I am not very experienced at genealogical research, but have information on a Dutch ancestor who emigrated to New Amsterdam in the 17th century. The information I have is summarized below.
I am in Amsterdam now, and will be visiting pretty regularly for work over the next year, so this is an opportunity to see if I can find some information on this ancestor before he emigrated. I have this Monday free to visit an archive. Would it be better to start at the regional archive in Utrecht, or at the Amersfoort local archive? I want to go to Amersfoort anyway to see the town and take pictures, and can do that Sunday.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Jan Aerson (Aartz, Areson, Aertsen, etc.)
Born about 1635-40, probably Amersfoort
Died between April 23 and June 8, 1708, Brooklyn, NY
Married (2d) Adriaentge Bleijk (widow of Johannes Nevius) 1672-1674
De Trouw (The Faith) Sailed from Amsterdam 13 December 1660 [NWI], 24 December 1660 [JJ], arrived New Amsterdam before May 1661. Captain Jan Jans Bestevaer
Lived with Elbert Elbertsen in Flatlands
Operated Ferry between New York and Brooklyn