|About Flinders - Nottinghamshire & beyond
Special thanks to Bob Pearson who sponsored the annual subscription for this site to July 2020.
Database for those in England and Wales updated 21 November 2016 to include birthdates and occupations for those living September 1939 if born before 1917. Until recently only those born before 1940 but who died between 1939 and 1991 had full birth dates shown, but now some of those who died as late as 2005 also include full birth dates.
At www.flinders.nz (copy and paste this link into your browser) is to be found other general Flinders information, including census entries 1841 - 1911, the 1939 register, for England, Wales, Scotland, Canada to 1921, and 1850 - 1940 for the USA.
See the names index below this introduction message. If you make any changes you MUST advise site administrator Keith Flinders otherwise they will be lost next time the site is updated.
The database includes records for families collected from various parish registers, census returns, civil indexes, as well as family submitted data. The information has been compiled as a guide only, so that others may find such records then ensure that the relationships recorded here are totally accurate. Corrections, comments, as well as additions,are always welcome.
County borders and county names in England and Wales are those before the 1974 changes, but I have NOT changed them to reflect the present.
Included are descendants of the Flinders family who were in the Carlton and Gedling areas of Nottinghamshire from the early 1500s, perhaps earlier. Gedling parish records start in the mid 1550s. Also detailed are Flinders and related families who moved to other areas of England, plus those who emigrated to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa, USA and elsewhere. The family of Capt. Matthew Flinders RN 1774 - 1814 is included, but there is some doubt as to if his great, great, great grandparents are actually those recorded here. His forebear John, and John's father, also John, went to Donington, Lincolnshire circa 1699. According to Capt. Matthew they were from Ruddington (south of Nottingham)and indeed a few Flinders records are to be found there, but this family became Quakers so records for that period are unlikely to be found. Further research needed.
Acknowledgements: Bob Pearson formerly of Littleborough, Lancs, now of Melbourne, Australia, John Flinders and Wendy Flinders, of Nottingham, Terry Flinders of Swindon, William Highley, sisters Donna & Melba (nee Jones), John Flinders of Sutton Coldfield, for their invaluable input and assistance with costs.
Note: Many references for people in England from July 1837 have been taken from General Register Office indexes, hence many dates are registration quarters, and some place names are those of registration districts. Often only the purchase of certificates will provide the correct information where census information is not also available.
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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.