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Join the Holland Society


The Holland Society of New York is a historical and genealogical society founded to collect and preserve information respecting the early history and settlement of New Netherland by the Dutch. The Society was incorporated on May 1st, 1885, by a group of gentlemen descended from the original settlers of New Netherland.

Today we welcome all who are interested in this period of history to join us, whether as members, who are direct descendants of residents of Dutch Settlements in North America, or friends of the Society.

Revise note: We do not accept online database family trees (, etc.) nor DNA as supporting documentation for new line applicants.