Our Family Museum:
A Collection of Family History Notes
The files in this archive (located at
are plain ASCII text files, comprising the genealogical compendium Our
Family Museum, by James Nohl Churchyard, as well as conversions into
HTML format of portions of this book (the full work has many biographical
details and source citations not included in the HTML files). See
the file README for descriptions of all files.
Over 360 different family names, and 835 individuals are
indexed in these HTML files (and there is some information on a further 1,200
close collaterals). The main regions of origin are England, Quebec/France,
the Rhineland (Germany), Ulster, and colonial and post-revolutionary
New England, New York (New Amsterdam), and the middle states.
The author's contact address is:
James Nohl Churchyard
1783 Hawaii Circle
Costa Mesa, CA 92626-2015
(If no longer there, try Fallbrook, CA 92028)
(The author is not on-line, but e-mail to H. Churchyard -- who did the
conversion into HTML -- at
[as of 2/96] will be forwarded.)
Table of Contents
- Summary of main ancestral lines [This file.]
- Lineal Surname Index [This file.]
- Table of contents of detailed information available on some selected ancestors [This file.]
- Introduction (Part A of Our Family Museum): (25k)
- Summary of main ancestral lines
- The Contents and The Structure of this Book
- Principal Family Names
(attested for four or more generations): Anderson, Baldwin, Barnhart,
Becker, Benedict, Best, Betzer, Bissonette, Blackwell, Carson, Casselberry,
Churchyard, Demers, Denis-Lapierre, Drouillard, Dunkerson (Dunkerson),
Eckerson, Evans, Freeman, Garvin, Goodwin, Hall, Hartley, Houde, Howes,
Huntzinger, Lamarre, Lockwood, Lounhart, Lowry, Marvin, Monet(te), Moore,
Nohl, Olmsted, Orr, Paddock, Remillard, Scott, Sears, St. John, Surprenant,
Threadkell, Uzille (Siele), van Dyck, Vredenburgh, Wright.
- Roll of Ancestral Services
- A Note on Dutch Given Names
- Urgent Queries (Best, Blomfield, Chadderdon, Duncanson, McCluskey, Webb, Norton, St. John, Stone, Tobey)
- Detailed Lineal Ancestor Charts (Part B of Our Family Museum; also including a few collaterals in distant generations):
- Index to Lineal Ancestry Charts:
J-Z. (62k each)
- Lineal Ancestry charts
- Comprehensive overview chart of lineal ancestors (includes a few ancestors not included in the detailed Part B charts above):
- GEDCOM files:
- Lineal Ancestor coverage table (3k)
- Lists which include close collaterals (taken from Part C of Our Family Museum):
- Index of both lineal and close collateral ancestors:
- List of siblings (and half-siblings and step-siblings) of lineal ancestors
(cross-referenced with the lineal ancestry charts):
- Simple (non-hypertext) list of all
surnames which are indexed in plain ASCII text
version of Our Family Museum (includes surnames of spouses of
collaterals and other more remotely connected individuals who are not included
in any of the HTML indexes above). (14k)
- Two Postscript charts, an 8-generation fan chart of lineal ancestors (21k) and a 5-generation chart with collateral ancestors (15k) (to be printed on US letter size paper, 8½ by 11 inches)
- JNC -- Principal Family Names being Researched (2k)
- More detailed information on selected ancestors: (in no particular order!)
- The strangest intermarriage among my ancestors (2k)
- Dozens of Cousins -- cousin intermarriages among the Bradt, Slingerland, Mebie, etc. ancestors of Annatje Eckerson (born 1787, Schoharie NY) (11k)
- The Civil War Diary of James Laughlin Orr (covers Sherman's march to the sea, November and December 1864) (22k)
- The Apprenticeship Indenture of Henry Churchyard (amusingly quaint legal document of 1845) (4k)
- Immigration Trip Diary of Friedrich Nohl, 1849 (28k) (Westphalia, Germany - Wisconsin, USA)
- Information on Pieter Jacobse Borsboom and his wife Grietje, in Dutch and British colonial New York. (9k)
- The acknowledgement of the paternity of Maria Truax's child by a man other than her husband (1642, New Amsterdam) (3k)
- The French and Indian raid on Deerfield Massachusetts, 1704 (24k)
Material from a talk given by James Nohl Churchyard; includes genealogical chart of Catlin and French of Deerfield.
- A Brief Biography of William Carson, Indian Fighter (3k)
- Overview chart of lineal ancestors of Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault (78k)
- See also the hyperlinked Royal Genealogies with some annotations (not part of this archive)
- Miriam Florence Best, Doings Diary 1911-1913
College diary (Mankato, Minnesota); includes some interesting personal entries.
- Photograph of Vesta Ruth Huntzinger Hann (Carson), taken for her high-school graduation, Indiana, 1900
- Raw list of HTML files in this directory
Here's a blinking genealogy icon (a stupid Netscape trick).
This volume presents the ancestry (as far as it is known) of the children
of James Nohl Churchyard and his former wife,
Martha Orr. The following eight ancestral
lines start from parentage chart B1.
- of Suffolk Co., England, and French-Canadian
lines of Monette, Houde and many more, including Baldwin,
Catlin and Corse of Deerfield, MA.
- of Germany and several New England lines: Benedict,
Lockwood, Olmsted and St. John. A Nohl autobiography covering
1767-1838 (included in the plain ASCII text version) and an emigration diary of 1849 are available.
- includes several Palatine German (1709) and earlier New
York Dutch and Huguenot lines such as Barnhart, Eckerson, van
Dyck and Vredenburgh.
- and Webb, New Brunswick loyalists; and Bailey and
McCausland of County Tyrone, Ulster, including a link to the
Buchanan clan of Scotland.
- of Ulster and Indiana, including Howes, Anderson,
Sears, and various New England lines, some to the Mayflower.
- (or Duncanson), Blackwell, and Jeffress of
Virginia, Casselberry and Garvin of Pennsylvania. One line is
carried back to King Edward III of England through the Wrights of
Oyster Bay, New York.
- of Franklin and Evansville, Indiana.
- of Pennsylvania and Indiana, Carpenter and Hartley of West Virginia.
A B C
D E F
G H I J
K L M
N O P
Q R S
T U V
W X Y Z
Alfred, King of England,
Charlemagne, Emperor of the West,
Edward III, King of England,
John of Gaunt,
Philippa of Hainault,
- van der Zee,
William the Conqueror,
- [Unknown Surnames].