Walter D Golladay

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Date: 12 January 2022

Walter D. Golladay, Email: [email protected].com

Family Genealogist, Author & Publisher [1988 - 2022] of
5th – and final – Edition! ISBN 979 - 888525367 - 3
Copies of the 5th Edition are available for purchase!

Since 1994, I have been honored to be the family historian, author and publisher of
THE GOLLADAY FAMILY IN AMERICA ©. The 4th edition, 1,000 page, 2 volume, set of books was originally published in 2002 and republished in 2008 and 2009. It is sold out.

Over the decades I have found the principal surnames of Golladay and Golliday are related, hence the change in book title between the 4th and 5th editions. Many other spelling variations are likewise related, and all are included in the completely revised new 5th edition. The professionally bound 4 volume set of 8 soft cover books contains over 3,400 pages of family history.

Extensively revised and expanded, Volume I contains our family tree of descendants from early 18th century German and French Ancestors Joseph & Sybilla (Kneisley) Golladay, respectively. The thirteen generation family tree including the bibliography and Index is contained in a set of 4 soft cover books, in approximately 1,900 pages. The only qualifying factor to be included in volume I is direct descendancy, marriage to a descendant, or a spousal parent, not race or religion. The 13 generation family tree was created using Brother's Keeper v7.5, a Windows genealogy program.

All Golladay and Golliday family members, and all variations of the surname, are included in Volumes II, III and IV. All known black and white family members are included in the three volumes. The only qualifying factors to be included in these volumes is your surname, or a connection with the Golladay and Golliday families, not race, religion or direct descendancy.

Extensively revised and expanded Volume II contains Family Members in the Military; Family Maps of prominent Golladay and Golliday locations in the United States; Family Memorabilia and Family Photographs. Over the last 20 years, I have accumulated photographs and histories on over 525 family veterans, from the Revolutionary War, to the present day Global War on Terror. Family photographs and stories are covered extensively with 270 pages of material sent to me by our family members. Volume II is printed in 474 pages of full color. Volumes II and III, and all book covers were created using Corel WordPerfect.

New Volume III contains detailed reports for United States Census years 1790 thru 1940, and is published in 2 soft cover books. For the 1790 through 1840 US Censuses, all identifiable Head of family members will be documented with their own census page. Approximately 800 pages of census information has been gathered and presented for you to browse and hopefully find your ancestor(s). Original census name spellings along with interpreted or proven correct name spellings are included.

New Volume IV contains interment reports, by state and commonwealth, identifying all known family member interment sites. Individual state reports are in alphabetical sequence by surname. All known Memorial Numbers are identified and provide links to all family members. Upon request to the author, unique ad hoc reports can be created for cemeteries containing family members and stored on the free website mentioned below. All Volume IV interment reports were created using Brother's Keeper v7.5, a Windows genealogy program.

On two Ancestry databases were created: GOLLADAY AND GOLLIDAY FAMILIES IN AMERICA, and AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLLADAY AND GOLLIDAY FAMILIES IN AMERICA. If you are a paid subscriber of, send me an email, and viewing access to either, or both family trees will be promptly granted.

For all Golladay and Golliday family members recorded in my research, ad hoc reports may be requested for Direct Generation Family Group Sheets, and any cemetery in the United States containing family members. All reports will be stored on:

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