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 at rootsweb, a free site.

At that URL link, type the following into the search box:
hoffarth, christian

Then, click on the link for what pops up:
HOFFARTH, CHRISTIAN b: 5 JUL 1716 in Schwaigern, Neckar, Wurtemburg, Germany d: 1788 in Monacacy Manor, Frederick Co., Maryland

The page for Christian will appear. From his page, select “Descendancy,” and you will see a massively long list of deceased descendants of Christian.

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 private (and massive) tree that I maintain at Then, I uploaded the gedcom file at rootsweb. As a consequence, you’ll see a variety of notes on the individual pages for many people. Also as a consequence, there are many people in that database who are not HUFFORD descendants. The information is the best I have as of this morn when I downloaded the info in gedcom format and then uploaded that gedcom file at rootsweb.

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!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s