Greetings- my interest in finding my New Netherlands ancestry started with a French man (then briefly Canadian). Actually, it was his grandson, a veteran of the Revolutionary War, but that’s jumping ahead too far. I learned that the area he came to had a lot of Dutch settlers already, and he blended in. Some Family names- Philips, Hendricks, van Blarcum, Oosteroom, Lubberts, and either Roelofs or van Schalckwynk. Not sure yet about that.
The French, briefly- LeRoy and Relyea, both spelled various ways. Well, a lot of these were loosely spelled, so those are the ones I’ve found most often.
My purpose is to learn more about the individuals, and make my tree as error-free as possible. I find blatant errors all the time, even with current or recent facts. I try to get those corrected, too.
Well that enough, now you know. I’m having a lot of fun!
Regards, and good luck