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Currently updating all of the County descriptions

To find others researching your Family Names start with the County Links in the lists to the far left of every page. The county pages provide alphabetical lists of all the Surnames listed for each County and a full gazetteer of all the place names in that county
To send a message to a contributor, you first need to register (see below), then login. Once logged in, you can click on the contributors name in any of the lists and send that contributor a message regarding their entry. You will also receive a copy of the message sent. I do my best to ensure that all the email addresses for contributors are valid and working.
Use the SURNAME SEARCH Function located in the MENU BAR at the Top left of every page. Clicking on SURNAME SEARCH opens an input box, enter at least 3 letters and the results will contain ALL exact entries and those starting with those letters, or containing them, as well as Soundex alternatives.
To ADD your own Surname Interests to the site, you will firstly need to register - using the Grey Register Button in the main Menu Bar (Top Left), once registered you may login (using the LOGIN Menu Item. Once you are logged in the Menu Bar will change to include an item labelled MY PAGE - this will take you to a page where you can ADD, AMEND or DELETE your own entries.
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To change your email address or other registration details, first LOGIN as above, then use the CHANGE DETAILS menu item which will appear once logged in.
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Most Recent Entry Additions on UK Surnames
Yorkshire Hull Birch 1800-1930
Yorkshire Hull Williams 1800-1930
Huntingdonshire Warboys Bateman 1750-1990
Huntingdonshire Upwood Elderkin 1850-1960
Huntingdonshire Great Stukeley Humphrey 1750-1920
Huntingdonshire Ellington Haynes 1600-1939
Norfolk Harleston BRYANT 1820-1860
Suffolk Mendham BRYANT 1700-1820
London Cripplegate BLACK 1800-1840
Suffolk Lowestoft SINCLAIR 1861-1880
Renfrewshire Greenock LAMBIE 1864-1945
Cheshire WIRRAL DAY 1913-2000
Cheshire EASTHAM DUCKWORTH 1800-2007
Lancashire Blackburn WHITTAKER ALL
Shropshire Barrow DOWNES pre-1860
Shropshire Bridgnorth DOWNES c1860-c1890
Lancashire Blackburn DOWNES c1890+
Lancashire Preston TOPPING pre-1850
Lancashire Lancaster TOPPING pre-1850
Lancashire Blackburn TOPPING 1850+
Northumberland Newcastle BILCLOUGH All
County Durham Winlaton BILCLOUGH after 1736
Yorkshire All BILCLIFFE All
Derbyshire Bolsover Whittles 1800
Northumberland Hebron Taylor 1700