one of Rodney's comments has led to an epiphany, and I wanted to suggest it here before changing the proposed criteria (so that commenting/discussion is easier):
instead of saying descendants (either lineal or collateral), just say "anyone born to a resident of New Netherland (1609 - October 1674)" (or as rephrased below)?
That would make the proposed critera (see the critera page for the proposed definitions and supplemental/clarifying text):
- Proposal (shooting for consensus by 6/19) -
The New Netherland Settlers project admits three main groups:
* immigrants who embarked for New Netherland no later than October 1674 from the United Provinces of the Netherlands, including Dutch colonies (regardless of where they were born), provided they settled in New Netherland upon arrival
* immigrants who were born in the United Provinces of the Netherlands, including Dutch colonies, and embarked for New Netherland (regardless of port) no later than October 1674, provided they settled in New Netherland upon arrival
* anyone born no later than October 1674 to a New Netherland settler