Postcards from the Past
Although these pages started out as my family tree project, it soon became very clear that the term 'Family Tree' was never going to just be the story of one family name! My inquisitive nature has caused me to wander into areas of only very distant connections but nevertheless, I hope you find that exploring this site is as interesting as I find researching it's content.
Within these pages, details of 29068 individual people are recorded, including 3,727 unique surnames making up 6993 families! To list them all on the homepage would be totally impracticable. To see them all, or to select one to view, click here. Alternatively, if you know the name of the person you are looking for, enter it in the search bar at the top of the page or use the advanced search facility.
Large parts of the data on these pages wouldn't exist if it weren't for the generous contributions of others. We are always pleased to hear about connections to our families and always welcome comments, suggestions and of course, corrections. Contributions, including photographs, historical documents and general data will always be credited to the donor, if and when required or requested. Click here to get in touch.
Notes & Help
- On a person's details page, any persons whose name is coloured RED are either living, or potentially living. Users must be logged in to see their details and life events.
- If you come across a surname within square brackets [..], this usually signifies that this surname is the women's married name and that her maiden, or birth name, is unknown.
- Where a place name includes 'RD' (for example "South East Surrey RD"), this refers to a 'Registration District'. However, unless a specific address is given for a birth, marriage or death, the place name may refer to a Registration District rather than to the actual location. This is more significant in later years as smaller districts and parishes have amalgamated into substantial Registration Districts.
- On a Census record, where no address is noted, the schedule number as entered by the census enumerator is used. For example, the address line "Sch 23, The Village" refers ony to the schedule number allocated at the time of the enumerators entry. It does not in any way suggest a house number or street address and normally only indicates the order by which the census was taken. Occasionally, a steet name will be quoted. For example "Sch 123, High Street". Again, this does NOT signify the house number and may vary between censuses for the same property or building.
- What exactly are "Parish records" and how did they come about? There's a great article published here that should provide some guidance.
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Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed, or is contributing, to this site.
I am indebted to Anthony Allen for his assistance and contributions to the advancement of the Stokes family, in particular, Ada Louisa Stokes. His generous donations of BMD certificates for his connected families, are particularly welcomed.
I am particularly grateful to Martin and Jane White, and their daughter Natalie, for the generous help and contribution to the development of the White / Edwards family trees. In addition, they have generously provided certificates and other information tirelessly, despite my hundreds of questions and queries!
I must also mention Christine Kingham without whose help the Kingham Families within these pages would be incomplete.
Yvonne Edwards has been a great help and inspiration for much of the research into the Monger Families found on this site. She has just completed a book detailing her Australian line of the Monger families descended from their roots in Gloucestershire. If anyone would like a copy, it is available for $20 Aust (the cost price!), plus postage, directly from her. Let me know and I'll put you in touch with her.