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Date: 2 February 2013 Details:
  1. A correction has been made to the marriage status of Ann Lyon in the Ferguson family tree
  2. The Ferguson Family Tree now comprises 5044 individuals and 733 Surnames
  3. Many death records from the Bolton, Lancashire area have been added to the Grimshaw files.
  4. This tree now comprises 1729 individuals and 334 unique surnames.
  5. The addition of the census records of Lancashire, 1911 to the Ferguson One-Name Study has been completed.
  6. The ONS now holds records for 12713 persons of which 9724 have the surname of Ferguson or its variants.
Up Date: 2 October 2012 Details:
  1. The family of Andrew Gregory has been added to the Grimshaw section, and a number of other amendments made.
  2. This tree now comprises 1720 individuals and 334 unique surnames.
Up Date: 23 August 2012 Details:
  1. The Ferguson One-Name Study has been completely revised. The URL to the trees has changed to http://fergys.co.uk/Ferguson/
  2. 371 new names have been added to the Ferguson One-Name Study, mainly from Lancashire.
  3. This Study now comprises 9340 Fergusons, mainly from the north of England with a total of 12,197 individuals in 2802 families.
Up Date: 4 June 2012 Details:
  1. The addition of 33 new names to the Ferguson Family File
  2. including the Davies families of Ellen Tyrer, with thanks to Nichola Hughes
  3. and Robert Ferguson b. 1876 in Manchester, married to Louisa Eccleston, thanks are due to Jon Silcock.
  4. Many changes of detail have been made to the Grimshaw records.
  5. The Ferguson family file now contains 5041 individuals and 771 unique surnames.
  6. The Grimshaw family comprises 1715 individuals and 333 unique surnames
  7. 383 names have been added to the Ferguson One-Name Study, mainly from Cumberland. Linda Sandell and James Ferguson are thanked for their help.
  8. This Study now comprises 8665 Fergusons, mainly from the north of England
Up Date: 31 March 2012 Details:
  1. The addition of 9 new names to the Ferguson Family File
  2. including the families of Arthur Bingham,
  3. and Thomas Mather, son of Adam Mather who emigrated to Australia.
  4. The Ferguson family file now contains 5008 individuals and 770 unique surnames.
Up Date: 31 January 2012 Details:
  1. The addition of the Northumberland and Westmorland census returns for 1911 to the Ferguson One Name Study has been completed, and a start made on the Cumberland returns.
  2. A total of 281 records added.
  3. This Study now comprises 10,983 names of which 8415 are Fergusons, or derivatives thereof.
Up Date: 31 December 2011 Details:
  1. During the month 11 new names have been added to the Ferguson Family Tree, from the family of William Airey. This section now contains 4989 individuals and 765 families.
  2. 14 individuals have been added to the family of John Burton in the Grimshaw tree which comprises 1714 records and 333 families.
  3. An additional 293 names from the 1911 census records for Northumberland have been added to the Ferguson One Name Study.
  4. This Study now comprises 10,702 names of which 8197 are Fergusons, or derivatives thereof.
Up Date: 30 November 2011 Details:
  1. This month 33 new names have been added to the Grimshaw Family Tree. This section now contains 1699 individuals and 332 families.
  2. The main additions are to the Fanning; the Ledbeater and Burton families.
  3. An additional 323 names from the 1911 census records for County Durham have been added to the Ferguson One Name Study. This completes the census records for County Durham
  4. This Study now comprises 10,409 names of which 7976 are Fergusons, or derivatives thereof
Up Date: 31 October 2011 Details:
  1. The children of John E. and Eleanor (nee Barton) Crompton added to the Ferguson Family. With thanks to David Crompton.
  2. 6 new names added to the Ferguson family which now comprises 4989 records
  3. Various records for the Grimshaw family, now comprising 1662 records, have been amended, and 2 new ones added.
  4. An additional 306 names mainly from the 1911 census records for County Durham have now been added to the Ferguson One Name Study.
  5. This Study now comprises 10,072 names of which 7484 are Fergusons, or derivatives thereof
Up Date: 30 September 2011 Details:
  1. Census details added to the Davies family and relatives.
  2. 8 new names added to the Ferguson family which now comprises 4983 records
  3. The 1901 census records for County Durham have now been added to the Ferguson One Name Study, an additional 641 names.
  4. This Study now comprises 9766 names of which 7484 are Fergusons, or derivatives thereof
Up Date: 31 August 2011 Details:
  1. A new photograph album for Scotland has been created
  2. Additions of the Davies family and relatives, with acknowledgements to John and Judy Newton-Davies.
  3. 44 new names added to the Ferguson family which now comprises 4975 records
  4. The 1891 census records for County Durham have now been added to the Ferguson One Name Study.
  5. This Study now comprises 9125 names of which 6977 are Fergusons, or derivatives thereof
Up Date: 31 July 2011 Details:
  1. 75 Additions have been made to the Grimshaw Tree
  2. The main additions are to the Hartshorn Family of Worcester/Shropshire/Staffordshire.
  3. The 1881 census records for County Durham have now been added to the Ferguson One Name Study, and a number of new records, in particular from Scotland and Canada. Many thanks to all those who have contributed.
  4. This Study now comprises 8704 names of which 6631 are Fergusons, or derivatives thereof
Up Date: 30 June 2011 Details:
  1. The only additions this month are to the Grimshaw Tree to which 33 new names have been added. The Grimshaw section now contains 1587 individuals and 312 families.
  2. The main additions are to the Parkinson Family
Up Date: 31 May 2011 Details:
  1. Acknowledgements to Alison Bilton for the family trees of the Halsall and Eden families, and
  2. to Sandra Clare for the updates to theHanson family.
  3. 60 new names have been added to my family tree which now contains 4931 individuals and 753 families.
  4. During May a net total of 216 names, largely from County Durham, have been added to the One-Name Study which now comprises 8284 individuals of whom 6290 are Fergusons.
Up Date: 31 March 2011 Details:
  1. Additions to the Ferguson Family include Richard Owen, my 5th great-grandfather, and
  2. Dorothy Stewardson, the wife of my 4th great-granduncle, together with her parents.
  3. In America Thomas Freeman Boothby, the son of Sady Lynn has been added.
  4. A net total of 889 names have been added to the One-Name Study which now comprises 8068 individuals of whom 6136 are Fergusons.
  5. In total there are now 14,215 individual names on this site.
Up Date: 28 February 2011 Details:
  1. An additional 21 names have been added to the Grimshaw tree, of which 15 are from the Smethurst family.
  2. The Grimshaw Records now contain 1550 records from 305 families.
  3. The only addition to the Ferguson Family is Charles Edward Bradbury and this section comprises 4870 individuals and 750 surnames.
  4. A number of duplications have been removed from the Ferguson One-Name Study, and many maiden names added.
  5. A net total of 853 names have been added to the One-Name Study which now comprises 7179 individuals of whom 5430 are Fergusons.
  6. Grateful thanks are due to Derek Ferguson for the contribution of his Scottish Family Tree.
  7. In total there are now 13,320 individual names on this site.
Up Date: 1 May 2011 Details:
  1. The Ferguson One-Name Study format has been completely changed to a dynamic system, instead of static.
  2. The Ferguson work during December and January was again concentrated solely on the Ferguson One-Name section.
  3. The census returns for Northumberland to the 1891 (inc) census have been added.
  4. Amendments have been made to the Grimshaw section including 2 new names
  5. A total of 979 names have been added to the Ferguson One-Name Study which now comprises 6370 individuals of whom 4866 are Fergusons.
Up Date: 30 Nov 2010 Details:
  1. Work during October was concentrated solely on the Ferguson One-Name section.
  2. Sincere thanks are due to Bev Veal who kindly gave the Vital Details for some 250 people, mainly from Northumberland.
  3. A total of 422 names have been added to the Ferguson One-Name Study which now comprises 5391 individuals of whom 4073 are Fergusons.
Up Date: 31 Oct 2010 Details:
  1. Confirmed that my 4th G. Grandfather Benjamin Ferguson is the son of Samual Furgison (sic).
  2. Additionally I have found Richard and Abigail Owen my 4th maternal Great Grandparents.
  3. Included the family of Mary Airey nee Ferguson, a previously unknown daughter of Benjamin.
  4. 23 new names added to the Ferguson Family and 2 to the Grimshaw Family.
  5. A total of 521 names have been added to the Ferguson One-Name Study which now comprises 4969 individuals of whom 3731 are Fergusons.
  6. There are now 4866 names and 749 surnames in my Ferguson Family section.
  7. The Grimshaw Family comprises 1526 individuals and 302 unique surnames.
Up Date: 30 Sep 2010 Details:
  1. During September I have been incorporating a new PC into my network, and completely reorganising my system, hence no work has been done on increasing the scope of the mobile phone conversion.
  2. However, 53 names have been added to the Ferguson and Grimshaw family files, of which 47 were in the Grimshaw section.
  3. Two main families have been added to the Grimshaws, that of John Edge and of William Dewhurst
  4. Recording the 1841-1901 census information for the Hundred of West Derby section of the Ferguson One-Name Study has been finished, and a large proportion of the Salford Hundred has also been added. A total of 409 individuals have been added this month.
  5. Thanks are due to Debora Farrow for the addition of the Canadian children of Ann Ferguson and her husband Thomas Farrow.
  6. There are now 4842 names and 748 surnames in my Ferguson Family section.
  7. The Grimshaw Family comprises 1525 individuals and 301 unique surnames.
  8. The One-Name study now has 4448 individuals of whom 3329 are Fergusons.
Up Date: 31 August 2010 Details:
  1. Work on improving Mobile Phone use, accessed at http://www.fergys.co.uk/mobile/ has continued.
  2. During August, 25 new names have been added to the Ferguson family and 8 to the Grimshaws.
  3. Included in the Ferguson family is a new Tyrer family. Thanks are due to Barbara Gregory for bringing them to my attention.
  4. The additions to the Grimshaw family are mainly associated with the Dewhursts.
  5. More Liverpool Fergusons added to Ferguson One-Name Study. A total of 467 individuals added this month.
  6. There are now 4831 names and 747 surnames in my Ferguson Family section.
  7. The Grimshaw Family comprises 1478 individuals and 293 unique surnames.
  8. The One-Name study now comprises 4039 individuals of whom 2999 are Fergusons.
  9. The total number of individuals on this site now exceeds 10,000.
Up Date: 31 July 2010 Details:
  1. The site is now more Mobile Phone Friendly at http://www.fergys.co.uk/mobile/
  2. From last month: A question for my family: is Samual Furgison (sic) our 5th g-grandfather?
  3. To add to this, his family has kids with the same given names as our Benjamin's family - see above link.
  4. The main addition to the Ferguson Tree is the Australian life of Cicely Jopson. With acknowledgements to Mike Jopson.
  5. The Houghton and the Round families are the main additions to the Grimshaw tree.
  6. 498 more names added to Ferguson One-Name Study including 402 Fergusons, mainly in Liverpool.
  7. There are now 4806 names and 743 surnames in my Ferguson Family section.
  8. The Grimshaw Family comprises 1469 individuals and 290 unique surnames.
  9. The One-Name study now comprises 3572 individuals of whom 2629 are Fergusons.
Up Date: 30 June 2010 Details:
  1. A big welcome to Isaac Mark Bingham, a new member of my family
  2. To allow for future development the Ferguson One-Name files have been changed to "PHP", so if bookmarked please renew.
  3. A new page showing Ferguson One-Name trees has been added.
  4. 500 more names added to Ferguson One-Name Study including 283 Fergusons.
  5. There has been a major correction to the family of John Anders.
  6. A question for my family: is Samual Furgison (sic) our 5th g-grandfather?
  7. The One-Name study now comprises 3074 individuals of whom 2229 are Fergusons.
  8. There are now 4794 names and 742 surnames in my Ferguson Family section
Up Date: 31 May 2010 Details:
  1. New Ferguson distribution & birth Maps
  2. Few changes to the Family Records, but around 10 additions to the relations of Thomas Mather b.1854
  3. 200 more names added to Ferguson One-Name Study
  4. The One-Name study now comprises 2711 individuals of whom 1964 are Fergusons
  5. There are now 4755 names and 742 surnames
  6. In the Grimshaw Family there are 1432 individuals and 284 surnames
  7. The site now contains a total of 8901 individuals
Up Date: 30 April 2010 Details:
  1. New Tutorial: Insert Locations into Google Earth
  2. Descendants of Anne Edwards (Nee) Rogers b. 1860 added, with thanks due to Bridgett Hill
  3. Acknowledgements to Sylvia Rose Thomas for an update on John Kenneth Ferguson
  4. The Grimshaw tree: more additions to the Cassidy Family and Brooks families
  5. Additions to the births between 1841 and 1901 of Fergusons in Ulverston, Lancashire
  6. 45 records have been added to the Grimshaw section, 27 to the Ferguson Family Tree and 108 to the One-Name Study
  7. The site now contains a total of 8681 individuals
Up Date: 31 March 2010 Details:
  1. The whole of the site has been redesigned and rewritten
  2. The Ferguson One-Name Study has been included
  3. Additional photographs and albums added
  4. The Grimshaw tree now contains a significant inclusion of the Cassidy Family
  5. With the addition of the One-Name site a net total of 1945 records have been added
  6. The site now contains a total of 8220 individuals
Up Date: 28 February 2010 Details:
  1. Addition of the Family and descendants of Richard Lyon of Eccleston. With thanks to Bill Cole for the lead.
  2. Thanks to Lynn Dancer for the addition of her family, from Gloucester and Lancashire to Canada and the U.S.A.
  3. Acknowledgements are also due to Beryl Bytheway for information on the Stanworth Family.
  4. Updated Ltools Tutorial
  5. A total of 50 new records and 8 surnames have been added
  6. The site now contains a total of 6275 individuals
Up Date: 31 January 2010 Details:
  1. New Book Review: Tracing your Dublin Ancestors
  2. Major additions to the Heckles Family of Co Durham
  3. Additions to the Edwards Family from St Helens, Lancashire, with acknowledgements to Jane Orchard
  4. Welcome to a new addition to the Grimshaw Family - Marla May
  5. A total of 59 new records and 8 surnames have been added
  6. The site now contains a total of 6225 individuals
Up Date: 31 December 2009 Summary for the year Details:
  1. New Dynamic Family Trees.
  2. Improved GUI for FamGenCon Downloadable Contacts Database.
  3. New Tutorials: Using LTools, Using The GIMP Mask and Embed a Blogger generated RSS
  4. The first video tutorials added
  5. Commenced adding Eccles Parish Burial Records - Lowe and Robinson families 1835-1850
  6. Opened a Book and computer accessory shop
  7. A total of 741 new names (plus 10 private) and 85 new surnames.
Up Date: 31 December 2008 Summary for the year Details:
  1. 736 individuals and 82 new surnames added during the year.
  2. Tutorial: Open Legacy family Files with Open Office and Insert pictures into webpages
  3. Added the Wales Photo Album
  4. Launch of FamGenContacts, an Open Office based Database for genealogy contacts.
  5. Eccles and Westmorland Parish Registers made searchable
  6. RSS (Atom) feeds added to both Ferguson and Grimshaw Portals through which changes during each month will be announced.
  7. Complete site rewrite done
Up Date: 31 December 2007 Summary for the year Details:
  1. 1393 individuals and 185 new surnames added during the year.
  2. Tutorial: Improve the colour of photographs using The GIMP added
  3. First Ancestor Charts for Ron Ferguson and Alan Grimshaw
  4. Start made in inclusion of Parish Registers
  5. Added tutorials on Web Safe Colours and Legacy Website Creation
  6. Transferred the site to a new server, having out-grown the old one
  7. Made a timeline for British Civil Registration
  8. Protect your PC tutorial included
Up Date: 31 December 2006 Summary for the year Details:
  1. 1461 individuals and 41 new surnames added during the year.
  2. Many of the above added after the web publication of the 1841 English/Welsh Census
  3. In July a timeline of British Prime Ministers and other tutorials added
  4. Also in July additions were made to the European Photo Albums and a new English Album included.
  5. Addition of the full family tree for the Keeting family
  6. Wrote the story of the murder of Adam Mather
  7. Made a timeline for British Civil Registration
Up Date: 31 December 2005 Summary for the year Details:
  1. Since the site was launched 1341 people and 177 new surnames added
  2. In July 2005 the Grimshaw family tree was added to the site
  3. In Sep/Oct 2005 each Individual's page was linked to their family tree
  4. During Nov and Dec 2005 selected full family trees were added
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