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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) and here (2012-2021). 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 April 2022 (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 2002-2004 2005-2007 2008-2010 2011-2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
New pages
1,436 1,393 1,209 905 172 193 306 261 231 214 331 225
Total at 31.12.21 = 64+95+6717 = 6876 (excluding the many Draft & Temporary pages)

New pages uploaded so far in 2022: 110
02.01 Newport02, Scroggs1       03.01 BZmisc32       04.01 Bendlowes1       05.01 Brand1       07.01 Milborne1, Milborne2, Scudamore5       08.01 [old Bathurst02 renamed Bathurst04] Bathurst02      09.01 Pyefinch1       10.01 CZmisc22, Ricard1       12.01 FZmisc09, Pole10, Weld3      14.01 Mounteney1      15.01 Stacy2      16.01 Rawson3, Tench1      18.01 Thurland1      21.01 Cox2, Frobisher1      22.01 Scargill1      23.01 Mellor2      29.01 Langton03, Langton05      At 31.01.22: 64+95+6743 = 6902       01.02 Bourne3       03.02 Essington1       05.02 Besiles1       06.02 Knill1, Knill2        07.02 Newton06        08.02 Christmas1       12.02 OCarroll1       13.02 Morteyn1       14.02 Lamb3       16.02 Probert1       17.02 Stratton1      23.02 Ouchterlony1, Ouchterlony2, Ouchterlony3, Ouchterlony4      At 28.02.22: 64+95+6759 = 6918       05.03 Havers1       06.03 Clifford05       10.03 Aislabie1       11.03 Cordell1, Faunce1, Goodman2, Hopwood1       12.03 Denman1, Dinham3      13.03 Neilson1, Nethersole1, Norbury1      14.03 [old Barneby01 renamed Barneby02] Barneby01, Emerson1      15.03 Bannatyne1, Law02, Meverell1      16.03 Winstanley1, Yelverton3      17.03 Appleby1, Dale03      18.03 [old Worsley1 renamed Worsley3] Draper1, Smith32, Reddish1, Worsley1      19.03 Calton1      20.03 Langhorne1, Laugharne1      21.03 StLoe1, Urswick1      23.03 Coutts1      25.03 Yate4      27.03 Alexander4, Nicolson4, Rope1, Stapley1      29.03 Hay11, Verdon2       30.03 Crowley1      At 31.03.22: 64+95+6798 = 6957       02.04 [old PZmisc02 renamed Paynel1] Bozun2, PZmisc02       04.04 Criol1       05.04 Wall1       07.04 Philpot1, Singleton1, Singleton2       19.04 Elrington1     21.04 Marriott1, Vereker1, Wadham1      23.04 Sibbald1      24.04 Morgan05, Norton06      26.04 Brinkhurst1      28.04 Parris1      29.04 Eden2      At 30.04.22: 64+95+6815 = 6974       02.05 Wigfall1       03.05 Mynne1       04.05 Keatinge1       05.05 Crump1       08.05 Shipley1       10.05 Beckett1, Beckett2      13.05 Castle2, Castle3      14.05 Pocklington1       15.05 Warrington1       17.05 Lewis08.


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): 15.02 Webber1 16.02 Grey01 17.02 CZmisc22, Moore15, 05.03 Moore15 06.03 Clifford04 07.03 SZmisc21 09.03 King03 11.03 FZmisc09 14.03 Green03 17.03 AZmisc13 19.03 Smith32 20.03 LZmisc13 25.03 Mills01 27.03 Alexander2, SZmisc21 30.03 DZmisc13, Parsons02 04.04 Thornton4 05.04 OZmisc03 21.04 Drake04, Greaves01 26.04 CZmisc22 27.04 BZmisc32 28.04 Brooke07 02.05 NZmisc04, PZmisc02 08.05 IZmisc01 10.05 KZmisc04, MZmisc02, RZmisc07   15.05 QZmisc02, TZmisc12, WZmisc01 18.05 HZmisc20.

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): 03.03 Tmp31 08.03 Keble1 17.03 Tmp11 04.04 Temp28.

D. See The Stirnet Portal to find out how easy it is to get a free link from this Families Database to your own web site. If you don't have your own site at the moment but would like one, we may be able to help you with that also.

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