New Amsterdam 1660 when it was under Dutch rule. Later to become New York under British rule. Biddy Craft

Thirteen Colonies Lesson Plans for 8th Grade American History

New Amsterdam 1660 when it was under Dutch rule. Later to become New York under British rule. Biddy Craft

Map of New Amsterdam, 1660. Magdalena Dircks-Rosencrantz is my 10th great-grandmother, Christine Vigne-Volckertszens  (11th) was her mother. Christine's mother (12th) was married to Jan Jansen Damen, Christine's step-father.

Map of New Amsterdam, 1660. Magdalena Dircks-Rosencrantz is my 10th great-grandmother, Christine Vigne-Volckertszens (11th) was her mother. Christine's mother (12th) was married to Jan Jansen Damen, Christine's step-father.

Director-General+of+New+Netherland | Nieuw-Amsterdam, NY – Career Training USA

Director-General+of+New+Netherland | Nieuw-Amsterdam, NY – Career Training USA

Above New Amsterdam in 1664 - notice the curl of streets towards the salty (ice-free) East River.

Above New Amsterdam in 1664 - notice the curl of streets towards the salty (ice-free) East River.

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