Month: March 2012

Updated DNA Test Area

Been really really busy – have had the grand-baby lately – so haven’t been doing too much~ I have upgraded from the 33 count to the 46 count on my Father’s DNA – can be found in the DNA Test area. Ancestry had a… Continue Reading “Updated DNA Test Area”

Updated my Canarsee/Massapequa Native American Genealogy Research Book

Look for research book – Cacapeteyno (Penhawitz) 338 pgs 10 MB in my Research Books Tab above. These research books are every day changing – with all the new finds and info being merged and pieces of the puzzle starts to fit together it… Continue Reading “Updated my Canarsee/Massapequa Native American Genealogy Research Book”

I believe I have found the village of Shoakecum – Checkachoggin

The Indian place-names on Long island and islands adjacent, with their probable significations (1911) by William Wallace Tooker Pg 40: 52: CHECKACHAGIN: a brook in the town of Oyster Bay, Queen’s Co., flowing northeasterly into Beaver Swamp Creek. Two of the variants from the… Continue Reading “I believe I have found the village of Shoakecum – Checkachoggin”

The White Whale Sighting May 1647

The White Whale Sighting May 1647

Whales Sighted at Fort Orange: The following entries were found in the memorandum book of Antony de Hooges, secretary of the patroonship of Rensselaerswijck. The whale sightings must have created quite a stir because it is extremely rare to find such accounts preserved among mundane business records. As you read these accounts keep in mind that Herman Melville could trace his ancestry back to New Netherland through the Gansevoort family in his maternal line, and that Petrus Stuyvesant arrived in New Netherland as the new director general in May of 1647. The memorandum book is in box 31 of the “Van Rensselaer Manor Papers” held by Manuscripts and Special Collections of the New York State Library.
On the 29th of March in the year 1647 a certain fish appeared before us here in the colony, which we estimated to be of a considerable size. He came from below and swam past us a certain distance up to the sand bars and came back towards evening, going down past us again. He was snow-white, without fins, round of body, and blew water up out of his head, just like whales or tunas. It seemed very strange to us because there are many sand bars between us and Manhattan, and also because it was snow-white, such as no one among us has ever seen; especially, I say, because it covered a distance of 20 [Dutch] miles of fresh water in contrast to salt water, which is its element. Only God knows what it means. But it is certain, that I and most all of the inhabitants [watched] it with great amazement. On the same evening that this fish appeared before us, we had the first thunder and lightening of the year.[53] On the 19th of April in the year 1647 another fish appeared here around noon before Fort Orange with the high water (seafaring men who have sailed to Greenland judged it to be a whale). It was of considerable size as the previous one (we estimated it to be over 40 feet long). It was brown in color like a [ ] with large fins on its back and blew water out of its head like the one before. He swam upstream against this extraordinary current. It seemed strange to me because it has been several years since a tuna has appeared here. It caused great amazement how the fish had swum so far and [ ] in this spring two such large fish should appear, [ ] is unheard of, for reasons stated about the previous fish.

Working on the Penhawitz lineage today

Been moving around facts and such in his research book along with filling in some more of the blanks – plus adding more documentation – have a few of the land deeds I have to add that he was a part of ~

My Ancestor’s Genes Project

We did this test with my Aunt Bonnie (Allen) Lee
Results: mtDNA Haplogroup H
See results in new DNA Test section

I am learning how to work this blog – Can do video’s!

As you will see I’ve been creating a lot of new features – As I learn them I create them~

Coni Dubois Blessing of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Cemetery 10-15-2011

While I was on this trip I was able to learn how to do some of the Native American Rituals of my people – This video means a lot to me – this is my very 1st blessing ever and it was at the Barkhamsted Lighthouse Cemetery in Barkhamsted Ct.

Made a new tab above – DNA Test

I’ve created a DNA Section – Test were done for my father Rex Allen Sr & his sister Bonnie (Allen) Lee I’ve also include the explanation of DNA results ~

Created New Moon Nanapashemet Native American Genealogy Research Book

32 pgs (2.7 MB) – Can be found in my Research Books area

Our family story

Narratives of the Fischer, Knight, Clarke and Gilbert families

"Ever Widening Circle"

Research by Coni Dubois


A Journey With Occom

Samson Occom's trip through England

Live as Free People

Proclaim liberty throughout the land

Marldon Local History Group

Marldon Village, Life in a Devon Parish

Jessica's Family Tree

This site is dedicated to the ancestors of the Johnson, Booker and Petruff families of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania and thier connecting lines of lineage.

Echo's of Lost Footsteps

My quest of finding my ancestors (& a bit of my life)

They Were Here

Searching for Forgotten Forebears - A Work in Progress

Under the influence!

Myths, legends, folklore and tales from around the world


the spaces between

Mid-Michigan Genealogical Society

Serving the interests of genealogists since 1967

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