Nearly 6 years ago I found this site and placed a message on it I was looking for information for my family history search I had started at the time, to establish a family tree of my Father's family. It is only now that I wish to progress this.
I note that there is a message on the site posted from my Uncle, Norman Godkin, with some information going back to my Grandfather. Is there anyone else who can add to this?
So to get the ball rolling my details are as follows:
My name is Peter John Godkin, my Father and Mother are Peter Albert and Mary Ellen Godkin, I have a younger Brother Philip. My extended family is John Godkin and Joan (now deceased) cousins, Mary, Sandra, Collette and Claire,they all live in Dublin plus Norman and Rose Godkin living in Manchester.
My Father was born in Dublin 05/01/33 and left when he was 18. He married my Mother Mary on 31/03/59 in Machester. I was born 25/02/61 and my Brother Philip, 02/12/63, both of us in Manchester. My Mother's maiden name is McDonnell, she was also born in Manchester 04/10/37, but spent most oher childhood in Ireland.
Over the years I have heard that we have an extended family of relatives that I never knew about, in fact my Father said on at least more than one occasion, that we have relatives in America. I have never been able to verify this, but would like to start now.
I always thought that our family name was less well known than it is, thanks to the internet I see that there are Godkin's all over the world.
I would greatly appreciate any information and will of course answer any replies sent.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message.