Welcome to the Roosevelt Studies Web
***Three of the most important people in U.S. history were from the same family, descended from the same ancestor, Claes Martenszen Van Rosenvelt, an early Dutch settler of New Amsterdam.
**Claes’ grandsons founded two branches of the Roosevelt family. Theodore Roosevelt was Eleanor Roosevelt’s uncle, and Franklin Roosevelt was their fifth cousin from the other branch.
*Click on their names to learn about their lives.