Words To Remember

"The truth is this--genealogy is our living, and we are busy every minute, [and we] could use more hours." --Jane Wethy Foley, 1942

Monday, January 17, 2011


Dominie Henricus Selyns wrote his book in 1686 and it was published over 100 years later, the last in 1916.

Included in his book were references to blacks, many of whom were slaves, though there were a few free blacks among the population.  They are referred to in the Dominie's own terms as "Negrinn," or "Negroes." 

I have elected not to change those references, out of respect for the Church Records themselves.

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