Keeping up to date

I have been a little behind in updates for these pages of late.  The forum was getting a bit untidy, with spammers always busy.

I have changed some of the security features which may help.

The forum doesnt get a lot of posts these days, probably as other media like email, facebook or the queries on here are more convenient, but I keep regular checks for any new interest.

I will start adding DNA info on here as the DNA data starts to develop. One thing I have noticed with the DNA project is how slow the testing is. Patience is a requisite.

Has anyone visited the STRUDWICK APPRECIATION page on facebook. Its a bit of fun

The New World

As I’ve been adding the information from my previous website, I have noticed the prominence of the UK data in those databases. Although I have been collecting records from the US and Jamaica over recent years, little has made it onto the website.
I can see that I will have to spend some time formatting my American spreadsheets, and restore the balance.
I have plotted the spread of the Strudwick name through England,(here) and so it will be interesting to see the expansion from the early Cape Fear / North Carolina Strudwick’s out across the US.

Getting the trees online.

Having committed to trying Gramps as the preferred option for displaying my tree data I have begun modifying the output so that the website matches the color and format of the wordpress site.

This has proved much easier than I anticipated, with Gramps able to add in css header and footer as it generates the website files.

While Gramps is a static component, it appears so far to be working effectively at serving the genealogy tree data.

Time will tell..

Goodbye Old, Hello New

The new site has now gone live, although there is still plenty of material to transfer from the old layout.  The wills are taking some time to transition across as they will be served from the database, which will be much faster than the old html text.

The new site is a wordpress php layout using a gravit child theme customised by me.

The tree data is being tested using various programs. The Ged2Html program I used on the old site is no longer supported.  I experimented with embedding TNG php coding  within the wordpress theme, however I use Ancestry Family Tree Maker 2014 as my main Genealogy program, and TNG does not really  like the GEDCOM exports from FTM. GRAMPS is currently being tested and data in the trees will appear using that for the time being.

All records are now served direct from the backbone SQL database using tablepress plugin.

I will be testing the site and adjusting settings over the next few days and completing the transfer of the data from the old website pages.

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.