Finding Aid for the Goddard Historical and Genealogical Society
This archival collection contains genealogical charts, forms, family histories, genealogical research, photographs, audio, video, and computer files related to the Goddard family in America. The records were submitted by members to the Goddard Association. Among the charts and forms are “Ancestral Records” that provided biographical information about the applicant as well as their Goddard lineage traced back to an immigrant ancestor. Several of the immigrant ancestors were identified and information about their descendants were grouped together when possible. The organization collected other information such as obituaries and newspaper articles written about Goddard family members. Copies of articles from genealogical periodicals and pages from books relating to the Goddard family provide connections between the family and the history of the areas where they lived. Other documents in the collection include copies of Census records, vital records, wills, and transcribed documents. Photographs detail the Society gatherings and events held throughout the country.