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This Web site serves the needs of Gosselink family members everywhere. It contains information about Gosselinks, past and present. It provides permanent e-mail addresses in the domain gosselink.us for family members.

How many Gosselinks are there? According to the U. S. Census Bureau study Frequently Occurring Surnames from Census 2000, only 157 out of about 270 million Americans counted in 2000 had that name. The name ranked number 105,374 in popularity, behind Smith and 105,372 others.

Publications of interest

     

Benjamin Van Buren's Bay, by family member Charles G. Gosselink (Boathouse Books, Silver Bay, NY; 2002), describes the history of this bay. The Web version, including all photographs, drawings, and maps, is available here by special arrangement with the author.

     

Letters from Jamaica, 1858–1866, correspondence of Thornton Bigelow Penfield (1834–1871) and Sarah Ingraham Penfield (1839–1864) while missionaries in Jamaica, edited by Charles G. Gosselink (Boathouse Books, Silver Bay, NY; 2005), available courtesy of the publisher.   Cover.   Contents (3.6 MB).

     

Mattie's Story, the true story of Martha “Mattie” Allen [a.k.a. Martha Devins] (1883–1965) who lived with and was brought up by John Devins and Charlotte Penfield Devins between 1892 and 1901, told by Charles G. Gosselink; 2008.   Contents.

     

Dear Folks at Home, Letters from Iraq, 1922–1925, by George Gosselink, edited by family member Charles G. Gosselink with introduction by the editor (Boat House Books, Silver Bay, NY; 2008), available courtesy of the publisher.   Cover.   Letters (PDF).   Letters (HTML).


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