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 ?

Laurie Wileman's Family History Notes

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


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User Guide

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

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

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. 

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....

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

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