Pride in the Past - Faith in the Future

The Genealogy of
Michael Steven COLE &
Mary Jean (JOHNS) COLE

GEDCOM Sharing

If you would like to acquire one or more of our GEDCOM files for your genealogical database, please let us know. We would love to hear how you connect.

Contrary to popular belief, dates and places of one's birth, marriage(s), and address(es) are not "private" information. The risk of "identity theft" is exaggerated. Thieves are not interested in your family tree. The information collected by amateur genealogists is generally available from public sources. Therefore, I will not remove historical/genealogical data from my records. Multiple family historians have spent lifetimes collecting this information to aid people in discovering their family heritage for present and future generations. I am committed to making my genealogical database as complete and accurate as possible for living and dead relatives.


This Web page is for the purpose of sharing GEDCOM files from our computer records. We have collected genealogical data on our ancestors and the descendants of those ancestors since 1975. Using genealogy software, the records for over 101,151 relatives have been entered into our computer since 1985. Only a portion of this database will be available at this Web site. The families available below in compressed GEDCOM files may change without notice.
A GEDCOM file cannot contain a computer virus.


GEDCOM is an acronym for "GE"nealogical "D"ata "COM"munication. It provides a standard, uniform format for sharing family information between different computerized genealogical database programs. All genealogy software today can create ("export") and accept ("import") GEDCOM files. The GEDCOM file format is actually only a very structured ASCII text format. Each line consists of three parts: (1) A number indicating connection to other lines; (2) A tag identifying the data on the line; (3) And finally the information.

If you need a genealogy program to convert (or "import") a GEDCOM file into a usable set of data, then check out Kindred Konnections {freeware}, Brother's Keeper {shareware}, or XY Family Tree {freeware} for software that you can download off the Web.

I currently use THE MASTER GENEALOGIST software {discontinued in 2014}.

Any of these programs can import a GEDCOM file into its database. The GEDCOM format allows us genealogists to exchange data regardless of which software we use. Great idea, huh?


To speed up download time and save computer space, each file has been compressed. You will have to "UNZIP" these files after you receive them on your hard drive.

If you do not have the software to decompress these "ZIPPED" files, you may download:

WinZip Evaluation Version


  BELEW.zip  {130,503 bytes -- created 5 July 2006}

This will decompress to "belew.ged" {737,689 bytes}, containing 2,681 individuals who were the descendants (and their spouses) of Renny BELUE Sr., born 1738 in North Carolina; died Dec 1797 in Union Co., South Carolina.


  BORDEN.zip  {821,214 bytes -- created 3 December 2010}

This will decompress to "borden.ged" {4,559,445 bytes}, containing 16,895 individuals who were the descendants (and their spouses) of Henry BORDEN (born 1370's, England; died by 1469 at Headcorn, Co. Kent, England).
Read about BORDEN history.


  BRAY.zip  {148,260 bytes -- created 17 July 2009}

This will decompress to "bray.ged" {793,017 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 2,954 individuals who were the ancestors and descendants (and their spouses) of Henry BRAY, christened 22 Jul 1683, London, England; died 11 Feb 1794 in Chatham Co., NC.


  BROCK.zip  {124,063 bytes -- created 30 September 1997}

This will decompress to "brock.ged" {692,314 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 2,994 individuals who were the ancestors and descendants (and their spouses) of Reuben BROCK, born circa 1724 in Ireland; raised a family in Orange County, NC.


 CALVERT (hollcalv.zip)  {352,531 bytes -- created 11 March 2002}

This will decompress to "hollcalv.ged" {2,435,055 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 10,999 individuals who were the descendants (and their spouses) of John CALVERT, born circa 1525 at Bolton, Yorkshire, England, and/or of Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH, born circa 1632 at county Armagh, Ireland; died 1711 at New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware).


  CARROLL.zip  {56,231 bytes -- created 29 March 2009}

This will decompress to "carroll.ged" {293,568 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 1,042 individuals who were among the descendants (and their spouses) of William CARROLL, Sr., born circa 1731; died circa 1781 in Granville Co., NC.


  COWAN.zip  {541,521 bytes -- created 14 March 2012}

This will decompress to "cowan.ged" {2,991,829 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 11,235 individuals who were among the descendants (and their spouses) of Samuel and Sarah (KEITH) COWAN. The file also contains the ancestors of Sarah (KEITH) COWAN.


  DOMER.zip  {104,016 bytes -- created 13 October 2006}

This will decompress to "domer.ged" {568,268 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 2,199 individuals who were among the descendants (and their spouses) of Michael DOMER, Sr., born in 1744 in Germany; died in Holmes or Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, probably in 1830's.


  EAVES.zip  {162,103 bytes -- created 3 September 1996}

This will decompress to "eaves.ged" {887,694 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing the 3,236 known descendants (and their spouses) of William EAVES, born circa 1638 at Lyn Haven, Northumberland Co., VA, died 1679/88 in Northumberland Co., VA.


  GASS.zip  {254,371 bytes -- created 15 July 2009}

This will decompress to "gass.ged" {1,409,672 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing the 5,445 known descendants (and their spouses) of John GASS, died 1734 in Lancaster Co., PA, [and of John HENSLEY (1833-1913)].


  GROVER.zip  {67,072 bytes -- created 6 August 1998}

This will decompress to "grover.ged" {401,856 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 1,556 individuals. The file contains ancestors and descendants (and their spouses) of James GROVER, christened at Chesham, England, on 8 November 1607, died December 1685, Middletown, NJ.
The file also contains descendants of Thomas GROVER (buried 26 Jan 1579/80 at Chesham, England) and Edmund GROVER (born circa 1601 at Chesham, England), whose connections to James GROVER are unknown. Descendants of James GROVER's grandson Benjamin BORDEN, II, have been omitted, but are available in "BORDEN.zip" above.


  HANKINS.zip  {89,819 bytes -- created 21 January 2000}

This will decompress to "hankins.ged" {508,423 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 1,907 individuals who are known descendants (and their spouses) of Wright HANKINS (born 1790's; died 1840's) and his wife Arminta TALLANT (born circa 1800, probably Anson Co., NC; died 1850's, Craighead Co., AR).


  HARLAN.zip  {198KB -- created 22 Mar 2002}

This will decompress to "harlan.ged" {1,142KB}, a GEDCOM file containing 4,395 individuals who were among the descendants (and their spouses) of the grandfather of George HARLAN(D), who came to America in 1687, (christened 11 Mar 1650, nigh Durham in Bishoprick, county Durham, England; died Jul 1714, Old Kennet, Chester Co., PA) and wife Elizabeth DUCK (born 5 May 1660, poss. Lurgan, Shankill Parish, county Armagh, Ireland; died before 1714, Pennsbury Twp., Chester Co., PA).


  HAWKINS.zip  {62KB -- created 19 Sep 2006}

This will decompress to "hawkins.ged" {276KB}, a GEDCOM file containing 845 individuals who were descendants (and their spouses) of Felix G. HAWKINS, born c.1820 in TN, died Jan 1891 at Harrison, Boone Co., AR.


 HOLLINGSWORTH (hollcalv.zip)  {352,531 bytes -- created 11 March 2002}

This will decompress to "hollcalv.ged" {2,435,055 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 10,999 individuals who were the descendants (and their spouses) of Valentine HOLLINGSWORTH, born circa 1632 at county Armagh, Ireland; died 1711 at New Castle County, Pennsylvania (now Delaware); and/or of John CALVERT, born circa 1525 at Bolton, Yorkshire, England.


  HUNT.zip  {65,536 bytes -- created 9 March 2002}

This will decompress to "hunt.ged" {360,448 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing the 1214 known descendants (and their spouses) of Eli Milton HUNT, born 1810's in GA, died before 1845 in AR.


  JANNEY.zip  {98,510 bytes -- created 26 November 1999}

This will decompress to "janney.ged" {600,825 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 2,278 individuals who are known descendants (and their spouses) of Randall JANNEY, I, (born circa 1526/30; died January 1595 at Wilmslow, Cheshire, England) and wife Alice WILKERSON (buried 5 January 1598 at Prestbury, England).
The file includes all known descendants of Samuel and Mary (BANCROFT) HEALD, who came to America in 1703.


  JOHNS.zip  {75,328 bytes -- created 25 March 2009}

This will decompress to "johns.ged" {372,494 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 1,348 individuals, including the ancestors and known descendants (and their spouses) of John Alexander JOHNS, born by 1770, died by 1801 in Amherst Co., Virginia.
You should also check JOHNS Family History Association.


  MARGRAVE.zip  {81,099 bytes -- created 22 July 2000}

This will decompress to "margrave.ged" {489,212 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 2,046 individuals, including the known descendants (and their spouses) and ancestors of Jesse E. MARGRAVE (born 1765; died Dec 1850 in Putnam Co., Illinois) and wife Mary LAUGHLIN.


  MECHLING.zip  {78,428 bytes -- created 31 August 2009}

This will decompress to "mechling.ged" {389,229 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing the 1,329 known descendants (and their spouses) of the parents of Johann Theobald MECHLIN(G) (born circa 1695 in Germany; came to America in 1728; died 1765 in Pennsylvania), who married Anna Elizabeth LAUER.


  PACE.zip  {27,478 bytes -- created 31 July 2005}

This will decompress to "pace.ged" {128,222 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing the 455 known descendants (and their spouses) of Andrew J. PACE, born circa 1823 in TN, died 1870's in AR.


  PIPKIN.zip  {224,384 bytes -- created 18 July 2009}

This will decompress to "pipkin.ged" {1,262,403 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 4,885 descendants (and their spouses) of John PIPKIN, christened 14 Mar 1675 at Stanbridge, county Bedford, England, died circa 1745 in Chowan Co., NC.


  QUARLES.zip /QUALLS  {90,385 bytes -- created 29 July 2000}

This will decompress to "quarles.ged" {513,366 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 1,960 descendants (and their spouses) of David QUARLES, born 1755/65, resident of Spartanburg and Pendleton Counties, South Carolina.


  SLIFE.zip  {122,989 bytes -- created 18 June 2007}

This will decompress to "slife.ged" {634,096 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing the 2,227 known descendants (and their spouses) of Friederich SCHLEIFF/SLIFFE/SLIFE, born circa 1751 in Germany, died Aug/Sep 1816 in Westmoreland Co., PA.


  SMITHEE.zip  {82,807 bytes -- created 11 May 2002}

This will decompress to "smithee.ged" {419,550 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing the 1,548 known descendants (and their spouses) of John SMYTHE, born 1756 in Goochland Co., VA, died circa 1789 in Caswell Co., NC.


  SPRINGER.zip  {41,497 bytes -- created 26 April 1997}

This will decompress to "springer.ged" {220,379 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing the 918 known descendants (and their spouses) of Ezekiel SPRINGER (born 1754 in District 96 [now Union Co.], SC) and wife Rebecca COLLINS.


  STUCKEY.zip  {55,091 bytes -- created 21 September 2012}

This will decompress to "stuckey.ged" {255,402 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing the 815 known descendants (and their spouses) of Martin STUCKEY (born circa 1778; died 1847/49 in Cumberland Co., PA) and wife Rosana (KIEFER) STUCKEY (born circa 1784 in PA).


 SULLINS.zip /SULLENS  {1,179,587 bytes -- created 3 April 2013}

This will decompress to "sullins.ged" {6,232,306 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 22,197 individuals who are the descendants (and their spouses) of Richard SULLINS, who died circa 1771 in Halifax Co., VA.
Read about early SULLENS and SULLINS in America.


 SVOBODA (tuma_svoboda.zip)  {212,107 bytes -- created 29 July 2008}

This will decompress to "tuma_svoboda.ged" {1,075,577 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 3,470 individuals who are the descendants (and their spouses) of the ancestors of John TUMA (born 23 Sep 1848 in Bohemia; died 18 Mar 1943 at South Omaha, Nebraska) and wife Katerina SVOBODA (born 7 Nov 1852 in Moravia; died 6 Feb 1925 at Burwell, Nebraska).


 TUMA (tuma_svoboda.zip)  {212,107 bytes -- created 29 July 2008}

This will decompress to "tuma_svoboda.ged" {1,075,577 bytes}, a GEDCOM file containing 3,470 individuals who are the descendants (and their spouses) of the ancestors of John TUMA (born 23 Sep 1848 in Bohemia; died 18 Mar 1943 at South Omaha, Nebraska) and wife Katerina SVOBODA (born 7 Nov 1852 in Moravia; died 6 Feb 1925 at Burwell, Nebraska).

If you would like to obtain a file for genealogical purposes, send a request by e-mail to MColeMD@theColeFamily.com



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