Jo’s Family Genealogy :
  The FootSteps of Our Past
Remit To:
Jo’s Family Genealogy
We all collect things... my thing is “genealogy.”

Genealogy (from Greek: γενεά, genea, "descent"; and λόγος, logos, "knowledge") is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral traditions, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives.


Fortune : Our Fortune family was found farming the lands of Craan, Newtownbarry, Wexford, Ireland in the mid 1860’s.  Our eldest found Fortune ancestor is Moses.   He had thirteen children that we know of.   Several of his children immigrated to America in the early ... read more

Galusha : Our Galusha Ancestors have been found to have begun their settlement in the Oppenheim, Fulton County, New York area between the years of ... read more

Grimmer : Our Grimmer ancestors came from Leipzig, Stöteritz, Saxony, Germany and settled in the Town of Manheim, City of Dolgeville, Herkimer, NY after their immigration in 1887 & 1888.  This family worked at the Daniel Green Shoe Factory in Dolgeville for ... read more

Kraszewski : My Polish Ancestors, the KRASZEWSKI's, settled in Herkimer County, Little Falls, New York about 1921. My great grandfather, Jan Kraszewski ("Dziadzi" as we knew him), first immigrated from ... read more

Parkhurst : Our Parkhurst Ancestors are first found on record with George1 Parkhurst in Herkimer County, New York in the Town of Fairfield farming the land in ... read more

Redmond : Our Redmond’s came from a large and humble family of County Wexford & Carlow, Ireland.  Our Redmond ancestors home is still standing in Kilbranish, Cranemore, Carlow, Ireland.  It is now a historical landmark, along with the ... read more

Wright / Reit : Our Wright Ancestors have been found to have begun their settlement in the Stark, Herkimer County, New York area between the years of 1820 and 1830 with our 4th great grandfather Jacob Wright.  By 1830 Jacob was a permanent ... read more

This is a personal family website in which I created and published here for the purposes of sharing it with my family and hopes of connecting with fellow family researchers.  This site is a work-in-progress and is updated on a regular basis.  If you happen to find errors or incorrect information please e-mail me so I can make corrections promptly.

  1. If you can’t find who you are looking for here check  I have made thousands of family connections and discoveries about my ancestors through this site.  Plus, they have records you would have never have thought to check.

© Jo’s Family Genealogy 1998-2012. This site was last updated on July 30, 2012.  Please use this site responsibly.  This site is for genealogical purposes only. Clip Art by Shabby Princess, PagesWebWeaver & J’sMagicGraphics.

About UsAbout_Us.htmlshapeimage_11_link_0

Here you will find links to many branches of our family stemming from Herkimer County, New York (and surrounding County’s) to New England to England and beyond. 

Many years have been spent researching these branches, which have lead to many successful family genealogies, histories, stories, documents, etc.  However, there are also some unanswered questions - maybe you can help answer them. 

Genealogy is always a work in progress, so remember to hit your refresh button often. 

Featured Families are below...

**Our Newsletter “The FootSteps of Our Past” is now available!  Please email me if you are interested in this monthly newsletter. 

Issue #2 has just been released

Reviews of the Best Genealogy Web Sites


Featured Families ...

What Have you collected lately?


A Brand New Look !

            Check out our fresh new look!  I am so excited to bring you this fresh new look and fresh information along with it.

A Brand New Newsletter !

Our newsletter “The FootSteps of Our Past” is now available.

A fresh new newsletter to bring your family history to you!

Please email me if you are interested.  (Newsletter is available in PDF form only.)

Something new...

Do you need some inspiration today?  Why not take the time to visit my new webpages called “A Whisper From Above.”

Thank You
Jo’s Family Genealogy:
The FootSteps of Our Past

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our visitors and encourage your comments.  Your feedback is important to us!


[Trees will become available as time allows.  You can send me an email with what ever information you are looking for on any of these family’s and I will graciously send you what I have.  Thank you for being so patient!]

  1. Allen / Swift

  2. Audley / Odlin /Odin

  3. Brown / Browne / Brownell / Browning

  4. Bunn / Bloomfield / Webb

  5. Crandall

  6. Davol / Devol / Deuel / Deuell

  7. Fortune  / Byrne

  8. Galusha

  9. Getchell / Jones

  10. Grimmer  / Poetzch

  11. Hadcock / Rau

  12. Kraszewski / Tyszka / Predweck

  13. Mosher / Moger / Rich /Roberts

  14. Parkhurst / Leete / Butterfield / Arnold / Browne / Garfield / Merry

  15. Redmond / O’Brien

  16. Reit / Wright

  17. Wagner / Waggoner

  18. Whitcomb / Houghton

  19. Whitney

  20. Wright / Reit

  21. Youker

  22. Young

Our Family Trees!
Descendants Wall of HonorDescendants_Wall_of_Honor.htmlshapeimage_26_link_0
Gen LinksGen_Links.htmlshapeimage_27_link_0
Surname ListSurname_List.htmlshapeimage_28_link_0