This new free site may be useful to anyone searching for recent B__GOOD data in the USA. Despite the claim on the home page a quick search did not come up with many results before the 1940 Census. Searching was quick and could be restricted to a single state. To check it out go to:
Descendants of Abraham BIDGOOD & Joan DAWE:
My particular interest, in addition to “meeting” relations, is to hear from any who may be interested enough in their ancestry to consider undertaking autosomal dna testing in the form of a FamilyFinder test from FamilyTree DNA.
I’m trying to add more data to the picture of the DAWE segments of DNA on my DAWE page, http://familytree.lornahen.com/spDAWE.htm
FamilyFinder is a great DNA test when looking for relations within the last 4-6 generations max (although many have confirmed relationships detected back beyond 6 generations).
Because the inheritance pattern is random as to which bits of which ancestor makes it down the generations, once you get back to say 4th cousins, there’s only a 50% chance that a specific ancestor’s dna will have survived for comparison, so it’s the luck of the draw that a match can be detected via this means in distant cousins.
These sorts of dna tests are painless (no blood involved), done in your own home, may be as private as you wish (although too private negates the reason for testing, comparison with others to mutually explore shared ancestry), and have nothing to do with forensic or medical testing. There are a useful set of Q & As on the FamilyTree DNA FAQ pages (http://FamilyTreeDNA.com).
To order without a subsidy, simply join the DAWE dna project by following this link
Forgot to add a link to the descendants of Abraham and Joan (DAWE) BIDGOOD that I know about:
GenesReunited have the Census returns 1841 – 2011 available at:
A search of the 1911 Census (England and Wales only) gave results:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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: