My Tree

My Tree is a database developed to allow a search by name other members’ family trees to identify possible matches and to link members who are researching the same people or surname, which may help to breakdown brick walls. 

Any privacy requirements you have will be respected. Care is taken to remove all references, as far as practicable, to living people by checking birth/baptism and death/burial dates and also to exclude possibly living people with no date information by referring to the ages of parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren etc. The data is encrypted to protect access and corruption. Information will only made available to other SFHG members and future generations if appropriate permission is given.


My Tree also provides an off-site backup of all of your valuable research and can include scans of photos, certificates, video and sound clips, etc

There are over 210,000 people plus hundreds of different surnames in the database (August 2020). All family trees are accepted no matter the size, currently they range from 6 to 36,063 people. Contributions to the database have come from all over the UK as well as Australia, Canada, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA.

You can search by surname or first name and surname, and include a spouse’s name as well to limit the results. You can then display more information about any person in the displayed results, including their family tree.

If a match looks promising and if both parties are willing, I can put them in touch with each other. Does it work? Yes, it does, matches have been found and members put in touch as part of the testing.

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This is a **members only** service, please ensure you are logged in as an active member, if not please renew your membership.

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