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Welcome! This website was created on 06 Apr 2005 and last updated on 15 Aug 2019. The family trees on this site contain 4935 relatives and 1103 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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My West Country lineage is rooted in west and south Dorset through my father and south Wiltshire,  south-west Hampshire and north Dorset through my mother. My branches go off ever northwards; my  first husband's family all hailed from Staffordshire and one ancestor came from Wales. Half of my  granddaughter's lineage is based in Derbyshire and further afield in Durham. Further north again my  husband's family hail from the north-east of England on one side and Lanarkshire in Scotland on the  other.

I have been constructing this multi-branched tree since April 2005 and have so far made contact  with many distant cousins; some via Tribal Pages and others through Genes Reunited. Many thanks to  Ruth, Julie, Lorraine, Val, Derek, Eric, Christopher, Peter, Katharine and Doug; new cousins,  friends, in-laws and outlaws, full of family information.

All of the "useful links" I have found to be extremely helpful; especially Dorset Online Parish  Clerks.



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Your tombstone stands among the rest neglected and alone, the name and date are chiselled out on polished marble stone. It reaches out to all who care; it is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist; you died and I was born, yet each of us are cells of you - in flesh and blood and bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor the place you filled one hundred years ago spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so. I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew, that someday I would find the spot and come to visit you.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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