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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 November 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
2014 2015 2016
Number of pages added
172 193 306
(excludes Draft and Temporary pages)

New pages uploaded so far in 2017: 248
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      26.02 Morland1      27.02 Rolt1      28.02 Whitton1     At 28.02.17: 64+94+5502=5660      01.03 Withen1      02.03 Nevinson1      05.03 Farnaby1      06.03 Selwyn1, Selwyn2, Selwyn3      07.03 Nourse1, TZmisc09, Weyland1      08.03 Watts01, Watts02      09.03 Dixon02      13.03 Gibbons3      14.03 Carter02      15.03 Curtis03, Rolfe1      16.03 Goldsmith1      22.03 Bromley3, Chester3, Gastrell1      23.03 Astry1, Collins02, Pope02      25.03 HZmisc16      30.03 [old Boys01, Boys02 & Boys03 renamed Boys05, Boys01 & Boys06 respectively] Boys02, Boys03, Boys04      31.07 Dyne1     At 31.03.17: 64+94+5530=5688      01.04 Gipps1      11.04 Fonnereau1      12.04 [old QZmisc02 renamed Quicke1] QZmisc02      13.04 Bufkin1, Fogge1      14.04 Cooke07, Lovelace1      18.04 Hooper1      21.04 Jenkin1     23.04 Kemp02, Kemp03     24.04 Gillow1      26.04 Chute3     At 30.04.17: 64+94+5543=5701      02.05 Dumaresq01, Dumaresq02, Dumaresq03, Dumaresq04, Dumaresq05      03.05 AZmisc12, Nicholls04      05.05 Carteret2, Carteret3, Carteret4      06.05 LeMaistre1, Malet4      07.05 Langlois1, Lempriere1, Lempriere2, Lempriere3, Lempriere4      08.05 Estur1, Messervy1, Messervy2, Messervy3      09.05 Bandinel1, Bisson1, Collas1      10.05 Benest1, Durell1, Durell2, Filleul1      11.05 Gabourel1, Gerveis2, Gibaut1, GZmisc11      12.05 Gosset1      13.05 Hampton2      14.05 Janvrin1, LaCloche1      16.05 LeBreton1      17.05 LeCouteur1, LeCouteur2, LeMontais1      18.05 LeGallais1, Perrin1      19.05 Lerrier1, Valpy1, Valpy2     20.05 DeSteCroix1, Major1, Marett1, Marett2, Mauger1      21.05 Millais1, Morant2      22.05 [Payne01 renamed Payn3] Orange1, Payn1, Payn2      23.05 Perchard1, Pinel1      24.05 Pipon1      25.05 Poingdestre1      26.05 Richardson07      27.05 Seale1      28.05 Vaudin1      29.05 Vibert1      31.05 BZmisc26     At 31.05.17: 64+94+5607=5765      04.06 Bertram2, Boudier1      08.06 LeCronier1      11.06 Balfour5, Balfour6      14.06 Arnot1, Arnot2, Arnot3, Arnot4, Arnot5      19.06 Naesmyth1      29.06 Martin10, Smith25      30.06 Scattergood1     At 30.06.17: 64+94+5621=5779      04.07 Mercer2      07.07 Blackadder1      09.07 Jeans1, Moore12      10.07 Bell01      12.07 Hope03      16.07 Wood11      17.07 Jermyn1, Rushbrook1      18.07 Craigie1      19.07 Ayton1, Ayton2      26.07 Bates1     27.07 Ladbroke1      28.07 Lisle03, Lisle04      30.07 Hunter04      31.07 Pudsey2, Staunton02     At 31.07.17: 64+94+5640=5798      01.08 Greswolde1      07.08 Strang1      21.08 Chamberlain03      28.08 Freeman02, Swaine1     At 31.08.17: 64+94+5645=5803      13.09 Bell02      14.09 Strangman1      15.09 Cox1, Moore13      16.09 Anstruther02      17.09 Inglis1, Inglis2      18.09 Munro03      20.09 Home07, Munro04, Munro05, Tregonwell1      25.09 Munro06, Munro07, Munro08, Munro09, Munro10, Munro11, Munro12, Smith26     26.09 Childers1      30.09 Bayne1, Bayne2, Bayne3     At 30.09.17: 64+94+5669=5827      01.10 MacDonald08      05.10 Lamont1, Lamont2      06.10 [old Arthur1 renamed Arthur2] Arthur1      07.10 Hugford1     08.10 Beaufoy1      09.10 Ross06, Ross07      10.10 Ross08, Ross09      11.10 [old Ross05 renamed Ross10] Ross05      21.10 Matheson01, Matheson02, Matheson03, Matheson04       26.10 MacDonald09      30.10 MacDonald10      31.10 MacDonald11     At 31.10.17: 64+94+5687=5845      01.11 MacLeod03       02.11 MacLeod04, MacLeod05       03.11 MacLeod06       04.11 MacLeod07, MacLeod08      07.11 Mackenzie12      08.11 Mackenzie13     17.11 Mackenzie14, Mackenzie15, Mackenzie16, Mackenzie17     19.11 Mackenzie18      20.11 Mackenzie19, Mackenzie20       23.11 Cameron03     At 30.11.17: 64+94+5703=5861     07.12 Chisholm04.

PCBG notes (last updated 30.11.17)
(1) As reported elsewhere in the site, I am presently working on 'upgrading' the site from http to https, with a few other improvements being considered also, and am not sure how long this will take. This might distract me from working on the database from time to time but that will probably only be for a few days at a time. However, being apparently quiet for a period may also mean that I have not worked on the site at all (that does happen from time to time) or that I have made only minor changes to the database pages in that period (something that is quite common).
(2) From time to time I focus on particular regions of the British Isles. Regions covered so far have included Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Fife, Herefordshire, 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). I am presently working on the Highlands & Islands of Scotland which covers quite a large area (and many well-documented families) and so may take some time! After that I will see what else I have to do in Vivian's works on Devon & Cornwall and then I may have a go at the monumental 'History of Northumberland'.
(3) I sometimes focus on 'multi-branch families', many of which were Scots who seem to have had more of a tradition of genealogical research than the English and are often easier to follow than Welsh & Irish families. Having just finished working on Mackenzie families, I have started working on the Camerons. I have previously worked on the Hamiltons, Leslies, MacDonalds & Munros 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): 16.09 Anstruther01 18.09 Munro01, Munro02 03.10 Scott11 09.10 Ross01, Ross02 10.10 Ross02, Ross06 11.10 Ross10 26.10 MacDonald01, MacDonald04, MacDonald07 27.10 Jones03, MZmisc06, RZmisc10, Trye1 30.10 MacDonald02, MacDonald03, MacDonald07 31.10 MacDonald06, MacDonald08 01.11 MacLeod01, MacLeod02 05.11 Scots2 07.11 Mackenzie01, Mackenzie02, Mackenzie09 14.11 Mackenzie08 17.11 Mackenzie03, Mackenzie04, Mackenzie05 18.11 Mackenzie07 19.11 Mackenzie06 20.11 Mackenzie11 23.11 Cameron01, Cameron02 05.12 Chisholm01, Chisholm02.

C. Latest non-trivial additions to or major amendments of the Draft & Temporary pages linked to/from the Can You Help? page: 16.09 Lumsden2 25.09 Temp47 01.10 Kinnear1.

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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