You can find six genealogical databases here, with sources. Living people are not listed here.

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 to Dutch New York, 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.

  • I have two Zanzig trees.

  • The larger one, Zanzig, is a one-name study. There are fragments of the family in Hanover and other parts of Germany but I have traced most to the Stavenhagen area of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. There are glimmers of the name earlier but nothing solid.

    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.

  • The smaller Zanzig tree is my grandfather Zanzig's tree with Schultz added. 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 were from Hampshire England. They and the Landons arrived in Michigan from Ontario, Canada.

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.