These web pages will give information about my genealogical and family history research. Currently the information about my one-name study on the surname Bodimeade is quite complete. Gradually I will be adding data and historical accounts on other ancestral lines I have been researching. The title bar lists most of the surnames of known or probable direct ancestors of my children
I have been researching my family tree for at least 28 years (I have notes made when I was 10!), so I have quite a lot of data to convert to electronic form. I first considered a computer database in about 1983, but it has taken me many years to find a program that structures genealogical in a similar way to how I think about it. That program is The Master Genealogist. It's not perfect, but I believe it is the best program available. I am converting first things that I am currently researching or corresponding with people about.
As a summary of the lines I am interested here are birth briefs of my children's great-grandparents.
Walter Millard was my great-great-grandfather. I'm trying to find out more about his time in the USA. You can read what I know about his life story.
My resources for other genealogists
List of probate indexes. As part of my one-name study of Bodimeade, I have been trying to examine indexes to all pre-1858 probate records in England. To help with this, I have created a list of probate indexes which have been produced since Gibson and Churchill published their excellent Probate Jurisdictions: where to look for wills. Most of them are online.
Search plugins for genealogical sites. I have created plugins for Internet Explorer and Firefox my own use for various useful sites. I'm making them available here for anyone to use.
Last updated: 10 March 2008.