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Series A0270 Register of the Provincial Secretary, contains additional patents and deeds from the Dutch period

Series A1880 Dutch Patents and Deeds, contains "Indian deeds" which record the purchase of land from Native Americans for the West India Company and several patroons

Series A4688 Grantor index to deeds and other miscellaneous documents recorded or filed by the Secretary of State indexes this series

Series A4689 Grantee index to deeds and other documents recorded or filed by the Secretary of State and Office of General Services indexes this series

Series A4690 Location index to deeds and other documents recorded or filed by the Secretary of State and Office of General Services, indexes this series There are also deeds from the period 1653-1665 in the "Records of New Amsterdam" held at the New York City Clerk's office. The Albany County (New York) Hall of Records holds deeds from the Dutch period beginning in 1654.

Other finding aids

Item list: E.B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State (1866).

Folder list is available at the repository.

Translated in: New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch: Land Papers, Volumes GG, HH & II, trans. and ed. Charles T. Gehring (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980). New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch: Land Papers, Volumes GG, HH & II, trans. and ed. Charles T. Gehring (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980). Books GG and HH Part 2 contain recorded grants (patents) of land by the director and council of New Netherland, and a few Indian deeds. Book II (also designated as HH Part 1) contains recorded private conveyances (deeds).

Dutch patents for New Amsterdam are abstracted and mapped in I. N. Phelps Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909, 6 vols. (New York: 1916; repr. Union, N.J.: 1998), 2:353-411. Dutch patents for Beverwyck (established 1654, renamed Albany in 1664) are abstracted and indexed in Janny Venema, Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1642-1664 (Hilversum and Albany: 2003), Appendices 3, 8.