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Recent Additions

15th August 2018 - 'Family Stories - By Century - 18th Century - Swinglehurst. The family connection to the war between England and Spain known as the war of Captain Jenkins ear

Site Purpose

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.