Genes at the Sticks

Welcome to Genes at the Sticks, an extension of The Sticks website.

Genes at the Sticks presents our family history database using the popular Webtrees software in way that we believe is easy to use. However, if you need it, Webtrees provides a user manual here.

Anyone may view the information as a guest and there is no need to log in or become a member. 

Our master database is maintained off line and so we do not allow edits through this on-line forum as we would not be able to guarantee consistency and some changes may be overwritten when we upload new versions.

If you find information relevant to your own research feel free to use it. We recommend you read the notes associated with the individuals as they will often give some guidance on how confident we are of the connections and sources, an insight into our background research and sometimes additional information or a story about the person. 

We have done our best to validate the information in this site but cannot guarantee it has no errors. If you see an error or can add to our pool of information we would love to hear from you.  For most of the individuals born before about 1550 the source information is derived from text books (including Google Books) and local history sites, for which I have provided urls in either the source citations or the notes but we have not personally seen the primary data sources.

If you came to this site directly or via a search engine, please visit Genealogy at the Sticks home page.
See also the Genealogy Photo Gallery for old family photos.

Geographic data and places
Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:18 PM

I have begun to add location data to places associated with people and events in this family tree. It will take some time to complete and although there are still many places without location information I have activated the geographic data feature of Webtrees. This means the 'Places' tab will be available on pages for some individuals but not others. The 'Places tab' will show a map of the locations at which events in the individuals life took place. The places hierarchy doesn't contain location data.

Presentation changes
Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00 PM

I have recently changed the genealogy software I use for my off-line master data set, from which this site is populated via a gedcom extract and load.

The old package implemented some features differently from the new package and some of the tags were not recognised resulting in some possible gaps in the data. I am still investigating and correcting where I can, but it seems to affect notes attached to marriage events, some marriage status events and child adoption. General notes, reflecting my research into the relationships are now presented as "shared notes" and some appear to be duplicated. Accessing shared notes from the List menu is probably of little use as they are only meaningful in the context of the individual or family to which they are attached.

I am also hoping to rationalise the geographic information in order to add map co-ordinates - but it will be a long, slow process.

Migration to Webtrees 2
Friday, January 22, 2021 1:56 PM

Genes@thesticks was migrated to Webtrees v2 on 22nd January 2021. As part of the migration I have also included a few new themes. If you notice any problems or errors please let me know. Contact link at the bottom of this page.  

Statistics at a glance

This family tree was last updated on June 11, 2021. There are 801 surnames and 1,627 families in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of William The Conqueror, King of England in 1027. The most recent event is the burial of Sheila Margaret Cooper in 2017.

BMD Certificate List

BMD Certificate Catalogues

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The Certificate Catalogues provide tables of certificates with sort, filter and view options. The certificate information is transcribed from certified copies. There are no images and no information for persons presumed living.





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