Several mysteries are often encountered by those researching their family's roots. One of these is the way in which a group of individuals with a common ancestor, but all unknown to each other and living in far flung corners of the Earth, suddenly decide to try to make contact with others interested in the same name. This is the situation that occurred earlier this millennium year when various people, all researching one particular branch of their family, began sending and receiving messages in connection with the name DRING. In fact there were so many messages that the phrase "A Deluge of DRINGs" was introduced to describe the flood of information which was being exchanged from all around the world by the descendants of John DRING, born in the mid-seventeenth century in Warboys, Huntingdonshire. This web site was set up to help with this transfer of information between the original twenty members of "The DRINGs of Warboys Research Group". Many have already contributed the results of their research to the site and, at present, it is being up-dated regularly as further material becomes available.© Over the years so much information from other "branches" of the DRING family has been added it has become a repository for information about any person named DRING. It is building into wealth of details that may lead us all back to a common "root".
GENEALOGY 14 COMMANDMENTS From Michael Dring
1) Thou shalt name your male children: John, Johnson or Oliver;
2) Thou shalt name your female children :Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth or Mary;
3) Thou shalt leave no trace of your female children;
4) Thou shalt, after naming your children from the above lists, call them by strange nicknames such as Dringgo, Pug, Molly or Sally making them difficult to trace;
5) Thou shalt, not use any middle names but only initials on legal documents or census reports;
6) Thou shalt, learn to sign all documents illegibly so that your surname can be spelled, or misspelled, in various ways such as: Dringi, Dourng, Dreng, or Drung;
7) Thou shalt, after no more than 3 generations, make sure that all family records are lost, misplaced, burned in a court house fire, or buried so that no trace of them can be found;
8) Thou shalt, propagate misleading legends, rumors and vague innuendoes regarding your place of birth;
a: you may have come from England, Ireland or Wales;
b: you may have American Indian ancestry of the tribe ___;
c:you may have descended from one of three brothers the came over from ____:
d: You descended from Royalty and the copy of the family Coat of Arms that you brought with you has been lost.
9) Thou shalt, leave no cemetery records, or headstones with legible names;
10) Thou shalt, always flip thy name around. If born James Albert thou must make all the rest of thy records in the names of Albert, AJ, JA, Al, Bart or Alfred;
11) Thou shalt, leave no family Bible with records of birth, marriages or deaths;
12) Thou must also flip thy parent's names when making reference to them, although "unknown" or a blank line is an acceptable alternative;
13) Thou shalt name at least 5 generations of males, and dozens of their cousins with identical names in order to totally confuse future researchers;
14) Thou shalt, name several children after famous people, and then use ridiculous nicknames to make them unrecognizable in censuses and other records such as George Washington (Joe). *some name were changed to protect the innocent ! ! !