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PAGE LAST UPDATED : 14 APRIL 2024

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 March 2024 (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 2006-2009 2010-2013 2014-2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
New pages
1,919 1,745 1,279 365 306 261 231 214 331 225 223 158
Total at 31.12.23 = 64+96+7097 = 7257 (excluding the many Draft & Temporary pages)


New pages uploaded so far in 2024: 56
04.01 Paton1       06.01 Pratt04       07.01 King05       09.01 Roberts15       15.01 Robinson08       17.01 Rylands1, Rylands2       18.01 Sandeman1       19.01 Speirs1       22.01 Spofforth1, Spofforth2       26.01 Lannigan1, Stannard1       27.01 [old Stratford1 renamed Stratford3] Morgan06, Stratford1, Stratford2      28.01 Fogarty1, Swanzy1       29.01 Tennant2, Thackeray1       30.01 Reade8       31.01 Unett1       At 31.01.24: 64+96+7119 = 7279      22.02 Wakefield1      23.02 Wright08      29.02 Normanville1       At 29.02.24: 64+96+7122 = 7282       01.03 Goring3       02.03 Isted1       03.03 Warnett1       04.03 Billingsley1       05.03 Pearce3       06.03 Morris05       07.03 Threipland1       09.03 Hardwick1, Hardwick3       10.03 Burrough2       10.03 Bourchier2        15.03 Bourchier3       16.03 Abbot1       17.03 Kympton1       19.03 Blythman1      22.03 Bevot1      24.03 Wetherell1      25.03 Dyneley2      27.03 Wombwell2      28.03 Breres1, Morris06       30.03 Lodge1       31.03 Atkinson2, Atkinson3       At 31.03.24: 64+96+7146 = 7306      01.04 Washington3       02.04 [old CZmisc09 renamed Camville1] Airey1, CZmisc09       03.04 Bayne4       05.04 Bayne5       14.04 Brerehaugh1, Paslewe1.


PCBG notes (last updated 14.02.22 (yes: 2022!))
(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): 22.02 Webb06, Webber1, 23.02 Wright04, Wright06 24.02 LZmisc05 27.02 Chowne1 29.02 Robinson02 01.03 SZmisc23 02.03 Margesson1 05.03 LZmisc13, TZmisc03 06.03 KZmisc07, MZmisc03 11.03 DZmisc14, SZmisc14 15.03 LZmisc13 18.03 Beeston02, HZmisc06 19.03 Paget3 23.03 Neale2 24.03 Metcalfe03, Smith35 27.03 Wombwell1 28.03 Cooke11 30.03 Dixon01, Gyll4, Perrot3, Watkinson1 31.03 Jessop1 02.04 Bertie1.

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): 21.03 Temp20.

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