Main pages on this website
My website contains various odds and ends. Some of it is odder than the rest. This page is a partial key to the mess. Warning: I guarantee nothing; some pages may ambush you from hiding. There is no sex or nudity here, no pictures worth mentioning either, and nothing animated. But us mid-life crisis folk find the strangest ways to have fun.
What would you expect to find on a genealogy page? This is stuff that would make any sensible person slip into a coma.
- Home page
With a site like this, I'm not very sure what a "home" page is. The structure of the site is largely flat, so that most search engines won't deliver you here, but directly to some other page on my site.
- Family names page
Think of it as a glimpse of my data at home, with some functionality, in that I've provided live links with the principal families that occur in the site.
- My wife's ancestors
If you're looking for French families in my wife's ancestry, this is the place to start - it lists all and only those names that occur in the French half of the site.
- My ancestors
All the family names of those of my known ancestors who are on this website are listed here. These names are linked to an index page that shows you the given names of my ancestors and their siblings.
- Avenier page
En francais. Un apercu de ce qu'on sait sur les Aveniers et leurs ancetres.
- Donne & Johnson
A lousy title, since the page contains information about the main families in my data - not just Donne and Johnson. The thumbnail outlines include the origins or etymology of these family names, the coat of arms of armigerous families if I know it, and sometimes some facts about individuals in my family tree.
- Kemble page
This family is singled out since it is (or rather, was) such a well-known dynasty of actors. And not just actors, either, because the clan included other interesting and talented people.
- Monckton and Foster page
Two ancient families - ancient in the sense that we know a great deal about them and their dealings over the last 3 or 400 years.
- Plantagenet page
This isn't much of a Plantagenet page, really. The two or three paragraphs that comprise it focus on the ancestors I'm interested to know more about.
This set of pages contains everything anyone knows about Sharmans. Or at least some of the stuff people think they know. It's all mildly appalling.
- The Sharman page
Once you've said that this is a summary of things Sharman, there's not much to add, really.
- Sharman sites on the WWW
Any site I've found that tells us something about a Sharman lands up pinned to this fridge door.
- Sharman Distribution page
Where do Sharman families live in the UK? This page reveals all.
- Sharman email messages page
If someone sends me a Sharman-related email - especially if they are hunting for ancestors - it'll end up here. Please visit if you want to find a Sharman relative.
- Sharman email directory page
A list of email addresses, but I bet most are dead by now. Not the people, the addresses.
- Sharman sites that no longer work
A list of websites about or by Sharmans, but all of them are certified flat-liners. Why maintian such a page? If you have a theory, please tell someone else.
This glimpse of my unpleasant past will probably explain a lot.
Medals and mud
Life has its more serious side, especially when it comes to death.
Random thoughts, mainly. The one thing you may find interesting here is the table of capital cities. Where else on the web can you find anything this useful?
- My views on hoax virus messages People keep sending me these hoaxes, and I keep sending them to look at this page. It's a great relationship - they like to scare people, and I like to stop chain letters.
- Biodiversity links page: the web is seething with life. Here is some of it.
- Earth and space links page: if this is the sort of thing that gets you off, you'll get off on this sort of thing.
- Capital cities of the world: finally, something useful. A list of capital cities in the world. Try finding that somewhere else on the web. And this list shows latitude and longitude too.
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Revised: Wednesday, 4 July, 2001