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Regular visitors to the site will have noticed changes to the general design and also to the navigation system. You will also find that any old bookmarks you may have set up will no longer work. However, all the old pages are still here; please use this Table of Contents to find the pages you are looking for.
Colour coding system – an explanation of how the information was collected, how to use the data presented on the site to find out about your line of Adamthwaites, and the process used to reconstruct the ten family lines identified to date
Name Index - use this page to find out which line your ancestors belong to and what sort of additional information we may hold about them on this website
Ravenstonedale registers – some interesting snippets from the Parish Registers of Ravenstonedale in Westmorland – the location of our earliest parish records, and also more about the different places of worship in the parish
Links to the data spreadsheets, which contain details of all known Adamthwaites and notes on viewing them (they are all presented as .pdf files for speed of uploading: there are links to the Adobe site on the Welcome page where you can download the latest free version of Adobe Reader)
Other Historical records - this page provides links to a small collection of documents about Adamthwaites; Manorial documents which mention Adamthwaites as well as various spreadsheets listing all Adamthwaites we have located in a range of other sources: historical directories, apprenticeship records, school records, subscription lists, Hearth Tax records, Tax records, Poll Books and Electoral Rolls, 1939 Register, Tithe Records and any other records apart from parish registers
Migration – brief explanation of how the migration data are presented, with links to relevant pages, plus links to spreadsheets showing all known Adamthwaites found on passenger lists to and from England and the rest of the world
Sedbergh and Ravenstonedale Adamthwaites – a very speculative chart showing the possible linkages between the early Adamthwaites in Ravenstonedale and Sedbergh, constructed from Parish Records and information gleaned from Wills and Manorial documents
DNA how you can help – details of how you can get involved in the project, with links to charts showing DNA carriers for each of the lines where there are known to be living male descendants (current generations are not shown however)
Stories about some of our ancestors - many of these stories have been contributed by members of the mailing list and include photos and historical details from their own research. There are also some very interesting characters to be discovered amongst these pages. The main page has links to all the articles and also to an index of individuals mentioned. There are also notes on the Birth spreadsheets indicating everyone who is mentioned in any of these articles.
17. John Smith - a Geneologist's nightmare? - the solution to a long standing puzzle about his marriage to both the widow AND the daughter of Rev Joseph Adamthwaite. This article includes a link to a publication with the recollections of a past pupil who attended the Cotherston Academy while the Smiths were in charge.
send me any additional details about your own Adamthwaite ancestors (especially stories and old family photos that I can add to this website!) but also information from Certificates, gravestones, wills, etc that I can add to our database