The purpose of this blog is to create a permanent, on-line record of my twelve-year retirement project: tracing the family genealogy backwards from the beginning of the third millennium to the end of the first.
The format may be a little unusual, as it doesn't follow the usual "family tree" structure. There is less emphasis on dates and more on biographical data. Also, while the "tree" stretches high into the past, it seldom spreads its branches wide: the research concentrates on direct antecedents; aunts, uncles and cousins are mentioned only if they happen -- as with Sir Henry Pottinger -- to be of "special" (e.g. historical) significance (or, occasionally, notoriety!).