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Welcome! This website was created on 20 Dec 2015 and last updated on 15 Jan 2021. The family trees on this site contain 4854 relatives and 2 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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About The Goldsmith family (and many others)
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I first became interested in my family tree when I noticed my family name when using nineteenth  century censuses as a research source in my undergraduate days: this was during the late 1970s.   For the next two decades, my research – broadened to encompass (what was to become) my wife’s  family – was sporadic and limited in scope.  It was no more than a hobby and I could not have  envisaged the opportunities that developments in information technology would bring.  For that  reason, my early research is devoid of precise citations and whilst this is both contrary to good  family history research practice.  This site, then, grew out of that research and is a replacement  to as website created in the free web space provided by an internet service provider.  Its content  is a mixture of my own research and the contributions of people who provided information having  visited that website.

The Goldsmith family and the Gilbert family form the heart of these pages.  Both of these families,  so far as present knowledge tells us, are firmly rooted in Kent but just as those who married into  these families were not necessarily from Kent, nor indeed from any part of the United Kingdom, the  same applies to those whom they married and the places to which they moved, occasionally because  the British judicial system was so disposed to relocate them.  Mostly the people listed here are  blood relatives to one another, but that is not always the case.  Some may find my style of  presentation less than orthodox although I intend to correct that to the extent that I consider  reasonable – and certainly not to the extent of repeating research that I have previously  undertaken.  In order to see detail concerning living people (which includes anyone who was born  less than one hundred years before being listed here, unless I had certain knowledge that they had  died) you will need the Security Access Code, which you may obtain, if you are family, or have a  strong connection to I, by contacting me.

The scope of this project is boundless, but more importantly it is a hobby and as such how much  work I put into it remains very much at my discretion.  As such, whilst I welcome any feedback –  either to add to the information already contained herein or to correct any mistakes that I may  have made – is welcome, any apparent lack of response has no significance whatsoever and will,  eventually, be corrected.  This seems an appropriate moment to thank numerous people who have  variously provided advice and information.  These people must be headed by Nigel May (visit his  Tribal Pages at http://themayfamily.tribalpages.com) whose own researches (which had been aided by  those of Edward Walter Airs) unlocked the Bates family history that of my paternal grandmother) to  me.  Other people who have helped, to varying extents, are: Susan Adkins, Keith Ashby, Michele  Austin, Chris Barham, Robin Bell, Lynne Berntsson, Barbara Bisby, Gwen Earl, Clive Elliott, Mike  Evans, Gregg Fautley, Raymond Fautley, Nora Field, Robert Fuller, Marilynn Geesink, Judith Gilbert,  Barbara de Goede, Joyce Greaves, Julie Hunt, Dr John Jennings, Bill Johnson, Sandy Johnstone,  Elizabeth Kerrey, Norma Kyson, Theresa Lafleche,  Chris Levy, Susan Lewis, Nicola Medhurst, Mike  Merrick, Zack Miranda, Jennifer Neale, Kenneth Pearson, Chris Pennington, Jenny Plumb, Marcia  Povey, Andrew Putler, Simon Ranson, Robert Skrepenek, Wendy Sheppard, Anne Shuttleworth, Bernard  Dow Schaffer III, Sandra Walker, Lozzie T, Kay Williams, and David Williams.  I apologise for any  omissions from this list, which will be corrected if I am given the opportunity.

Now that you have visited – and hopefully found it both interesting or helpful (or perhaps you did  not) – please leave your comments in the Guest Book.

Steve Goldsmith

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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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