Du Trieux Genealogy

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These pages contain the first five generations of descendants of Philippe du Trieux. This is only a small part of a much larger database of Truax descendants compiled by the Association which currently contains over 20,000 individuals. If you have a Truax ancestor and would like to find out if they are listed in this larger database, please fill out our Truax Query Form. Queries submitted by our members in recent issues of the Association newsletter can now be found on our Queries page. Some of the larger 'Unplaced Groups' which are so far unconnected to the larger tree can be seen on our Broken Branches page.

The information on the earlier generations is compiled from two main sources:

"The House of Truax"

Following the lost research of David Truax in the 1870s, the "House of Truax" was originally compiled between the 1870s and 1905 by Theodore de T. Truax. However, he failed to secure financing to publish his research, and died in 1915. Following his death, Grafton Press passed his manuscript to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. The Society's Howard S. F. Randolph later edited the manuscript for publication in the "New York Genealogical and Biographical Record" (NYGBR). "The House of Truax" was published from July 1926 through October 1928 in ten quarterly installments. It traced and numbered up to 10 generations of descendants of Philippe du Trieux, including genealogy, locations, and family history.

"The Thura Truax Hires Manuscripts"

After significant additional research was accomplished (1925-1945) by Allan L. Truax and Thura Truax Hires, a more complete compilation of descendants was compiled by Thura Truax Colby Hires prior to her death in 1955. After additional updating, her records were eventually published by the Association of Descendants of Philippe du Trieux in 1985 as the "Thura Truax Hires Manuscripts", a two volume set. Her life history is described in a Tribute to her from Volume I.

Many further additions and corrections to these publications have been made in recent years, and these are included here with source documents noted.

Biographies of notable du Trieux / Truax family members may be found on our History page.

This website was created by Jennifer Smith and Mike Truax for
The Association of Philippe du Trieux Descendants.
Questions or Comments should be addressed to Jennifer Smith.