Welcome to My Family Roots. Here you will find information on my ancestors and other relatives which will hopefully also cover some of your family history.
The site is divided into these sections:
Blog updates – Read updates on my research here and find other information such as stories, biographies and letters which give an insight into the lives of my ancestors. I usually create a new blog post once every month or two, but this can vary depending how much free time I have.
People – Here you will find a page for each ancestor in my family tree, with photographs and details such as baptisms, births, marriages, deaths and burials. I’ve organised this part of the site by surname, but you can navigate from person to person by clicking any link which is coloured red or simply use the search box on the top right of every page.
Places – This section is still a work in progress, but when complete it should illustrate all the locations which appear in my family history with old maps and photographs. I’ve started with a few customised Google Maps which clearly pinpoint all the locations in and around London which my ancestors have lived and worked.
Records – This section contains all the records which I’m using as sources for information on my site. When I started this website, I made the mistake not to provide sources – I wanted it to look nice visually, and lots of links and references to records would get in the way of that! That’s a mistake I’m still paying for, as the process of going through every detail on the website and then adding links to the corresponding record is ongoing. Thankfully, I did take notes of my sources in my family tree software!
If a person or place named anywhere on the site is coloured red, it means I’ve written more on this subject, click on it to read more. If anything is coloured dark blue, clicking on the link will open a new tab/window, which should take you to an external website – usually Wikipedia – for further information.
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