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PAGE LAST UPDATED : 26 OCTOBER 2020
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 2020 (excluding the draft & temporary pages).
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 the "PCBG notes" given 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.
|Total at 31.12.19 = 64+94+6162 = 6320 (excluding the many Draft & Temporary pages)|
New pages uploaded so far in 2020: 264
01.01 Sutcliffe1 04.01 Lockton2 05.01 Bent1, Marsh01, Marsh02, Marsh03 07.01 Marsh04 09.01 Hicks2 10.01 [old Burgh02 renamed Burgh11] Burgh02 11.01 Burgh12, Lynch03, Staunton03 22.01 Quarles1, Quarles2 28.01 Ronayne1 30.01 Burgh13 At 31.01.20: 64+94+6178=6336 02.02 Macartney1, Macartney2 03.02 Maltby2 04.02 Jobson1 05.02 Tyndale2 06.02 Burgh14, Burgh15 09.02 Jonine1 10.02 Burgh16 11.02 Burgh17 12.02 Burgh18, Burgh19 15.02 Ashby03, Burgh20 16.02 Dannet1, Elmerugge1, Fromonds1 17.02 Penoyre1 18.02 [old Burgh08 & Burgh07 renamed Burgh07 & Burgh08 respectively] 19.02 Fulham1 27.02 Percy05 28.02 Rookwood1, Rookwood2 At 29.02.20: 64+94+6200=6358 01.03 Warham1 02.03 Aughton1, Puttenham1 03.03 Gardiner2 08.03 Wales78 17.03 Brerewood1, Morgell1 19.03 Gamul2, Prescott1, Weston06 20.03 Currie1, Raikes1, Raikes2 22.03 Manley1, Manley2, Manley3 23.03 Ellis06 26.03 Holme03, Parker12 28.03 Cotton08, Falconer03 29.03 Amy1, Avery1 31.03 Lunsford1 At 31.03.20: 64+94+6224=6382 01.04 Juckes1 02.04 Edwards06 03.04 Hampton3 04.04 Basset6, Button2 05.04 AZmisc13, Gyll4, Honings1, Romney1 07.04 Drinkwater1, Drinkwater2 08.04 Dod04, Sparke1 10.04 Ward06, Ward07 11.04 Jenner1, Sawyer1 12.04 Jenner2, Rushton1, Rushton2 13.04 StAmand1 15.04 Backhouse2, BZmisc31, Pearson1 16.04 Hamer1 17.04 Howarth1 18.04 Thomlinson2, Poore1 20.04 Moyer1 21.04 Consett1, Hurleston1 22.04 Bunce1, Deincourt1, Lee10, Yoward1 24.04 Browning1, Ridler1, Smith28 25.04 Fowler04, Stephens02 26.04 Ball03 27.04 Maxwell08 28.04 [old Fulton1 renamed Fulton2] Crawford06, Fulton1 29.04 Call1, McCall1, Pole09, Prior1 30.04 Aylesbury1, Napier7 At 30.04.20: 64+94+6724=6432 01.05 Hall08 02.05 Hartstonge1, Price09 03.05 Cunningham11 06.05 Montgomery14, Shedden1 08.05 Patrick1 09.05 McAdam1 11.05 Crawford07 12.05 Campbell36, CZmisc20, Dunbar08 14.05 Kennedy05, Romilly1 16.05 Crawfurd08, Ker06 17.05 Cunningham12, Smith29 18.05 Crawford09, Cumming03 21.05 Heriot02 24.05 Wallace05, Ward08 25.05 Crawford10, Cunningham13, Milne1 26.05 Shaw07 28.05 Boyd3 31.05 Boyd4, Simpson03 At 31.05.20: 64+94+6304=6462 02.06 Howison1 04.06 Corry1, Kennedy06 06.06 Campbell37 07.06 Cathcart04, Mure04, Rankin1 08.06 Baillie4 09.06 Campbell38 10.06 Mitchell03 11.06 Farquhar1, Farquhar2 12.06 Aird1 13.06 Reid1, Turing1 14.06 Findlay1 17.06 Cunningham14 28.06 Urmston1 30.06 Colthurst2 At 30.06.20: 64+94+6323=6481 01.07 Malham1 02.07 Pudsey3 08.07 Mott1 09.07 Bewes1, Jones12, Yeatman1 10.07 Swainson1, Whetham1 13.07 Huxley2 15.07 Barrett03, Tufnell2 16.07 Smithett1 20.07 Key1, Mason02 21.07 Mason03 24.07 Huxley3 25.07 Jones13, Soady1 27.07 Wilson08 30.07 EZmisc06, Stone2 31.07 Izod1 At 31.07.20: 64+94+6345=6503 02.08 [old Pemberton01 & Pemberton02 renamed Pemberton03 & Pemberton04 respectively] Pemberton01, Pemberton02, Whitcombe1, Wydecombe1 03.08 Dale02, Willes1 04.08 Mason04 05.08 Nash2, Shakespeare1 06.08 Hart02 08.08 Perry1, Perry2, Perry3 09.08 Carter03 10.08 Acheson1, Acheson2 11.08 Gott1, Whitcombe2 12.08 Shallett1 13.08 Yea1 16.08 [Chernocke1 renamed Charnock2] Charnock1 17.08 Crouch1 18.08 Bee1 30.08 Anton1, Harrison3 At 31.08.20: 64+94+6370=6528 04.09 Mompesson1, Mompesson2 06.09 Waterhouse04, Welles02 07.09 James02, Tatteshall1, Tatteshall2 08.09 StJohn06 09.09 Winthrop2 10.09 Alabaster1 11.09 Risby1 16.09 Fownes02 18.09 Forth1, Munning1 19.09 Forth2 28.09 Deane03, Rainsborough1 29.09 Reade7 30.09 Symonds1 At 30.09.20: 64+94+6389=6547 01.10 Rogerson1, Symonds2 02.10 Fosbery1, Lister06 03.10 Forbes10 05.10 Kincaid1, Kincaid2 07.10 Goldwyer1, McCarthy03, Pitt03 09.10 Sadleir2, Sadleir3, Sadleir4 10.10 Ryan1 11.10 Small1, Symonds3 12.10 Adams09 13.10 Raymond03, Raymond04 15.10 Webb03, Webb04, Webb05 16.10 Baker05 17.10 Hornby1 19.10 Foulis2 20.10 HZmisc19, Pearce2 22.10 Boldero1, Boldero2, Garneys2, Garneys3 23.10 Elmy1 24.10 Gooding1, Gooding2, Grigg1 26.10 Smith30, Taylor08.
PCBG notes (last updated 24.10.20)
(1) I have a large backlog of things to work through at the moment, not least:
* Catching-up with correspondence. I have problems keeping up with the emails I receive and do apologise to those of you who are still waiting for a response from me. For more on this, please see the Contact Us page.
* Going through various sources that have been kindly brought to my attention by various correspondents. I have a particular interest in well-researched books that cover several intra-linked families and are downloadable, for free, off the Internet.
* Trying to upgrade the huge amount of data provided through Draft & temporary pages: Can you help? so that it may be moved into 'the database proper'.
(2) I often focus on particular regions of the British Isles. Regions covered so far include Ayrshire, Buckinghamshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, Devon, Fife, Herefordshire, Highlands & Islands, Jersey, Kent, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Renfrewshire & 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). In each case my work has been significant but no region has been covered to such an extent that it should be viewed as completely 'done' and in some cases I have deliberately left work on certain families to a later date.
* The fact that a county is not mentioned in the above list does not mean that it has not been focused on. It may just mean that there are more sources I wish to use before I am ready to add that particular county to the list. I have 'dipped in an out' of almost all of the counties in Great Britain at various times, some several times. I am covering Ireland through works such as BLGI1912 & BIFR1976. [Explanations of the abbreviations used for the main sources may be found on Sources & Acknowledgement.]
(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 Burghs, Carews, Frasers, Hamiltons, Leslies, MacDonalds, Mackenzies, Montgomerys, Munros & Sinclairs.
* I aim to complete my review of the Campbells before the end of the year. That review was started but left incomplete in 2015.
* I have yet to start work on a review on the Stewarts though some preparations were carried out in 2015.
* Other families to be covered in due course will probably include Bruce, Bulkeley, Leigh & Ogle.
* 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, of course, that I have not worked on the site recently.
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 "We welcome suggestions ..." above.
B. The following pages have recently been subjected to significant change/extension and/or review (some involving the insertion of new families): 17.08 Paulet3 19.08 Crouch1 03.09 Pakenham1, Palmer07 07.09 Head02, Holt03 08.09 Banaster03, DZmisc01 09.09 Lyons03, Winthrop1 10.09 BZmisc20, Mildmay1, Sharpe1, Vesey03 12.09 Brown19 16.09 GZmisc12 17.09 Downing1, HZmisc18 28.09 Tyndale1 29.09 Banks03 01.10 Barker02 06.10 Banks03, BZmisc11, Ramsay03 07.10 Pitt01 09.10 Sadleir1 10.10 GZmisc09, PZmisc11 15.10 Guise1 19.10 Foulis1 20.10 Crathorne01 21.10 Pennyman1 22.10 Garneys1.
C. Latest non-trivial additions to Draft & Temporary pages linked to/from the Can You Help? page: 17.08 Temp43 18.08 Temp44 19.08 Pyke1 03.09 Temp77 06.09 Temp35 10.09 Temp72 18.09 Temp64 01.10 Temp49 07.10 Temp43 12.10 Tmp21 20.10 Temp54.
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.