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·          Historical Society

·         Interviews & Video


·         The New 1850 Based

·         Van Alstyne 1908

·         Historic Genealogies


·             Documents - Reports

·             Alvin Search

·             DNA

·             Finding Aids

·             Early Census Listings

·             Archived Email

·             Databases        

Family Background

·         Knotable Knics

·         Mug Books

·         Reunions

·         The Origins of the Name

·         Early Newsletters

·         Kathlyne Viele

·         Harper’s Magazine - 1876



Yes – We are all related! The fun part is proving it.


Summer 2022

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 Moberg

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.


Original Studies

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


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