Hello to One and All!
I have recently completed one of my New Year's Resolutions, which was to
update the online database of those who are descended of, or, whose
families have married into the Handspiker or Hanselpacker Surname.As
this is going out to several lists and a few individuals, I won't make
this introduction TOO long!
In September of 2002, I first uploaded my "working" database of
individuals who are "attached" to the Handspiker and Hanselpacker
surnames. At that time, I had just over 3,000 names in the database.In
the past 18 months I've added around 1800 individuals and over 300
The surname list is QUITE lengthy, but I have created a "short" list of
surnames which appear at least 25 times in this database.
Adams (27), Amero (39), Camp (21), Chase (38), Clark (45), Colwell (23),
Daley (26), Dugas (29), Dykeman (67), Earle (37), Estey (21),
Farris/Ferris (157), Handspiker (456), Hanselpacker (150+), Hazelton (21),
Hopkins (22), Junkins (23), Kay/Kaye (64), MacDonald (27), Marshall (24),
McLean (45), Middleton (22), Morton (55), Parker (21), Ross (35), Rowe
(37), Skinner (26), Sloat (41), Smith (43), Springer (41), Stark/Sturk
(137), Thibault (26), Tingley (26), VanTassel (67), Warren (28), White
For those still interested in viewing updates (a gallery page is my next
project for Spring of 2004), you can go to the introductory page, located
From there, you'll have access to "Persons", "Surnames", "About" and other
associated pages for this genealogical project.
If you are "family" and note any errors or find some nice surprises,
please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll make any necessary corrections,
Many thanks for the support I've received from so many of you who are
connected to these lines.As alway, the most thanks has to go to
Charlotte Vardy, without whose extensive work in Digby County, I could
never have amassed so many names in such a short period of time.Also to
the Queens County Museum in New Brunswick, allowing me to pour over their
records of Hanselpackers in that area.
Enjoy! and Happy New Year!