Site Index / Genealogy Project
This project provides a free forum to share
discoveries and research leads for all 'known' Canadian
VanValkenburgh branches and 'strays' (whose pre-Canadian origins
are uncertain). The search for Canadian Vanvalkenburgh
ancestors can be challenging due to the scarcity of early
records and the many spelling variations of the name. We
present this as a free forum for connecting and sharing
By far the richest resource for Vanvalkenburgh-in-America
research is the National
Association of VanValkenburgh Families. We are not
affiliated with the NAVVF, though we refer often to their
This, the former home page, is now a
supplemental page. Please re-set bookmarks to the
project's Home Page.
The links at left are miscellaneous resources
that are still in the process of being added to the Family Tree
Two separate sections make up the site - the
searchable VV Family Trees, and the Message Boards. Each
requires a different login if you wish to
communicate or contribute. These are free user accounts
and the information is not shared outside of this site.
However, no login is required to
simply view the site content. Please do read the Terms
of Use for accessing or viewing any content on this
To contribute photos, records and other media
to the Family Trees, request a Contributor
Account. If you
would rather have a moderator help with this, please contact
Lisa and we can add it for you.. To post or reply to the Message Boards,
login for the forum. For any general questions or
assistance, just ask!
A site dedicated to connecting researchers of
Canadian VV ancestors was conceived in February 2012 by two VV
family researchers who connected on genealogy
& SCOTT RANCE, Barrie, Ontario
Scott is the VanValkenburgh
descendant whose lineage prior to 1850 is an enticing
Lisa is a web programmer and
genealogy hobbiest with a binder bursting full of VV
notes (but still few breakthroughs).
Lisa has designed the site as a tool to sort the various
branches and to search all names together. When Mark offered to
help, the project was a go!
Message Lisa on Forum
Mark is a 30+ year IT Professional living in Southeast Michigan.
His father was born in Michigan, however, Mark's Canadian
roots are founded in his Grandfather who was born and lived in Woodstock, Ontario.
Mark's mother retained her Canadian citizenship throughout her life. Her family, Gatenby, live in and around London, St. Thomas and Toronto, Ontario.
This project is entirely managed and moderated
by volunteers who have personal connections to the VV
lineage. Much personal time (and sometimes funds) is
contributed, often for research not related to our own
needs. For this reason, the content on this site (VV
Family Trees, VV Message Boards and all supplemental links on
the HERITAGEPIN host site) is to be
used for personal research only, and not for profit.
For example, it is not permissible to generate a PDF Family Tree
Report and to reproduce this document for sale in whole or as
part of a commissioned research project.
It is further not
permissible to distribute, sublicense or re-syndicate the content
without express consent of the contributor(s). For
example, do not add photos, documents, maps, etc. from this site
to a subscription website, or to your own blog.
content remains the property of each contributor and can be
removed by contacting the site administrator.
Therefore, to encourage the sharing of private family
non-distribution rule is important.
Site users acknowledge that the
site content is not warranted to be uninterrupted or free of
errors. No representations are made as to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or content of any information, material, postings or responses found on the
sites. Users should maintain personal copies of all
contributions and communications.
The collection of
personal data is limited to a request for basic contact
information when establishing a private user account as a media
contributor or forum participant. User Accounts permit
exchange of information through private messaging without revealing private
contact information. It is therefore recommended that
users not reveal personal email addresses,
mailing addresses or other contact details when posting on the
open forums. A separate agreement is acknowledged
at Forum registration.
The site owner, administrator and moderators do
not collect personal information for profit, or share
identifying information with unrelated
third-parties. Users agree to the same practices, and to not
use the site to offer or disseminate goods, services, schemes or
promotions. An exception is made for requests for occasional
compensation for nominal costs related to postage or
We recognize the confidentiality of
information that may be disclosed by users during the normal use
of these websites, and of the importance of safeguarding
information as it relates to living individuals.
Contributors agree to ensure that personal
information of living individuals is not placed in the public
domain. However, because these sites rely on unregulated
contributions, no guarantees can be made that private information will
not be posted. Such content can be removed by the
administrator upon request.
Users agree to refrain
from activities that may be harmful to the Canadian VV Family
Tree and Forum sites, and to the HeritagePIN hosting
site, or harmful to any end user's or other third party's systems and networks, including any transmissions which may damage, interfere with, surreptitiously intercept, or expropriate any system, program, data or personal information.