Family History Assistance

wdlyonsWelcome to my journey into the fascinating, extremely addictive and, sometimes frustrating world of the family historian.

Nearly 20 years ago, I felt the first desires to find out where I came from. I dove head first into the history of my family but, it was not long before I realised that I actually knew very little about them.

Since then we have uncovered pilots, soldiers, farmers, medics, sailors, convicts, gardeners, hoteliers, home makers and, many many other fascinating characters. Our research has uncovered triumphs and tragedies, long lives and sadly, short. But, no matter what we found, each and every one was a joy to encounter and, a pleasure to research.

This Family History Assistance website was developed to follow this journey, highlight some of the problems and brick-walls that I encountered and, go through some of the solutions I used to overcome them. I also wanted to develop a means to collect my data and create a way to help display our research results to the world.

With this goal in mind, I created a number of Genealogy Forms and Charts (plus  a Spreadsheet) that I have used with great success over the years and, some high Quality Website Templates for displaying our research results online. I have packaged all of these into zip files for use by other family historians who may be looking for similar items.

Please feel free to download whatever you think you could use, including the trial version of the Pedigree Chart Plugin for WordPress. All I ask, is that If you like the plugin, please keep my supply of coffee going by buying the full version.