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Now that my hair has turned to silver, and some silver to white, I have more time to do some things.

In a bit of good fortune I live now within a 90 minute drive of where John Golding (b.1635-1640) lived at Gloucester, Virginia and just one hour from where William Golding (1704-1782) lived at Orange in Orange County, Virginia before moving much of his family to South Carolina.

My family research started in the late 1970s but I quit in the late 1990s due to hitting a brick wall on identifying my grandfather Green Golden. Due to new tools, databases and much more information being available,  I renewed my family research as of April 2013 and have been ever so glad that I did.

I very much look forward to exchanging notes, thoughts,  and ideas on Goldings, Goldens, Gouldings (G-Folk) of all origins.

William David Golden

1956 until the coffee runs out

UPDATED 2017.03.25


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NEW Ancestry .com feature called "DNA Communities".

"DNA Communities" looks at your DNA and family history and maps relationships across time. DNA can estimate your relationship by generations reaching back in time.


The depicted DNA heatmap is of our Goldens DNA-match relationships with other families that appear to have started life in the Carolinas (mostly South Carolina) and then spread westward into Alabama.

>>> These families generally arrived by 1750 per the new Ancestry .com "DNA Communities" software that looks at DNA and at family trees.

The highest density of matches starts just south of Spartanburg, SC, in the Pickens County area and then follows today's highway almost directly westward towards Gadsden and Birmingham, Alabama.

>>> An interesting point is that we have almost NO CONNECTIONS with North Carolina or eastern South Carolina or southern Georgia.

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Golden, Golding, Goulding et al Family HistoryHere is wider view of our Golden-line's intermarriage with other American families believed to have arrived in America between 1700-1750.

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Becky PittmanI was excited to see an email from Ancestry pertaining to my test. Sadly, they were informing me that they were behind and that testing had not begun. 😔

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