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Woestina Dutch Reformed Church Records

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 26 Aug 2010

Biographical History

The Woestina Dutch Reformed Church was completed in 1800. Its first minister was Thomas Romeyn. The town in which it stood was christened Rotterdam in 1821, and in 1823 the church became known as the First Reformed Church of Rotterdam. Consistory meetings were held in the home church as well as in classes in other towns and cities.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Woestina Dutch Reformed Church Records consists of microfilm, xeroxed materials, one bound bound volume, and a number of loose pieces (mostly financial and legal material). Documents include baptismal records, marriage records, consistory minutes, burial records, communicants registers, and other types of records. Names include Dutch, German and English; among them are Veeder, Schuyler, Putman, Schermerhorn, Sterling / Staring, Kline, Herrick, Shipley and Barclay.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is unprocessed and remains in original order.


Access Restrictions:

The collection is currently unprocessed and not available for research. Please contact Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

First Dutch Reformed Church of Rotterdam (N.Y.)
Woestina Dutch Reformed Church (Rotterdam, N.Y.)


Rotterdam (N.Y.) -- Religious life and customs.

Genres and Forms

Church records.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Woestina Dutch Reformed Church Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1964.

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