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About Vanderpools: A Dutch-American Family
Welcome cousins. You may find some of your names spelled differently than what you have -- that  happens frequently in genealogy, so be creative, Berman might be listed as Burman or Beerman, for  example. I have tried to standardize the spelling of Vanderpool for sorting purposes, but it is  spelled variously in the records, including Van derPoel, Van Der Pool/Poel Vandypool, Vandepool and  even Pool. In the Netherlands and early Dutch records in America, watch for v.d. Pool/Poel.

I hope you find your connections here. If not, please contact me directly and I'll try to help.  Take the time to indicate where your line is on the website and linking your e-mail to your  ancestor. That really helps in sorting out our lines. If you are unable to find your ancestor,  please let me know -- as in all compilations there are errors and missing data. I'm always  happy to have corrections and updates, too. myravgormley@gmail.com

UPDATE: Additional research on our immigrant couple reveals that Wynant Gerritse [Vanderpool] (ca 1617-1699) and Trijntje Roocholt (ca 1619-1674) had seven (7) children baptized in Amsterdam (Netherlands) BEFORE they immigrated to New Netherland and that date is probably in the early 1650s, not an earlier date as seen in many previously published genealogies of our family. Trijntje Roocholt's parents have been identified -- with her father being from Germany and her mother from what is now Belgium. Stay tuned.

If you descend from Wynant and Trijntje's youngest child, Margaret (Vanderpool) who married Johannes Van Zandt Sr. and you have some additional research on this line, I'd like to hear from you (myravgormley@gmail.com) if you're willing to share. Thanks.

BRADFORD COUNTY, PA lines: There has been some conflicting information about the date of birth of the pioneer of this family -- Anthony Vanderpool who married Elizabeth Janssen (Johnson). The church records of Newark, New Jersey have been examined more closely and it has been found that the publication of these records contain some errors (as do many). If you're using data from those records, you should update. Anthony Vanderpool was born in August of 1751 and bp. in December 1751.

The next time I update the entire database here, the new/updated material should show up. If you have research, corrections, or comments on any of the lines, please feel free to contact me at: myravgormley@gmail.com

In order for you to receive newsletters from this site (every 2 weeks) you need to identify your ancestor here and also be sure your e-mail address is correct and current. Thanks.

This database is a result of a long-time joint effort by Montgomery "Sonny" Vanderpool (deceased), Myra Vanderpool Gormley, and several others, plus material supplied to the Vanderpool Newsletters, which was published from 1974 to 2004 in print and digital formats. The goal was to compile as much genealogical data as possible on all of the descendants of Wynant Gerritse Vanderpool (1617-1699) who married Trynje Roocholte 21 October 1640 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Province, Netherlands and immigrated to New Netherland ca 1644.
 Unlike many genealogies and one-name projects, this one includes (or tries to) all known daughters and their spouses and children -- if the material was submitted or has been discovered -- and may include many generations. 
 However, nothing is guaranteed regarding accuracy of every bit of information; we all make mistakes, and what we haven't made on our own, the computerization and transferring of databases has added to the likelihood that all sorts of errors may be found. Corrections and additions are appreciated.  As to the spelling of names -- there are no rules about this and while some effort has been made to adhere to standardized spelling of the surname VANDERPOOL just for the sake of easy sorting, some lines have spelled the name variously through the years, including VANDERPOEL (or Van der Poel/Pool) and in some cases shorted the name to POOL (making research twice as difficult). This is true of many of the Colonial Dutch names, some of which changed substantially. The spelling of other surnames varies greatly also, so check variants. Given and nicknames may or may not be as you or your family has found or recorded the name. Give allowances for this. A spelling variant is NOT an error.
 Place names have been a challenge as not everyone who contributed to the databases recorded them the same way. Also, a "place" may be recorded (for example) as in New Netherland, then in Province of New York, British Colony or in Indian Territory and later in Oklahoma. Even counties and states may have had boundary changes that might affect the "place" where an ancestor was found. An effort to standardize them is being made for future updates. 
 Dates also may or may not be 100% accurate. Sometimes christening (bp) dates were used for births; sometimes dates of the marriage license were used; other times the marriage date is the one of the actual ceremony; death dates may be actual date or could be the burial date. Don't assume anything is 100% accurate.
 There are courteous disagreements on who the Catherine Vanderpool (bp. 1738) married. Previously  this tree shows her as having married George Yoakum. However, additional information leads me to  believe that she was the second wife of John Fredrick Sea (Zeh)and was the one who was captured by  the Shawnees in 1763 and known as the "Fighting Squaw." See the story "Fighting Squaw" about her in  the STORIES section here. The tree has been changed to so reflect. However, proving and/or  disproving lines in this time period and  locality is difficult. If you have any evidence either  way, would be most happy to hear from you. Especially welcome would be information from descendants  of this couple -- particularly those who trace back to the SEA children who were captured in 1763  and later released.
 You are welcome to use this database as you wish. There are no copyright on facts or on this compilation as its goal is share information about our family. Stories are a different matter; most of them are under copyright, so get permission before using. Courtesy dictates that if you use the genealogical material, acknowledge the work that has been done by others. Give credit where it is due. 
 Cite: Vanderpools: A Dutch-American Family, compiled by Montgomery Vanderpool and Myra Vanderpool Gormley, http://vanderpool.tribalpages.com/ and the date you accessed (or downloaded) the material). Thank you.

Check out under the PEOPLE option at top of screen and then select STORIES. If you have some to share, I`ll be happy to post for you. myravgormley@gmail.com
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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