Latest News And Updates
Please accept my apologies
for the disruption to the website in recent months. Unfortunately I've had one computer disaster after another. Firstly,
I had a complete hard drive failure which caused me to lose information and this has taken me several months to get back on
track. Secondly, I had many gliches in the website-building process, which I've now sorted. And thirdly, in changing my
e-mail account the Post Office conveniently lost my e-mails for several weeks! Thankfully, everything is back on track and
a few lessons have been learnt!
On a more positive note, there are new articles in the pipeline which should be of interest. Firstly, I've finally
managed to discover the origins of Family Tree 16 but that will take me a few weeks to update. Meanwhile read the new article
'Combining Family Trees 2 & 16'.
There's also a murder to report in Stoke and a completely new and previously undiscovered family
tree branch based in Brighton, Sussex. And, better late than never, to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First
World War I will be attempting to list every Tideswell who ever donned uniform during that conflict.
Apart from all this I regularly add the odd photo, a new
name, or correct bits of information on the website. So stay tuned and remember to contact me at the new e-mail address for
any free fact-files you require or general queries. Thanks for viewing, Webmaster.
Hello, and welcome to the Tideswell Family History website.
This website is the result of my 7 years of research into my Tideswell family history. Although the project is incomplete
and on going I have reached a point where the amount of further information I am able to find has slowed to a crawl. I therefore
came up with the idea of setting up a website and inviting other members of the greater Tideswell family to contribute any
information they may have found whilst doing similar research. Also by doing so I hope to stimulate an interest amongst any
Tideswells out there who may wish to begin to find out more about their own forefathers. However, be warned. If you want the
fun of finding these things out for yourselves then this site is not for you as I have already done the bulk of the research.
What I am mainly interested in is anecdotal
information. Photographs also would be most welcome; the older the better. Just be aware though that any photographs you may
wish to contribute will be published on this internet site and so you may wish to consider confidentiality if posting photogaphs
of living persons. I am also more than happy to be corrected if any of my research is erroneous and will happily answer any
queries you may have yourselves (if I can).
Unfortunately all the information you may require is not
available on this website. Stored on my computer are all the family fact files listed on this site with information such as
dates and places of births and deaths, burial locations, parents, professions, known addresses, and where possible short histories
on individuals. All the information I have is freely available on the internet and at the various record offices, libraries,
etc. which I have visited. All I have in fact done is put it all together in one place on this website for people to access
easier. The good news is that I am more than happy to share all this information with you and will gladly e-mail the fact
files to you free of charge and with my compliments. If you are interested the e-mail address for this site is email@example.com
Should you also wish for your queries to be placed on this site I will happily oblige. Again,
e-mail the above address.
Like all family historians, I suspect, I began researching my
family tree by finding my grandfather on the 1901 census. This I did using the Ancestry.co.uk website,
and before I knew it I had over 100 names on my tree. I quickly realised that apart from these people there were many other
Tideswells living in the same areas I was researching and it struck me that these too must be related in some way. So I began
collecting information on all the Tideswells I came across. Then it occured to me that the name Tideswell is fairly uncommon
and there were not that many of us about. Would it therefore be possible to trace them all back to a Tideswell 'Adam &
Eve'? Sadly not so far, although other people doing similar research seem to suggest Warren de Tideswell as a likely candidate.
I must stress here that although I obviously took note of other people's research, I discovered (in my opinion) several
glaring mistakes. It would appear that other people have then accepted these findings as accurate and gone down the same wrong
path. It is for this reason that I try to always rely on my own research.
If you navigate the
website you will find a page entitled 'Articles'. On this page I intend to post a series of articles (essays) about
different topics of interest to do with Tideswell family research. They are designed to stimulate interest and raise comment.
Should any of you out there wish to submit any essays of your own, feel free to do so. You will need to e-mail them to me
at firstname.lastname@example.org as I must insist on editorial rights to prevent any malicious content.
This is my one and only attempt at a website so it is essentially
a 'no frills' effort. What's important is the information it contains. You should find it relatively easy to navigate.
Any suggestions for improvement will be graciously considered.