A cousin of mine and by the way an excellent Genealogist by the name of Dorothy Koenig for many years published a newsletter on the Berry surname. She is now devoting her effort to publishing New Netherland Connections.
This newsletter, better referred to as an e-book, is extensive. For example, Volume 1, Number 1 from January, February, March 1996 is 135 pages. Volume 12, Number 1 for January, February March 2007 is 113 pages.
As stated in Vol.1, No. 1, this newsletter is for those who have or need to study the Dutch colonial period (1624-1664), and concentrates on the inhabitants of proto-New York and New Jersey. Thus the scope is narrower than the Record of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, De Halve Maen of the Holland Society of New York, and the Quarterly of the Dutch Family Heritage.
While the Holland Society of New York is open to men who descend in the direct line from an inhabitant of New Netherland and who can so document, Ms. Koenig’s e-book is intended to be helpful to those attempting to establish links to New Netherland and its environs.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is supporting this effort on its web site as well.
Dorothy can be reached at and her address is:
Dorothy A. Koenig, Editor
1232 Carlotta Avenue Berkeley CA 94707-2707 Phone: 510-524-5796.