This web site is dedicated to the descendants of Robert Jackson. Robert is said to have arrived in Massachusetts with his father, Richard, about 1630, sailing from Yarmouth, England. "Tradition has it that Robert Jackson came from Watertown, Mass., to Wethersfield, Connecticut, from thence to Hartford, Connecticut and from thence to Hempstead, in 1643; which perhaps was the first English settlement in the western part of Long Island." His descendants have spread to all corners of the United States.
This web site is an effort to enable distant cousins to have a place to gather together to look for their connections and add to their family tree. Much of the information here has been generously submitted by these cousins and the site has evolved into a loose knit community of Jackson researchers who have allowed me to gather all the bits and pieces together for the descendants of Robert Jackson of Hempstead.
The web site contains many pages beyond the raw data to help make this family record come alive and be a help to others researching the same lines. There is an extensive page of Resources used in building this site, copies of actual wills, published biographies, a page listing Jackson researchers that have a continuing active interest in the site, a page of Helpful Genealogical Tools, a listing of Historical Sites that pertain particularly to the Hempstead Jacksons, even a page to discuss various Conflicting Data that has been published and some of it resolved. There is a forum where visitors can introduce themselves, ask questions or answer someone else' question. The All-Jackson DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA is examined in depth with the results given for those folks now called Hempstead Jacksons.--Janiejac 23:01, 5 February 2008 (EST)