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PAGE LAST UPDATED : 17 OCTOBER 2018

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 September 2018 (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 2017
Pages added
412
546
478
483
453
457
421
414
374
374
269
262
172 193 306 261
(excludes Draft and Temporary pages)


New pages uploaded so far in 2018: 186

03.01 Newton04       04.01 Calder2       05.01 Bruce13, Coghill1, Innes06       06.01 Campbell35, Henderson03, Honyman1      07.01 [old MZmisc02 renamed Meschines1] BZmisc27, Gibson02, Manson1, Williamson02     09.01 [Gun1 renamed Gunn2] Gunn1, MacAlister1       24.01 Acland2, CZmisc17       25.01 Amadas1       26.01 Ashe2, Bowyer03      27.01 Atwill1, Badcock1      28.01 Ball01, Ball02      31.01 Bellew3      At 31.01.18: 64+94+5741=5899       01.02 Bennett05, Bidlake1, Bishop02       02.02 Blackall2       03.02 Bogan1, Butler21      04.02 Bowerman1, Budockshide1      05.02 Burdon1, Burdon2, BZmisc28      06.02 Burrington1, Calwoodleigh1, Carwithen1      07.02 Champneys2, Trevelyan2       09.02 Cholwill1       10.02 Colman1      11.02 Cooke08      13.02 Cory1, Cottell1       15.02 Cotton07      28.02 Courtenay6, CZmisc18      At 28.02.18: 64+94+5765=5923      01.03 Cudmore1       02.03 Davy03, DZmisc12      12.03 Dillon04       13.03 Docton1      15.03 Duck1      16.03 [old Edgcumbe1 renamed Edgcumbe2] Edgcumbe1, Edgcumbe3      17.03 EZmisc05      20.03 Ford04, Fountaine2, Furse1      21.03 Gale2, Geere1, Gove1      24.03 Hakewill1     25.03 Harlewyn1, Harpur3       26.03 Haydon1, Hillersdon1, Hilman1      29.03 Holcombe1       30.03 Honychurch1, Hooker1      31.03 Hamlyn2, Hore3      At 31.03.18: 64+94+5791=5949      05.04 Hill09      08.04 Hunkin1, Hunt04     12.04 Inglett1, Napier6       14.04 Knapman1, Langford1      15.04 Leigh15       17.04 Loveis1, Luttrell3, Luttrell4       20.04 Lynne2      21.04 Mapowder1      22.04 MZmisc14      23.04 Moore14       26.04 Newcourt1       27.04 Northleigh1       29.04 Passmore1       30.04 PZmisc15      At 30.04.18: 64+94+5810=5968      01.05 Craggs1     03.05 Plumleigh1, Pointington1       04.05 Popham3      07.05 Loveband1, NZmisc05, Radford1     11.05 Roope1     12.05 Sainthill1, Salusbury04      13.05 Searle1      14.05 Seccombe1, Thorne1      17.05 Servington1       18.05 Sharpe02      19.05 Sherman1      20.05 Corindon1      21.05 Snelling2, SZmisc18      23.05 Southmeade1     24.05 Staplehill1     28.05 Sture1      29.05 Tristram1      30.05 Turner06      At 31.05.18: 64+94+5834=5992      03.06 Ryder2      06.06 Waltham1, Whiddon1      07.06 Wichalse1      08.06 Willoughby07     09.06 Walcot02, Wolston1, Wood12      11.06 Woollcombe1, Wotton1, Wotton2       12.06 Hammond03, Nott1, Wyatt2       13.06 Wykes1, Wykes2, Wyvill2       14.06 Bartlett03, Young07      16.06 Bolitho1      17.06 Fortescue07, Fortescue08, Northmore1      18.06 Woodley1       19.06 Dene1, LZmisc11       20.06 Battishill1       21.06 Barrett02, Beauple1, Eyre12       26.06 Bonython1       28.06 Bray03      At 30.06.18: 64+94+5866=6024      01.07 Burrell4       02.07 Challons1      05.07 Argentine1, Chapman1      10.07 Connock1, Coode2      11.07 Cowlin1      13.07 Crane2, Cruse2      15.07 Dandy1, Darley2       16.07 Estcott1      30.07 Goode1, Grosse1      At 31.07.18: 64+94+5880=6038     13.08 Hill10      14.08 Jennings03      15.08 Pearce1      19.08 Killiowe1      30.08 Kempthorne1      At 31.08.18: 64+94+5885=6043      09.09 Tredeneck1, TZmisc10      10.09 [old Lyttleton01, Lyttleton02 & Lyttleton03 renamed Littleton02, Littleton03 & Littleton04 respectively] Littleton01, Littleton05      11.09 Lynam1      12.09 Marke1     17.09 Menwynick1      At 30.09.18: 64+94+5892=6050      05.10 Morth1      06.10 Nanspian1      09.10 Pendarves2      11.10 Penfound1, Penhallow1, Tamlyn1      13.10 Penhellick1      14.10 Penwarne1, Polkinhorne1       16.10 Poyle1      17.10 Rosewarne1.



PCBG notes (last updated 04.10.18)
(1) Work on 'upgrading' the site from http to https is nearly complete. A few other repairs & improvements are also being considered but I am not sure how long they will take. [See the note at the top of the Troubleshooting page.]
(2) I often focus on particular regions of the British Isles. Regions covered so far include Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Devon, Fife, Herefordshire, Highlands & Islands, Jersey, Kent & Sussex. I have also worked through Hunter's 'Familiae Minorum Gentium' ("FMG", which looks mainly at Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire & Yorkshire) and Griffith's Pedigrees (which concentrates on Anglesey & Carnarvonshire). Leaving aside a few families, which I will go back to in due course, I am still working through Vivian's work on the Visitations to Cornwall.
(3) I sometimes focus on 'multi-branch families', many of which were Scots who seem to have had more of a tradition of documenting junior cadet branches than the English did and who are normally easier to follow than Welsh & Irish families. So far I have worked on the Frasers, Hamiltons, Leslies, MacDonalds, Mackenzie, Munros & Sinclairs. I 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, & Leigh. I am still stuck on the Staffords so any suggestions on them would be welcome.

(4) Being apparently quiet for a while may mean that I have made only minor changes to the database pages in that period (something that is quite common; sometimes minor changes can take longer than new pages) or that I am in the midst of something that is taking several days to complete (not uncommon) or that I have not worked on the site at all. 2018 has had its distractions one of which will continue until the middle of November although a marketing opportunity for Stirnet is coming out of that: our first ever marketing event!

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): 02.07 Carter01 03.07 FZmisc08 05.07 AZmisc03 06.07 CZmisc18 10.07 Meoles1 11.07 Coryton1, CZmisc18 13.07 Cruse1 14.07 Curtis02, CZmisc18 16.07 DZmisc12, Edgcumbe2, Edwards05, Hammond02 30.07 Fleming06 10.08 Hart01, HZmisc16 13.08 HZmisc16 14.08 Hore3, Jennings02 15.08 Jolliffe2, Jones08, 19.08 KZmisc05, 28.08 LZmisc11, 12.09 Mathew02, 18.09 Michell1, 05.10 Molesworth02, 06.10 NZmisc05, 09.10 Pendarves1 16.10 PZmisc15.

C. Latest non-trivial additions to or major amendments of the Draft & Temporary pages linked to/from the Can You Help? page: 03.07 Tmp12.

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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