Over the years, Hufford family genealogists would speak now and again about publishing an updated edition of the 1909 HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY that was so ably edited and published by Franklin Pierce Hoffert. Twenty or thirty years ago it sounded like a plausible goal.  Now, in the digital age, it seems unlikely that there ever would be a hard-copy update. The cost would be prohibitive.

However, my goal from the start has been an update, with corrections. Until I come up with a better digital format, here’s my offering:

It’s a free site.

That link should open to a list of descendants of Christian HOFFARTH

It is a long list. It is given in one of the standard styles used by genealogists. It may take a bit of figuring for you to understand. The descendants list begins with Christian’s 17 children, listed A thru Q. The first seven (A thru G) are listed under Christian’s first wife (Elizabeth KEIM). The next ten children (H thru Q) are listed under Christian’s second wife (Anna Catharine.)

Then the children of child A are listed, and so on. For example, my great-great-grandmother Elizabeth HUFFORD (1844-1921) is GBHA  with this system. That means that she descends from Christian’s child “G,” and from G’s child “B,” and from B’s child “H,” and from H’s child “A.”

It’s not perfect, but it puts the information out there for all. The database that you’ll find at that link was created by downloading in gedcom format the massive tree that I maintain at Then, I uploaded the gedcom file at geneanet. The information you’ll find there is the best I had at the time of the upload.

If you pair the info that you’ll find at the above link with the “Reader’s Guide to the HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY: 1729 – 1909” that I prepared a few years back, you will have a good start to an updated and corrected version of the 1909 book. Here’s the reader’s guide.

As with all genealogical research, my conclusions have been based on the best available information. I apologize in advance for any errors or omissions. Genealogical research involves ongoing puzzle piecing. I’m doing my best, but I’m not perfect. 😀

1 thought on “An updated HUFFORD FAMILY HISTORY book?

  1. This is incredible – thank you for all of your work! There are a lot of options out there to print online content into books. I know they can be pricey, but if it were in the right format, it would allow interested parties to use a book publishing service. Thanks again for your dedication to the Hufford family genealogy!

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