Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Bridge, Brig, Brigg, Brycg, Bryggia, Buggs
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
I have had contact with several others researching a BRIGGS branch and I have launched a Dropbox with an individual folder for each researcher who contacts me. We share our information
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.
Happy to hear from anyone who wishes to contribute to this surname.
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.
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). There are other British sources, similar data for other countries including Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. This is a very large One-Name Study and
Certificates of births, marriages, deaths, burials; some shipping/travel manifests and a few photographs are in my possession.
Indexing is an ongoing task and so far I have indexed:
I welcome any input from others researching this surname
Blacksmiths & Related Occupations: http://tinyurl.com/2948r4v
BRIGGS marriages: indexing of marriages continues, contact me via email
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