My grandfather, Lester G. Duck, began researching his family history in the 1960's with the intention of publishing it for our branch of the family. Along the way he met many members of our family and compiled numerous family charts, photographs, personal histories and documents for his book but sadly, he never lived to see his work published. A few years ago I decided to continue his research and in the process discovered other family members who were also researching our family history. My cousin, John J. Duck, became interested in the family history in the 1960's when he read the letters that Lester sent to his father, Glenn E. Duck, which were then passed on to John's father, Vernon E. Duck. Lately, I met Joyce Clark Collins, another Smith-Goodin descendant who has also been researching our mutual branches, and we decided to join resources to collaborate on this website project.
Our sincere thanks to every member of the family who has assisted with this project over the years by sharing family histories, photographs and documents. Without you, it would be impossible to document our family traditions and histories. If you have any Smith-Goodin family documents, photographs and histories you wish to share, please contact us.
If you can link your family to any of these branches, or have additional information on a particular branch, please let us know. In some cases, we have family tree files to share.
Our next project will of course be the Hudson & Rodgers families. Let us know if you are a member of that family as well. We would love to hear from you.
Photo upper left: Lester G. Duck (1940).