Facebook Groups for Golden, Golding and Goulding et al family lines

Groups are a great way to share information and to meet other family members.

Most groups are moderated and closed to the public. You need to ask to join.

When you decide to join a group you should be prepared to introduce yourself in a few sentences as to how you relate to that line.

Golden, Golding, Goulding et al Family History
— This group is dedicated to researching all Goldens, Goldings, Gouldings and any of the other 20+ variations on the name from anywhere in the world. Website administrator is Bill Golden (yet another William), Norfolk1956@gmail.com
YDNA Profile: Golden/Golding/Goulden DNA Project — a central location for the comparison of YDNA results from many different families that share some name similar to Golden, Golding or Goulden.

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Gaulding Cousins
— This group is focused on Gauldens, Gauldings and several variations of the name. Goldens and Goldings also participate in this group. A great many of this group  descend from John Gaulding (1665 VA – 1740 VA) and Mary Anne Stuart (1680 VA – 1735 VA), both of whom were born and passed in the New Kent, Essex, Virginia area. However, group participants come from probably at least five different lines. Only more YDNA testing will sort the lines out.
YDNA Profile: R1b / R-M269 John Gaulding and Mary Anne Stuart descendants.

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Golden Family History
— Family Line: Theodore Frazier Golden (1856 IL – 1930 NE) and Anna Elizabeth Lane (1859 IO – 1947 CA). This line is descended from Jacob Golden, Sr (c1756 VA – 1779 VA) and Mary Ann Adams (1758 MA/VA – 1853 IL). There is also a focus on associated lines: CHURCH, LANE, GILLETT/GILLETTE and others.
YDNA Profile: Unknown.

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John Golding, Gaulding, Goulding and Elizabeth Ripley, 1651
Family Line: Many members of this group begin their family histories with William Golding (1704 VA – 1782 SC) and Elizabeth Foster (1704 VA – 1775 SC). However, there are a number of family lines (Gaulden, Gaulding, Golden, Golding) that began in the Essex, Virginia area and believe that they may be descended from John Golding (c1640 ??/MA – 1684 VA) and Elizabeth Ripley (1639 ENG – 1683 VA).
YDNA Profile: Yes. R1b / R-M269 (William Golding and Elizabeth Foster line)

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Stephen Golden Family Reunion
Family Line: Stephen Golden, Sr. (1767 GA – 1855 KY) and Susannah “Hanna” Helms (1781 NC – 1866 KY), as well as research on descendants and the ancestry of Richard Golden (1740 IRE – 1795 TN) and Mary Francis ‘Frankie’ Lowe (1750 IRE – 1812 KY).
— This is one of the very oldest Golden (and Golding) family history groups in existence; predating the internet by decades via a print newsletter.
Website: Carol Golden Family History
YDNA Profile: Yes. Contact the group administrator for more info.

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William and Nellie Golden’s World
— William Golden (c1750 ??/SC – 1808 SC) and Nellie, possibly Mary Elizabeth (c1755 ??/SC – 1810+ SC). These Goldens are known to have arrived in the Pendleton and Edgefield, SC area before 1783, possibly as early as 1763 if they are descended from Thomas Golden.
Website: WDGolden.com Life and Times
YDNA Profile: Yes. R1b / R-M269 / R-Z307 (S21)

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William Hardy Golden Descendants
Family Line: William Hardy Golden (1861 AL – 1932 AL) and Amanda Meredith (1861 AL – 1936 AL). This line tracks back to Henry Golden (1740 SC – 1784 GA) and Sarah Newsom (1744 VA – 1802 GA).
— This Golden genealogy group is another pre-internet project begun by Juanita Golden Supan in the mid 1970s.
YDNA Profile: Testing underway.

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Updates can be made to this page by contacting Bill Golden, Norfolk1956@gmail.com