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Select list of my publications dealing with Biography or Genealogy

This is a list of my more important publications on biography or genealogy, not including material on this website or in Miscellanea Manitobiana. These items often go into considerably more detail on some points than what can be presented on this website. Apart from the five articles published in open-access online journals, most of this material has appeared in print periodicals, and was accepted under conditions which either do not allow its reproduction here, or at least require that a reasonable amount of time has passed. In the meantime, I am able to supply single copies of articles for purposes of personal study, provided the request stipulates that they will not be replicated further, or put to commercial use.

I can no longer supply print copies of my book, The Descendants of George and Elizabeth (Lee) Flint, of Holbeach, Lincolnshire, which is however now available in a Web edition. Everything else I wrote before 1993 was also self-published, and is not listed here as it has been replaced, or is in the process of being replaced, by materials on this website.


1. “The spurious articles in Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography — some new discoveries and considerations,” Biography (Honolulu) 16 (1993): 388-408.
scan of published article [PDF]

2. “Swaentje Jans and her five husbands,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 129 (1998): 161-70.
published article [PDF]

An important addendum to this article was published (anonymously) in Gens Nostra 55 (2000): 58. Item no. 4 below is a sequel.

3. “The Amsterdam years of Joseph Margetts, father-in-law of Adriaen Hegeman of New Netherland,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 130 (1999): 174-80; 131 (2000): 297 (correction).
published article [PDF]

This has since been revised as The Margetts family.

4. “Cornelis De Potter revisited,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 131 (2000): 260-62.
published article [PDF]

A sequel to item no. 2 above.

5. “Some erroneous marriages in Bergen’s Kings County,” New Netherland Connections 6 (2001): 96-104; 7 (2002): 9 (correction).
scan of published article [PDF]

6. “The ver Veelen family in Cologne and Amsterdam,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 133 (2002): 123-36, 293 (correction); 135 (2004): 284-85 (further correction).
published article [PDF]
revision of published article

An important addendum to this article was published (anonymously) in Gens Nostra 58 (2003): 487, but see my correction thereto in NYGBR 135 (2004): 284-85. The Eelhout portion of this article has since been revised separately, as The Eelhout family of Cologne. The wife of Joannes Verveelen, Anna Chatvelt (i.e. Chatfield) is identified in item no. 15 below.

7. “A note on Arnoldus de La Grange,” New Netherland Connections 7 (2002): 63-70.
preprint version [PDF]

8. “The Stoughtons of New England: Their alleged Elys-Notebeme ancestry,” Foundations: Newsletter of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 2003), 46-50.
scan of published article [PDF]

9. “A Note on the Reverend Robert Chamberlayne of Strood, Kent, Father-in-Law of Capt. Richard1 Betts of Newtown, Long Island,” The American Genealogist 79 (2004): 228-34.
scan of published article [PDF]

Note the sequel to this article, item no. 14 below.

10. “Notes on the Nevius Family,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 136 (2005): 33-44.
article as published [PDF]

The Lenaerts ancestry briefly mentioned in this article is extended in items nos. 16 and 17 below.

11. “The fraudulent Coligny-Rapalje descent,” Annals of Genealogical Research, vol. 2, no. 1 (2006). Available online at http://www.genlit.org/agr/viewarticle.php?id=10

12. “The earliest generations of the Goetbloet alias Bloetgoet family,” New Netherland Connections 12 (2007): 12-15.
preprint version [PDF]

13. “On the origin of Herck Syboutsen, ancestor of the Kranckheyt family,” New Netherland Connections 12 (2007): 63-65.
scan of published article [PDF]

14. “Chamberlaynes in the ancestry of the Betts Family of Newtown, Long Island,” The American Genealogist 82 (2007): 227-30.
scan of published article [PDF]

A sequel to item no. 9 above.

15. “A note on the family of Thomas Chatfield, great-uncle of the three Chatfield brothers of Connecticut, and probable father-in-law of Joannes Verveelen of New Amsterdam,” The Genealogist 22 (2008): 212-20.
scan of published article [PDF]
online addendum

Supplies an identification missing in item no. 6 above. The first wife of Thomas Chatfield, Paulina van Oudenhoven, is identified in item no. 22 below.

16. “Lenaerts and Sassenbroeck, ancestors of the Nevius Family of New Netherland,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 140 (2009): 13-22.
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Elaborates on the Lenaerts ancestry of the Nevius family treated in item no. 10 above.

17. “Nevius, Lenaerts, and Sassenbroeck: Updates and New Ancestry,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 141 (2010): 292-96.
scan of published article [PDF]

Further extends the Lenaerts and Sassenbroeck ancestry of the Nevius family treated in item no. 10 above.

18. “The Family of Hendrick Cock of Amsterdam,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 142 (2011): 107-16, 195-202; 143 (2012): 308-11 (additions and corrections).
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19. “Tracing the Origins of New Netherlanders in Continental Europe,” American Ancestors 12(2) (Spring 2011): 52-54.

20. (with Adrian Benjamin Burke and Janet Chevalley Wolfe) “The Exhurst Ancestry of the Stoughton Siblings of New England,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register 165 (2011): 245-60; 166 (2012): 46-70.

21. “The Parentage of Sir Justus Beck,” Notes and Queries 59(2) (June 2012): 188-192; doi: 10.1093/notesj/gjs034. Published online 31 March 2012.
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22. “Van Oudenhoven: Some New Ancestry of the Verveelen Family,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 144 (2013): 33-39, 311-12 (corrections and additions).
scan of published article [PDF]
corrected copy of published article [PDF]

Extends the Van Oudenhoven ancestry figuring in item no. 15 above.

23. “Van Dongen: A New Name in the Ancestry of the Verveelen Family,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 144 (2013): 40-44.
scan of published article [PDF]

24. “Recent Literature on the Duncanson Sisters of New Netherland,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 144 (2013): 306-309.
scan of published article [PDF]

25. “William J. Hoffman, FASG, FGBS,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 146 (2015): 23-30.
scan of published article [PDF]

26. “Some heraldry associated with the Nevius family,” in The American Society of Genealogists 75th Anniversary Volume (1940-2015): Selected and Original Articles by Fellows of the Society, Past and Present, ed. Charles M. Hansen & Gale Ion Harris (2015), pp. 284-99.

27. “David Japin, Stepfather of Joannes Nevius of New Amsterdam,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 147 (2016): 103-12.
scan of published article [PDF]

Supplies the name of the previously unknown second husband of Maria Becx (see items 10 and 17 above).

28. (with James Isaak) “Daniel Mcintyre, United Empire Loyalist, of Argyle Township, Albany County, New York, and Grimsby Township, Lincoln County, Upper Canada,” New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 148 (2017): 191-202, 278-82 (to be continued).

29. “The German Origin of Andreas Flach of Flocktown, German Valley, Roxbury Township, Morris County, New Jersey,” The Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey 92 (2017): 131-135.

From the Genealogy Page of John Blythe Dobson
URL = johnblythedobson.org/genealogy/ff/publications.html
This page first appeared 18 April 1999
Last revised 25 November 2017