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.
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