Written by Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, with Nancy Sands Maulsby
Published by NEHGS Newbury Street Press in August 2018
8-1/4 x 10-1/4 hardcover, 184 pages, illustrated
- Winner of the National Genealogical Society Award for Excellence -
When Robert Alfred Sands married Kate Van Volkenburgh in 1890, two longtime New York families were joined. Sons of the immigrant James Sands arrived in New York in the 1690s. Lambert Van Valkenburch arrived in New Netherland in 1643 or 1644 from the Province of Limburg in present-day Belgium. From those early origins in America, each family toiled and, in the nineteenth century, achieved success--the Sands family through business and the medical profession, and the Van Volkenburgh family through business and finance.
Part I covers the Sands family, tracing each Sands ancestor of Robert Alfred Sands from the immigrant James. Part II treats each patrilineal ancestor of Kate Van Volkenburgh starting with Andries van Valckenburch, grandfather of the immigrant Lambert. A third section presents notable ancestors, including Mayflower passenger John Alden and Guleyn Vigne, a first settler of New Netherland.
Other New York families covered in the book include Cornell, Curtis, Gedney, Jackson, Schermerhorn, Seabury, Sedgwick, Turck, Van Alen, Van Bramer, and Vrooman.