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Alfonsina (Fran) Lippi 1903-1982 : I00039

Edited 1 December 2016 Edited 10 December 2016

What people remember

While many stories about Aunt Fran indicate that she was not an easy woman to get along with, some family members have good memories of her.

Her Godson Tommy Mancinelli (grandson of Aunt Dot and Joe Mancinelli) remembers her as kind and attentive. When […]

Genealogical Math & the Collapsing Hinmans

People get into genealogy, in part, because they fantasize about connections to famous people. The odd thing is that any mathematician can prove you are just that, connected to Big Names, by blood.

The mathematical study of genealogy indicates that everyone in the world is descended from Nefertiti and Confucius, and everyone of […]

Aeldert Heymansen Roosa 1621-1679 : I00653

Albert Heymanse Roosa.

Sources:

The history of Kingston, New York : from its early settlement to the year 1820. Schoonmaker, Marius, 1888. Full text available online at archive.org

Olde Ulster: An Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Volume 8.

Arrived in New Netherlands in April 15, 1660 in the ship “Spotted Cow” under Captain Peter […]

Bjick family

There is simultaneously a great wealth and great lack of information about the Bjicks who left Pomerania in 1863. They sailed from Hamburg and arrived in Quebec, where the immigration clerk misspelled their names in inventive ways. How they crossed the border into the U.S. and traveled to Chicago is unknown.

There were three families […]

Thomas Quick 1695-1756 : I00151

Thomas Quick is one of the best documented ancestors in the database, in part because legal documentation has been preserved in the State archives and he was active in government. The way he died, and the repercussions of his death are what have kept his life story a matter of interest for so long.

Two […]

Moses Coolbaugh 1752 -1814 : I00550

Moses Coolbaugh is a direct ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War and who appears on the 1790 census, the first taken by the government of the new United States.

Durham Boat used during a recreation of Washington crossing the Delaware. Source: Wikipedia

Moses was born in Monroe County in 1752 and in 1790 […]

Evert Pels 1585-1661: I00678

Evert Pels was born to Dutch parents, Schepen Evert Pels and Jannetje Schepmoes while they were resident in Stettin in what was German Pomerania, an area which was ceded to the Russians after WWII and has since been Poland.

31 November 1641: Evert Everts Pels [born in] Statijn, sailor, aged 25 years, living in […]

Hans Weber 1624 – 1649 : I01565

1 Sep 1649. Power of attorney from Anthony Bermoeda to Hans Weber. Source: New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Secretary of the Province. Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1660. Series A0270-78. Volume 3, documents 64a - 64b-c, side 1. to receive his share of the prize Tobasco

Hans Weber was born in the Netherlands, immigrated to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, was appointed Captain at Arms to the garrison at Fort Amsterdam on September 28, 1647, and had a daughter who married into the Kortright family. And he died at a very young age. That is all we would know about […]

Winifred King Benham 1637 – 1697 :I00425

From the trial of Katherine Harrison of Wethersfield, Connecticut in 1669.

I am quite pleased to have an ancestor who was tried for witchcraft in 17th century New England, specifically in Wallingford, Connecticut, especially because she survived the accusations and was acquitted. Many people lost their lives to witchcraft hysteria, but this 9x great […]

Gionti family

Stella Cilento is a town in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Stella has been home to the Lippi family for about nine generations.

While there are many blanks in the history of the family, the one that most interests me has to do with my paternal great grandfather, Giuseppe […]