I've notticed a few problems with various pages of information on my site over the past week. This was down to an upgrading of the web hosting and has now been fixed. My appologies for any problems caused.
Over the Christmas period I managed to update my family tree with the results of my recent research. This has resulted in fourteen new named individuals being added to my tree, plus three where I don't know their full names. I've also been sent a photograph of Richard Firkin, my great great great grandfather, many thanks to Margaret Firkin for that.
Here then is the list of new people (full names only) added to the site: Sarah Claybrough, Edward Claybrough, Caroline Claybrough, Mary Jane Charlesworth, Joseph Charlesworth, Herbert C. Stead, Harriet Lunn, Hilda Knee, Henry Knee, John William Smith, Doris Smith, Harry Smith, William Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor.
A few years back, I found an entry in the 1851 census indicating that one of my ancestors, Peter Richardson, was in Wakefield Gaol. Intrigued I tried to find out more about why he was in Gaol and what became of him. After almost 18 month of intermittent research I have managed to put together his story, I hope you find it interesting.
I've been looking through my old photographs and found a few (eight to be precise), that I had not previously uploaded to the site. Some of them are not all that great quality wise, but I guess any photograph is better than none. I just wish I had more pictures of the various individuals in my family tree.
Well, I've finally launched the latest re-design of my family history web site Born and Bred ~ A Yorkshire Family. I've been working on the re-design on and off, throughout most of 2010. The main reason for the re-design was that I thought the previous design, although it looked great, was just too limiting in what information it could display and more importantly too much work to maintain.
Hopefully, this new site resolves these issues. At this moment in time there are 850 individuals on the site, plus a lot more detailed information on certain individuals. There is also a new section on occupations that my ancestors did for a living, I hope to expand on this in time. Finally, I've added a search facility to allow you to quickly go to a desired individual rather than scrolling through page after page of information.
The site contains all the latest information I have. With the approach of winter and the long dark nights, it will soon be back to tracking down more information, all of which will eventually get published here. I hope you like the new site and find it useful.