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This page shows the genie data pages that have been uploaded into the database so far this year. Pages uploaded in earlier years are shown, in date order, here (2002-2011), here (2012-2021) and here (2022). The subtotals in bold below, and on the prior-years pages, show the numbers of the pages at various midpoint dates (in order Section I-Section II-Section III = Ancient-Continental-British) which have been used to provide the following graph. This shows the growth of the database from September 2002 to January 2023 (excluding the many draft & temporary pages).

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You may wonder what makes us decide to include some families before others. The answer is that there is often little logic or specific purpose to it. We started off with certain core families related to Stirnet's founder's family (as reported on Sources and acknowledgments) and then gradually expanded the database, trying to cover all parts of the British Isles. We recognised that it would be sensible for us to develop a base of some 'major' familes (such as the Stewarts, Tudors, Howards & FitzGeralds) but at the same time we were keen to include many 'small landowners' and 'townfolk' to evidence that we intend for the database to set a broad target for people who want to find connections to historical figures and not just make it easier for people who already have a clear connection to a well-documented family. From time to time we may focus on a particular area of the British Isles or on a 'theme' (past themes have included the British Prime Ministers shown on the Selected Individuals page). If we are presently working on any theme or series of reviews, there will probably be reference to that in the "PCBG notes" given below.

We welcome suggestions for families to work on PROVIDED THAT you give clear direction as to where the data may be (or has been) sourced (remember that Sources and acknowledgments identifies many of the sources we already have copies of) AND you allow properly for the fact that we operate to the following constraints:
(1) with few exceptions, we do not come more forward in time than generations with at least one person born by 1800 (which at least means that, for many families, there is some overlap with the early censuses which can be found online elsewhere); and
(2) we focus only on British & Irish families so, unless a family comes back into the British Isles by 1800, it is very rare for us to follow a line which has emigrated from the British Isles; and
(3) we shall not include a family in our database until we have found a connection between that family and another family which is already in the database.

Several people have been very helpful with this, not least with suggesting useful sources we had not used previously, and so have obtained Free Membership. For more information on this, see Membership Scheme.

Prior years 2002-2005 2006-2008 2009-2011 2012-2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
New pages
1,919 1,331 1,162 703 193 306 261 231 214 331 225 223
Total at 31.12.22 = 64+96+6939 = 7099 (excluding the many Draft & Temporary pages)

New pages uploaded late in 2022

06.11 Bent2       08.11 Herrick1, Heyrick1       09.11 Stanley08       12.11 [old Salkeld2 renamed Salkeld3] Salkeld1, Salkeld2       22.11 Turpin1      At 30.11.22: 64+95+6918 = 7078       01.12 Elkington1, Holled1       04.12 Cleiveland1, Price10       06.12 Green08, Iliffe1       12.12 Cradock03, Harcourt04, Parr02       13.12 Brokesby2, Foster04, Trimnel1l      14.12 Mallory02      17.12 Meade03, Noel04, Noel05      18.12 Mounteney2      23.12 Parkins4      24.12 Langham3      27.12 Croft6, Wightman1        At 31.12.22: 64+96+6939 = 7099.

New pages uploaded so far in 2023: 22
01.01 Burdett4, Estwick1       02.01 Holden04       03.01 Maitland05       05.01 [old Fermor3 renamed Farmer01] Farmer02       07.01 Levinge2       16.01 Banaster04       17.01 Cooper06, Palmer08       20.01 Charnell1, Charnell2, Charnell3, MZmisc15       21.01 Wilmot03, Wilmot04       22.01 Kendall3       23.01 Ludford1, Rowe04       24.01 HZmisc21      27.01 Mann02       29.01 Oneby1       31.01 Mason06       At 31.01.23: 64+96+6961 = 7121.


PCBG notes (last updated 14.02.22)
(1) I have a large backlog of things to work through at the moment, not least:
* Catching-up with correspondence. I have problems keeping up with the emails I receive and do apologise to those of you who are still waiting for a response from me. For more on this, please see the Contact Us page.
* Working through several Long-term projects (see that page).
* Trying to upgrade the huge amount of data in Draft & temporary pages: Can you help? so that it may be moved into 'the database proper'.
(2) Being apparently quiet for a while may mean that I have made only minor changes to the database pages in that period (something that is quite common; sometimes reviewing old pages & making minor changes can take longer than producing new pages) or that I am in the midst of a major project that is taking several days to complete (also quite common) or, of course, that I have simply not worked on the site recently.

A. Only on rare occasions will I work on Sections I & II of the database, the Ancient & Continental sections that cover the early ancestors of various British Royals and others (see Ancestral Lines). Normally I concentrate on expanding & improving Section III of the database ('British Families - Medieval, Renaissance & Modern'). If you wish to suggest a family for me to work on, please see "We welcome suggestions ..." above.

B. The following pages have recently been subjected to significant change/extension and/or review (some involving the insertion of new families): 06.11 Bent1 07.11 Yard2 09.11 Hewitt04 14.11 Clopton02, Walker05 17.11 Faunt1 26.11 GZmisc14 28.11 Butler06, Butler09, Hutchinson03 02.12 Vincent5 03.12 Morris02 04.12 Percy05 12.12 Cotton09 14.12 Mallory01 17.12 Conyers05, Noel01, Noel03 02.01 SZmisc22, Vincent5, WZmisc13 03.01 Maitland01 05.01 CZmisc22 16.01 JZmisc01 21.01 Wilmot01 28.02 Sanders02.

C. Latest non-trivial additions/changes to Draft & Temporary pages linked to/from the Can You Help? page (excluding movement of data into the main pages of the database): 29.11 Temp08 12.12 Temp22 17.01 Temp31 23.01 Temp43.

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