This page lists publications helpful to Roblee researchers in understanding the social context of the American colonies during its early years.

Christoph, Peter R. A Norwegian Family in Colonial America. (Salem: Higginson Book Co., 1994). Paper edition. Describes the first two generations of the life and times of Albert and Arent Bradt.  Of interest to Roblee researchers because later descendents married Roblee women and others settled in the same locales as Roblees. First edition of this work was produced for the Bradt Family Association reunion in 1987.

Gehring, Charles T.  “Privatizing Colonization: The Patroonship of Rensselaerswijck.” Annals of New Netherland, 2000.  Gehring was Director of the New Netherland Project (though now retired). This paper is based on a talk before the Delaware County Historical Association at SUNY Delhi on September 24, 1994. Available at:

Jacobs, Jaap. The Colony of New Netherland: A Dutch Settlement in Seventeenth-Century America. (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009), paper edition.  A modern scholarly study, with translations of Dutch records, of the Dutch colonization of New Netherland.

Panetta, Roger (ed.). Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture. (Yonkers: Hudson River Museum, Fordham University Press, 2009), paper. A look at the Dutch role in America’s origins and in creating habits, styles and practices of New York. Panetta of the Hudson River Collection of the Hudson River Museum. The book includes 13 original essays.

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