Dec 222015
 

Christmas Tree

So, here we go again … another year older, fatter and not necessarily any wiser.

We would like to wish all our family, relatives, friends, visitors and especially our Contributors a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year. Please also raise a glass to our ancestors, without whom none of us would be here today.

We broke the 11,000 people barrier in 2014 and I was hoping to add another thousand or so this year. However, what with one thing and another I haven’t quite made it. Still, I’m pretty sure the online population will continue to increase. The more I find, the more there still seems to be left to uncover.

I haven’t managed to get anything published since April, which is less than I try to do. I’m currently around half way (this is an optimistic guess) through a humongous flush of the Goodman Close skeleton that I built in April 2013. This came from “The Descendants of Goodman John Close of Fairfield, Connecticut”; a huge piece of research by Karen Eileen Close Goodman spanning over 30 years. Again, many thanks for letting us use this Karen. So far I’ve added another 800+ people and countless images … but haven’t reached a point where I can actually put it all online. So, you’ll have to bear with me for a bit (another optimistic guess) longer.

Following that I have a number of projects in the pipeline which will certainly add more value, but when I’ll actually get around to them is anybody’s guess. So please bear with me and do please keep the contributions coming, I will get through them all eventually.

Have a great Christmas.

Andy

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