ohio valley Goddards

Descendants of William Goddard

Welcome to my website for Goddards originating in the upper Ohio River Valley and western Pennsylvania. Those listed here are descended from my g-g-g-g-g-grandparents William and Elizabeth Goddard. I have added headstone photos for some 200+ family members to their data. I apologize for the quality of a few of the photos as they were taken several years ago and my camera was junk. I know some of these who weren't deceased or marked as such might be now, and their stones may have been updated by now. I DO have numerous photos of headstones of other people buried in some of the same cemeteries (56 cemeteries in all), with the prominent family names, but I do not yet have those indiviuals linked to the family. If you are looking for somebody who you think I should have in the genealogy file and/or photo file please let me know, I may have the headstone photo. This site is a work in progress! I have been adding to this site as much as possible although, until now my genealogy project has taken a back seat so, check back often if you are a researcher. I have spent hundreds of hours researching online and in courthouses around the Valley and I've walked a hundred miles or more in the local cemeteries. I'm dedicated to getting it right and accuracy is important to me. The information on the over 2000 individuals here has some missing people and dates. I welcome any additions, corrections or deletions you may wish to contribute and of course photos and stories are always welcome too. I've made notations and citations where I could or felt necessary and included photos/copies of various documents, but much has come to me through contact with a cousin who has been researching for nearly 30 years. What I don't have, she probably does. If you find you need a citation drop me a line and I'll see what I can do. Living members of the family are identified by NAME ONLY, a matter of public record, to protect their privacy. I do not release the demographic information on any living family members to anyone without first having the authorization of that person. Good Luck - Steve

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