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Christmas Tree

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.

This year we smashed the 10,000 people barrier with some pretty large trees in America, Canada and England. In 2014 I’m pretty sure we’ll add even more to this due to my bottomless To Do List and our splendid Contributors.Please keep them coming.

With 2014 being the commemoration of the Great War starting I have a plan to unearth as many of the Close family as possible who took part. Over the years I’ve found a few, but only really by accident, so now is the time to do it properly. If anyone out there has any information on any Close who participated or fell during the First World War then please send me what you have and I’ll try to piece it together into our Hall of Fame.

In the meantime, have a great Christmas and a very happy and prosperous New Year.