Tag Archives: New Amsterdam

My connection to the very first settlers of New Amsterdam

I have lived in Manhattan for most of my adult life. But I did not realize until very recently that I descend from the first European colonists to call this island home. My ancestors were part of an advance party … Continue reading

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The immigrants in my family tree: 1624-1913

In a year when immigration is at the center of the national conversation, I thought it would be fun to focus on the stories of the immigrants in my family tree. I grew up knowing three of them – my … Continue reading

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