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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 April 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: 140
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 1      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.

PCBG notes (last updated 03.05.20)
(1) I often focus on particular regions of the British Isles. Regions covered so far include 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 reasonably comprehensive but in some cases I have left work on certain families to a later date. Over the next few weeks I shall be working on Ayrshire (partly done several years ago) but that will be interspersed with tying-up some loose ends plus a bit more catching-up with correspondence. After that, Montgomeryshire, Radnorshire & Cleveland all beckon.
(2) 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.
* 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.
(3) 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): 19.03 Gamul1 23.03 Brock1, Brown13 24.03 Hunt01 25.03 Beale2, Hunt01, Hunt02 28.03 Cotton02, RZmisc11 30.03 Wykeham2 01.04 Alford1, Percy05, SZmisc19 02.04 Percy05, WZmisc12 03.04 Cradock01, Newton02 04.04 DZmisc12 05.04 Maltravers1 08.04 Dod01 11.04 Darnell1, VZmisc03 13.04 Martin04 15.04 CZmisc10 17.04 Entwisle1 18.04 Saunderson04 20.04 Nicolson3 22.04 DZmisc01 23.04 RZmisc11 25.04 Stephens01 26.04 Crawford04, Wylde2 28.04 Fulton2 29.04 Cunningham03 30.04 Pole09 01.05 King04 04.05 Gordon06, Mure01, Wallace04 05.05 Boswell02, FZmisc04, NZmisc05 06.05 Montgomery07, Ralston1 07.05 Bontein1, BZmisc18 08.05 Cathcart03 09.05 Chalmers01 10.05 Crawford06, Wallace03, Wallace04 11.05 Dunbar03, Wallace03 12.05 Campbell22, Crawford07, Douglas15, Logan02 13.05 Kennedy03, Logan01, RZmisc11 14.05 Kennedy03 15.05 Blair01, Blair02, Crawford06, Logan01 16.05 HZmisc18, Montgomery14 17.05 Blair01, Crawford03 18.05 Crawford06, Crawford07 19.05 McZmisc01, Mure03, SZmisc20 21.05 Heriot01, Ralston1 24.05 Wallace03 26.05 Dunlop01, Lockhart01 27.05 Kennedy04.

C. Latest non-trivial additions to Draft & Temporary pages linked to/from the Can You Help? page: 10.04 Tmp08 13.04 Temp10 20.04 Tmp17 01.05 Fleming08, Tmp14 02.05 Tmp17 03.05 Tmp17 05.05 Law02 07.05 Fraser17, Temp24 08.05 Temp08 10.05 Fairlie1, Temp08 13.05 Tmp17 15.05 Temp05 19.05 Temp24 24.05 Tmp18 25.05 Tmp18 26.05 Tmp18.

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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