The Ives Genealogy Zone

Last Updated — 1 August 2017

This simple and basic web page (and I intend to keep it that way) contains downloadable documents (via the Right-Click, 'Save Link/Target' process) that pertain to my genealogical interests.  It has been generated for 2 purposes: 1) to make this information easily and widely available to any and all interested parties and, 2) to serve as an online backup of certain documents and information. The contents of this web page will change over time — as documents are updated and as new information or resources are added.  Most of the existing documents, and the documents to come, either will be in the PDF format or in a compressed (ZIP) format.  Updated or New documents will be so noted in the text.

My primary genealogical interest is with the descendants of the William Ives (1607-1648) lineage — my "Ives Tree."  But, I also have an interest in a number of the families ('Branches') that are affined to this Ives tree, including: Baldwin, Chase, Cristiano, Dotterer, Doud, Pfister/Fister, Foote, Getty, Gregory, Hall, Heebner, McClory, Mears, Merriam, Moss, Moyer, Nail, Nichols, Painter, Pratt, Riker, Scranton, Shrum/Schramm, Trexler, Warr, Warren, and Whiteley.   And I am keenly interested in any Ives descendant of any of the 19+ known Ives lineage progenitors (see below)!

Data and documents on other Ives lineage progenitors (including: Timothy, Thomas, Miles, William the Quaker, Franklin Alexander, John of Nova Scotia) may be found linked from this page as well.   All Ives – Ancestors & Descendants – are welcome!   The emphasis on this site will be to provide downloadable data in the form of pdf/zip files, rather than presenting the textual data itself as a series of web pages.

The following documents currently are available:

• A summary document of my genealogy interests and approach — David's Interests (3 pages)   (1 July 2017)
• A list of some of the "interesting" ancestors of William Ives and the affined families — Interesting Ancestors (3 pages)   (1 March 2014)
• A document detailing my DNA information, via the National Geographic Genographic Project — David's DNA (7 pages)   (November 2010)
• A brief descriptive document on DNA Genealogical Test Types (11 pages)    (January 2017)
• A listing (far from complete - please add the ancestors about whom YOU are seeking information!) of some of the Ives who have unknown or disputed ancestry; they are the Ives Being Sought (8 pages) (November 2014)

• The DNA signature of William Ives (1607-1648); derived from the Y chromosome testing of 6 male direct descendants of William   (2 pages)   (August 2014)
• A summary of the information currently known about William Ives (his birth, life, and death) — William Ives Summary (80 pages)   (October 2015)   Caution — file is about 33Mb in size.
• A Family Group Sheet report on progenitor William Ives (1607-1648)     (29 pages)    (1 December 2015)
• A report of the ancestors of William Ives known - to me - to date  (1 June 2017) — William Ives' Ancestors   (41 pages)

• An excellent and thorough document by Ken Ives on what currently is known about the Ives lineage progenitor — Timothy Ives of Virginia (6 pages)   (April 2013)
• Ken Ives' significant Family Tree Maker database on the Timothy Ives lineage.  Thank you, Ken!   (December 2014)
• An excellent unpublished manuscript (courtesy of Ken Ives!) compiled by Melinda J Lukei on The Ives Family (mostly Timothy Ives' descendants) in the Virginia Beach, Virginia area   (49 pages)  (2014)

• A list of pre-1925 useful published genealogical resources for Ives & affined families (23 pages)   (November 2014)
• A document listing general online resources for Ives genealogy — Ives Online  (new information always welcome) (8 pages)    (November 2015)
• A Gazetteer of Physiographic Features & Cemeteries that include the name, Ives (17 pages)   (1 February 2016)    
• A listing of named Ives Cemeteries and Ives plots in other cemeteries (80 pages)   (1 January 2017)
• A superb working manuscript by Ken Ives on the Ives Soldiers of the American Civil War (150 pages)   (March 2014)

• A document containing information on the Possible Origins & Variations of the Surname Ives   (6 pages)     (1 February 2017) 
• A table listing very brief information about the 20 known Ives line progenitors — Progenitors (new information always welcome!) (5 pages)   (1 August 2017)    ◊UPDATED!◊
• A summary compilation of data on the known progenitors of the various Ives lineages in the U.S. and Canada (170 pages; 31Mb)    (1 August 2017)   ◊UPDATED!◊
• A document discussing the Ives "coat of arms" and why they are not yours.   (4 Pages)     (1 August 2016)

• A brief summary description of cousin terminology (first, second, removed, etc.) — Cousin Terminology (4 pages)   (January 2011)
• A description of the calendar date change in the mid-1700s, from Old Style (Julian) to New Style (Gregorian) — Calendar Change (1 page)   (March 2011)
• A downloadable document denoting a number of online genealogy tools that I have used (please add to it!)   (10 pages)   (1 August 2017)   ◊UPDATED!◊
• A document discussing the Ives "coat of arms" and why they are not yours.   (4 Pages)     (1 August 2016)

• A copy of William Dollarhide's (a distant relative) "Genealogy Rules" — Genealogy Rules (3 pages)   (January 2010)
• A short brief noting some issues affecting availability and reliability of genealogical primary and secondary Sources (6 pages)    (February 2012)
• A short brief on Historical Nicknames and Diminutives aka, hypocorism.   (4 pages)   (1 August 2017)   ◊NEW!◊

• A document discussing the Ives "coat of arms" and why they are not yours.   (4 Pages)     (1 August 2016)
• A new compilation by Sheila Ives; based on her considerable research on the Ives in the Ohio, Firelands, and Western Reserve region, the Ohio Ives (21 pages) (August 2014)
• Kerry Serl is making available three collections of documents concerning the descendants of Eben Ives (1792-1855).  These collections include documents
on the Nelson Marks Ives (1818-1898) family, one of Eben's sons; documents on the Jesse Ives (1868-1926) family, a son of Nelson Marks Ives;
and a genealogy of this Ives branch, written by Harry Marks Ives (1856-1929), another son of Nelson Marks Ives.  Good information and good reading; thanks, Kerry. (June 2012)
Kerry can be reached at: Kerry Serl
• An outstanding 291-page document on the genealogy research of Arthur Stanley Ives and his Ives branch, plus great information on many of the families affined to his branch of the Ives tree has been made available by Aleta Crawford. Compiled by Arthur over many years, it has been typed into shareable format by Aleta (wife of Arthur Stanley Ives' great-grandson, James M. Crawford).    Thank you, Aleta!    This document can be downloaded here and Aleta can be contacted for further information at this address. (July 2014)
• Janet Price has made available a 28-page descendants report on John Ives (father of Thomas, of the MA Ives lineage); thanks, Janet! (July 2012)
• Lynn Hammond has done some seriously good research on the mysterious Merritt Ives, his family, and on the Ives in Vermont. She has graciously provided the following downloadable files: Merritt Ives Family Tree and Notes Information; Photos of Albert Ives and Family; Photos of Roy Ives and Family; and a great compilation on the Ives in Vermont     (September 2012)
She can be contacted at: for further information or to share your information with her.

Ives Mini-Profiles
Major Frank Ives, (a man with an extraordinary medical and military career) written by cousin Richard W Ives
Robert Campbell Ives, (hardly an 'ordinary' farmer, he was the stuff of America) written by cousin Nancy Ives Knab
Mark Ives, (he and his wife were missionaries to the Sandwich Islands) written by cousin Ken Neal

A compressed copy ("zipped") of my main Ives genealogy database is available, current as of 1 August 2017, in both the Family Tree Maker 2014.1 format (.ftm) and the generic/standard GEDCOM 5.5 format (.ged) — FTM 2014 Format and GEDCOM Format.
NOTE — Neither of these files contains the more than 12,000 (17+Gb) associated media files (e.g., census pages, photographs, draft registration cards, passenger lists, various compiled or created documents, etc.), because the download size would be extremely large.    Please contact me by e-mail if you wish a copy of these files, and I will mail them to you on a USB key.
Caution — the FTM file that can be downloaded from this page is 251Mb in size (compressed/zipped), and the GED file is ca. 8Mb in size (compressed/zipped)     ◊UPDATED!◊ — 169 additional records added since the last Update

A Non-Exclusive Non-Exhaustive List Of Researchers Working With Ives Genealogy
(to add your name and information to this list, contact David Ives)

John Wilder, Waterville, Maine; Major interest: Ives DNA, Jeremiah Ives, ~1785-1826, of Connecticut, Charleston SC, and Florida
Richard Ives; North Haven, Sag Harbor, New York; Major interest: William Ives' English background, his descendants in North America, with particular emphasis on my Ives line (the subject of an upcoming book). Since my 5 G-grandfather, Gideon, and his son, Amos, participated in the American Revolution, I am interested in that era. Amos Ives' son, my 3 G-grandfather, fought in the War of 1812. His son, my great-grandfather, Col. S.S. Ives, fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy. His son, my grandfather, settled in Indian Territory in 1884. Any information relating to these events (and places) would be welcomed.
Ken Ives, Nokesville, VA. Major research interests: Ives participants in the American Civil War, 1861-65; Researching descendants of Timothy Ives, early immigrant to the Virginia colony. Other research interests: Almost anyone or anything named Ives.
Teresa Panek Ives, Rockton, IL, Major Interests: William, John, Joseph, Thomas, Enos, Enos B, Almon, William E, Charles E, George S, William HPE, Timothy, Paul W, Urban; Other Interests: Affine branches of the main William Ives branch
David Ives; Boise, Idaho; Major Interest: The entire main William Ives trunk; Other Interests: Various affined branches of the William Ives trunk; Ives in the Revolutionary War; other, non-William, progenitors of Ives lineages
Amanda Ives Ruston, Bexar County, Texas; Major Interest: Thomas Pitts Ives (1762-1834; both in North Carolina); seeking information on his ancestry

Main Ives Database Basic Stats
Number of Individual Records —— 68,126
Number of Marriages —— 23,138
Number of Surnames —— 9585
Date Span —— 725 BC to February 2017
Number of Media Files (e.g., photographs, census pages, original or compiled documents, passenger lists) —— 12,498
Size of Database (both text data and associated media files) —— 17.6Gb
(Does not include another 7000+ Ives and relatives in 45+ ancillary Ives databases)

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