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


Summer 2021

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.


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 Study

Bryan has just completed a massive rework of the “Many Benjamin Knickerbockers” that was originally completed in July 2017. The original 32 pages has been expanded to 65 and several errors corrected - as well as much new material added.  Link


New Family Tree - Update

Bryan has rebuilt his Ancestry database into a new “Unified Genealogy” that now contain 7100 individuals and 2700 families. We tried both site builders included with Roots Magic and both failed. We want a site separate from Ancestry and have temporarily parked it on the Roots Magic provided site. I am exploring third party site building programs and await high speed internet at my place to proceed. Link to Temporary New Site.

We have completed our survey of the 1850 Heads of Household that are key to researching the early family. This pure 1850 male connected family study will be a subset of the new Unified database and will be used to identify missing lines for future research.

The virus has distracted us a bit but we are back at work.



Original Studies

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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