Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Whitelock, Whitelocke
Category: 3 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way on a global basis.
Guild hosted website:
Contact: Mr Peter Whitlock
Notable Family Members
Source Index Our sources include digital copies of the thousands of original documents that have been contributed to our files since 1968 to assist Whitlock descendants in documenting their research. Most source types have a register (in Excel) listing each item and these can be searched using our "key word" option or by downloading a register and using your computer search functions. Please select where you would like to start:
Certificates Includes copies of actual Birth, Marriage & Death certificates as well as photocopies of actual parish register entries, Also many images of vital record ledgers listing Births, Marriages and Deaths.
Newspapers Digital copies of extracts from Newspapers as far back as the 1700's. Many obituaries and stories about important and some less important events in the lives of Whitlocks.
Questionnaires Prior to the current computer age questionnaires were sent out to Whitlock descendants all over the world. This collection of family information formed the beginnings of our current huge database. Many extracts from Family Bibles are included.
Miscellaneous All source material that consisted of letters, emails and handwritten notes compile this huge collection of source material.
References These are digital copies of printed sources or original documents that do not fall into one of the other categories.
Peter's Reference Notes These include copies of original research notes done by Peter Whitlock in the 1960's & 1970's in libraries and record offices around the world. Most include original notes and a typed transcript.
Other Research Files Included here are files that have been compiled to assist researchers. eg: the VALAND file which includes every reference in our files to the Whitlock family in Virginia pre 1800 and the PITTON file which includes all references to the Whitlocks of Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset. These files are not accessible through the Website but are available at firstname.lastname@example.org
Census Records This is a short description of our census records page
The Whitlock DNA project was started in 2006 and has yielded some exciting results. The connection of so many of our charts to the WHITLOCK02H chart has been very interesting. Most of the Virginia families are close matches to this chart, including WHITLOCK23,33,35,38 & 85. Having recently found the parents of the immigrant in the 1670's the paper trail confirms what DNA testing indicates.
So far results also show a connection between the Pitton, Wiltshire families and the Whitlocks of New Jersey. A descendant of the WHITLOCK03 family, Whitlocks of Pitton, sent in his DNA analysis and it had a very close match with the previous results sent in by a WHITLOCK16, Whitlocks of New Jersey descendant. We knew that Thomas Whitlock (1623?-1703) who heads the WHITLOCK16 chart was from Wiltshire and these DNA results show that descendants have DNA very similar to those who descend from the Pitton families. While these results do not prove there is a connection it indicates we are likely on the right track!!
An interesting project and we encourage anyone curious to have a male Whitlock relation take the test and send in their confidential results. Check out the Whitlock DNA project on the Family Tree DNA website.
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