Hamlet People Database

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The Hamlet People Database

In this Volume of the Brookhaven/South Haven web site I develop genealogies of the families of Brookhaven (Fire Place) and South Haven hamlets, in the Town of Brookhaven, Suffolk County (Long Island), New York State, U.S.A.  As noted in the previous link, the two hamlets of Brookhaven and South Haven have been closely interlinked since earliest colonial times, and the names Brookhaven (or Fire Place or Brook Haven) and South Haven has been applied to geographic neighborhoods in both hamlets at various times.

The people recorded in this Volume were not necessarily residents in one of the two hamlets.  However, all have a "family" connection to the Hamlets through one or more ancestors or descendants.  Some collateral lines are also included.

Those who are believed to have resided in the hamlets are identified by a ^ following their name.  Ancestors of Hamlet People residents are identified by a > following their name, descendants by a <.  Note, however, that these designations are imperfect;  documentation of residency is stronger in some cases than in others.

People identified with a † following their name were identified as members of the South Haven Presbyterian Church, but were not identified as being residents of the Hamlets. In Colonial times (and even today), the Parish itself extended well to the east and west of the Fire Place and South Haven Hamlets.

This material is always evolving and recorded in a master genealogical database maintained off-the-web.  I then periodically update these web pages—The Hamlet People Database.  I am always open to additions and corrections.


Current database statistics

As of  3 September 2012, the Hamlet People database contains: 368 trees (each "tree" is a collection of interlinked individuals who are related either by birth or marriage), and 16321 individuals.

  • 82% of the individuals (13420)  are connected in a single tree.

    • The next largest tree (396 individuals) contains a little over 2% of the individuals.

    • There are 178 orphan trees—trees of only one person.  Many of these individuals are likely a member of another tree, but the exact relationship has not yet been found.

Page revised:  19 January 2015