I am attemting to gain access to the entire 100-page report on the Fonda Family in the Innes Getty Collection of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society http://www.nygbs.org/info/articles/Getty.html You have to join the NYG&B to gain access and you're only allowed 5 photocopy pages per member. I appealed for more and got pages 1-10, which were full of family facts not found elsewhere. I am trying to find others who can get pages 11-100. It costs $60 to become a member. Their new website is at http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org If anyone is (or wants to be) a member and is willing to request copies of the additional pages, please contact me so we can coordinate which pages get requested. I would be glad to compile and share all that gets assembled with those who contribute.
Here is an example of what was included in the pages that I did get:
"Rev. William A. Williams, in his Early American Families, gives a fanciful account of the European family of Fonda, but no references are cited, and one is free to accept or reject the entire story. Likewise, the data of the American family of Fonda is not authoritative for again, no references to source material are offered, and his conclusions are not in accord with church records. It follows that his material is mere balderdash. In printed genealogies, other than the above, Douwe Jellis Fonda's wife is given as Rebecca Conyn of Leendert Philipse Conyn, but in no instance is any reference cited, nor any circumstantial evidence adduced to justify the assumption. In the list of nine children of Douwe Jellis Fonda, of whom we have records, not one bears a Conyn name; PHILIP; LEENDERT; CASPAR; AGNIET; nor is a member of the Conyn family sponsor at any of the three baptisms recorded in the Church at Albany. Furthermore, in the list of sixty three grandchildren of Douwe Jellis Fonda, not one bears a Conyn name, and in no instance is a member of the Conyn family a sponsor. REBECCA is not a CONYN name."
(Rebecca Conyn is a very common listing for the wife of Douw Jellis Fonda (1641-1700), but according to the well-respected report by Innes Getty, former Trustee and Chairman of the New York, it is incorrect. His wife is listed in that report as Rebecca Jansen (1646-1727); married in 1666 in Albany.)
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