Photograp of a willow gragon in a wood

A woven willow dragon lurking on the estuary
footpath near Newport Sands, Pembrokeshire in 2008.

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Are you sitting down?

Do you have your smelling salts to hand?

Good.

Because I've got some shocking news to break to you.

There are errors in my family tree: misunderstandings, misinterpretations, omissions, assumptions, unjustified conclusions, and every other kind of error to which family history research is prone. Worse, some people have taken my errors and grafted them unchecked into their own family trees, and thus my errors have propagated.

It would be safest if I don't publish my findings until I know for sure that they're one-hundred percent perfect, otherwise known as never. But what's the point of doing the research if I'm not going to share it.

My compromise? For a while, I'll leave my old (2008-vintage) family tree online here (the link will open a new tab).

And starting in 2016, I shall be reviewing every element of my tree: re-examining the evidence, overhauling the citations that support my conclusions, trying to correct the errors and omissions.  This new tree will grow here within the main site, generation by generation. It will still contain errors and omissions (see above about one-hundred percent perfection), but I hope there will be fewer of them. And if you find problems, let me know; anything you can clarify or add will be gratefully received, although (no insult intended) I will double-check everything I add to my tree and I hope that others will do the same if they build on my work.