Family History and Research
Welcome to all interested in our family's history and our continuing research. There is a lot of history to be told and a lot to be researched, even in a family tree as well documented as the Poingdestre /Poindexter family. If you have stories to tell, research to share or want to help out, please contact one of the folks on our contacts list.
Improve your genealogical research skills: Family historians and genealogists spend a lot of time researching and developing their family trees. But how do you get started and learn more about how to research and document your findings?
Research Contacts at the PDA: who to contact to ask research questions, who to send your data to, share your questions or comments online.
GEDCOM Database: information from the PDA genealogical database, mostly America, but we are adding Jersey persons to the database, as well. Membership password required.
DNA Project: participate in our DNA Family Tree project.
Poindexter Archive at the Virginia Historical Society. NEW January 2010
Ellis Island is located in the harbor off the tip of Manhattan. Originally a fort, today we think of the immigrants that entered this country on Ellis Island. Our Poindexter immigrants preceeded Ellis Island and entered North Americal through Virginia, Maine and Newfoundland. But many of us have other immigrants in our ancestral trees, including those that may have passed through Ellis Island. You may want to follow our link to see if any of your immigrants did so. This link was suggested by grade school student Carrie of Ms. Ward's class (school unkown), Aug 2013.
Links to related web sites: to other Poindexter web sites and to other genealogical and family research sites. These have a lot of additional information.
Publications: a list of books and other publications made known to us that are about our family.
Email Lists and Message Boards researching "Poindexter"
Family Stories: a collection of oral and written stories about Poindexter's.
Photo Album: old photos of family ancestors, some current family and some ancestral homes and churches.
Occupations: common in Europe and early America and their meanings.
The Titanic: able bodied seaman Jean Poingdestre survived the sinking.
Biography Sketches by Howard Poindexter (you will leave the PDA web site with this link)
Royal Linages, the early Dukes of Normandy and Charlemagne to the Poindestres of Jersey. Also, information about William the Conqueror, Doomsday Book and the Bayeaux Tapestry.
Updated November 3, 2016