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The table below lists changes to the GEDCOM family tree file that is on RootsWeb WorldConect. I update the database on RootsWeb about every 2-4 months when new information on people and events has been collected. Updates to the GEDCOM on FamNet are also listed. You can get an RSS feed of changes.

Changes made to Family Tree

Date
Changes made on RootsWeb or FamNet by changing GEDCOM file
Not done yet New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (? people, ? families). Obituary for George Joseph DUXFIELD (1857-1936) added to his page.
29 Oct 2013 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (15,702 people, 5,157 families). Over 200 missing New Zealand birth dates added for the period 1875 to 1913 - source NZ BDM site. Report of death of Rita Florence Bernice SPURDLE added to her page. Report of death of George Charles William DAVIES added to his page. Photograph added to Reynold Oliva BERKAHN and Gordon BERKAHN.
14 Jul 2013 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (15,508 people, 5,074 families). Obituary for Patrick McKONE, killed in Belgium during WW1, added to his page. A link to biographical details and photo (where available) on this site added to pages on RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project for people on Family Notes pages for Jones, Korte and McLaren.
5 Jun 2013 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (15,407 people, 5,046 families). Additional details of the life of James WALLACE (1826-1899) discovered (see Blog post), and his descendants were added to family tree. Newspaper report of the drowning of Stanley Edward WALLACE in 1929 added to his page. Obituary added to page of Michael William WALLACE (1860-1934). These are both descendants of James WALLACE (1826-1899).
29 Mar 2013 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (15,328 people, 5,024 families). 340 descendants of Margaret HEAVEY (1859-1902) added to tree - a member of the family not known about until discovered on Ancestry.com. Obituary for her son John McKONE, killed in France during WW1, added to tree. Obituary added for Pamela HEAVEY (1925-2001) and her husband Roy H CLAUSS M.D. (1923-2007).
21 Feb 2013 Rootsweb pages changed to include Google Analytics tracking code. The addition of code to the footer on each family tree page will allow collection and analysis of data about visitors to the family tree.
6 Jan 2013 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (14,825 people, 4,871 families). Obituary for Arnold Newton HAYLOCK added to tree. Five children of Roy Manwell BATCHELAR attributed to his first wife Lorna Ngaire Marie RIX, not his second wife Thelma Spurdle WALLACE (previously incorrect). Updated numerous details of the descendants of Joseph WALLACE (1853-1948) and Sarah SPURDLE (1854-1921), based on a family tree from Brian Major. Canadian descendants of Henry McLernon/McLaren added, following contact with Liisa Macnaughton from Ottawa, supplemented with data from internet searches. Brief biography added for John Ross Somers McLERNON (1881-1962) and a link to a longer article on WordPress.
18 Aug 2012 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (14,525 people, 4,762 families). Obituary added for Carl Wilhelm ALVE (1849-1910) following contact with Terry Alve and confirmation of family details. Details for William Alexander WALLACE (1899-1994) added. William was Superintendent at Awarua Radio from 1947 to 1954, New Zealand's main receiving and transmitting coast radio station.
16 Jun 2012 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (14,336 people, 4,691 families).
28 Apr 2012 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (14,275 people, 4,668 families). Biography added for Captain Leslie Somers McLERNON, killed at Gallipoli in World War I. Descendants of Elsie BERKAHN (1919-1931) added to tree. Descendants of Thomas Wallace (1868-1950) added to tree.
9 Jan 2012 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (14,105 people, 4,594 families). Biography added to page of Lewis Alfred Duxfield (1897-1918) based on his record of service with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in World War I. Photo and Obituary added for Francis Mudgway, nee Sunnex (1826-1887), and same photo added to page of her husband Charles Mudgway, born Muckaway (1820-1898). Details of William Teall's missionary work in Jamaica added to site.
28 Jul 2011 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (13,921 people, 4,515 families).
2 Jul 2011 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (13,842 people, 4,492 families). Newspaer article and obituary added to RootsWeb page for Robert Dickinson DUXFIELD. Pictures added to the RootsWeb pages of James George Heavey, his wife and children (when available); plus links to their biography on this site. Pictures added to the RootsWeb pages of Thomas REDPATH's wife and children; plus links to their biography on this site.
12 Jun 2011 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (13,829 people, 4,482 families). Biography added to RootsWeb page for John Day TEALL, b Jamacia 1859, d South Africa 1929.
3 Apr 2011 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (13,766 people, 4,465 families). Pictures added to the RootsWeb pages of Christian August BERKAHN, his wife and children; plus links to their biography on this site.
2 Apr 2011 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (13,760 people, 4,464 families).
1 Apr 2011 Color scheme on RootsWeb WorldConnect changed: light blue background; brown text for hyperlinks.
22 Mar 2011 New GEDCOM uploaded to FamNet (13,771 people, 4785 public). This replaces two GEDCOM files previously loaded onto the site.
30 Jan 2011 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (13,735 people, 4,449 families).
29 Oct 2010 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (13,514 people, 4,388 families).
8 Aug 2010 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (13,351 people, 4,321 families).
6 Feb 2010 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (13,142 people, 4,248 families).
15 Jul 2009 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (12,843 people, 4,149 families).
17 May 2009 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (12,680 people, 4,072 families, 21,316 events).
15 Mar 2009 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (12,607 people), including Trueman family members added to the Trueman page.
9 Mar 2009 New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (12,564 people). Numerous birth dates and death years added to people born before 1930 based on data from NZ BDM registrations (Historical records).
8 Nov 2008
New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (12,314 people).
24 Aug 2008
New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (12,023 people).
27 Jun 2008
New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (11,858 people, 7427 shown as "living"). Corrections to people displayed made - some individuals whose details should not have been displayed were removed/hidden again.
20 Apr 2008
New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect (11,597 people). As a result of corruption of genealogy database on computer, the database had to be rebuilt. Reference numbers for individuals were changed in the rebuild.
19 Jan 2008
RootsWeb WorldConnect site modified to display all Rushbrooke family - 11,102 people shown.
15 Jan 2008
New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect - 11,024 people. This update contains many changes to the ancestors of Daniel Watkins (1791-1882) , and addition of descendants of his eldest son Henry Green Watkins.
15 Dec 2007
New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect - 10,905 people.
9 Sep 2007
New GEDCOM uploaded to RootsWeb WorldConnect - 10,536 people.