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The Goodenow Family Association, Inc. is a group of families descended from five Goodenows who immigrated from England in 1638 on the ship Confidence and settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The name is spelled various ways including Goodenough, Goodnough, Goodno, and Goodnow among others.
The Association, formed in 1988, publishes a quarterly newsletter, Goodenows' Ghosts, which shares news, history and lineage information about Goodenows worldwide. Back issues are available for purchase. GFA's hardcover book, Goodenows who Originated in Sudbury, Massachusetts 1638 A.D., by Theodore James Fleming Banvard (1994) was awarded second place in the 1995 Anna Ford Book Contest by the Heart of America Genealogical Society and Library, Inc.
The first 4 generations of Goodenows descended from the immigrants to Sudbury are presented on this site. The Goodenow database, containing more than 48,000 names, may be queried by e-mailing the database manager.
For the first time ever, a digital copy of the full GFA database is available for purchase, by GFA members only, for $50.
You have a choice of digital medium: (1) a USB flash drive, (2) a CD, or (3) a DVD. You must also select from two different genealogy database formats: (1) in Legacy Family Tree, or (2) as a GEDCOM file.
The contents of each flash drive, CD or DVD will include: the primary database of 65,936 listings; a secondary database of persons not (yet) connected to the immigrants, with 3,055 listings; and two presentations made at the 2014 reunion – Hal Cutler’s “Puritan’s Make A Village” presentation and Robert Goodenough’s presentation on Bob Goodenow.
NOTES: (1) No software is included; purchaser is responsible for acquiring needed software. Free versions are available for both Legacy Family Tree and GEDCOM; to access full capabilities of Legacy Family Tree, users must purchase the Deluxe version. (2) For technical reasons, we cannot guarantee that 100% of the Notes in the Legacy Family Tree file will be transferred intact into GEDCOM.
The GFA is planning a week-long “Return to Our Roots” trip to England in July 2015. The Association wishes to invite any GFA member or friend who has an interest in the origins of the settlers of Sudbury Plantation to join them.
Wiltshire and Dorsetshire sites to be visited include Ebbesbourne Wake (home of John Goodenow, the grandfather of the Immigrants); Donhead St. Andrew Church (attended by Capt Edmund Goodenow the Immigrant, and the parents of the Immigrants, Thomas and Ursula); Southampton (the port from which the Immigrants sailed to the New World in 1638); Donhead St. Mary Church; Wardour Castle; Stonehenge; Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral; etc.
The trip will be organized by Hal and Betsey Cutler who led similar GFA trips to England for 75 people in 1996 and 22 people in 2007. The Cutlers are seeking immediate expressions of interest in the trip so that plans, including costs, may be firmed up during the next couple of months. Firm commitments will be requested in February or March 2015, when definitive plans and costs are available. If you are interested in participating in the trip, please contact Hal Cutler by phone at 978-443-2525 or by email at "hcutlercfpe at verizon.net".
Reunions are held every other year at various places associated with the Goodenows.
The 2014 biennial reunion held in Grand Rapids, Michigan in July was a great success! See the August 2014 Reunion issue of Goodenow's Ghosts for a recap or visit our Facebook page.
Reunion t-shirts are still available. Anyone is welcome to order a shirt with the GFA logo on it, whether or not you attended the reunion. However, DO NOT SEND MONEY at this time, as we need to have a minimum order of 20 shirts.
Please send an email to Carol Goodenough (cgooden123 at aol.com) with the following information:
|Tshirt size S-XL||$9|
|Tshirt size 2XL||$11|
|Tshirt size 3XL||$13|
|Sweatshirt size S-XL||$15|
|Sweatshirt size 2XL||$19|
|Sweatshirt size 3XL||$22|
|Sport shirt size S-XL||$18|
|Sport shirt size 2XL||$21|
|Sport shirt size 3XL||$24|
Goodenow Family Tours