For a look into the records of New Amsterdam at the NYC Municipal Archives, please visit:

Digitized Records

The NYC Municipal Archives is in the process of digitizing its collection of 17th century New Amsterdam records. As the records are made available online, links to them will appear below.

Note regarding language: Most of the records are in Dutch. A translation by Edmund B. O'Callaghan is available in Records of New Amsterdam, edited by Berthold Fernow (1897), available here through Google Books.

The following original Dutch manuscripts are now available:

English manuscript translations can be found here: