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My name is Alex BIRCHLEY I started this site a few years ago to scotch and/or confirm various family tales about my ancestry. This is a great piece of software that allows anyone like you or me to create a private genealogical website for their family, build their family tree and share family events, gossip, important and trivial facts, etc. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me.
Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 1072 names in our family site.
The site was last updated on July 31 2015, and it currently has 23 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.   Hope you find it informative...

The picture(s) (top-right) are of the two St Mary's Churches at Dymock (top) and Bromsberrow, a rural corner of Gloucestershire, where my branch of the Birchley Family were settled in the middle of the 19th century, before my Great Grandfather (Albert Walter Birchley) moved to Birmingham, some time during the 1880's.

The two railway station images are those at Erdington, Birmingham, (a district which I was first brought up in the late 1950's and 60's); and of my currently local one at Selly Oak (bottom).

NB. For the sake of consistency, where documents (photos) relating to a person have more than one event recorded, I have assigned them to one album only. These being usually related to the earliest event cited. There are a few exceptions where I have other sources at hand for the earlier event.

Virtual Cemetery Record Photos are another important exception here. These are assigned according to the person's date of burial and not their date of death as inscribed either on their Memorial Gravestone or as recorded in the Cemetery Burial Index Register. 

For the same purpose of consistency, I have spelt all surnames in their latest or modern form so as to avoid any confusion over lineage.

All place name/addresses are however, noted as they were at the time the events took place, and not as they may be known today. This is for a variety of reasons. For instance: The parish of Aston in Warwickshire, officially only became incorporated into Birmingham City proper in 1912 as a result of the expansion and redrawing of the City bounderies for political/administerative purposes.  Since this is an historical journey into my ancestoral past, I believe it important to reflect the times in which these people lived. This includes using the place-names as they and their contempories would have known them and by which they appear on the many documents assembled to corroborate the accuracy of this tree.


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Aug 01, 2015
Niall SANDERSON joined another family site: Cook Web Site
July 24, 2015
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July 16, 2015
Alex BIRCHLEY published a new version of the MyTree family tree from the Family Tree Builder
 
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Obituaries:Death of Alma Cole
Posted by: Alex BIRCHLEY on Mar 8 2015 08:16
This cutting from the Birmingham Evening Mail dated 30th Jan 2013 provides confirmation of the details of the Death and Burial of Auntie Alma, together with the first-names of her two surviving sons and their respective spouses and her grandchildren
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