Welcome to my new look website. It’s been a long time coming and I have been avoiding it for many years due to my rather limited website building skills. Finally, after a 36 hour period of intense activity and very little sleep, the new site is born. It has been a steep learning curve and there will be many changes over the coming days so please bear with me.
I use Family Historian for my data. Looking at the stats this morning, I find I have 34,498 individuals on my database. That’s a lot of research and I have to wonder whether it has become more of an obsession than a hobby.
I just can’t help collecting other people’s ancestors, or linking whole villages of people together via marriages. So a few months ago, I started to prune the database. Anyone not genetically registered to me is being ruthlessly deleted. The only exceptions to this are individuals collected from the fifteenth & sixteenth centuries. I have done an awful lot of research using wills in my eternal quest to find more information at the top of the family trees. This hard won information will remain on the website whether the individuals are genetically related to me or not.
Finally, this blog is an acknowledgement of all the footwork and the many years of primary research by my father John Bird who is responsible for much of the Fairweather and Bird information. Similarly my Uncle Martin Dennis has carried out the majority of the Dennis research. Corben’s are my speciality.