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hank-240Henry Z (“Hank”) Jones, Jr. is a retired RCA recording artist and film and tv character actor now living in San Diego, California. For over fifty years he has specialized in documenting and writing about 18th century “Palatine” German immigrants to colonial America and Ireland. He welcomes correspondence and may be reached via his website www.hankjones.com.

Selected Publications:


The Palatine Families of New York: A Study of the German Immigrants Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710, 2 vols. (Universal City, California, 1985).

More Palatine Families, Some Immigrants to the Middle Colonies 1717 – 1776 and their European Origins, Plus New Discoveries on German Families Who Arrived in Colonial New York in 1710 (Rockport, Maine, 1991).

Even More Palatine Families:18th Century Immigrants to the American Colonies and Their German, Swiss, and American Origins (with Lewis Bunker Rohrbach, CG), 3 vols. (Camden, Maine, 2002).

The Palatine Families of Ireland, 2nd ed. (Camden, Maine, 1990).

Westerwald To America: Some 18th Century German Immigrants (with Annette Kunselman Burgert, FASG) (Rockport, Maine, 1990).

Psychic Roots: Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy (Baltimore, 1993).

More Psychic Roots: Further Adventures in Serendipity & Intuition in Genealogy (Baltimore, 1997).

A Few More Left: The Story of Isaac Hillman (San Diego, California, 2005).

Memories – The “Show-Biz” Part of my Life (San Diego, California, 2006).

Selected Articles:

“More Newly-Discovered German Origins for the Palatine Families of New York, 1710,” The American Genealogist 88 (2016):133–44.

“Some Newly Discovered German Origins of New York’s Later-Arriving Palatines,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 146 (2015):71–77, 124–34, 228–35, 272–82 [Harry Macy, Jr., Tribute issues].

“Newly Found German Origins of Some Irish Palatine Families,” The Irish Palatine Association Journal 20 (2013).

“The Ancestry of Mary Whitten (Whiting), Wife of Ichabod Crippen,” The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 166 (2012):259–70; 167 (2013):66–76.

“Probable German Origins of the Teskey Family.” The Irish Palatine Association Journal 19 (2012):6–7.

“Foreword” to Irish Palatine Pioneers in Upper Canada Commemorating 300 Years 1709-2009 (Ontario Genealogical Society Irish Palatine Special Interest Group, Toronto, 2010).

“Some Newly-Discovered German Origins for the Palatine Families of New York – 1710,” The American Genealogist 85 (2011):46-62.

“Climbing the Palatine Family Tree: Some Reflections and Suggestions,” The Palatine Immigrant 35(2009):22-28.

“Some Genealogical Lessons Learned Along the Way,” The Pinellas Genealogist 32, no. 2 (2009).

“Emigrants from Laubenheim, Germany, to New York in 1709/10,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 70 (1982):97-102.

“Additional German Origins of 1709 Palatines,” The New York Genealogical & Biographical Record 117 (1986):193–98.