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 Welcome, my name is Wm. Herbert Turner (Herbert8), Fauline7, William6, William5, Nathan4, George3, William2, Jonathan Christmas1) and family research, golf, photography and fishing are my main hobbies. The Christmas Families Home Page was started in July 1997. We are now into our 17th year, and much has changed since 1997. Then, there were few family web sites, but today, with Familysearch, Ancestry, and other services, there are many family web sites, which can help researchers.

 For the forthcoming year, I try to keep the Christmas Families Home Pages updated as new information is found or received from other researchers, at least until this August. If you find errors of content, omissions, grammar & spelling, please let me know and they will be corrected.

My very sincere thanks to all that have provided family information, photos and documents over the years. The purpose of our web page is to help fellow researchers of the Christmas & related surnames. It is you that has made the web page helpful to many Christmas families. The information on these pages comes from my research and the works of many other researchers; see below for a link to some of the other researchers. Our goal is to connect as many individuals and families to their Christmas line as possible. If you are having problems connecting your Christmas family, drop me a note, and I will try to help.

This February 14, 2014 update includes some of the following additions: More Death Certificate info; US and some England census information; ancestral photos; new Christmas family members, and corrections provided by visitors to the web site, and other researchers. I hope you enjoy them, and I will continue to add more family information, as time permits. Drop me a note when you find errors, and any suggestions you have for improving the web page layout and content. Please share your old family photos.

As with most genealogy work, we do not have complete factual data; we have tried to note where we have made ASSUMPTIONS and why, but I know I have failed to always do so. I have tried to reference those that have provided family information, and where assumptions were made by putting my initials in brackets - [WHT:]

So far, our research has concentrated mainly on the descendants of the following Christmas families. If there are connections between these Christmas families, one of our goals is to find it. Share with us your Christmas family information, be it large or small, and help us solve some of our family mysteries. We welcome others with different Christmas family lines to join us in researching our surname.

Jonathan Christmas of Craven Co., South Carolina, USA; died after 1755; married Hester Morton; first reference is a 1731 land grant.  

Thomas Cross Christmas of Hanover Co., VA, USA, born 1689 and died in 1769 (Charles2, Goodman1)  

Thomas Christmas of Louisiana, USA, died Abt  1818; married Rebecca Collier; We really need help connecting this family.

William Christmas (Abt 1580- 1618) of Histon, Cambridgeshire, England, married Agnes Hatfield.

Henry Christmas (1492 -1550), Guildford, Cy of Surrey, England, m. Julia. These are the gggg grandparents of Sir Thomas Christmas, City of Waterford, Cy Waterford, Ireland.

Christmas Families we have not been able to connect

For privacy reasons, information on living persons is not posted. However, in the latest generation, due to age differences (births/marriages) in previous generations, there will be a few living persons included, but no personal data such as dates, locations or notes. if I have failed to do this, please let me know.  For information on current generations, please e-mail me with your family information and I will try to make a connection and/or get you in touch with a descendant of your line.

If you have a personal  family web page with a Christmas connection, and would like to link to the Christmas Families Home Page, please drop me a note.

Query: If you cannot found your Christmas ancestor, or want additional information, drop me a note. If the information is not available, I will post your query to our above Unconnected Families Page, and also write the Christmas List for help; either way, I will be back in touch.

Introduction: A few general comments about these web pages and some earlier Christmas individuals.

Christmas Mailing List: We have a mailing list with over 90 researchers; the volume is not heavy. If you would like to participate in the mailing list, drop the list a message, with subscribe in the subject line. Also include a brief outline of your Christmas connection/interest and any research problems you are having.

Please note, this and all linked pages are protected by COPYRIGHT. Researchers that have shared information with me, maintain their own personal copyright to their shared material, and can do whatever they like with their material. You are welcome to use the material on these web pages, for your personal use only, provided " 1997-2014 by Wm. Herbert Turner" is included. It cannot be used in any publications, digital media - CD/DVDs, web pages, etc. without written permission. If you share this material with other family members, you should inform them of the copyright. Until we are able to clear up a lot of assumptions, we do not want this material put on  a web page or CD/DVD by some software company and sold as, or implied factual information; we still have a lot of research work to do.

Copyright 1997-2014 by Wm. Herbert Turner

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