You can find six genealogical databases here, with sources. Please point to this top page rather than into the detailed pages or copying data wholesale. If you need confirmation, I have more data that is not online.
Living people are not listed here.
I'm making a lot of changes. You can always find the last update in the footer of the home page for each of these studies.
I have autosomal and Y-DNA tests for the Stewart-Henden line and the Zanzig-Woods line--contact me if you'd like to compare.
- Hendens and Grøneviks came from Gloppen and Stryn respectively, in Nordfjord, Norway, on the west coast north of Bergen. My great grandparents, the proverbial Ole and Oline, did not meet until both emigrated to western Minnesota.
- The Stewarts go back as far as Nieuw Amsterdam, with plenty of sturdy German stock mixed in. The Dutch went up the Hudson and out the Mohawk before wandering west through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin and finally sticking around Rochester, Minnesota. This line also includes Renslow and Waldron.
- The Wood or Woods family, my father's mother's kin, came from England through Canada and married into the Barber line which apparently came from Virginia through Ohio, finally settling in Sheyboygan County, Wisconsin. Names here include Woods, Barber and Boyer. A DNA test recently found , a new mother, several new siblings of James Z. Woods, my great-grandfather, and a new cousin for me.
- The larger one, Zanzig, is a one-name study. Though there are fragments of the family in Hanover and other parts of Germany, I have traced ancestors in each case to the Stavenhagen area of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and the name is so rare we think that everyone with the name, worldwide, is related.
The Stavenhagen area is close to the old Mecklenburg-Pomeranian border (which, before 1871, was the Mecklenburg-Prussian border) and the name is seen on both sides of that border. Unfortunately the old Pomeranian records are far more scarce than the Mecklenburg ones.
- There is a smaller Zanzig tree of just my relatives that includes non-Zanzig names. This tree and the one-name study intersect.
- The final tree,the Hoeflings, is my husband's family and includes the Scots McGow(a)ns, plus Tarrant and Landon on his mother's side. The Hoefling name is German; the Tarrants and Landons arrived in Michigan from Ontario, Canada.
I have two Zanzig trees.
Contact me for further information, or if you have additions or corrections; please include a URL or one of my identifiers so I can find the person you're referring to.