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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.
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.
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