Roelofszen [Bas] and Jan1 Boeckhout [John1 Buckhout] both of Mespath Kills, Newtown, Queens County, New York” (July, August, September 2004; Volume 9, Number 3).


Perry Streeter and Mike Morrissey, “Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Testing of Probable Eighth Cousins Confirms Their Kinship and Proves Their Matrilineal Lines of Descent from Aeltje Cornelis (Cool) (Van Couwenhoven) Stoothoff; Simultaneously Proving Two Long-Held Theories Developed Sequentially Through Conventional Research; Mary (Updike) Richey of Greenwood, Steuben County, New York Was a Heretofore Unidentified Daughter of Roliph5 Updike (John4, Lawrence3, Johannes2, Louris1 Jansen); Eleanor5 "Nelly" Lane (Gizebert4, Mathias3, Gysbrecht2 Laenen, Matthys1 Jansen) Was the Heretofore Unidentified Wife of Roliph5 Updike” (April, May, June 2005; Volume 10, Number 2).


Perry Streeter, “Gerrit1 Jansen Van Oldenburg: DNA Testing Yields More Garrison Descendants in New Jersey & New York; with further records of Johannes3 Gerritsen (Jan2 Gerrits, Gerrit1 Jansen) of Staten Island & Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey as the heretofore unknown father of John4 Garrison (say 1701–1774) of Amwell Township, New Jersey & Staten Island, New York and the ancestor of the Garrison family of Amwell and Bethlehem Townships in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, probably including Jane (Garrison) Krusen, wife of Derrick/Richard6 Krusen (Francis5, Derrick4, Francis3, Derrick2, Garret1 Croesen) of Greenwood, NY and with insights on the brother-in-law of Johannes3 Gerritsen, Duncan Oliphant (ca. 1682–1734) of Staten Island & Amwell Township, New Jersey,” (January, February, March 2010; Volume 15, Number 1 and April, May, June 2010; Volume 15; Number 2).


Perry Streeter, “Long-Overdue Brokaw/Bragaw Additions & Corrections: The European Origins of Bourgon1 Broucard and Catherine le Fevre” (October, November, December 2010; Volume 15; Number 4 [final issue]).



Created 7 November 2003 § Updated 28 October 2019