What'll you find here?

Well, you'll find everything we know about a large group of inter-related families that make up the Family Trees of myself, my wife and several of our distant cousins. With now about 10,000 people (with over 2500 surnames) listed in total, for ease of maintenance the site is divided into six sections, each listed & accessible through the boxes on the right, or from the drop-down pick list under the 'House' icon on the top menu of every page. But you can use the site SEARCH facility to search ANY - or all - of the sections for either a name or a place, by clicking on the 'Magnifying Glass' icon, also on the top menu of every page.


However please note that, for obvious privacy reasons, you won't be able to see anything at all about anyone in the database who is - or might be - still alive today. Those details - and it generally isn't much beyond names - are password-protected and restricted to family members. If you are a part of our family, then you can apply to be a Registered site user but, even if you don't do that, please contribute what you can; especially photographs of those who are no longer with us.

Getting Help

If you need some help navigating the site or have a general question, click on the '?' icon (to the right of the menu bar above), or click the Technical Support link at the bottom of any page. If you have a question about specific people mentioned on this site, then click on the 'genealogy question' link at the bottom of a page they're mentioned on, which will put you in-touch with the lead-researcher for that particular part of the site.


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David Lindley


PLEASE NOTE that there is NO NEED to REGISTER to use this site if - as is most likely - your interest is only in people who are no longer with us. In fact, Registration is STRICTLY LIMITED to people who can show that they are direct descendents of people listed on this website.

This section lists over a thousand people (with over 340 surnames) from the paternal side of my own family. Some of these people will also appear in the Soper section of this website, whilst others (particularly with the surname Robins) will also appear in Robins section.
This section lists over 2200 individuals (with over 570 surnames) from inter-related families on the maternal side of my own family. Historically, many of the families lived in the Leeds area of West Yorkshire, in Northern Ireland, or in the Salford, Manchester & Liverpool areas of Lancashire.
This section lists over 700 people (and over 200 surnames) from inter-related families originally from the Ostfriesland area in western Germany. A few people listed here also appear in the Lindley section.
This section lists more than 1790 individuals (with over 340 surnames) from inter-related families from my wife's side of the family. Most of these lived-in - and rarely strayed very far from - south Lancashire and, in particular, the triangle of land lying between Bolton, Bury and Worsley.
This section lists over 4500 people (with over 1000 different surnames) from inter-related families; many of them living in (or originally from) Hampshire and nearby English counties. A few of the people listed here will also appear in the 'Lindley' section of this website.
This section lists nearly 700 people (with over 200 different surnames); some of which will also appear in the main 'Smethurst-Warburton' part of the site.