Most of this "People" section uses the software system. This shows the information held about people, families, and what happened to them. Feel free to explore and follow any links you choose. As you move around you can ‘‘ some pages.
Under the "By Name" sub-menu item you can find
- Surnames – lists the most frequent surnames, as well as all alphabetically
- People, and Family, Searches
- Notable People – lists individuals with particularly interesting stories
Under the "By Place" sub-menu item you can find
- Hunts/Cambs – lists all the places used in the data alphabetically, that are in the current county of Cambridgeshire (which includes the historic county of Huntingdonshire), and enables you to see the people associated with those places
- All England – has a similar list but starting at the county level
- All countries – has a similar list starting at the country level
Under the "By Date" sub-menu item you can find Anniversaries of people’s memorable dates, both as a simple list and in a calendar format.
Some guidance on how to search for people, and how to access the various displays, can be found in the Searching and FAQ pages under the "Help" menu. You may also find it interesting to use the Random Choice option, as this returns the details of a different person each time it is selected (and each time it is refreshed!).
Statistics about what is held can be found here, and some stories may be found in the People Blog. The sources of the information are generally recorded with the information, and there is more detail of them in the Sources section.
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Note that the Parish registers have only recently been transcribed, added to the website, analysed, and transferred into these TNG pages. There will still be errors and duplications among them, as well as missed relationships. If you notice any it would help tremendously if you would let us know. ()
To understand what we usually call the various relationships between people click on this image (and when finished close the new tab it creates).
Other aspects I hope to add in time include:
- ‘Media’ (e.g. photographs, documents) linked to people
- Censuses in a consecutive way
- More information about people, as we can find it and make it available
TNG stands for The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding by Darrin Lythgoe. It is a software system used by thousands of people worldwide to store and display family trees. I have used it to show information about people, families, and what happened to them. Some of the pages of this website are "TNG" pages (they do not have a sidebar, but they do have a second, thinner menu bar), and others are not.
WordPress has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day. It is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it, and it is free to use.
As you move around the TNG pages you can 'bookmark' () any person or screen, and you can use the My Bookmarks menu option to get back to your bookmarked people etc. at any time.
Your bookmarks only apply to this computer and this browser, and are lost when you delete cookies.
If you wish to comment on anything in this website you will need to provide a name and email address, but otherwise you are free to explore the site anonymously.
You can provide a general comment in the Guest Book (this will be seen by others who visit the website), or by using the Contact form (this is more private, and is also a way to let me have any photos, articles or other information).
You can provide a more specific comment on a post or page using the comment form below the post or page (if there is one). Note that this will be seen by others who visit the website.
You can provide a more specific comment on a Person within the TNG part of the site using the "Suggest" tab. Information on which individual you are referencing is automatically attached to the message when you make a suggestion this way. This is not seen by other visitors to the site, but I will add any appropriate information to the offline database, and thence to the website when it is next updated.
Another way to provide feedback or new information etc. is to come to Chatters in Needingworth Village Hall on Thursday afternoons (1.30-3.30), where Peter is usually to be found helping people with computer issues, as well as chatting about history. Why not come and have a cup of tea or coffee, and maybe treat yourself to a piece of cake as well!
However you do it, I look forward to hearing from you.
If you want to make a “suggestion” within the people/TNG part of the site (e.g. for a correction to a date, or a new fact about a person), then you will need to provide a name and email address. If you would like to have your own TNG login, and therefore not have to provide name and email address each time, please just let me know via the contact form.
For technical reasons to do with preventing automatic spam, you may need to login with a valid account to access the people/TNG part of the website. If you are, then you should be presented with a login form already filled in with the User “guest” and the password “guest”. Please either accept this, or enter your own login details.
Note that this people/TNG login account is completely separate from the other () login facility mentioned on the Home page.