Some Dutch ancestors immigrated into Fort Oranje in the the then-Dutch colony of Nieuw Nederland (New Netherlands). During their lifetime Nieuw Nederland was taken over by the British, and became part of the British Colonies under the new name of Province of New York. Fort Oranje was renamed Fort Albany.
(For now I’ll ignore the 73-74 intermede of Dutch reconquest on 1673-08-03, renaming to Ft Nassau followed by English re-reconquest and back-renaming on 1674-02-19, since I have no event in that period)
Then there was the Revolution. To simplify a long story, it made the following changes:
- Province of NY → British colonies became NY state → USA
- Fort Albany became the city currently called Albany (simplified story)
For manageability I’ll record it all as happening on the single date of 1776-07-04.
Also for manageability, for now I’ll consider that Nieuw Nederland is the same area as NY state, even though it really went further South into NJ PA DE.
So we have a places hierarchy looking like
1624 Ft Oranje, Dutch colony of Nieuw Nederland
1664 Ft Albany, Province of New York, British colonies
1776 Albany, New York state, USA
Similarly, for the Dutch folks who immigrated into present-day NYC, we have a hierarchy looking like
1624 New Amsterdam, Dutch colony of Nieuw Nederland
1664 New York, Province of New York, British colonies
1776 New York City, New York state, USA
I am not too comfortable with the mechanism for representing this in Gramps. I know how to record a place changing its name over time, but not how to record a place changing its “encloser”.
Here Nieuw Nederland is not enclosed into anything (was part of Dutch Republic politically, but not geographically), but when it becomes Province of New York it gets enclosed by British Colonies (later USA), and I don’t see how to input this.
Any pointers on how to record this hierarchy, please?
dan - using AIO32-5.1.5-1 on win10.