September 4, 2014 - Cross Reference of Baptism to Sponsors

Recently our research was focused on the baptism of individuals and how they were related to their sponsors. This research is very interesting, so a cross reference with links was created specifically to show this relationship.
You will notice under the baptism date (when present) notes about the baptism with the sponsors highlighted and linked to the sponsors, if the sponsors are contained in our database. By following that link you will notice under the marriage information an event titled "Sponsored Christenings" which contains the relationship and name to the individual sponsored. The name is highlighted and linked to that individual. By setting up this event a cross reference is created.

If you have any questions about these links or any other information contained on this family tree please use the "Contact US" link or the "Suggestion" tab contained on most of the pages on this website.


August 11, 2014 - Michael Family Links Found!

Catharina Michael b. abt 1725, wife of Johann Pieter Simon has been lined to her ancestors! Her ancestors have eluded our research until the research books of Henry Z. Jones were discovered by Laura and found that the Michael family are of German Palatine descent. This is a very interesting discovery and will help fill in the Simmons (and variations) family puzzle! For more detail please see the link to "Henrich Michael" under the "Family Histories" heading on this page.

If you have any questions about these links or any other information contained on this family tree please use the "Contact US" link or the "Suggestion" tab contained on most of the pages on this website.


January 15, 2014 - Family Links into Germany Found!

A new Simmons (and variations) source has been found by Laura Conrad containing ancestry links into Palatine Germany. This new source is a series of books that contains Simmons and related families information that might help us find the parents of Peter Simmons b. 1794 and other critical family links. These books are being carefully reviewed and when convincing family information is found it will be posted within this Cropsey Tree. To see some of this new information see the links on this page for Johann Wilhelm Simon and Anna Maria Sterner.

If you have any questions about these links or any other information contained on this family tree please use the "Contact US" link or the "Suggestion" tab contained on most of the pages on this website.


April 26, 2012 - 1940 US Census Records

The 1940 US Census Records were released to the general public on April 3, 2012 through the "http://1940census.archives.gov" website free to the public. Since that date I have been searching for Moon and Related families and have discovered a number of census records for these families.

You can view the US Census Records that I have found, transcribed and uploaded to this website by visiting the "Whats New" link in the "Information" pull down menu. Then scroll down the page until you find the census record entries.

If you believe that I have made an error or wish to contact me about a census entry please contact me via the "Contact US" link in the left column menu on each web page.


January 12, 2012 - First News Article

The Family News section of these pages will state family activities such as: reunions, military, picnics, weddings, graduations, etc.. Some activities will need separate pages to publish the photos, documents and comments made by the contributors.

Please send to me (Wayne Simmons) any family activity or event that you would like to share and I will publish it on these web pages.  


January 12, 2012 - Sample News Article

Moon family reunion held on January 12, 2012 at the Ionia Fair Park was great success! See this article for details.


February 22, 2011 - George Washington Connection

Just started an online journal documenting my research on my potential ancestral connection to George Washington through my Ball family line. This is an ongoing effort and will probably take a number of months or even years to complete. Take a look at what I have started!