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PAGE LAST UPDATED : 19 FEBRUARY 2017

This page shows the genie data pages that have been uploaded into the database so far this year. Click here for a page which lists in date order the pages which were uploaded in earlier years. The subtotals in bold below, and on the prior-years page, show the numbers of the pages at various midpoint dates (in order Section I-Section II-Section III = Ancient-Continental-British) which have been used to provide the following graph. This shows the growth of the database from September 2002 to January 2017 (excluding the draft & temporary pages).

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You may wonder what makes us decide to include some families before others. The answer is that there is often little logic or specific purpose to it. We started off with certain core families related to Stirnet's founder's family (as reported on Sources and acknowledgments) and then gradually expanded the database, trying to cover all parts of the British Isles. We recognised that it would be sensible for us to develop a base of some 'major' familes (such as the Stewarts, Tudors, Howards, and FitzGeralds) but at the same time we were keen to include many 'small landowners' and 'townfolk' to evidence that we intend for the database to set a broad target for people who want to find connections to historical figures and not just make it easier for people who already have a clear connection to a well-documented family. From time to time we may focus on a particular area of the British Isles or on a 'theme' (past themes have included the British Prime Ministers shown on the Selected Individuals page). If we are presently working on any theme or series of reviews, there will probably be reference to that in or just above note A below.

We welcome suggestions for families to work on PROVIDED THAT you give clear direction as to where the data may be (or has been) sourced (remember that Sources and acknowledgments identifies many of the sources we already have copies of) AND you allow properly for the fact that we operate to the following constraints:
(1) with very few exceptions, we do not come more forward in time than generations with at least one person born by 1800 (which at least means that, for many families, there is some overlap with the early censuses which can be found online elsewhere); and
(2) we focus only on British & Irish families so, unless a family comes back into the British Isles by 1800, it is very rare for us to follow a line which has emigrated from the British Isles; and
(3) we shall not include a family in our database until we have found a connection between that family and another family which is already in the database.

Several people have been very helpful with this, not least with suggesting useful sources we had not used previously, and so have obtained Free Membership. For more information on this, see Membership Scheme.

Prior years
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014 2015 2016
Number of pages added
412
546
478
483
453
457
421
414
374
374
269
262
172 193 306
(excludes Draft and Temporary pages)


New pages uploaded in late 2016
01.12 Hamilton50      02.12 Hamilton51, McZmisc01      03.12 Hamilton52      04.12 Cunningham10      05.12 Hamilton53      06.12 Kelso1      08.12 Hamilton54      09.12 Hamilton55      12.12 Hamilton56      13.12 BZmisc25, Crayford1      14.12 Cobb04      15.12 Johnson03      16.12 Hougham1, Norton05, SZmisc17      17.12 Hamilton57, Hamilton58, Lee09      18.12 Hamilton59, Hamilton60      19.12 Roberts10, Roberts11      22.12 Amherst2, Palmer07, Rutton1      23.12 Denne02      24.12 Livesey1, Livesey2      26.12 Muirhead1      27.12 Thurston1     At 31.12.16: 64+94+5456=5614

New pages uploaded so far in 2017: 43
03.01 Cleaver1, Peach1      04.01 Hussey06, Lake02     07.01 Butler20      08.01 Streatfeild2      09.01 Hervey07, Hervey08      10.01 Butts1      11.01 Bettenham1, Evering1      12.01 Cage1, Hawkins04      13.01 Whitaker2      14.01 Ingham1      15.01 Hemsworth1      19.01 Turner05      20.01 Randolph1      21.01 Hall07, Lynch02      25.01 Lamb1, Lamb2      27.01 Burges1, FZmisc08, Kingsley1      28.01 Ayleworth1      29.01 KZmisc05      30.01 Porter04      31.01 Carr04, Cocks2, Davison2     At 31.01.17: 64+94+5487=5645      01.02 Maplisden1      02.02 Waterhouse03      06.02 Brett1      09.02 Espinasse1, Paynter1      12.02 Paynter2      13.02 Gilbert04      14.02 Gilborne1, Lambert06      15.02 Peak3      18.02 Lethieullier1      19.02 Chambers1.


PCBG notes (last updated 20.12.16)
(1) I am still trawling through various sources that focus on particular regions of the British Isles, seeing where this takes me. I have had sessions on Buckinghamshire, Herefordshire & Sussex and recently completed work on Hunter's 'Familiae Minorum Gentium' ("FMG") which looks mainly at Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire & Lancashire. I am presently working on Kent, looking mainly at Berry's 'CountyGen' which is basically Visitation (Kent, 1619) plus additions. This kind of work can be a bit slow and does not always lead to new pages or significant amendment of existing pages. Sometimes it just enables me to make a minor improvement here & there around the database. That can still be worthwhile.

(2) As for my reviews of various 'multi-branch families', I have so far completed my work on the Hamiltons & Leslies and am part-way through (temporarily-halted) reviews of the Campbells, Carews & Montgomerys. Other families to be covered in due course will probably include Bruce, Bulkeley, Fermor, Leigh & Petre. I am still stuck on the Staffords so any suggestions on them would be welcome.

A. On (rare) occasion I will work on Sections I & II, the Ancient and Continental sections that cover the early ancestors of various British Royals and others (see Ancestral Lines). Normally I concentrate on expanding & improving Section III of the database (British Families - Medieval, Renaissance & Modern). If you wish to suggest a family for me to work on, please see the note above.

B. The following pages have recently been subjected to significant change/extension and/or review (some involving the insertion of new families): Hamilton05 (01.12.16), Hamilton48 (02.12.16), Hamilton50 (05.12.16), Hamilton53 (07.12.16), McZmisc01 (09.12.16), FZmisc07 (12.12.16), CZmisc16 (14.12.16), EZmisc04 (14.12.16), Crispe1 (15.12.16), PZmisc14 (15.12.16), Hendley1 (18.12.16), Monins1 (19.12.16), Simpson02 (19.12.16), Dalison01 (21.12.16), DZmisc04 (22.12.16), Filmer1 (22.12.16), Taylor03 (22.12.16), PZmisc14 (27.12.16), TZmisc03 (27.12.16), Lewin1 (28.12.16), Petley1 (08.01.17), Streatfeild1 (08.01.17), Hughes09 (09.01.17), HZmisc15 (09.01.17), Palmer01 (10.01.17), Palmer05 (10.01.17), Shakerley1 (11.01.17), Saunderson02 (14.01.17), Whitaker2 (14.01.17), Smith14 (15.01.17), Best01 (20.01.17), Price03 (21.01.17), Wilmot02 (21.01.17), Aldersey01 (22.01.17), StLeger1 (22.01.17), Wyatt1 (26.01.17), WZmisc11 (27.01.17), BZmisc25 (29.01.17), PZmisc14 (29.01.17), BZmisc25 (30.01.17), SZmisc17 (30.01.17), Davison1 (31.01.17), CZmisc16 (01.02.17), Harbottle1, (01.02.17), MZmisc13 (01.02.17), Fisher02 (06.02.17), HZmisc12 (07.02.17), HZmisc15 (07.02.17), EZmisc01 (12.02.17), Lade1 (13.02.17), Peak1 (15.02.17), DZmisc04 (19.02.17), Jacob1 (19.02.17).

C. Latest additions to or major amendments of the draft & temporary pages linked to/from the Can You Help? page: Temp09 (06.12.16), Tmp09 (17.12.16), Temp49 (15.01.17).

D. See The Stirnet Portal to find out how easy it is to get a free link from this Families Database to your own web site. If you don't have your own site at the moment but would like one, we may be able to help you with that also.

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