Welcome to the Simmons Family History pages of the Simmons & Related Families Histories website.
My Simmons family line is traced back to the late 1700's to Rensselaer County, New York where my research has encountered a 'Brick Wall'.
Although I have encountered this Brick Wall, my research for the Simmons could take me to Palatine German ancestors or possibly to Scotland.
Finding the parents of William Simmons (b. 1796) and of his wife Betsey Ives (b. 1797) is the brick wall that I am referring to here. This website has documented significant parts of their lives and of the lives of their 12 children.
The Simmons Family Histories pages contain the major family lines of: Simmons, Bennett, Eddy, Gibson, Griswold, Jesiek, Tanner, Young and other families.
There have been many contributors sharing their information about the Simmons Family Histories over the past six years and those contributors will be recognized on a separate page within this website. Within this website are many Simmons Family stories and partial stories told and with your help there will be many more stories told as research uncovers the information to support those stories.
Please join me in the Simmons Family Research and the writing of the many stories that need to be documented and told by contacting me via the "Contact US" or "Suggest" links found throughout this website.
Thank you for your interest and participation in the Simmons Family History!
The New Simmons Kinfolk Newsletter Vol 1, Issue 1 originally published in 2008 has been updated and republished in July 2012.
Quest for Wm Simmons' Ancestors An online journal documenting my research to find the parents of Wm Simmons and Betsey Ives.
MOST WANTED! Take a look at this updated page, Elusive People, Mystery Photos and contribute if you can.
Lyman's Notebook A brief daily journal of Lyman's activities transcribed from his handwriting.
We want to point out and emphasize that while we are a Simmons Family genealogy; we are interested in preserving
the history of all Simmons and related families including the women whose lines are carried forward under their
married names. If your great-grandmother was a Simmons, we would like to have your family history whatever the
surname. If you are a member of the Simmons or related families, you may register for a user account, after which
you will be able to log in and access additional material not available to the public. At the discretion of the
Administrator, you may be granted permission to add or edit your family data directly. Make sure you explain in
your registration request exactly how you are related and if you will be contributing information or media to the
website. Your family history can be submitted directly using our upload pages (available to registered users), by
emailing it to the website administrator, by using the web site's Contact form, or even by snail mail, Pony
Express or carrier pigeon. Even if you do not register an account, you can propose additions or changes by
clicking on the "Suggest" tab near the top of Individual pages or Family Group sheets.
Click here to Submit Info.
We look forward to hearing from you!
If you have any questions, comments or would like to share research, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.