Apart from historic photographs, unless otherwise stated, all photos on this site were taken by members of my family.
Please don't republish them without my permission. Thanks.
© 2008 Mark Collins
A never ending jigsaw puzzle!
Clicking on the the tree image will take you to a web site which contains a complete indexed export of my genealogical records. The dates, names and other information have been obtained from a multitude of sources - I cannot guarantee the accuracy unless the source information is noted.
The other thing I would like to clarify straight away is that the information given here is a work in progress, and as such should not be considered as primary evidence in any research of your own. Much of the information I have obtained second or even third hand, so I cannot vouch for the accuracy of that particular information. I do upload corrections and additions periodically, and particularly value emails and contact from people where they feel my information is wrong or incomplete.
In my early days of genealogical data recording, I was rather lax on noting the sources of my information, so am now having to face going through the entire database to correct this rather sorry state of affairs. This is not going to happen quickly! I am also, slowly, seeking to prove the data on my direct lines personally by referring to the source records, rather than relying on second hand information. Again this is going to be both slow and painful, and I make no promises, although you will find progress is being made!
However, having said all of that, I believe the data to be pretty much accurate - I try to ensure I have proof before entering information onto my family tree - however human error, typing mistakes and dodgy research (on my part) is certain to ensure there are mistakes in a database of this size!
Anyway I hope you find the information useful. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE contact me if you believe you have found a link into my family - contact between distant family members can be so interesting.
I do also have spreadsheets containing some of the information about births, marriages and deaths; information I have transcribed directly from the relevant records. If you would like this information do get in touch. I have started putting some of my transcribed records into my Vital Records section; you may find this useful.
So click on the tree and see what you can find!