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 24,312 individual people are recorded, including 3,207 unique surnames making up 5,861 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 Contributions, including photographs, historical documents and general data will always be credited to the donor. Click here to get in touch.
Stop Press! Latest News and Updates
Site software updates:
Apart from a handful of bits and pieces, I have now completed a facelift of the entire site. I've taken the opportunity of brightening up some of the graphics whilst upgrading the underlying software. It should all work, but if you experience any problems, feel free to get in touch using the "Contact" tab on the right hand side of every page.
Just a reminder folks:
Today in History: 17 April
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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.
Words of Wisdom
Then I'll ride upon the wings of time, and live an endless life.