This week we are highlighting Midwest Genealogy Center (https://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy). The Midwest Genealogy Center has genealogical family collections, genealogy forms, plus several databases to search. Please feel free to leave any comments about your experience with this site. You can also follow our discussions on our GGFA Facebook group.
Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager [Reprinted from the Winter 2007 issue of Goffs/Goughs: Their Ancestors and Descendants] In the Spring 2006 issue of the Goffs/Goughs Their Ancestors & Descendants newsletter (Vol. XXV, No. 2), I discussed the background and methodology of the Goff/Gough Surname DNA Study (the “Study”). […]
A Venerable Pioneer Is Wm. Goff of Sugar Grove William Goff [1822-1914] spent his youth and early manhood among conditions which are always found in a frontier district. His educational privileges were extremely meagre, and he earned his first money when 12 years of age by riding horses, tramping out […]
Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager [Reprinted from the Spring 2006 issue of Goffs/Goughs: Their Ancestors and Descendant] When you were a kid, did you ever play the game in which you reached into a box and had to identify an object only by touch? Rectangular block of felt […]
One of my most cherished church records is a tribute to my 3rd great grandfather, Rev. Abner Goff published in the Minutes of the Ohio Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1857, the year of his death. Born in 1782 in Vermont, the Goff family came to Ohio […]
(Is a Goff family ghost still there?) On a trip to California in June 2013, we visited the Chateau St. Jean Vineyards in quiet, scenic Kenwood, located in the Sonoma valley. While we are familiar with some of their wines, we wanted to see Chateau St. Jean because of its […]
A few years ago I received the will of my third great grandfather, Abner Goff (1782-1857). For more than three decades Abner Goff was a Methodist Circuit Rider, serving churches in central and north central Ohio. For me three things about the experience of discovering this will are worth noting. First, I discovered […]