I descend from Jacob^2 Duryea (and two of his brothers), Pieter Wyckoff X2, all three Schenck progenitors, and Dirck^1 Storm. I work specifically on the Duryea descendants, but try to keep up-to-date on the new research involving my other ancestors.
I feel certain that we can all agree that this is not easy due to the constant, nearly instantaneous, new research provided by the Internet. But sometimes we have still to retrieve actual printed resources to be certain that electronic reports are efficacious.
I have not yet gone to the other links kindly provided by David, but did visit Mr. F's site to see what was posted there. I found this:
"Dirck Gories Storm^1, died UNKNOWN. He married Maria Monfoort on 1655. Maria Monfoort was born 1638 in New Amsterdam. She died BET. 1661 - 1732. Maria married Dirck Gories Storm on 1655."
'Clicking' the various underlined hypertext notes brings one back to Pieter^1 Monfoort and to one resource. Mr. F cites "Van Borckeloo.FTW, . Source Media Type: Other." --and notes his ‘Date of Import' as "Sep 17, 1998."I'm sorry but have to ask, Huh?
As far as Internet genealogy is concerned this is an incomplete citation. And, as far as studious science-driven genealogy is concerned, this is an entirely poor citation. Mostly due to interceding published improvements in the genealogical literature, but also because we are led in a circle of continuing misinformation. To paraphrase someone older and a lot smarter than me, clicks do not genealogy make.
Mr. Ford had "imported" a mistake in September 1998 and this is forwarded on this message board in September 2005. Seven later years of "hits" (Google.com or otherwise), let this pass forward.
My advisory here is that it has been clearly established in more than one modern source that Maria Montfoort, wife of Dirck Storm, was not a daughter of said Pieter Monfoort. And, my quarrel here isthat repetitions of superceded information are not useful to those who will take up the research after we are done. We have simply got to guestion the assumptions and be willing and able to dublicate and re-dublicate the conclusions of others before we can re-assert their conclusions. Otherwise it is bad science and very bad genealogy.
I would like to suggest that it may be quite useful to Schenck, Wyckoff, Monfoort, Polhemus, Duryea, Storm, and other "New York Dutch" descendants/researchers to consider subscribing to New-Netherland-L@rootsweb.com or Dutch-Colonies-L@rootsweb.com to keep abreast of ongoing and timely discussions that advance this ancestral research. Brightly festooned with both scholars and newbies--and those of us in between--these resources are frequently nurturing and avante gard, both. I would also urge membership in the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society for a constant flow of newly discovered, refreshed, and sometimes genealogically recapitulated--and properly attributed,information on our favorite ancestors.