I have been slaving away over the winter on this large tree originating in North Devon, England. Its taking some time expanding my North Devon Parish Register indexes, and cross checking with BMD indexes and census indexes. As Judy Roakes comes from Australia, I also got tagging in my Australian index. There are also connections to the WILL tree which was previously published.
Although the tree goes back further, for the moment I have only done a Descendants Report for James GAMMON who was born in 1808 in Shirwell, Devon, England. I would need to do a report starting from his father Philp GAMMON in order for Judy’s Australian tree to show up. Hopefully in the next month or so!
A couple of weeks ago I had a contact from someone interested in the PYKE family which are connected to the WILL family. I wasn’t able to help much. But I did point out that there is someone running a one-name study on the PYKE family and suggested they get in touch.
But checking my One Name website, I noticed that the WILL tree had never been tagged properly in my Gramps database. It also turned out that the WILL tree wasn’t even in my database! It was from my own family tree database, not the Gammon ONS one.
So, export, import, tidy and tag. It took a few days.
The WILL family are from Barnstaple, Devon. The oldest member of the tree is William Gammon, and he was born in Shirwell, Devon, England in 1811.
You will notice my menu needs restructuring after adding so many trees!
Update 26.1.17: On the new GoONS website with Drupal 8, the menus look okay (although I have not checked from a mobile device). I have also added a side menu which gives access to the Family Groups via a “Place” categorisation.
I have just added a new tree after receiving information about a marriage in Barnstaple, Devon. The tree goes back to a William Gammon in Shirwell, Devon but I need to verify the Parish Registers for him. Then I should be able to add many more names from my database that I have received from other researchers.