As of December 2014, the database contained 1,934 individuals, including most of the first eight generations of descendants. It also holds 163 photos and nine histories.
Branches C (Nathaniel Heyward) and E (Margaret Heyward Glover) are nearly complete through Generation 9, where Generation 1 is defined as Daniel Heyward, the immigrant. Generation 9 contains descendants and spouses, but not their children (who, obviously, would be in Generation 10). The main source of data for the C-Branch has been Thomas DeSaussure Furman’s Ancestors and Descendants of Nathaniel Heyward (1766 – 1851). Nearly all individuals in the E-Branch have been taken from a draft of James Bolan Glover V’s Colonial Governor William Glover and His Descendants.
There are 70 living (or possibly living) people in the database. Identities of these individuals are not visible to unregistered site visitors.
Priorities for future work include:
Bringing the A-Branch down to Generation 9.
Adding biographical information about notable descendants.
Noting as many sources as possible and resolving conflicts between sources.
Adding web pages giving an overview of Heyward family history.
Adding web pages that give historical context to the Heyward family in the colonial and pre-Civil War eras.