At genus immortale manet, multosque per annos... Stat fortuna domus, et avi numerantur avorum.

~ VIRGIL 70 - 19

B.C. Yet the race abide immortal, the star of their house sets not through many years, and grandsire's grandsire is numbered in the roll. 

17th April 2015 update:

Revamped the old website. I have added a facebook comment section at the bottom of this page, along with a likes button for both facebook and Twitter. The family tree is now being hosted externally, which makes updating and uploading so much eaier and less time consuming. I am still in the process of constructing the photo gallery page, so please be patient.


All through my childhood, I was enthralled with tales about my grandfather, his father and relatives long since gone. These stories fascinated me and I wanted one day, to be able to pass down the family history to my own children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. I want them to be as proud of our family name as I am.

I asked numerous questions about our family, but found that the family elders were not able to go past their proceeding generation, so at a very early age, I set out to find out all I could about this very unique family. My research began in 1985, with just a few family documents that were stored away in an old biscuit tin in a tallboy. My father was about to destroy them along with his old work references and other material, but I was able to save them and it was from that point on that  I decided to appoint myself the family historian. I am a self confessed hoarder. I keep everything, from movie stubs to my grandfather's vaccination receipt issued when he was just three years old. As a result of this, I am now able to proudly display all of my family's precious documents online for your perusal, in the Archives section that I have created.

To all members of the Goodenough family, I want to say a huge thank you for all your input, especially my dearest grandmother, the late Mrs. Sybil Goodenough, the Registrar of Births for England, Scotland and Wales; Mrs. Robyn Levy, Lead Record keeper, St. Catherine‚Äôs Birth Index; last but not least, Anthony Kenneth Goodenough for his many documents and records. Although I have been able to source around 80% of the family genealogy, there are still a few black spots, so if anyone has any information on our family (eg marriage dates, births, deaths, middle names, spouses etc.) please feel free to contact me via the messaging system below or through email at