Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Bruce Baker

 We’ve been searching for a photo of Bruce Baker. Brian Timmins has suggested this one could be him, but we’re not sure? Can anyone help ?

Monday, October 26, 2020

Laurie Wileman's Family History Notes

 These have been made available to the Discussion Group. Click on blue button

Thursday, October 22, 2020


A comment is welcome against any entry that is followed by a grey box...

Which contains a comments tab. Click on this to make a comment.
 Where no comment has been made so far it will say ‘No comments’........

Monday, October 19, 2020

User Guide

 Simple one page user guide to get you started on using wbrq02...available to members in ‘discussion group’ ...the big blue button...

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Famous battles

The following is a list of  YouTube videos that provide the background to the experiences of some of our relatives who fought in many  of the most well known battles/campaigns. Click to view.

Alternatively these videos can be watched on the 'youtube channel'. After clicking on the large pink 'view family youtube button'   click on the chosen film from the 'Famous battles' playlist.


Napoleon’s Vietnam - Spain


Battle of Coruna


Battle of Waterloo


Battle of the Somme


 Battle of Arnhem


2nd Boer War rare footage


A black week for the British - Boer War 


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Request website version when viewing via mobile phone

To get the full benefit of the website it is important that users viewing via mobile phone request 'website view' when prompted. You may find holding the phone 'landscape'  offers best  results. Any problems get in touch. 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Mobile Friedly Website

Some changes have made by google which may have effected the page views on you mobile screens. Any feedback welcome on where improvements can be made....

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Important ‘Other’ Surnames

Page 14 will now have regular updates on the important ‘other’ families in this family history. These may  contain over 100 names and this maybe a useful link to other researchers

The following table shows all of the surnames with a significant presence in our family history research. Many of these have over 100 people represented in our family tree. In order to help researchers we have constructed this quick guide to give a steer as to whether our site is worth further investigation.....

Surname. County of interest Focal point(10-15 radius)

Alder Gloucestershire   Kings Stanley  
Benson Derbyshire  Derby
Bourne Staffordshire North in the Moors
Child Berkshire Maidenhead
Corbett Worcestershire  Old Swinsford 
Dennis Leicestershire.   Measham
Evans Leicestershire Measham
Foster Leicestershire. Appleby Magna
Flynn Limerick. Foynes
Gettings Pembrokeshire Narberth
Goodhead Staffordshire. Burton upon Trent
Hall Leicestershire. Ashby de la Zouche
Johnson Leicestershire. Staunton Harold
Lakin. Derbyshire. Melbourne
Lusty Gloucestershire. Kings Stanley
Marshall Suffolk   Sudbury
Muggington Derbyshire Hognaston
O’keeffe. Limerick. Ballyhahill
Pearce. Middlesex. Ealing
Shannahan Limerick Australia
Skidmore.   Worcestershire. Dudley
Timmins Worcestershire   Stourbridge
Tivey Derbyshire Melbourne
Tudor Staffordshire Cheddleton
Yates. Derbyshire Brailsford

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Identifying old family photos

Can you identify these old family photos..If you have any ideas please enter them into discussion forum.To do this either enter the discussion group by simply pressing the big blue square on the right  or use the  page 0 tab above. Alternatively enter your ideas into the comment box ‘posted by’ below, whichever is easier for you..



Australia Research

This is a great resource to use when researching Australian links www.trove.nla.gov.au

Thursday, December 19, 2019


The following grid is a useful guide to understanding some of the terminology around what type of relationship exists between two members of the same family.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Website User Statistics

 Website Users  for 1st year of operation

Approx 800 Site Visits to  WBRQ02.com
Approx 100 different users of  Tribalpages database

95% of Visitors are from


Remaining 5 % are from



Thursday, August 22, 2019

Using mobile devices to acces wbrq02.com

The site should now be accessible and usable on most devices, however there are so many combinations of type / model/ operating systems/ browsers that there are bound to be a few issues. Most of these can be resolved by searching the internet for the right solution for example .. you may not realise that you can request a 'desktop view' on your mobile. If you're stuck drop a line in the discussion room..its likely somebody will have already have the answer.

Note also there is a Tribal pages App you can  download from the Apple store or google play . . Its easy to use but to make it suitable for mobile devices it has reduced functionality. If possible i'd recommend you add this to your device as an alternative view..it handles photo records well if you
want to focus on them.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

WBRQ02 Progress update

21st August 2019            Update

The site has moved up the google search rankings and will often appear within the first  4 pages depending on the search criteria.

The site has been running for about 10 months. Over that time a number of improvements have been made , most recently the introduction of a discussion forum. In terms of milestones we have reached the 100 individual users target and the number of names on the site is 2000. So far the site has/is being used by people in USA, Canada  Australia, France, Ireland, Vietnam, Japan, Thailand, Egypyt, Nepal, Sweden, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia. The site  typically gets 2-5 visits per day
For the next six months it would be good if you could hit about 130 distinct user mark.

We have some good stories documented  with  a bit of a backlog to catch up on. However we need more.  Ideally supported by photos, voice recording or video.

Family specific updates will be posted against respective family tree entries P5-P8

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Comments vs Discussion

Any comments on the specific blog/diary entries below please enter in the comments field following the posted message. Any requirement for a detailed discussion across the group should be entered  as a forum item P0.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Progress Pages for the Core Families DP5-DP8

These will summarise where we are up to with each of the core and close families and will give an idea of what we'll be aiming for over the next few months and what issues will need to be addressed

Google Groups

Google Groups is being tested over the next few days as the likely  choice for our discussion group. The aim is to keep it as simple as possible and cater for periods of low activity and then short bursts of high activity. 

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Photos, Audio and Video

Thanks for all the photos you have loaded so far.  Remember you can load these yourself for your immediate family.  

I would like to get more some old audio/video samples to put on the site as they really do add something special. I'm aware that some of you may have these  treasured items tucked away but now you can't  use them because they're in the wrong format and/or they need seriously editing to make them interesting and focused on the person we are linking to.

In either case I should be able to help. Alternatively, I expect there are some members who have already tackled this issue of lots of recordings on out of date formats?

Friday, April 5, 2019

Introduction to WBRQ02.

To kick things off I thought i’d give a quick summary of where we are at and what are the plans for  WBRQ02.

The site was launched four months ago. It has now passed 1500 names. Where possible the data has been validated by members and there appear to have been no major errors. The usage of the site continues to increase and the site has been used almost daily by different people over the past month. There are people from  the USA, Australia and Sweden now using the site. The number of people now registered members is 32. The site is regularly mentioned in the tribalpages top sites listing, which identifies a small number of the better designed sites out of the 450,000 they host.

I’ll aim to do a short review every six months. For next six months I’d like to get to over 100 distinct users, ie not one user looking 100 times but 100 users looking as many times as  they like. I expect there is some sort of tipping point where the site becomes more widely known and discussed, however I have absolutely no idea where that is.

To move things along as well as the tribalpages site I have now taken ownership of this wbrq02.com domain name. I also have the WBRQ02 channel on You Tube.  I would welcome any thoughts on how to make the best use of the two websites and You Tube?