STIRNET HISTORIES is being replaced by a section that will contain pages that are more relevant to supporting Genealogical Research. This exercise was started in August 2015 and may take some months before it is completed. I apologise should this lead to any confusing loose-ends in the interim.

Peter Barns-Graham

Welcome to Stirnet Histories


As pre-warned (in a News post last year), I am simplifying the site in order to focus it more on Genealogy. I have decided to put aside most of my aspirations for the site to cover Social History in a novel way. Whilst that is very disappointing, it is only realistic and it is necessary to ensure that I can continue with the FAMILIES DATABASE for many more years (and, indeed, set it up so that the database may be taken over by someone else when I am no longer able to keep working on it). It will take a few months for everything to settle down so please excuse it should you find cross-references to pages that have been suspended and other such inconsistencies. Just to confirm: these changes will not affect the FAMILIES DATABASE which is the part of the site that well over 95% of the site's visitors look at.

PCBG, 19th August 2015


Review of 2016

This has nothing to do with Brexit or Trump! I did not get as much done in 2016 on the simplification of the site as I had hoped. However, I did manage to upload over 300 new pages into the Families Database for the first time since 2011. Overall, therefore, not too bad a year for the site.