The Library of the Holland Society of New York is an invaluable resource for those pursuing New Netherland studies, especially genealogy and family history. The library’s collection includes a large amount of information on the history and culture of the families that populated the Dutch colonies in America over three centuries ago. While this collection focuses primarily on New Amsterdam and Hudson River settlements, it also follows early Dutch and allied migrations in North America. In order to make this collection more accessible to the public, the Library was donated to the New York State Library in July 2017. Read more about the Library’s donation here.

The church record book collection, published by the Society, has been indexed and digitized by Ancestry.com and is available in a database called ‘U.S., Dutch Reformed Church Records from Selected States, 1660-1926’.

The library also subscribes to historical and genealogical society publications, collecting newsletters of family organizations with ancestry in New Netherland.