Definition of Genealogy: Chasing your own tale. (From Elizabeth A. Kaspar, via Missing Links Newsletter)
Each topic is now only summarised on this page, with the detail on other, reasonably small, pages. Comments are invited.
The genealogical data in these pages is accurate to the best of my current (at the time of writing) knowledge. This means it is of very variable reliability, since sources at one extreme are 100% certain (e.g. I know who I married, where and when, and the identity of my parents) to the mere rumour level, such as LDS data extracted from the IGI and Ancestral File, and reminiscences of elderly relatives, some now deceased. Anyone wishing to make any use whatever of this information is therefore strongly advised to contact me for source details.
Some of the genealogy pages on this site contain little or no data at present. To save you frustration I have marked links to such pages with the symbol .
The surnames (direct ancestors only) are (plus many variants): A'COURT, ADAMS, ARCHER, ASHTON, ATHEIS, BADGER, BAKER, BALL, BARNES, BATE, BELLOWES, BERIMAN, BOLTON, BRIDGES, BROWN, BUGLE, CAMMELL, CHERRETT, CHURCHOUSE, COLE, COLLIER, COTTERILL, DICKISSON, DORREL, DREW, DUKE, DYE, EDES, FISHER, FOX, GERRARD, FRY, GLAZZARD, GRIFFTH(S)/GRUFFYTH, HANCOCK, HARDY, HARRIS, HEMSON, HILL, HOPKINSON, HUTCHINSON, JASPER, JEFFERIES, JONES, JUKES, KING, LACY, LANGLEY, LILLINGTON, LONGFORD, MABELL, MALL, MARSH, MORGAN, NAILER, PEARSON, PRINCE, REED, RIPPINGALE, RIPPON, SAY, SEYMOUR, SHAW, SILK, SMITH, STONE, TINSLEY, TOWNSEND, TRUMAN, VALENTINE, WARD, WARREN, WATTERS, WEST, WHITTLE, WILCOX, WILLETTS, WILLS, WOODHOUSE, WOODSFORD.
Where there is a link from a name it is to a page of biographical details about the all the people with that surname in my family tree, including a few who are not direct ancestors. The amount of such detail varies considerably. I will add others as time permits.
The places concerned are all in England, in the counties (as defined 1889-1974) of Derbyshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Leicestershire, London, Montgomeryshire, Norfolk, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire (West Riding) .
I have set up a separate page giving a full list of all the counties, towns and villages included.
I have produced a short list of acronyms and glossary of terms which have caused problems for me or others. A more comprehensive glossary has been produced by Bob Hatcher
If you want to find the relationship between two people, you can look it up on this chart.
Solutions to both these problems can be found on my General Useful Resources page.
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