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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 October 2020 (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 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.

Prior years 2002-2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Pages added
958 478 483 453 457 421 414 374 374 269 262 172 193 306 261 231 214
Total at 31.12.19 = 64+94+6162 = 6320 (excluding the many Draft & Temporary pages)

New pages uploaded so far in 2020: 272

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      27.10 Cuddon1, Hammond04       28.10 Hammond05, YZmisc01      29.10 Dade1       30.10 Methwold1, Waters1       31.10 Burrough1       At 31.10.20: 64+94+6434=6592.

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 28.10 Grigg1, PZmisc09 29.10 SZmisc20.

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 31.10 Tmp21.

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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