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


February 2019

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.

New Study – Knickerbockers of Pine Plains (NY)

This is a massive 57-page investigation that concentrates on the extended male lines of Cornelius and Benjamin of Pine Plains, NY. These were two of the 3rd generation sons of Lawrence2. The five third generation male Lawrence lines are the progenitors of probably 90% of the named Knickerbockers alive today. Link


Don’t Give Up 

I try and go back to re-check databases occasionally as new material is always being indexed and added. Imagine my surprise when this obituary from The Connecticut Western News (Canaan, CT) dated 10 March 1898 popped up.

I searched for proof of the connection between these three brothers for over 25 years. I finally found two of them connected in an 1820 Salisbury school census – but this is much more satisfying. I will add this to my Solomon Knickerbocker1812 write-up.

Please keep looking for the missing pieces as you never know when serendipity will smile on you.



 Upcoming Studies 

·        Frederick, son of Hugh Knickerbocker & Rachel Schram
·        Benjamin, son of Phillip Knickerbocker Jr. & Mary Snyder. This is a major addition to the “Benjamin” name study.

These – as with all the previous studies – will be used to reconstruct the early Knickerbocker family and connect it to the 1850 census.


Original Studies

·        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

·        Many Benjamin Knickerbockers  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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