About Us

I have been researching my family tree for a few years and finally have got around to putting it online independently.

I had been doing general research up until about 2009 when I came across a brick wall on my husbands side and thought the best way to get around this was to collect all the examples of the name that I could. This got me side tracked into joining the Guild of One-Name Studies and starting three one name studies. Time constraints meant that I wasn’t getting very far.

By the end of 2016 I had also been thinking about a similar problem I had in my own tree and with the popularity of DNA tests decided to take one and see if I could narrow down my elusive Great Grandfather. I also got my husband to take a test to see if that would help in finding his Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather, that’s when it got really interesting……………

He found a match, then another and another and another etc etc.

This project then evolved from my lonely one woman search into one that stretched across the world and resulted in a group of relative strangers sitting in Ask! Italian in Faversham Kent for 5 hours!

This website is the result of this group of people working together to try and put the pieces together to find the connection between all of these new found cousins.

It very quickly seems to be turning into a Croft One Name Study.

Site Statistics

As at 5th November 2017

6 DNA Tests Results

69,767 Unique Matches

21 Shared Ancestors found … 69,746 to go

Full site statistics can be found here 

 

 

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. P34rce

    My maternal great grandmother was Edith Annette Croft born (I believe) at Green Lane Farm, Benenden on 9th May 1883. She married Horace Wilson of Playden in 1904. They are both buried in Benenden churchyard.

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  2. wally

    Hi
    I descend from John Croft (b 1710 in Naburn Yorkshire) and his wife Hannah Robison. Their son Thomas Croft b 1737 and his second wife Judith Pacey had daughter Mary b 1795 in Naburn, who married William Render.
    Their daughter Mary Render b1827 Bishop Wilton Yorkshire married John Clemmitt. Their other daughter Ann b1834 married John Grainger.
    Ann’s daughter Alice Grainger, married Mary’s son, Robert Clemmitt, so I have a double dose of Croft.
    I live in Australia
    Cheers

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