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I am doing a series of books on the Beekman Patent settlers, all 17th and 18th century information, (plus early 19th century NYS probate for all Beekman Surnames). I expect there will be fourteen or more volumes before this series is finished.

In all there were over 1,300 different surnames living in the Patent in the 18th century. I have worked on this project for over 40 years and am considered an expert on the early families of Dutchess County.

Many emigrants from New England lived in and then passed through the Beekman Patent on their way West. Others, such as the Palatines and Quakers were early settlers and remained for several generations or more. I have uncovered, and use in my work, many important and unpublished sources of information for these early families.

Click here to purchase individual chapters, CD's or Hardcover volumes.

The series to date consists of twelve volumes, available in book form or on CD, fully indexed.