Genealogy is a great hobby but, sadly, too often those who are new to it try to ‘reinvent the wheel’. With so much that could be done, why not let this site give you a great start and then use your time to work on whatever interests you. If you come across something really interesting then we may be able to help you share that with others. Isn’t that what the Internet is for?

Our Families Database is one of the largest online databases of genealogical data, covering thousands of families. Response to the database was really positive back in 2002. Every year since then, more families have been added and many improvements have been made, with more of Genealogy’s traps identified & corrected and connections found between families. If you have not seen it before, do have a look at it. Even if you are already an experienced genealogist, it would be surprising indeed if you had looked at every family we have covered or source we have used.

In 2019, as In 2018, less progress was made than had been hoped with the project to give greater emphasis to the role of the Families Database in the site This has led Peter, presently Stirnet’s sole executive, to think about ‘biting the bullet’ and arrange for a complete makeover of the site that would make it easier for him to involve other parties as and when he becomes ready to reduce his involvement in the site – which, please be assured, is not expected for many years yet. He is thinking of such things only because he thinks it better to do so whilst he still has plenty of energy rather than risk leaving it until he does not. Supporters of the site should view this with relief, not alarm, as it evidences Peter’s concern to ensure that the site continues long after he stops firing on all cylinders. More on this in due course!