Finally, I once again have a website for my Gammon One Name Study with the Guild of One Name Studies. Back in 2014, my AWS Drupal and WordPress instances died, and I was not able to get things going again.
Luckily, the bright people at the Guild of One Name Studies thought it would be a good idea if they were able to host websites for their members. It is one of the goals of the Guild, to publish all research results. So, the Guild Member Website Project was born.
At first, only HTML websites, WordPress & Wikimedia based websites & ones created using TNG were supported by the project. When I recently read that Drupal was available, I set about resurrecting my old Drupal site from backups. And here it is:
Gammon One Name Study Website
The process to get it up and running again was quite involved, so I will blog about that separately. Today, I added the last family group page, and then checked and corrected all the links and added back some missing images on this blog. Hopefully I am now back where I was in 2014, with everything working.
Somehow or other, I ended up publishing some information about the HORN Family Group, but did not seem to have a blog about it. This may have been because I did not have an accurate backup of my old blog, and it has been lost, or it was an oversight.
Anyway, here is a new post, and here is a link to the HORN Family Group.
I just processed a comment on my old blog, where Charles and Angela Pelletier sent a link to their Gammon family tree (John James Gammon, abt 1733, Nova Scotia).
This will no doubt link to some of the other Gammon trees from that area which I have started, but not finished processing. I need to get back to that!
Just like London buses, I have not had many contacts from Canadian Gammons, and then two come along all at once!
I don’t have much information about Cindy Parke’s family yet, but I thought I would get a head start and publish what she emailed me in the first email. Interestingly, her father always said that he had German roots. This is the first time I have heard this about a Gammon family, so I would love to try and find out more.
Here is the tiny bit of info at the main website:
SYNT Family Group
A very quick post to say that I have been contacted by Phillip Gammon who lives in Canada and would love to find more information on his GAMMON family.
I have quickly entered the first information he gave me and uploaded it to the main website: PETA Family Group
Hopefully I will get more information from Phillip about his family soon.
I was recently contacted by Pamela, who’s ancestors migrated from the UK to America and ended up in Gorham, Maine. According to the “History of Gorham”, two Gammon brothers came from England when they were quite young, and Pamela would like to track down where they came from in England and trace her family further back in time.
She has sent me quite a bit of information about these brothers, which I am in the process of analysing. But in the meantime, here is a short summary:
“The brothers came from England when they were quite young. They lived first in Cape Elizabeth. Then Joseph lived in Falmouth before he moved to Gorham. On July 7, 1757, Phillip moved from Scarborough to Gorham and purchased a hundred acre lot from David Gorham. Joseph’s property was next to Phillips.”
I will post more information once I have processed it, but if this information rings a bell, then please post a comment and let us know!
After a week or so of working on the Debian package for Gramps, I got back to a little bit of work on the Gammon One-Name-Study today.
This family came to attention when contact was made with a family member who had visited the grave of Walter P GAMMON who died fighting in the 1st World War in Bray-sur-somme, France.
I have traced his family back through the Cenuses to a Richard GAMMON, born approximately 1806, a shipwright, who lived in Ilfracombe, North Devon which is where my Gammon family had connections.
Now I just have to enter all this data into Gramps!
MARG Family Group