Tree status as at 14 Jan 2013: Individuals=4066 Families=1091
Latest tree updates:
Blog=27 Jan 2011, GenesReunited=27 Jan 2011
AncestralAtlas=23 Jan 2010, Ancestry=28 Jan 2011

Social networking for genealogists …

At the weekend, quite by accident, I came across a new social networking site, especially for genealogists. Call it the Facebook of family history, if you will. You can join groups, add groups, make friends, contact participants … just about everything is covered!

So, why not get wise … get GenealogyWise …. visit and tell them I sent you!


Published in: Genealogy | on October 27th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

Very belated thanks – and great sources

A very belated thankyou must go to Wendy from New Zealand (apologies, Wendy!). Thanks to Wendy, who provided me with photos of some HATTON ancestors and comprehensive WANSTALL and HATTON trees, I have been able to make great inroads into these families. Her information regarding books written by Professor Barry Reay of Auckland University has proved invaluable, and contact with Barry himself lead me to purchase his book titled “Microhistories: Demography, society and culture in rural England, 1800-1930” (ISBN 0-521-89222-8). This focuses on rural society around the Boughton, Blean and Dunkirk areas near Canterbury, and includes wonderful family trees – which include my FULLER and WANSTALL ancestors!

I have started reading another of his books first, though, namely “Rural Englands: Labouring Lives in the Nineteenth Century” (ISBN 0-333-66919-3), which covers rural life in sections of England (hence “Englands”) as a whole.

I have since spent many days (and still am) tracing WANSTALL families – not helped by there being three generations called Benjamin Wanstall, and other cousins/in-laws using the name too! I am also trying to pick my way through a recently found website:

Go along – and tell them I sent you!

PS. Stats updated

Published in: Genealogy | on April 15th, 2009 | No Comments »

Become A Family Friend!

If you wish to play an active part in this site, why not request a username?

Click on the Become A Family Friend page link on the the right and fill in some details.
I look forward to welcoming you to the family!

Published in: Genealogy | on April 9th, 2009 | No Comments »