This web site was started over 20 years ago to support the Knickerbocker Historical Society at Schaghticoke, NY and to provide a spot for sharing family information. The genealogy world has greatly changed from my publishing a paper family newsletter in the 90s to having massive commercial on-line sites and DNA based genealogy available today.
I have kept this site available to provide the base family genealogies and as a link to the Schaghticoke Society. Knickerbocker Research will always have a home here. Welcome Cousin - we are all related.
Lawrence Knickerbocker and his Children
This is the rich tale of the Knickerbockers exploding out of their Dutchess County roots to areas across the eastern United States. Most Knickerbockers who are alive today have been affected by this sequence of events. We begin this story with a road trip through key locations in Dutchess and Litchfield Counties. We then use an analysis of 1850 census results to explain how the Knickerbockers migrated out of the Hudson River Valley to far off lands such as the Finger Lakes and Michigan. We believe this approach will provide a solid foundation for ongoing studies of later generations of Knickerbockers. Link
Norma recently died. She was one of the early Knick researchers who always had a helping hand for the newcomer. Her picture with her husband Fred is in the 1997 printed newsletter. Obit
Early Dutchess County
A new study entitled “Death and Burial of Harme Janse Knickerbocker” defines the location of the original Dutchess County Harme Janse farm and details of the early family burying ground. New proofs are provided for the various locations. Link
New Family Tree - Update
Bryan has rebuilt his Ancestry database into a new “Unified Genealogy” that now contain 7300 individuals and 2900 families. We tried both site builders included with Roots Magic 7 and both failed. The new version 8 has left out the historic Roots Magic web site builders.
I finally have high speed internet and found one web site builder program, Ged Site 4, that might be adequate but the resulting data base is so huge that the maintenance would be beyond what could be reasonably volunteered.
We are correcting Family Search relationships as this seems the only long-term repository.
I suspect we are stuck with Ancestry for the massive family database and might generate our own custom sites to high light selected family connections.
Lawrence Knickerbocker and his Children Link
Death and Burial of Harme Janse Knickerbocker Link
Many Benjamin Knickerbockers (Revised) Link
The Birth of Harmon’s John Link
Elizabeth Bogaert – Mother of All the Knickerbockers Link
Knickerbockers in Amenia, Dutchess Co, NY Link
Ruliff Knickerbocker of Amenia, NY Link
Alexander Hamilton & The Knickerbockers Link
Knickerbockers of Pine Plains – John C. & Lydia Pulver Link
John P. Knickerbocker & Anna Couse Link
John Knickerbocker & Lydia Jackson Link
Hugh Knickerbocker and Rachel Schram Link
Frederick Knickerbocker – Son of Hugh and Rachel Schram Link
Knickerbockers in Smithville Flats, NY Link
Knickerbocker Families of Fort Edward, NY Link
Migrations of the Early Knickerbockers Link
The Father of Solomon Knickerbocker (1812-92) Identified Link
Analysis of the Kathlyne Viele Genealogy with Translations Link
Origin of the Name Knickerbocker Link
Original Pronunciation of Knickerbocker Link
Many Names of Harmen Janse – Part 1 - Van Turkeyen and Van Bommel Link
Many Names of Harmen Janse – Part 2 - Van Wye Link
Many Names of Harmen Janse – Part 3 – Van Berghen Link
Chester (MA) Center Cemetery – Collaboration and A Find A Grave Study Link
Howard – howard “at” knic.com
Bryan – bryan “at” knic.com
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