GURD - WORLDWIDE / DIMMER, DUNN, OBORNE IN WILTSHIRE
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What is your level of genealogy knowledge?
Intermediate Family History Researcher
For what reason did you start genealogy research?
I began my research to find more information about my immediate family, but this became a One-Name Study several years ago. I am a member of the Guild of One Name Studies and as such research the GURD family worldwide. Almost all living GURDs can now be traced back to one man who lived in south Wiltshire in the early 16th century and died in 1563. His wife must have predeceased him, as there is no mention of her in his Will.
I am happy to help GURD researchers who would like to know more about the family and share information.
The Family History website 'FOOTNOTE' has FREE access in December for 'referred' searchers. Most of the data is from the USA, but even if you don't know any ancestors who emigrated, it's worth having a free look around and running a search. I knew there would be a handful of Gurds and managed to pick them all up, as far back as the US 1860 Census,You can only gain access to the site via a recommendation by me, as I subscribe to it. Let me know if you'd like me to send you the link. Dot
I suppose there's a chance that Bessie might have been missed. I have a couple of relatives who are doing a good job of being invisible too. I must check if our library has free 1911 census as it's expensive to make all but the essential records. Dot
Thanks for inviting me to join the group. I am interested in anything that can help increase my knowledge of our ancestors.
If anyone has any information on the descendents of George Frederick Gurd born 1867 at Lytchett Matravers, nr Poole, Dorset I would love to hear from you. He was the son of George Gurd born 1839 and Amelia Caines. George was my great grandfather and was one of 5 children. Anne
I have looked extensively at the 1911 census and cannot find any trace of Bessie Kate Gurd (1890). Our local record office is one of those where you can access the 1911 census for free so I intend having a further look next time I am there. Melanie