July 2008 - If you are reading this entry, then you have successfully reached my
genealogy web site under it's new domain http://www.roe-bryan-genealogy.org.uk.
The change is as a result of my ISP - Orange - withdrawing, from 28th July 2008,
it's free web space allocation to those who create their web sites off-line and upload
via FTP - File Transfer Protocol.
I was part way through re-vamping the site when my ISP notified me of the change
and was unable to complete the re-vamp in time. So for the moment I am using the
'old' style of web site until I can complete the re-vamp into the new style. I will
also be using a different package from Serif for the redesign - WebPlus X2 - this
has significantly more web design facilities than Page Plus 11.
April 2008 - Last year I had started to redesign the web site using XHTML tags, CSS
and a little bit of AJAX. However the coding started to get quite complex and didn't
always work across different browsers.
Therefore I abandoned that redesign and started to explore the web site graphical
design tool within SERIF PAGE PLUS 11 - a software package which I use for producing
complex newsletters. The initial off-line trials have proved very fruitful without
the need to do too much extra coding. I have done some initial work to design the
page template and made some trial pages.
A preview of the trial pages can be accessed from this web site using this link or
from the side menu. If you have any comments please contact me via the e-mail link
on the side menu.
Late March 2008 - Detailed information from the 1901 and most of the previous census
returns back to 1841 are now available for the STANLEY, BRIDGE, BOWEN, de GRUCHY
Early March 2008 - Initial information on my research of the STANLEY, BRIDGE, BOWEN,
de GRUCHY surnames is now available through a new link on the side menu. I have also
started a new photo gallery for these family links accessible from the side menu.
My site HOME page has been enhanced with a banner cut from a photo of Whitby Abbey
and surrounds, taken during the Whitby Group reunion in September 2007
January 2008 - I have recently been researching my partner's family history, which
involves the following names - STANLEY, BRIDGE, BOWEN, de GRUCHY at the parent and
grandparent level. These families at these levels originated from the London and
Essex areas. I shall publish some more detail and photos in the first few weeks of