UK Census on line.

July 16, 2014

GenesReunited have the Census returns 1841 – 2011 available at:

A search of the 1911 Census (England and Wales only) gave results:

BIDGOOD    784

BEDGOOD      48


BITGOOD        0

B__GOOD Letter #15 found.

June 2, 2014

The missing link to Letter #15 has been restored on the main Letter page.

Judging by the complete lack of feed back over the last three months on the contents of this page it was effectively out of public view, your Editor apologizes for this.

United States Historic Territorial Growth

May 3, 2014

For a linked series of maps showing the growth of the United States during the last 170 years see:

It would be interesting to compare these maps with the spread of the B_GOOD name with time.

Mocavo data site.

February 8, 2014


The Mocavo pay site contains a very mixed bag of data, mainly  from USA, UK and Canada, and ranging from Revolutionary War records to the present. You can search for your names without payment and see a short version of the source which you could then follow up on Mocavo or elsewhere.

A quick search for our B__GOOD names found:

Bidgood   3469

Bedgood   1880

Bedggood   195

Bitgood      697

This suggests that their data is limited but they do seem to have accessed some unusual sources, so worth a visit if not a subscription.

Australian Deaths

February 6, 2014

The Ryerson Index is a free index to death notices appearing in Australian newspapers at:

The date range covered extends from the Sydney Gazette of 1803 up to newspapers published within the last week or so. The Index also includes many funeral notices, and some probate notices and obituaries.

A quick search on B__ good names found:

Bidgood 87

Bedggood 4

Bedggood 60 and findmypast UK records comparison.

January 17, 2014

Lostcousins newsletter compares and findmypast for UK record searches see:

B__GOOD Notes 2013 in review

January 4, 2014

By courtesy of wordpress:

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,500 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.