Welcome to my new site!

I am restarting the site as I have recently received some new DNA-related information. My paternal grandmother, who is thankfully still living at the age of 100, agreed to take the AncestryDNA test. I am not completely sure how she took the information, but there were some surprises for me.

I am also a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies. I’d like this site to be the repository of the Koen Family One Name Study. There will be more to come on this.

The plan for now

I ran a website at this domain for many years. Check out as proof. I wasn’t really happy with the quality of the research. This is my opportunity to make things right.

So for now, my plan is to restart my research by starting with my own family and moving backward from here. A do-over. I have established categories for all my direct-line surnames. Those will populate on the left-hand side of the page as posts appear. I haven’t decided what to do yet regarding the layout of the collateral lines, but as each family group is researched a post should be created for that family group.

Feedback appreciated

I welcome any feedback or constructive criticism of my process. If you have information you’d like to share, please┬álet me know in the comments.


Author: Bryan Koen

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