B__GOOD ancestry?

June 3, 2013

Elle Shepard says:

Does this mean these (B__GOOD) folks are related to me ?

Don Bidgood says:

If you have a B__GOOD ancestor there is a possibility that you may be related to some of the people that are listed. To find out you will need the full name and approximate date and place of at least one B__GOOD ancestor. It helps if he was born before about 1910. Then go to TribalPages or WorldConnect and search for him. You may find the information on the Newbies page helpful.

Ann(e) BEDGGOOD 1805 – 1871

June 3, 2013

Irene Stingers says:
My name is Irene and this is my first post here so I hope I have composed this post correctly.
My Great grandmother was Ann Bedggood her father was James Bedggood (1745-1815) who married Ann Smith and they had a son Josiah.
The help I need is information on the Father and Mother of James (birth dates etc).
Thanks in advance (from Australia)

Don Bidgood says:
Good to hear from you.  You can find the parents of James BEDGGOOD (1745 – 1815) on TribalPages at:
They are part of a well researched line Tree T003.  There is more information about this Tree at:

Don Bidgood says:
A query: Could I please have the dates for your Great grandmother Ann Bedggood. I do not have an Ann in the children of James BEDGGOOD and Ann SMITH, but she might be a grandchild.

Irene Stingers says:
My Ann/e Bedggood is the daughter of Josiah Bedggood Birth 11 Mar 1783 in Thornbury, Gloucester, England Death 16 Jan 1857 in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England who married Hannah Margaret Packer in 1804 in Rangeworthy, Gloucestershire, England. His parents were James Bedggood and Ann Smith.

Irene Stingers says:
Ann Bedggood (8 Dec.1805- 29 Jan 1871) was the daughter of Joshiah Bedggood (1783-1857) and Hannah Parker (1780-1864) she was born in Rangworthy, Glouchestershire.

I seemed to have missed a great which makes Ann my G-G grandmother.
Thank you for that information it was very helpful, now all I have to do is get past all these James.

Alan Bedggood says:
Irene, I am keen to learn of your Ann Bedggood – John Stone connection with Australia. I am aware that 7 of her siblings came to Australia, a cousin went to a New Zealand as a missionary (Bay of Islands) and this cousin’s brother went to Tasmania. I am descended from Ann’s younger brother George and also live in Victoria. It would be great to get in touch.

Irene Stingers says:
Ann Bedggood married John Stone in 1829 2 Feb Age: 23 in Rangeworthy, Gloucestershire, England.they had ten children one of which was my great grandfather William Bedggood Stone (he is my paternal great grandfather). Birth 1845 Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. Arrival Sydney, New South Wales 5 Jun 1870 Age: 25.
Ann Bedggood is my second great grandmother on my paternal side.
What I find amazing is the next twist in this story, my fathers’ family (Stones) have never been to Victoria but my mothers’ family (Mcgraths) have lived in the Ballarat area (Newtown/Scarsdale) since the 1850s and I moved to Snake Valley (Ballarat area) in 1994, where I now live. When my father died I had his ashes brought here and he is now in the wall at Ballarat (New) Cemetery.
I would love to get in touch with you as I have only just found out about this side of my family. The Bedggood family are a blank canvas that I would dearly love to colour in. I’m not sure if my email address shows here or not it is luvstar@bigpond.com .please feel free to email me.

Help search for a USA cousin?

March 25, 2012

William BEDGOOD in Italy is interested in making contact with living BEDGOODs who are direct descendants of his Great Grandfather John Alvin BEDGOOD b. 16 Dec 1894, Arabi, Georgia, USA.

If you think you can help please leave a Comment to this Post.

Problem solving.

February 28, 2012

Worth checking out is:
which is another place for posting a BIDGOOD research query. The List Administrator is looking for more request for help.

There are many more of these specialized lists on Rootsweb. Some are by surname, others are by locality and so on. Try exploring the site, there is a lot there of value to everyone from Newbie to Expert.

Genealogy Blog.

February 27, 2012

http://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogy101/ is a place where people post numerous messages about their genealogical interests.
Lots of activity.

Tree Viewing

October 13, 2011

kaythegardener says:
September 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Need some FAQ on this site — How do we view the various trees to see which ones are similar to our own??
And others?? FYI– No wonder that many genealogists like cats — curiosity is their main aim!!

Don Bidgood says:
October 1, 2011 at 8:36 am

Good suggestions thank you..

Quick answer: to view Trees similar to your own go to NAMES and search for a few individuals from your Tree chosen for known birth dates preferably spaced 50 – 100 years apart. Matches indicate a similar Tree is posted on either WorldConnect or TribalPages and can be accessed by a name search.

I have to think about adding FAQs. The problem is how to index them so they are searchable.