This website formerly presented genealogical information resulting from many years' research, begun at a time when little was available online. This information had been acquired from a wide range of original sources, involving considerable expenditure on certificates, copies of documents, travel to archival repositories and overnight accommodation. My na´ve hope in setting up a website was that I would be able to share information with other 'active' researchers who, like me, were actually doing 'real' research in archives, but in reality, with a couple of exceptions, 'sharing' was found to be synonymous with being asked for information by 'passive' researchers sitting in front of their computers and expecting to be able to compile their family trees from the work of others. Furthermore information from this website was constantly copied and appeared on other websites without permission or acknowledgement.

The presentation of genealogical information on this website has therefore now been discontinued.

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