Quite a while ago, David Gammon joined the Gammon Family Tree DNA project. Finally, I got around to compiling a tree based on information from David, and my Gammon indexes. The family lived in Nottinghamshire in England, and it appears that they moved there from Gloucestershire.
William Gammon, born 1821 in Gloucestershire was the furtherest back that I could go with my indexes. But David appears to have gone back at least one more generation.
And another quick little update to the PHIL Tree after Philip Gammon sent me more details, including photos and a couple of certificates. This confirmed the father of Thomas Gammon (b. 1841) was William.
Well actually not very new……. I have been very slack on the One Name Study for the last few years when I have been busier on the Open Source Software stuff. Philip Gammon contacted me over five years ago apparently, but got back in touch recently. This prompted me, with information from his email, to find the tree I had started back then (but not finished) and continue linking his tree to the BMD and census data for Gammon people that I have collected in my indexes. This is a family that has been in the Maidstone (Kent, England) area for many years. I really need more copies of certificates to confirm relationships, and/or to dig a bit deeper into other datasets to go back further in time. The work so far can be found here:
Phil has a lot more information about his family tree than I have in my database, and believes there is a connection with the STEP Family Group of Boxley, Kent.
We have a DNA result from the PHIL Family Group in the FamilyTreeDNA Gammon Project. The haplogroup in this result seems to be distinct from other DNA tests in the Gammon project. Results from someone connected to the STEP family would be very interesting. Do you know anyone called Gammon with connections in Kent?
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:
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.
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.