Rudden.org was registered back in 1999 as a personal genealogical project to learn more about my family history.
I had started by emailing anyone with the Rudden name I could find, a splatter gun approach, but nonetheless quite successful. I quite quickly managed to track down cousins living in the US, which outlined a clear history of at least some of my family going back 150 years.
However, the splatter gun approach also meant that I also found myself in touch with a significant group of other Rudden’s with no direct knowledge of how we may be related. The dead end I have personally arrived at in my great grandfathers line, can only ever be moved forward with knowledge from outside my known family which I suppose is the same for many other Rudden’s out there as well.
Unfortunately, I cannot publish all the information entrusted to me through those mass emailing’s almost ten years ago when I contacted Rudden’s around the world. But I will be re-contacting many of those who did write to me then, and ask them to come here, and publish what they feel happy to disclose regarding their family trees in the hope that some new, meaningful connections can be made.
While this blog will allow users to comment on existing posts, if there are any specific areas you would like to see on this blog get in touch and I will see what can be done.
Finally, I think it is worth pointing out that caution should be exercised in mentioning living family relatives without their permission.