May be old information for most but I just found at Olive Tree Genealogy many ships and passenger lists for New Amsterdam. 1624 to late 1660's. Very interesting to read. Some ships had orphans sent to relieve the Almshouse of Amsterdam. Another one rescued a ship load that had wrecked off the coast of Morocco and the survivors were enslaved. A ransom was raised and the Princess Amelia rescued them and brought the to New Amsterdam. The ship St Charles in 1654 among others had been sent to Brazil to evacuate those who refused to become Catholic there. 16 ships evacuated people from there. Many ships listed and many names.