Above left menu, use the tabs, Surname List and Name Index to browse a full and comprehensive
searchable Family Tree database of about 10,000 people with over
1550 different surnames dating back to about 1500, most prominently in the South West of England but also covers other parts of the country and many parts of the World including Australia, Europe, Canada, America and even a few from India. The family tree with over 500 Baglin's, Stickler's, and 700 Oaten's is an ideal research tool for researching these
names or any of the other prominent families in the index including Bang, Browne, Burgess, England, Everett, Greenman, Fry, Sherwood, Jenner, Russ, Willis and many others.
The Surname List is a fully indexed
family tree database, sorted by family groups, however as this website
contains a growing wealth of family photos, documents and
history you may wish to read the tips on 'How to Use This Site'
Dynamic Family Tree
The Dynamic Family Tree (above) gives an interactive graphical presentation of the Nathanville
family tree. Click the tree icon to activate . The Dynamic Family Tree uses Java, if you require
a copy you can download a free copy from this link - Free JAVA
Use the Google
Site Search Engine for additional information (especially if on other areas of this website). However, please note that this search database can take several weeks to update with new information and therefore should be used in conjunction with the other search options described here.
Check the Family Photo Albums - Includes Family Documents. Now also includes a comprehensive 'Search' facility.
Check out the Blogs pages on Nathanville, includes comprehensive search tools, or leave a message for other fellow researchers.
Check other sources on Nathanville e.g. in addition to the 'Fulll Database' sources, link near top of the left hand side menu (incompete, mainly due to data loss and corrupted backup a few years ago) other sources available on Nathanville includes'BDM Certificate' transcriptions and 'Other BDM' sources (mainly Stickler & Russ). And three Baglin Excel tables compiled by John Parsons (there are a few errors in these tables so they are not proof but they can still be useful in research); links to these tables can be found near the bottom of the Baglin's Family History page.
Also, use these research tools and links
GenForum & Genes
Reunited - If you are interested in genealogy you may also wish to try Genes Reunited, and GenForum which not only are excellent family research tools but they also include
chat rooms and many other useful features.
Credits - Credits, acknowledgments and dedications
to the many people who have contributed to this web site.
Familypedia - Like Wikipedia but specifically for Genealogy where you can Search for Individuals Surnames; and if you wish create your own Articles on Individual Ancestors.
Currently Nathanville's Family Tree data is presented here two separate systems, each with its own strengths and weaknesses; I'd be grateful for your feedback on your use of them:-
An interactive database of the family tree compiled with RootsMagic presented as a full database of individuals giving vitial information and addtional for each individual along with hyperlinks to their parents, spouses and children. The database is also presented in family groups format which only lists the primary spouse for each family group and does not include any additional family notes, and
The Dynamic Family Tree (see above) compiled with DftCom2, a full dynamic family tree chart using a Java Applet so little or no latency in use, but to use it requires Java installed as a plug-in to your web browser, which (if not already installed is free from http://www.java.com/en/
English Roots My Son
If your ancestors are English then your origin (Northern or Southern England) may well be in your surname. We all know about Mc and Mac (son of) in the Irish and Scottish clans. Now, according to Leicester University researchers, an English person's geographical roots are revealed by the end of their surname.
Surnames ending in 'son' indicate northern English roots while surnames with an 's' at the end suggests a southern ancestry e.g. Williamson and Robertson are historically of Northern origin while Williams, Roberts and Russ are of southern origin - Nearly 60% of northerners in villages like Crosby Ranvensworth in Cumbria had 'son' surnames in the 17th century, and Russ at that time was firmly rooted in Somerset.
Nathanville. Anyone seriously involved in family history (genealogy)
will know that it is an on going process. This site has been developed
from over 30 years of research. Some family lines already added will be
enhanced further, and over time many other family lines will also be included.
Some hand written documents from the 19th Century (Victorian era) will
be scanned, indexed, and published here in various formats including pdf
This site is dedicated to: -
George Burgess (1829-1905) who
wrote his diary and family tree, and did many other writings
in later years, including a collection of poems.
Pat Bang who provided a wealth
of information on the Australian side of the family.
Grace Russ and Eva Baglin for
the wealth of personal knowledge they provided, and
Jim, for his help given in the
first publication of `The Diary of George Burgess' in 1974.
not already installed you will need the Free download of Adobe
Acrobat to read pdf documents.
This page was
last updated on
Sunday, 28 October, 2012