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Welcome! This website was created on 09 Aug 2006 and last updated on 17 Jun 2018. The family trees on this site contain 1130 relatives and 215 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.

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About A Family Affair
I've always been fascinated by family history - especially when as a child I 
realised that the same surname occurs (in different generations) on both 
father's and mother's side of the family - SAMPSON  - but have only recently begun to collate the
information on this web-site. 
I am indebted to Sandra Rhymes whose own site motivated me to 
start putting my collections of notes, photos and other paraphernalia of 
family fragments on my own site. (See the links)

I have decided to accumulate my tree through links to other family-tree sources that I have found
online, including from ancestry.co.uk and from family-tree maker. That means that not all the people
in my tree are sourced or verified by me personally, as yet. I am growing older myself and I would 
like to develop a sense of where my own roots derive whilst I still can. Therefore it seems silly to 
wait until that moment a few years hence when I might just have the time to go and locate a given 
record for one missing person, rather than go online and find others who have already done so. How
different our situationis in the early C21 from that of earlier generations who had to struggle to
find the identities of their own distant ancestries. I have immense admiration to my aunt Mary for
instance, who managed with no cyber-space to construct a magnificent family-tree from archival 
sources, bookshops and so on. 

 I am immensely grateful to all those whose hard work I have incorporated into my own ancestral
trail on this site. I have endeavoured to reference them back to their own work and hope that what I
am trying to do here may one day help others on their own quest back to their own lost ancestries. 

 ... A family script for those who follow
  Ramblings along the journey   
   How we slide our positions as we go 
             from age to age from role to role from persona to persona
                     how we change   
                             how we age

how we see each other in each others’ eyes but do not recognize
how we are tied to one another by the invisible cobwebs of our rooms strung like beads 
        from wall to wall until we and they are old and grey  
we think often that we are free 
         but we are for ever strung with them our ropes are complex knots ...
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Getting Around
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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Note: for privacy reasons names of living persons are excluded.
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