About this site
Here you will find free family trees starting from about the beginning of the 20th century and going back as far as we can trace them. Some of the trees have been taken from authentic records, such as the Visitation of England & Wales, to which we have added extra records which became available after the books were published.
Most of the trees however are the results of our own research. Starting with the 1901 census we research the families back through the earlier census records, supplementing what we find with the GRO birth, marriage, and death indices, and then back into the huge set of parish registers and other parish records we have in our collection.
Researching family history is an ongoing job, never complete. We may have extra information available for some trees but have not included it due to a number of reasons, not least privacy and the integrity of the database. As and when we can we will add the extra information. Each page has a Last update date at the bottom, so you can see how recent the page is. If the date says imported that means we have created the database record by importing a transcript of the 1901 census for a parish, and have not as yet performed any further research on the family.
The database is linked into pages and source records which are available on our main site. All links to pages outside of this site will open in a new browser window, to aid your navigation.
The aim of this database is to hopefully give the novice family historian a helping hand in getting their research underway.
We respect your privacy and therefore do not publish details on living people.