New Netherlands descendants

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NEW Netherlands project is hurting my head, why does it have to be so confusing.  Can I just hand over my NN descendants profile IDs for someone else in the project to take care of? Currently I am way too busy building my tree and adding sources.

Last name is Dorland-203 + others

 (Elias Dorland-172 is the NNP protected profile I am linked to.)
WikiTree profile: John Dorland
in Requests for Project Volunteers by Corinne Kuhlmann G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)

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Please try to calm down. :-) The New Netherland Settlers project aims to help develop the genealogy for early settler families in New Netherland, which include Elias Dorland. There weren't a lot of families in New Netherland in the early years, so there is a potential to develop strong genealogical content for the early settlers there. However, there is an unusual diversity in people's names that can create challenges, and (like everywhere) records for some communities are nonexistent. Those are reasons why the project gets involved. The project is confusing mostly because the names we deal with are so confusing.

Nobody has protected the Elias Dorland profile, and anyway "project protection" doesn't mean control. That profile been identified as one that the project wants to help with.

I've learned a lot from my involvement with the New Netherland Settlers project, and you might have the same experience. Please join us, and please look at the resources on the project pages to learn more about the unique history of New Netherland, and resources that may help you research your ancestors there.

Whether or not you want to get involved, please add the New Netherland Settlers Project Profile to the Trusted List for New Netherland profiles you manage (do this by going to the Privacy tab on the profile page, and putting the email address in the box there), then make that profile a Profile Manager. That's the way to hand a profile over to the project group -- but it's best if you stay involved with it, too.

by Ellen Smith G2G Astronaut (1.6m points)
Cool. You simplified it for me, thank you. When is the cutoff date for The Descendants? Would I be considered a descendant?
The New Netherland Settlers Project defines a "Settler" as someone who was in New Netherland before October 1674.

The other criteria for inclusion are being revised, but in general the project works with descendants who lived in the general New Netherland area in a Dutch-dominated cultural setting (this could mean, for example, that their baptism and marriage records were in the Dutch language), with a cutoff date of 1776.

You and I are New Netherland descendants, but we would not be considered descendants for the purposes of the WikiTree project.
Got it. Ok. So I will categorize and add to trusted list and join the Google group.

Is there also a project for Quakers or Society of Friends? John dorland and his brothers Thomas and Samuel were very active and the Society of Friends meeting house and graveyard are on their property

Yes, there is a Quaker Project. (I had to look that up; I don't believe I have any Quaker ancestors, and that project is not one of my interests.)

I'm sorry I should have looked it up myself but I was just wondering if there was like a subcategory of New Netherlands and then subcategory Quakers because that's where they started.

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