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·        Knic.Com – Knick Unified Tree


·         Van Alstyne 1908

·         Historic Genealogies


·             Documents - Reports

·             Finding Aids

·             Early Census Listings

·             Databases        


·          Elizabeth Bogaert – Mother of All the Knickerbockers  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 

·          Death and Burial of Harme Janse Knickerbocker  Link

·          Alexander Hamilton & The Knickerbockers Link

·          Analysis of the Kathlyne Viele Genealogy with Translations Link

·          Lawrence Knickerbocker and his Children Link

·          The Birth of Harmon’s John Link

·          Migrations of the Early Knickerbockers  Link

·          Many Benjamin Knickerbockers (Revised)  Link

·          Knickerbockers in Amenia, Dutchess, NY Link

·          Ruliff Knickerbocker of Amenia, NY 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       

·          The Father of Solomon Knickerbocker (1812-92) Identified  Link


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


A New Family Tree – A Free Tree

We have spent the last year plus connecting the inhabitants of the mid-19th century censuses and other records to our shared common ancestor, Harmen Janse “Knickerbacker” and his descendants. 150 years of bad and fraudulent genealogy have hopefully been corrected. documents the story of the Westward migration of the Knickerbockers from the lower Hudson River Valley. This genealogy is a focused version of our Ancestry research tree. Ancestry members can access our full research using the link at the top left of this screen.

New Unified Navigation Links

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Looking Back was born in 1998. I had digitized Van Alstyne’s NYG&B “Knickerbocker Family” and a microfilmed LDS Chamberlain genealogy. I added about 30 Gedcoms provided by early collaborators. Thank you. I used Family Origins (Roots Magic’s parent) that contained an early web site builder. The original Unified Genealogy was probably one of the first private family sites on the internet.


Looking Ahead

In the future, we hope to provide a Gedcom mirroring the data in this genealogy. We will be adding direct links to many resources not available on Ancestry.


Navigation Hints

This new static site was created with the GedSite 4.14 software created by John Cardinal.

The website can be initially searched via the Search Form. Enter any available information and display a list of candidates.

All individuals are listed in the Surname Index. The menu bar at the top of each page has links back to this Main Page. It also includes links to Three Genealogy Charts. These include two collapsible Descendant Charts and a unique Location Index displaying all places connected to each individual. All charts are massively hyper linked.

Click on the Family Explorer icon  at the top of each individual's page to display a navigational chart with links to parents, children and siblings. The + icon after the name of a child indicates that the child had children.


New Unified Navigation Links

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