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 over 9500 people 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.

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David Lindley

This records in this section have been split into the Lindley, Robins, Weldon and Smethurst sections (see below). If you had editing permissions for this section then, over the next few weeks, these will be transferred to the new section(s) that list your own blood relatives. Once that's done, the records in this section will be taken off-line.
This section lists almost a thousand people (with over 250 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 a thousand individuals (and over 300 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, in Liverpool and in the Salford & Manchester areas.
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 almost 1700 individuals (with over 310 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 4300 people (with over 980 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 the site.
This section lists nearly 700 people and about 150 different surnames; some of which will also appear in the main 'Smethurst-Warburton' part of the site.