Genealogical Study of Your Henckel Family Connection
Obviously, if you are visiting “The Henckel Family Association” website then you know or believe you maybe a member of our extended family. We receive many requests from viewers about how they should proceed to find out about their relationship to the Henckel family.
Below, we have suggested a step-by-step method that will probably help lead you to a large part of your Henckel family tree. Our suggested steps are as follows:
Step 1: Start with yourself. Write down your full name (maiden name if you are married), your date of birth and place of birth.
Step 2: On the same sheet of paper, write down your parents full names (mother’s maiden name), dates of birth, place of birth, and if deceased, date of death and place of burial.
Step 3: Continuing on the same sheet of paper, write down your grandparent’s names (grandmother’s maiden name), along with their dates of birth, place of birth, and if deceased, date of death and place of burial.
Step 4: Now it may get tougher! Continuing on the same sheet of paper, write down your great grandparent’s names (great grandmother maiden name) along with their dates of birth, place of birth, and if deceased, date of death and place of burial.
Note: You may need help from your mom and dad, grandparents, aunts and uncles to complete this step. If you cannot get all or some of the information in Step 4 do not worry about it, just proceed to Step 6.
Step 5: Write down your great, great grandparent’s information just like you did in the above steps.
Note: Most of you who have not done much past research will be lucky to get through Step 4. Again, do not worry about it go to Step 6!
After completing your list of relatives, I would buy The Henckel Genealogy by Junkins and Junkins from our Association. See Publications Tab. It contains family history for each of our 7 Branches. You can look people up on your list of relatives, then go to each Branches Index in the book and look for a particular relative by name. This will lead you to your grandfather, or great grandfather depending upon your age. The book cut-off on our relatives born in the late 1920’s. Once you find an ancestor you can then trace your lineage backward to Anthony Jacob Henckel who brought his Family to America in 1717.
Once you have a good idea of which Branch you come from and know that there are Henckel ancestors then you might want to go to www.ancestry.com. The website is free for two weeks, so there is no cost to you. If you need more time to complete your study or are interested in digging further then you can pay by the month or go to an annual membership. It can become very expensive per month, annually reduces the cost per month, I believe annually it is $189.
Start your search by filling in all the information you have on the person who is the last person on the list that you just created.
A goal in your initial search should be to try to find out which Branch of the Anthony Jacobus Henckel and Maria Elisabeth Dentzer Family you are a member of. There are 7 Branches, one for each of the seven children who married and had children after arriving in America in 1717 with their father and mother.
As you continue your study and have problems, please come back to our website and post your questions, so one of our members might help you. Ultimately, we hope you are able to return to our website and tell us which Branch of our family you represent!!!
It would be great having you as a member of our Association. If you would like to join hit the Membership Tab above to learn more.