So I have been doing some resreach on my Family (van Ess). and I have gotten pretty far back but now am stuck.. its like nothing existes and wondering if anyone out there got any more information. so what I got is. My grand-dad David B. VanEss born in Malone NY died in 2009. Then my Great grand-dad Cornelius W. Van Ess 1899-1977 Malone Ny and was married to Gladys Trim. Next Marinus Van Ess which married Katie Helleger in NJ. Next Leonard (Leendert) van Ess who married Iza Heintzes in NJ, which Leendert and his mother come over to the US from the Netherlands around 1866. Then Marinus van Ess (1822-1864) who was married to Jannetjie Van Lenten and die around 1864. Next is Leendert van Ess (1791-1826) who was married to Martha van Driel, and Pieter van Es was the father of Leendert. which Pieter (BOB: 1757-) was married to Triyntje Meijer. My family comes from the island of Goree Overflakke. Once is get to Pieter and Trijntje is stops well i can not find anything else. My whole point in this is of course finding out as much as i can about my family but also finding out if Jacob van Ess (1559-1666) is part of my family.