Dingman Versteeg's Translations, c.1900

In June of 1895, Judge Alphonso T. Clearwater had the early Dutch records of Kingston examined by Dingman Versteeg, the official translator of the Holland Society.  In November of the same year, at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors of the county, Judge Clearwater suggested the need to translate these records at county expense.  

Of constant historical interest, these translations were indexed shortly after their completion and are the source of the Ulster County Archive's Dutch Records Index.