When I'm exploring others' genealogical information I want to have a clue as to what kind of
names they have in the ancestry lines, and how far back they go. That helps more than anything, to
determine whether this is a tree I should have a closer look at. I assume you have the same
Here then, are some descendant charts showing just the earliest generations of the farthest back ancestors in each of the lines I've developed so far. This is by no means the full extent of my databases, just a peek to show you where I come from. You might spot some of your ancestors here, and want to order the appropriate GEDCOM from me, or one of my family history books.
First, I have LOTS of Friesens!
Abraham von Riesens (Dad's Friesens) or
Johann & his son, Isa Brand von Riesen (Mom's Friesens)
Gerhard Kroekers (Mom's father's side)
Giesbrecht Neudorfs (Gr'ma's mother's side)
Emmanuel I. Spensts (Dad's mother's father's side)
Jan de Veers (or Fehrs) (Dad's mother's mother's side)
Cornelius de Veers (Descedant of Jan who came to America)
Jacob Giesbrecht (Dad's Gr'ma's mother's side)
Martin Warkentin (Dad's Gr'ma's father's side)
Peter Heidebrecht (Dad's Gr'pa's mother's side)
Herman Bueckert (Mom's Grandfather's mother's side)
David Derksen (Mom's Grandfather's mother's side)
Heinrich Loewen (Mom's Grandmother's mother's side)
My Grandpa Kroeker's Ancestor chart - the area I'm really looking into next.
Family Tree Drawings:
David L. Friesen Family Tree
David Kroeker Family Tree
Isbrand Friesen Family Tree
Jacob Neudorf Family (1) Tree
Jacob Neudorf Family (2) Tree
I hope you find browsing here helpful to you in your searches!
Let's summarize what I have available:
GEDCOMS: (previously sold for $30/each)
GEDCOM of Descendants of Abraham von Riesen (b.7/28/1852) - $20
GEDCOM of Descendants of Johann von Riesen (b. 1724) expanded 4.5 times over what was in A Godly Inheritance - $20
GEDCOM of Descendants of Giesbrecht Neudorf & One of Great-great-grandsons, Jacob Neudorf (b.6/29/1844) - a HUGE expansion of data over what is in A Godly Inheritance - $20
GEDCOM of Descendants of Jan De Veer (b.1536, Holland) $20.
Any of these 4 for $5.00/each:
GEDCOM of Descendants of Gerhard Kroeker
GEDCOM of Descendants of Gerhard Spenst (b. 12/26/1809)
GEDCOM of Descendants of Jacob Giesbrecht (b.1820, Michaelsburg)
GEDCOM of Descendants of Martin Warkentin (b. 1764, Prussia)
(These 3 are quite a bit smaller so they go for the price of ONE GEDCOM)
Family Histories & Genealogy print-outs:
Our Friesens & Assorted Friesens, downloadable as a zipped RTF file (Rich Text Format, which can be read by most word processing programs) This has not only my Friesens on both parents' trees, but 36 others that I've collected while searching for a clue that our Friesens connect somewhere.
Grandpa's Stories, also downloadable as a zipped RTF file. This is Dad's life told in his voice, with family photos, and the genealogy charts for all his ancestors - as up to date as I have them now.
Network of Neudorfs, too, downloadable as a zipped RTF file. The descendants of Giesbrecht Neudorf as far as I've been able to collect them from many other sources. Some iffy ones are in a separate section in case a reader can find connections.
A Godly Inheritance, ONLY as a handbound, padded fabric covered 4 lb. volume, and less than 17 copies left! This is the very first family history I did up as heirloom pieces, after translating my Gr'ma Kroeker's German Gothic handwritten journals. The 100 page appendix of genealogy data is far more updated in the above mentioned books, but you might be interested in the narrative of my Beloved Grosz'mama's life. (Right now I'm in a mood to clear out these last few copies and will mail one to anyone who orders $40 worth or more of the downloadable books and GEDCOMs. As long as these last).
Advantages of Downloadable Books:
1. You can read it on your computer right away,
2. the electronic version is always more up to date than any short print runs! (I'll file your email address to notify you of the next updates or corrections),
3. You can easily enlarge the font to any size you like,
4. You can even print it out on paper, if you wish.
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