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Two volumes of Swainston family history written/edited by Theron L. Swainston, Jr. and sponsored by the Heber and Rosa Swainston  and the George and Mary Swainston family organizations are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. We are indebted to Theron for his dedicated work and effort in completing these outstanding books.



This book contains an illustrated history of George Swainston (1824-1893), his children and our Swainston ancestors back to their earliest roots in English history.  (This volume will consist of about 545 pages and about 600 photos.)


Chapter 1 reviews Swainston places and roots in British history, the origin of the Swainston name, and a 250-year history of our Swainston ancestral line in County Durham , England.

Chapter 2 presents a history of our Swainston’s in Hertfordshire extending from 1800 to 1882.  It includes photographs and descriptions of where they lived, worked, worshiped and raised their large families.  Thirty years of Swainston baptisms into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hertfordshire and the emigration of the family from England to America are documented.

Chapter 3 settles our Swainston family in America and ends with the death of George and Mary near the turn of the century.

Chapters 4-11 present individual histories of eight of George and Mary Swainston’s children (Albert, Ebenezer, Agnes, Heber, George Jr., Sarah, Mary Ann and Henry) and their families.  


FHL Call #:    929.273 Sw15


This book contains a history of the descendants of Heber and Rosa Lane Swainston extending from 2002 back to 1883.  The book will contain about 580 pages and about 650 photographs.  


Chapter 1 contains an abbreviated history of Heber and Rosa Lane Swainston (the detailed history is Chapter 7 of A Swainston Family History).

Chapters 2 -10 contain histories of the nine children of Heber and Rosa.  These chapters are of varying length and present the histories of William, Agnes Rosa, Heber Charles, Jennie, Ethel, Theron, Harold, Sophia and LeRay and their families.

FHL Call #:    929.273 Sw15

 The books have not been microfilmed so they must be viewed at the Family History Library or contact a member of the Swainston Family Organization to see if any copies are still available.

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updated 01/13/2017