It was with great sadness that we learnt of the sudden death of Dr. Colin Dring on 16th February 2004. He was the inspiration and driving force behind the setting up of this site, to freely share his many years of research into all of the "Dring families".
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History of the the Dring Surname Trawls through the records for the earliest records of the Dring surname and it's variants.
Descendants of John Dring of Warboys bef.1657-1731 Gedcom File Updated 16 April 2006 Includes names list and family relationships, complete with research and source note. (Downloadable file)
The Drings of Warboys by Dr Colin Dring Very well set out Family biographies of the various branches of the Drings of Huntingdonshire, with a considerable amount of "meat on the bones"
Thomas & Sarah of Warboys Family biography following the line down from Thomas Dring & Sarah Gifford by Jean Wheaton
Woolston & Anne of SomershamThe remarkable story of Woolston & Anne (Beagle) Dring of Somersham . Anne survived to age 103 with an estimated 151 (116 living) descendants at the time of her death. Includes Family Tree from Alan Bednall (more to come)
The Drings of Over The story of Nathaniel Dring and his descendants that emigrated from Over in Cambridgeshire to the USA (Part of the Warboys Clan) by Madonna Taylor
The Life & Times of Thomas Dring 1857-1942 Born in Muston, Leics. (between Nottingham and Grantham, Lincs. England) A well documented tale of life, from a boy working in the coalmines, through the Zulu wars and back to Derbyshire. A tribute by his great grandson, John Stephen Morse. Includes family tree back to 1580
William Dring of South Cockerington The story of William born South Cockerington, Lincs.about 1789 & Mary Ann Paddison and their descendants from Guy Hirst.
The Descendants of Joseph Dring born 1748 Kirklington, Notts - Coming soon
The Drings of Lincolnshire An early look at this considerable branch of the Family
BMD Index Transcribed entries from UK Births, Deaths & Marriages Index
Certificates Details from Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates & Death Certificates
Vital Records Index Dring Names from the LDS Vital Records Index British Isles 1617 -1892
Census Returns Transcribed entries from UK census returns
National Burial Index FFHS transcriptions of Dring Surname in UK Parish Burial Registers
Marriage Indexes Transcribed from marriage indexes such as Boyds, Pallots & Phillimores
Ellis Island A list of Drings that entered the USA between 1893 & 1924 through Ellis Island
Various Descendant Trees Snippets of other Dring Family Trees
Wills & Documents Transcribed or copies of wills & Admons, purchases, etc.
Directory Entries Entries in a variety of trade, city and other directories.
Monumental Inscriptions Details and pictures of Dring Burial Sites
Family Photographs A selection of photographs of Ancestral Drings
Churches Photographs and details of churches mentioned in Dring History
The Dring Homelands Photographs and details of property and areas associated with the Family
Researchers List of names & E mail addresses of Dring family researchers
Stray & Unattached Drings Names of people who have not yet been fitted into a family
Worthy Websites A list of links to other websites that researchers have found useful
Huntingdonshire Maps and local history of the former county of Huntingdonshire, England
Debt of Honour Details of 60 Drings killed during the two world wars.
First World War More details of the Drings that fell and other details from World War One
North America Details of the various branches of the Dring family that settled in North America.
Australasia Same, but for those down under.