Annabel Goff, Walled Gardens – Scenes from an Anglo-Irish Childhood, Eland, London, 1990.

Reviewed by Norman E. Gough, S. Staffordshire, UK Annabel Davis-Goff (19 Feb 1942) is the daughter of Sir Ernest William Davis-Goff (1904-80), 3rd Baronet of Glenville, Waterford, and Horetown, Wexford. This charming autobiographical account, which is something of a classic in Goff history, describes her childhood living with landed gentry […]

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The Gift of DNA

by Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager DNA carries the history of our ancestors dating back hundreds of years for autosomal DNA and thousands of years for YDNA and mtDNA. Owners of such DNA samples, however, pass away typically in less than a hundred years’ time. More often than […]

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Roy Lockhart’s Personal Blog

I’ve been a member of the Goff-Gough Family Association since its beginning. The founders were Herb Evans, Mary Barnard and Pam Pressney. While not a founder, I was in frequent contact with Herb during the organization of the Association and I suggested the name for the newsletter which was adopted […]

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Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

by Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager In the days before YDNA was available to sort out the various Gough/Goff families, well-meaning family historians made leaps of faith in family tree connections. Where there was a brick wall, the isolated family was then attached to another Goff/Gough family that […]

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Fore! Golf Anyone?

by Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager From the column “Sporting Notions,” in the 12 May 1927 issue of The Bulletin, published in NSW, Australia: More on this topic can be found in an informative blog at https://blog.oup.com/2011/07/golf/. The blog is very detailed, but implies that the pronunciation as […]

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Website Wednesday – Australia Electoral Rolls (1903-1980)

This week we are highlighting Australia Electoral Rolls 1903-1980 (https://www.nla.gov.au/researc…/australian-electoral-rolls). For those who are members of Ancestry, you can find the list at ancestry.com/search/collections/1207.You can find names, addresses, occupation (omitted after 1983) and gender. If you only have the US edition of Ancestry, you may be able to access these records at […]

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