About Us

The Society of Daughters of Holland Dames, Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Families of New Netherland, established in 1895, is a lineage society open to qualified women who descend from Dutch settlers present in New Netherland in 1674 and earlier. The purposes of the Society are to perpetuate the memory and promote the virtues of the Dutch ancestors of its Members, collect and preserve genealogical and historical documents relating to the Dutch in America, encourage excellence in historical research, and establish commemorative and durable memorials in lasting tribute to the early Dutch settlers. Go to the Membership button on this website for membership information.