Images, Pictorial Essays, and Text Essays



The pictorial NFFG pages described below may be viewed by clicking on the links. They have been compiled using images and information submitted by members, or from research assembled by NFFG genealogists. All individuals named on these pages may be located in the online family tree files.


This is a feature of the NFFG website which is in its formative stages, and which is under development.


Any member who has an interesting piece of research which sheds light on a particular surname or family cluster, perhaps with images etc., may submit it and see it placed here.



  1. The Concept of Family - the strength of Ancestral values. Read of The Song of the Family, from the novel, The Pearl, by John Steinbeck. Click here to view this concept.

  3. Origins of the Phillips family (sometimes rendered as "Pheilips", "Philips", "Philp", and other spelling variants). Created using information received from Phillips family homes such as Picton Castle Trust in Wales, Somerset House, and other sources. Click here to visit.

  5. More details on Picton Castle. Picton Castle in Wales is the ancestral home of the Phillips family which settled in Ireland, other parts of England, and later America and Canada. The castle is now operated by the Picton Castle Trust. Read about opportunities to visit the castle and its gift shop and live plant & horticultural displays (find out where your green-thumb genes came from!). Peruse the early history of the castle, and its role in the civil war which led to the decapitation of King Charles I. And read the incredible story - how the Rebels kidnapped little Erasmus Phillips (later Sir Erasmus) to obtain the castle's surrender - the only way it could be defeated. Click here to visit this page.

  7. Origins of the Ripley Name, and how Ripley Castle was part of the Ripley story for about 270 years. Many Ripleys now living in America and Canada originated in Yorkshire. Rich in a history and gene pool which reached North America, Yorkshire records are cited often in our online family tree. Click here to read our exclusive NFFG research, updated in January 2009.

  9. Ripleys of Connecticut - the Warriors Ripleys. Dedicated to the complex story of the Civil War. This page illustrates how one family unit provided generals who fought on both sides during that war. Many other surnames are included in the preparation of this page, All individuals may also be found in the online Family Tree files. Click here to view this page.

  11. William T. Pipes (1850 - 1909), Premier of Nova Scotia (1882-1883) and Attorney General of Nova Scotia (1906 - 1909). William T. Pipes is at the crossroads of Nova Scotia Genealogy, and related to many descendants who now live in the U.S.A. and Canada. His ancestry is interwoven with the lives of Planters who came to Nova Scotia in the 1760s, and Loyalists who came after 1783, and with the wave of Yorkshire immigration to Nova Scotia in the 1770s. An interesting man by all accounts. Read his biography by clicking here.
  12. (More pictorial pages are under development. If you are an NFFG member, you may suggest a pictorial page.)



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