Records, Transcriptions and trees

As I upgrade from my previous website, I have been reconsidering the content I had and how relevant it still may be. When the earlier site was designed, my One Name Study involved collecting indexes and creating databases of Strudwick info. Now many if these records are easily available through sites such as Ancestry, and so the value of these on my site is diminished. The more important records now are those where I have value added, so for instance the transcriptions of wills and archival material. These are otherwise readily available but difficult to read or search. The incorporation of the database material into my tree structure has also added value to these records.
Ultimately, I have decided to keep the earlier databases online, for historical interest, but concentrate more on the analysis and synthesis of the records collected or to be collected.

A starting point

John Legg Strudwicke

My father started researching our family history many years ago. With limited access to records, and communication restricted to letters back and forth, progress was slow.

It took many years to identify our earliest ancestor in Australia.

He was John Legg Strudwicke, who had arrived in Swan River, Western Australia 1836, aged 19.

At the time I took over the research, there were no details of his parents, except a mention that he was from Surrey, England.

In investigating the ancestry of John Legg Strudwicke, the STRUDWICK One Name Study was born.