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23 December 2007

Black Dutch

Shaking Your Family Tree, April 2, 1998

IN SEARCH OF THE BLACK DUTCH, by Myra Vanderpool Gormley, C.G.

"The so-called 'Black Dutch' have long been an enigma in American genealogy. Their descendants are widely reported, yet no authoritative definition exists for this intriguing term,'' James Pylant says in an article entitled "In Search of the Black Dutch,'' which appears in American Genealogy Magazine (Volume 12, No. 1).

Many readers of this periodical responded to a survey about their "Black Dutch'' ancestry as did several professional genealogists. The results were interesting but inconclusive. [Follow link for the rest of this article.]