My name is Ingrid Frank
and I started this site.
The Munch Family History Site was created using MyHeritage.com. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me. The site was last updated on July 29 2014, and it currently has 136 registered members.
My name is Jany Ingrid Frank née Münch. The Family Tree and Family History on this website are about the ancestry of my son Andrew Marc (Mordechai Aharon ben Zvi Dov) Frank. On his mother's side the tree is very large and goes back many centuries; it is therefore called 'Stamboom Munch' (stamboom means family tree in Dutch). It includes the names Munch, Mac Gillavry, Soesman, de Vicq de Cumptich, van Heek, van Kuyk, Lammers van Toorenburg, von Winckelman, Kuehr and many more. On his father's side much less is known--about 7 generations' worth. Included are the names Frank, Hillels, Holtz, Garry, Kofsky, Schoener, Kellerman. The starting points of the Family Tree are my parents. Because that side (Munch) of the tree is so large, their GIVEN NAMES are in CAPITALS and the GIVEN NAMES of all their DIRECT ANCESTORS are also in CAPITALS. This makes it easy for their direct descendants to trace their lineage on the Family Tree and in the family listings. Of course everybody else on the family tree is related to them by blood and/or marriage as well. TO GET TO THE FAMILY TREE, CLICK ON 'Family Tree' IN THE TOOLBAR ABOVE on this Home page or on the FAMILY TREE PICTURE in the middle of this Home page. In the lower right corner of the Family Tree page there is a choice of 'Classic view' and 'Modern view'. The 'classic view' is easier on the eyes and to navigate, but from the 'modern view' a person's 'Profile page', which has all biographical information, can be accessed directly by clicking on 'View profile' in the information box on the left. *If you are a site member and your name is in the Family Tree: on the Family Tree page (classic view), click HOME (the little house icon at the top of the page) and your card should appear as the home or root person.* To get to the FRANKSIDE OF THE FAMILY TREE, find my card (first child of my parents JOHAN and JEANNE Munch-van Kuyk), then click on my husband (Harold Frank) and up or down from there.
TO ACCESS THE PICTURE ALBUMS, CLICK ON Photos IN THE TOOLBAR ABOVE or on the PHOTO ALBUM PICTURE in the middle of this Home page. On the left of the 'Photos' page is a listing of all the virtual albums. Use the scroller to the right of this list to get to the album you want. The family albums on my son's PATERNAL side have the word FRANKSIDE in front of the title. To view a picture FULL-SIZE, click or control+click on the 'View full size' icon in the picture toolbar. About half of the albums are private and accessible to site members only.
BIOGRAPHY ON PROFILE--INFO PAGE: If on the Family Tree somebody's name is between asterisks (like so: *HUYBERTUS Horst*), it means the person has more information in her or his PROFILE in the BIOGRAPHY section of the INFO page, sometimes brief, sometimes voluminous, sometimes a juicy tidbit, but always interesting. It is directly accessible on the Family Tree-MODERN VIEW by clicking VIEW PROFILE in the person's INFORMATION on the left then scrolling down to the Biography section of the INFO page. On the Family Tree--CLASSIC VIEW or on this HOME PAGE, point to FAMILY TREE in the toolbar, then click on PEOPLE on the drop-down menu; on the next page type the person's first name (more if you remember correctly) in the search bar and hit 'return'. A list will appear. Find and click on the person and scroll down to the Biography section of the INFO page. If you want to browse all the biographical notes at once, on the PEOPLE page click "All" in the alphabet bar, SORT BY FIRST NAME and all the folks between asterisks will appear first in alphabetical order. To read a person's biographical information, click on the person's name and scroll to the Biography section of the INFO page. Click the back arrow at the top to get back to the list of names. If a person is tagged on a picture in one of the virtual albums, click on 'More info' then 'Profile Page' and scroll down to the Biography section of the INFO page. This looks very complicated, but actually is very simple once you have done it a few times. Your reward in many cases will be lessons in history pertaining to our family's ancestry.
FAMILY HISTORY: Our family history is called FAMILY MATTERS and is accessible on this website. It consists of seven Chapters, two Addenda, a file reserved for 'Frankside' stories, two Appendices containing sources and additional material not in the narrative proper and, the latest addition, a chapter called 'Postscripts and Other Stories' (item #14 on the list). To view and read FAMILY MATTERS, scroll to the bottom of this Home Page, to the News Articles section, and click on whatever Chapter you want there and on the next screen click on the PDF Document icon in the upper right-hand corner. Or place your pointer on Apps in the TOOL BAR at the top of this Home page, then choose Articles on the drop-down menu. After choosing the Chapter on the list that you want to read by clicking on it or clicking VIEW, click on the PDF Document icon in the upper right-hand corner. When you are done, just Close (X). No need to save. Click 'Return to list' to return to the list of chapters. The list in the bottom section of this Home Page only accommodates 10 items, so for the full list (14 items) of Chapters, Addenda, Appendices and Postscripts, please place your pointer on Apps in the TOOL BAR at the top of this Home page, then choose Articles on the drop-down menu. Chapter Six: Holland and Chapter Seven: America are accessible to site members only. They are not listed on the Home Page, but can be accessed by site members on the full list of Articles under Apps (Items 9 and 10).
Finally, I have gone through considerable effort researching some Indo-Dutch families connected to ours by blood and/or marriage in order to illustrate the intricate and complex web of inter-marriage amongst them as well as their connections with the Asian population between the 17th and 20th centuries. Much of the genealogical information comes from descendants who are also myHeritage users; they have graciously allowed me to use the information and the accompanying pictures, giving us some idea of the lives and the looks of these people. Included are Families Burgemeestre, Fransz, Bik, Senn van Basel, Pietermaat, Ament, Boutmy, van Motman, von Wolzogen, von Franquemont, von Stralendorff, Nagel, Borel, Vitalis, van Riemsdijk/Helvetius, de Chauvigny de Blot, Dezentjé, Deighton. Enjoy (I hope)!
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DEATH IS NEVER THE END OF THE STORY.