My Family Tree and History
UPDATED 2013.09.21 / Changes described at end of page
Overview of my Lineage and Family Research
- About me – William Golden – a brief biography
- Ancestry.com – my family history research tool
- G-Folk Research – tracking Goldings, Goldens, Gouldings et al
- G-Folk Military Service – saluting those that have served
- Research Questions – It would be nice to know … if …
- DNA Research – tracking G-Folks via technology
– My genetic genealogic history : DNA halogroup R1b R-M269, subgroup R-M207.
– atDNA Connections | Y-DNA Connections
- Allied Families: Foster, Garnett, Ripley
Now that my hair has turned to silver, and some silver to white, I have more time to do some things.
In a bit of good fortune I live now within a 90 minute drive of where John Golding (b.1635-1640) lived at Gloucester, Virginia and just one hour from where William Golding (1704-1782) lived at Orange in Orange County, Virginia before moving much of his family to South Carolina.
My family research started in the late 1970s but I quit in the late 1990s due to hitting a brick wall on identifying my grandfather Green Golden. Due to new tools, databases and much more information being available, I renewed my family research as of April 2013 and have been ever so glad that I did.
I very much look forward to exchanging notes, thoughts, and ideas on Goldings, Goldens, Gouldings (G-Folk) of all origins.
William David Golden
1956 until the coffee runs out
2013.09.21 – Began a series of redesigns to make info easier to find. Am rearranging lineage information to reflect new data that challenges several generations of parentage previously listed in my lineage: primarily whether my descent is from William Golding (b.1704) and a complete rethink of William Leftridge Golding (b.1598).
2013.08.24 – Wordsmithing; no factual or date changes.
2013.07.14 – I added links to DNA genetic genealogic history and created protolinks for information on our family history in the French & Indian War and Texas Independence.
2013.06.22 – Changed the current era of family history from ’1640 to present’ to ’1600 to present’. Land records show that John Golding was at Gloucester, Virginia in 1651. If he was born in 1635 then would be age 16, but he was born in 1640 then he would be 11. It is very unlikely that reference is being made to an 11 year old boy, and borderline doubtful that a 16 year old is being discussed, albeit possible. For that reason I consider it possible that the father of John Golding (1635 or 1640) is present; we know from baptismal records that John 1635 was born to a John and to a Joyce.