In accordance with my firm belief that well established genealogical data should
be FREELY available AND accessible, I utterly and completely REVOKE any and all
claim to copyright protection for ANYTHING that appears on this web page and any
of its sub-pages accessed via its hyperlinks. Robert L. Billard
12/30/2004. So feel free to copy anything you see here.
Please scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see it all.
Custom search feature for Vital Statistics
This will search ALL the marriage, baptism, etc. pages linked to from this web page.
It is very similiar to my RecordSearch Program.
Again, not yet perfect, but getting there.
This is not a general search, but rather a VERY powerful search specific to these records.
For you diehard masochists, these files can be viewed online,
or I have also included compressed 'zip' files so you can easily download
them onto your own computer to peruse at your leisure.
If anyone has any of this type of file of marriages or baptisms and would
truly like to share it, copyright free, for the aid and benefit of all, please
feel free to forward it to me for inclusion in these pages.
With apologies to the purists, I have decided that these files will not be
the standard, static files simply repeating what appears in printed works, with
all their mistakes, omissions, etc. Rather they will be dynamic, often
updated to reflect corrections and additional data as it is found. One
type of data to add would be the established surnames adopted by the early
families, a simple example is for 'Wiert Epkens'. The Banta surname can be
added as 'Wiert Epkens [Banta]'. Another important addition to be made is
in the Marriage records. I have found that many entries are for a widow
but that info is not stated, plus her name is given using her prior husbands
surname instead of her maiden name. One entry reads: '1709 19 May; William
Brouwer; Maria Hennion'.
In my file it now reads: '1709 19 May; William Brouwer; Maria Hennion [Marytje Van Oort wid Pieter
Henjon]'. Any of this additional info that I am less than 90 percent sure
of, I have added a question mark in the brackets. I have not been
replacing info with these corrections or additions, but have been adding it to
the records in brackets. Update: Some of these records are such a
mess, requiring so many changes, and to have them work properly with
RecordSearch, I have mostly given up with the brackets and am simply making the
Do yourself a favor and download RecordSearch
, it's free! This is an indispensable, powerful tool for searching through
this huge amount of info.
Feel free to check out my
RecordSearch program to help dig through these files.
To anyone with a serious interest in these records, may I suggest subscribing
to the Dutch-Colonies mailing list, maintained by the wonderful people at
Rootsweb. Follow this link:
Then scroll down to the fourth entry and follow the directions to subscribe.
There are many helpful and very knowledgeable folks there. Good Luck in
This is a quick list of many of the files available for download in format to be
used with the RecordSearch program. Scroll down the page for more
information on the files.
Click here to view a complete up-to-date (4/10/2012) list of all files included with th RecordSearch program.
Here you may download the 'zipped' file or view the file
New Amsterdam marriages 1639-1801
New Amsterdam baptisms 1639-1730
New Amsterdam baptisms 1731-1800
Port Richmond, S.I. baptisms 1696-1790
Moravian Church, S.I. marriages 1764-1863
Albany, N.Y. baptisms 1683-1724
Kingston, N.Y. marriages 1660-1809
Kingston, N.Y. baptisms 1660-1809
Bergen, N.J. marriages 1660-1788
Bergen, N.J. baptisms 1666-1789
Jamaica, L.I. membership 1786-1884
Flatbush, L.I. marriages 1677-1757
Flatbush, L.I. baptisms 1677-1754
Newtown, L.I. marriages 1835-1846
Newtown, L.I. baptisms 1736-1817
New York French Church marriages 1699-1801
New York French Church Baptisms 1688-1804
Schenectady, N.Y. marriages 1662-1800
Schenectady, N.Y. baptisms
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. marriages 1698-1790
Hollow, N.Y. baptisms
N.Y. Marriage licenses
prev to 1784
The following were uploaded 10/10/2009.
Marriage Licenses - Supplementary
Selyns List of Members, DRC, NY - 1686
Clarkstown, NY, DRC baptisms 1749-1795
Coxsackie DRC baptisms 1738-1900
Flatbush DRC Marriages 1787-1872
Flatbush DRC baptisms
Flatbush DRC members
167? - 168?
Flatlands DRC baptisms 1747-1802
Gravesend DRC Baptisms 1715-1805
Letters of Administration, NY 1743-1783
New Jersey marriage
Poughkeepsie DRC baptisms 1716-1824
Ship Passenger lists to NA 1657-1664
Marriage Licenses from NY Will Libers 1691-1705
or here is one super file that contains all of the above: Record_files.zip
OF MEMBERS OF THE DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH IN NEW YORK IN 1686,
Arranged According to the Streets of the City
By DOMINE HENRICUS SELYNS IN 1686
IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, OF THE Early Settlers of Kings County
LONG ISLAND, N. Y., FROM ITS
First Settlement by Europeans to 1700;
WITH CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR BIOGRAPHIES AND GENEALOGIES, COMPILED
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES.
BY TEUNIS G. BERGEN
Sleepy Hollow (Phillipsburg), N.Y. Marriages: 1698-1790
These are the marriage and baptism records from the DRC of Phillipsburg, N.Y.
This is NOT an exact, accurate copy, but rather a much altered version of the information set in (what I believe to be) a
much more useful format. By altered, I mean that I have been
'standardizing' some of the many spelling variations for the same name, also,
with much cross checking, filling in maiden names for mothers and witnesses.
I have only done a small percentage so far, but it is VERY time consuming and I
have to work on other things. I will continue to work on this as time
Province of New York - Marriage Licenses
Names of persons for whom Marriage Licenses were issued by the Secretary of
the Province of New York, previous to 1784.
For consistency, these are arranged in date order in the format of: Date;
Husband; Wife. This is NOT an exact, accurate copy, but rather a distillation of the
pertinent information set in (what I believe to be) a more useful format.
This shows the date the License was issued, NOT the date of marriage.
There are some obvious errors that appear in the publication.
NEW AMSTERDAM Marriages: 1639-1801
From Samuel S. Purple's 'Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in New
Amsterdam and New York, Marriages from 11 December 1639 to 26 August 1801.'
The beginning records show the date the Banns were registered, NOT the date
of marriage. Starting on 9/20/1673 marriage dates are given.
In a similar fashion, I also have the New Amsterdam Baptisms from
These are complete to the end of 1730 as per Vol II of the
'Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1901'.
I have recently spent a few months proofreading this against the printed
file corrects hundreds of typos, omissions, and scrambled entries. It is
accurate than any other version to be found.
I am pleased to announce the addition of the New Amsterdam DRC Baptisms from
These are complete to the end of 1800 as per Vol III of the
'Collections of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1902'.
Facsimile reprint published by Bergen Historic Books.
I regret that this has not been as carefully proofread as the earlier Baptism file.
I am sure there are still many of my own typos to be found. This is primarily due
to the realization that the printed records are a mess, and further proofreading would
be an exercise in futility. The vast number of errors and discrepancies in the printed
records can be attributed to many factors; problems reading handwriting, translation
errors, typesetting errors, different recordkeepers spelling the same names differently, etc.
That being said, this file corrects hundreds of typos, omissions, and scrambled entries.
It is more accurate than any other version to be found.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.
From 'Staten Island Church Records' by Tobias Alexander Wright.
Reformed Dutch Church of Port Richmond, Staten Island, N.Y. - Baptisms - 1696-1790
Moravian Church (United Brethren Congregation), Staten Island - Marriages - 1764-1863
ALBANY, N.Y. Marriages: 1683-1724 Baptisms: 1683-1724
These are the marriage records from the DRC of Albany, N.Y., mainly
from the Holland Society Yearbook.
From 'Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston,
Ulster County, New York (formerly named Wiltwick, and often familiarly called
Esopus or 'Sopus), for One Hundred and fifty Years from their commencement in
1660', edited by Roswell Randall Hoes, 1891.
is much more information in the book, especially about location of place-names.
Marriages: 1660-1809 (b) denotes date of Banns, not
(lic) denotes married with a license
Apparently my grandfather, John Lott Bergen was a member of the Holland
Society for a number of years, so I am fortunate in having my own copies of a
couple of their yearbooks. Therefore I have entered the marriages and baptisms for the
Reformed Dutch Church of Bergen, New Jersey from the 1913 and 1914 yearbooks.
These are presented in the format of:
Date; Father, Mother; Child; Witness1, Witness2, etc.
Some entries contain additional information:
b. - apparently indicates birth date instead of baptism date
b. 4/23 - birth date
2c - would indicate second child
3s - would indicate third son
1d - would indicate first daughter
FLATBUSH, N.Y. Marriages 1677-1757 Baptisms
From 'Flatbush Dutch Church Marriages and Baptisms', Holland Society
Baptisms of the DRC Newtown, L.I., from LDS Microfilm #17803.
Baptisms 1736-1817 Marriages
French Church, New York, N.Y.
Marriages of the French Church of New York 1699-1801
of the French Church of New York 1688-1804
files are from data extracted from the published book:
'Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths of the "Eglise Francoise
a la Nouvelle York", from 1688 to 1804' edited by Rev. Alfred V.
There is much more information in the book, which should definitely be
consulted by any serious researchers.
These are records extracted from the published book:
'Contributions for the Genealogies of the Descendants of the
of the Patent and City of Schenectady, from 1662 to 1800'
by Jonathan Pearson,
originally published 1873
Due to the manner in which the book was written, a high percentage of these
do NOT have proper dates, but rather a series of question marks. The book
as mini family histories as opposed to chronological church records. For
ALL information in these files should be double checked and verified by other
These files should be regarded simply as an AID to ones research.
Here is one large file that maintains the family grouping format as in the
book. This is
EXTRACTED information, and NOT a word-for-word transcript.
Schenectady Marriages: extracted from the above, for use with RecordSearch
Baptisms: extracted from the above, for use with RecordSearch
There is much more information in the book, which should definitely be
consulted by any serious researchers.
Also, at one point I
was feeling ambitious and scanned in the Appendix from the book 'History of the First
Reformed Dutch Church of Jamaica, N.Y.' by Rev. W. H. DeHart, published in 1884. It
indicates when people joined the Church. What makes it unique is that it includes
the maiden names of almost every married female that joined. I have it broken down
in ten files. Interesting reading for anyone researching Jamaica.
History of the Dutch Reformed Church:
Zip and list files are available above, or here are
individual pages following the format of the book.
In pamphlet form, I also have two directories of the First Reformed Dutch
Church of Jamaica that contain lists of members with addresses.
Directory - 1904
From July, 1917, Church publication, BMD info
Another of my little treasures is a pamphlet printed by Maple Grove Cemetery,
Richmond Hill, Queens County, New York, 1908. It's actually a fancy
advertisement but also includes a list of proprietors of the cemetery. It
is NOT a list of people interred, but rather a list of grave or plot owners.
View the Maple Grove list.