I don't understand the reason for all of the clauses in the criteria and feel that the whole thing is too wordy and takes a huge time investment to read when it's not so complicated.
As I mentioned a week ago, I think the criteria should be much more simple and look like this edited version of the criteria for settlers written by the Holland Dames. http://www.hollanddames.org/membership/
A New Netherland Settler is defined as someone who:
(i) resided in New Netherland [including any lands that became New Netherland] prior to the Treaty of Westminster, 24 Oct 1674*; OR
(ii) was born, prior to the Treaty of Westminster, 24 Oct 1674, in New Netherland; OR
(iii) was one of the following:
a Director General or other Director of New Netherland,
a member of the Council of the Director General of New Netherland,
a member of a governmental or religious body of New Netherland,
a patroon or freeholder of New Netherland,
a commissioner in New Netherland either of Indian Affairs, Boundaries, or Treaties,
a commissioned officer, soldier, or sailor who served in defense of New Netherland.
*The date that the Treaty of Westminster took effect and the Dutch turned over New Netherland to the English.
There's more to consider than New Sweden, there were Puritans and English subjects that were allowed to settle in the area, the Native Americans who became a part of the community, the council members and others that didn't arrive by Dutch boats.
Do we not share the same goals as the Holland Society, "founded in New York City in 1885 to collect information respecting the settlement and history of New Netherland" and the Holland Dames, "Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland"? They definitely include the New Sweden patrons as ancestors, and more:
As it is, I can't prove that my Quackenbosch ancestor arrived so he may be excluded. :)