Graves Name Study

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This is where the Graves Family Association is collecting information in one placeabout the GRAVES, GREAVES, GRAVE, GREAVE, GREVE, GREVES, GRIEVE, GRIEVES, GRAFF, and GROFF surnames.

For the sake of brevity, we will use the surname GRAVES below, but we are including every variant of Graves as well as members of every country!

About the Graves Family Association

The beginnings of the association were very informal. Starting as early as 1877, General John Card Graves was collecting letters and doing interviews with family members to create the first collective Graves Family genealogies.

Kenneth Vance Graves collected this work and started the Graves Family Newsletter. After the desire for a genealogy association developed as a start of this work, the Graves Family Association was officially started in 1976. 985 genealogies were published by the time he passed away in 2022.

The Graves Family Association moved onto the Internet in 1997, and its first electronic newsletter was sent on 23 May 1997. Its Facebook Group was started for members to interact directly with one another on 1 October 2011.

Members from the Facebook group are continuing on the legacy of General John Card Graves and Kenneth Vance Graves to continue finding Graves families throughout the world and introduce them to one another. Plans are being made to update the published genealogies, create new ones, and use the findings of DNA studies at Family Tree DNA.

Please see the following resources for additional information on the Graves Family:

For genealogy information:

For genetic genealogy information:

How to Join

Just post a public comment here on the page if you would like to join the project!

Please feel free to use this sticker on your profile to indicate you are a Graves/Greaves Family Researcher. If you know your genealogy number, feel free to add the sticker with the genealogy number tagged where XX is.

{{One Name Study |name=Graves |category=Gen XX, Graves Name Study }}

If you don't know your genealogy number, use

{{One Name Study|name=Graves}}

Task List

The main tasks of this project are:

  • Adding information from the Graves Family Association to Wikitree Profiles
  • Identifying and sourcing any Unsourced Graves profiles
  • Connecting any Unconnected Graves profiles
  • Connecting existing Graves branches to one another (and to any variant names!)
  • Utilizing Y-DNA test results for male Graves descendants to make connections and improve accuracy
  • Utilizing mtDNA test results for female Graves descendants to make connections and improve accuracy
  • Utilizing autosomal DNA test results for all Graves to make connections and improve accuracy
  • Categorizing profiles currently in wikitree into the Graves Genealogies. See |Graves One Name Category.

Other fun tasks include:

  • Creating profiles for famous Graves family members
  • Improving Graves profiles with comprehensive biographies/sources.
  • Putting a sticker on relevant Graves profiles:

{{One Name Study|name=Graves}}

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Hi, Join Please Gen 808, Nick FB/FTDNA/23&Me/Ancestry/Myheritage/GedMatch
posted by Nick Graves
My father is Billy Sanders Graves who was the son of Silas Gilbert Graves in Gen 150. I am currently on the GFA FB group as well as FTDNA (Y-111) test along with my family tree data.
posted by Bill Graves
I'd like to join. I'm descended from Rear Admiral Thomas Graves, Gen. 28.
posted by Raymond Miller
J Graves - Descendant of William Valentine Graves, GFA Gen 364 (and further links back to GFA Gen 68). He was my GG Grandfather. My lineage is through his son Francis.
posted by J Graves
Descendant of Thomas Graves, GFA Gen 147.
posted by Raph Graves
Thomas Greaves, Quaker of New Castle, Delaware is my 6th great grandfather (gen085). I am a member of Graves Family Association and Graves Family Association FB group.
posted by Barbara Graves
Jeff Graves here, researching gen 956 and how it may tie to other gens such as 169. Happy to join this new group.
posted on Graves/Greaves Name Study (merged) by J Graves
I'm researching Graves lines closely related to Gen 169.
posted on Graves/Greaves Name Study (merged) by Oliver Graves
Hi there! Apparently Gen 270. Am a member of the fb group, and gedmatch project as well!
posted on Graves/Greaves Name Study (merged) by Richard (Andrews or Hood) Limanowski
Teddy Odum Gen. 168, Southern Branch, Stephen Graves-6044
posted on Graves/Greaves Name Study (merged) by Teddy Odum
I would enjoy working to discover more about my fathers line.

D. Jenkins Gen# 92 & 496 My father William Talmage Graves, gen 496 John Graves gen 92

posted on Graves/Greaves Name Study (merged) by D Graves
I would like to join. GEN13 - Short family Tree (My Mother) Lucy Aline Graves (1926-2004), her father Eddie Wilson Graves (1881-1948), his father Allen Graves (1823-1908), his father William C Graves (1784-1860), his father William Graves (1751-1823)
posted on Graves/Greaves Name Study (merged) by Al Moore Jr.
edited by Al Moore Jr.