(13th April 2016) Family Branches & B.D.M. Files fully updated.
(20th February 2016) J.P. Swindlehurst Diary 1918 Onwards under Family Stories.
(19th February 2016) Census & Parish records for the UK over many centuries added.
(14th February 2016) New pages for overseas census records have been added, starting with Canada from 1851 to 1911, USA from 1855 to 1940 and India 1600 to 2015. More to follow.
Information regarding family deaths from a site known as 'Find a grave' has been added to our website on 6th July 2015. See index on the left side.
The Swinglehurst site is in addition to our main site which contains many years of research and vast amounts of information. Please use the above link to the main site, but if you need to contact a researcher you can use either site.We have developed this new site for six main purposes
1 To compliment our original site (address above)
2 To help people trace their ancestry.
3 To showcase interesting family stories.
4 To trace the real origins of our name
5 To encourage other members of our big family to provide further information.
6 To attempt to complete the World-wide family tree.
Because our name is unusual or rare, a few years ago Leicester University started a study of Rare English names, and ours was included.
A lot of information came from that study including (after taking DNA swabs) the fact that 40 of the people giving samples were related to a common ancestor born 800 years ago.
34 were Swindlehursts and 6 were Swinglehursts.
A journey though our site shows many interesting stories, but we are sure that there are still hidden treasures to be uncovered.
The column on the left of the screen is there to help you look for information which might be of interest to you.
Please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be delighted to hear from you.