Help Us

Over the years, quite a number of people have shown their support for this site by subscribing regularly. For those who are tight for cash, helping us may lead to their being provided with Free Membership (the rules for which are set out on Membership Scheme). Those who have benefited from my work on this site and are financially comfortable may like to consider helping us (me) in one of the ways mentioned below. If there is another way you would like to help, feel free to Contact us to discuss.


Contributions of genealogical data
We are always open to contributions of genie data (although, as reported on Contact us, I am not always as quick as I should be to deal with them). The criteria for what what I like to receive is shown in the ‘Meaningful contribution – criteria’ note near the foot of the Membership page.

There is a page within the Families Database section of the site that is called Draft & temporary pages : Can you help? with which I would welcome assistance. That page links to hundreds of sections of data on families for which I have yet to find a reliable source. I would much welcome suggestions of ways to upgrade those sections into pages (or sections) that are worthy of being uploaded into ‘The Database Proper’.


Stirnet Histories
This section is going to be replaced by the Extra Content section mentioned below.


Contributions of other material
The main ‘other material’ that is likely to be of use to this site would be something to help me expand the Extra Content section of the site OR ideas for good sites for me to link to through The Stirnet Portal. I would indeed welcome appropriate contributions of these sorts.



Over the years, a few generous people have sent us a financial donation just because they have liked the site. This has been very welcome as it has not only helped me to justify the time I spend working on the site but also has given me evidence that some people do truly appreciate my work as well as take benefit from it. Should you wish to give me that encouragement, feel free to transfer some funds directly to Stirnet’s account, whether at PayPal (see the ‘Can I use PayPal to transfer funds to you directly?’ question on the PayPal: FAQ page) or by bank transfer (our bank account details are on the Payments by Bank Transfer or Sterling Cheque page). In either case, please do let me/us know that this is a Donation (e-mail on the Contact Us page). Thank you for considering the idea.