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.
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See also the Genealogy Photo Gallery for old family photos.
Family historians look back, but for me one of the most profound realisations resulting from this research is just how connected my small family, here in Staffordshire, is to many hundreds of people across the world, most of whom we will never meet and of whom we only know because of a shared interest in genalogy. Of course most of these people do not appear other than as "private" in this database but their presence as blank boxes on the charts is a reminder that within only a few generations family members can become strangers to each other. In a world where nationalism is on the rise we would all do well to remember that shared history is not determined by nationality.
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' for individuals and events will show a map of the locations at which events in the individuals life took place. Where a person has an address the location points to that address as closely as possible but many of the old streets no longer exist and in those cases the location will take you to the centre of the neighbourhood or local town. The Webtrees places hierarchy doesn't contain location data and there doesn't seem to be any way to import the lat-longs from my original databases to show in this list.
This family tree was last updated on May 11, 2023. There are 1,160 surnames and 1,883 families in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the Birth of William … , King of England in 1027. The most recent event is the Death of Private in 2023.
The Boulton and the Bradbury-Baker family trees which previously appeared here as a separate trees have been merged into one: the Bradbury-Baker-Rogers family tree. The tree has also been extended to include more detail of other branches of the Rogers family history besides the Boultons.
The initial research for the Boulton branch of the tree was done by Mary Rogers. This change in presentation reflects changes we have made to our off-line master version of the data and will allow us to add to the data in the Boulton branch of the tree.
Many thanks to all who have contributed to the information presented in this family tree. In particular to Pat and Ray Banks who provided the information on the US branch of the Banks family and corroborated much of my tentative research into the pre 19th century history of our shared ancestors; to Dale Symmonds for sharing her research into the decendents of Robert Andrewes and Frances Mary Carter. Thanks also to Mary Rogers for the Boulton family history and to the countless others who have contributed information and clues, many of which were the keys to unlocking the next revealing branch of the tree.