An American Journey
The Association of Blauvelt Descendants is a family association that was founded in 1926 to bring together the descendants of Gerrit Hendricksen (Blauvelt). The Association is dedicated to promoting an interest in the history and genealogy of the early Dutch settlers in New Netherland, with particular emphasis on Gerrit Hendricksen van Deventer, who married Marie Lamberts Moll on 7 May 1646 in the New Amsterdam (NYC) Dutch Church, and the descendants of Gerrit’s eight surviving children, Hendrick, Huybert, Johannes, Margrietje, Abraham, Isaac, Marritje, and Elizabeth. The ABD holds Annual Meetings, sponsors a variety of family activities, and publishes historical and genealogical information including its award winning newsletter, The Blauvelt News.
All descendents of Gerrit Hendricksen are eligible for membership, upon proof of linage. Adult, Associate and Junior Memberships are available, as well as a Family Membership.
Contact ABD Membership Secretary Pamela Ward, 563 St. Anthony Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 for an application or send email. You may download the short application (PDF) and also a supplemental application* (PDF) that gives you the opportunity to add any information you would like included in your genealogical record. Please also fill out our Genealogical Family Group Record* (PDF) which allows you to provide information for our genealogy database.
The Blauvelt News
ABD Rain Jacket
ABD Baseball Cap
American Journey DVD
Officers of the Association
Brian M. Blauvelt
The Blauvelt News is published in February, June and October at a cost of $20 per year (included in Membership). Contact our Treasurer or Assistant Treasurer or subscribe online. To submit family news contact Editor Susan Heilmann.