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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 Nov 30 2016, and it currently has 165 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, Mackintosh, 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. The GIVEN NAMES of their generation 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.  A person's 'Profile page', which has all biographical information, can be accessed directly by clicking on the PROFILE box in the information panel on the left. If you are a site member and your name is in the Family Tree: on the Family Tree page, click HOME 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 Munch and JEANNE ERNESTINE 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 by clicking the PROFILE box in the person's INFORMATION panel on the left then scrolling down to the Biography section of the INFO page. If you want to browse all the biographical notes at once, click PEOPLE on the FAMILY TREE DROP-DOWN MENU, then 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 on 'People' at the top directly under the tree icon  to get back to the list of names. If a person is asterisked 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, factual, legendary, mythical and fictional, some of it found nowhere else, pertaining to our family's ancestry.

FAMILY HISTORY: Our family history is called FAMILY MATTERS and is accessible on this website. 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. Chapter Six-Holland and Chapter Seven-America are accessible to site members only. For Site Members only, an older version of the Family History is also available in the first photo album  **FAMILY MATTERS: Our Family History** as PDF Documents.  Instructions to open and close are provided in the note for each document.

 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)!

If you are on this site as a guest and would like to become a member, request membership or send me your e-mail address. If you are family or a friend, you are in. If you are not, I'll consider it. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please contact me at jingridf@yahoo.com.

 

D E A T H  I S  N E V E R  T H E  E N D  O F  T H E  S T O R Y

 


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Family news
Nov 30, 2016
Ingrid Frank published a new version of the Stamboom8 - 18042012 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Nov 13, 2016
Ingrid Frank tagged <Private> de Monch* in 1 photos
 
Ingrid Frank tagged <Private> DeMonch* (Abrahams; Sloat) in 1 photos
 
Ingrid Frank tagged <Private> DeMonch* in 1 photos
 
Ingrid Frank tagged <Private> Campbell (DeMonch) in 2 photos
 
Ingrid Frank tagged <Private> DeMonch* in 5 photos
 
Nov 12, 2016
Ingrid Frank tagged <Private> Mac Gillavry in 1 photos
 
Ingrid Frank tagged <Private> Dohmen (Mac Gillavry) in 1 photos
 
Ingrid Frank tagged <Private> Mac Gillavry* in 1 photos
 
Ingrid Frank tagged <Private> Mac Gillavry in 1 photos
 
Nov 11, 2016
Ingrid Frank tagged Friedrich Robert Fichtel in 2 photos
 
Ingrid Frank tagged Friederika Johanna Fichtel (Mac Gillavry) in 3 photos
 
Ingrid Frank tagged *Charles (Benjamin) Ferdinand Albertus Mac Gillavry* in 6 photos
 
Ingrid Frank published a new version of the Stamboom8 - 18042012 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Ingrid Frank updated the details of <Private> Mac Gillavry* , Friedrich Robert Fichtel , *Charles (Benjamin) Ferdinand Albertus Mac Gillavry* and Friederika Johanna Fichtel (Mac Gillavry) in family tree Stamboom8 - 18042012
Ferdinand Eugène Francois Mac Gillavry tagged <Private> Mac Gillavry in 1 photos
 
Ferdinand Eugène Francois Mac Gillavry updated the details of Friederika Johanna Fichtel (Mac Gillavry) , Friedrich Robert Fichtel , <Private> Mac Gillavry , <Private> Mac Gillavry and 2 other people in family tree Stamboom8 - 18042012
Nov 03, 2016
Ingrid Frank tagged Mustinah Javanese Lady (Fichtel) in 1 photos
 
Ingrid Frank published a new version of the Stamboom8 - 18042012 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
 
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News articles
Family stories:FAMILY MATTERS: Our Family History-Chapter One PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS
Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 20:18
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Family stories:FAMILY MATTERS: Our Family History-Chapter Two THE ANCESTORS
Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 20:11

Chapter Two: THE ANCESTORS

Mac Gillavry; De Vicq de Cumptich; Soesman et al.; What's in a Name? Ancient Ancestors

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Family stories:FAMILY MATTERS: Our Family History-Chapter Two ADDENDUM 1
Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 20:03

Chapter Two ADDENDUM 1

Mac Gillavry Lore

Vikings

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Family stories:FAMILY MATTERS: Our Family History-Chapter Two ADDENDUM 2
Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 19:53

Chapter Two ADDENDUM 2

Claudine and her Baron

Sephardic Roots

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Family stories:FAMILY MATTERS: Our Family History-Chapter Three LIFE IN THE INDIES
Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 19:46

Chapter Three: LIFE IN THE INDIES

Djati Roenggo and Other Places; Memoir of Elsa Hemsing-te Kolsté

Postscripts: 1. Who is John Douglas?; 2. 'Tongtong' by Ru Fanoy; 3. Elsa's Family; 4. Thonny the Cigarette Man; 5. The Four Branches of the Indo-Dutch Family Mac Gillavry; 6. William Mac Gillavry the Phantom Forefather; 7. Why 'HENDRIK'? Why Zwolle?

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Family stories:FAMILY MATTERS: Our Family History-Chapter Four THE GENE POOL LOTTERY
Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 19:37

Chapter Four: THE GENE POOL LOTTERY

Lammers van Toorenburg; von Winckelmann/ Samlant; Kühr; Verstift; Münch; DNA Test Results

More Lammers van Toorenburg

Indofication (or: How Euros became Indos)

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Family stories:FAMILY MATTERS: Our Family History-Chapter Five THE WAR
Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 19:28

Chapter Five: THE WAR

World War II in the East Indies; Life in the Camps

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Family stories:FAMILY MATTERS: Our Family History-Frankside Stories
Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 18:56

FRANKSIDE STORIES

Schoener; Garry; Hillels; Frank

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Family stories:empty
Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 18:51

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Posted by: Ingrid Frank on Dec 16 2009 18:21

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