Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Bridge, Brig, Brigg, Brycg, Bryggia
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
DNA website: familytreedna.com/public/Briggs
Guild hosted website:
Contact: Mrs Ann Spiro
The Surname BRIGGS is very common and I am aware that this is a too large project to attempt on my own. I will do what I can to make this project viable and to do that, I may have to limit the Briggs branches to those proven to be connected to my grandfather.
I have had contact with several others researching a BRIGGS branch and I have launched a dropbox in which I have set up an individual folder for each researcher and we share our information here. Happy to hear from anyone who wishes to contribute to this surname.
Maria was a bride, a widow, and 'with child' all within three months. Their son Thomas Francis Richards BRIGGS on 5th April 1855, Blue Town, Sheerness. Maria did not marry again until 1885 when she married the man she had worked for, Dr Edward Swales, and they lived at 3 Trinity Road, Sheerness.
In terms of data collection, we calculate that there will be 10 times as many entries from the UK Births, Marriages and Deaths (so around 220,000) and 8 times as many UK census entries (so around 176,000). Then there are other British sources and similar data for other countries, such as Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. This is a very large One-Name Study and I welcome any help that may be offered.
I have commenced indexing BRIGGS births,marriages, deaths and probates and have collected several certificates of BMDs and census information. Also collecting Wills/Probates;Obitsl family trees.
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