http://forebears.co.uk/ is an intriguing mix of links to data sources, distribution maps and meanings of a surname. It appears to be under development: a search on BIDGOOD shows what the impressive end product might look like, while the rest of our B__GOOD names were very incomplete. Well worth checking out especially if you have ancestors in the U.K. and Ireland. Results for other countries were very variable but hopefully will improve with time.
The Devon Wills Project 1312-1891 is fully searchable for FREE online at:
A quick check turned up:
BEDGOOD and BEDGGOOD 0.
Gavin has posted a comment on an earlier post Waimate New Zealand B__GOOD Early Settlers
In addition to querying the accuracy of some of the information, he generously offers his own help with NZ BEDGGOOD queries.
for very helpful instructions.
Ancestry has just added images of the the English Non-Conformist registers to its site and they do add quite a bit of information, particularly those for Dr. Williams’ library registration. They can be a wealth of information:
Name, date of birth, where born (typically house of the parents with address)
Father’s occupation and, if relevant, business address
Maternal grandfather’s name, business and business or residential address
Name and address of those present at the birth which is quite often another female family member and can give one another family address. I’ve picked up aunt’s, grandmother’s (and therefore grandfather’s) home address
There are 89 Bidgood entries (some duplicates), 10 Bedgood and, no doubt, assorted others.
Email from Alison Leedham.
For free access until Sept 2nd. to the Immigration and Travel Records on Ancestry.com go to:
My Heritage celebrates the Labor Day weekend (Aug 31 thu Sept 2) by offering free access to all US Census returns.
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