A tutorial on the structure of the site

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I have attempted to make this a serious and not a 'popular' work. Articles are in columnar form, (as are newpapers, jounals, periodicals, etc.) to make for easy reading and to avoid the necessity of filling margins with 'gimmicks'. The background is pale green to relieve the glare of white.

The Index page shows two alphabets, one refers to Bendings and the other to non-Bendings. The first links to lists of Bending given names, and the second to lists of surnames other than Bending. These link to lists of individuals, for Bendings, by given name and a date and others by surname, given name, and a date

The date in most cases is the date of birth, if that is not knowm, some other date which will place that individual within a generation. The date is needed to distinguish between individuals with the same name, for example there are 123 William Bendings.

The individuals have four possible links to other sections, where an individual is not a member of a family their will be one or more links to the original documents where that name occurred. Members of families there will be linked to three family trees, 1) personal histories, 2) families, 3) descendants, and probably to 4) ascendants.

The personal histories show for each person the recorded events in a person's life in date order. Each history may show seven types of link. The name is linked to the father, so that repeated selection of the name will lead to the progenitor. This does not apply to spouses unless their family tree is on the site.


Dates in most cases are linked to the source document for that event, children's names are linked to their personal histories, except where the child was born after 1930.

Each name is linked to two family trees, family and descendant, and most will also be linked to ascendant trees. There is another link, to historical events during that person's life The type of event may be seen at Historical events

Family trees show fathers

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