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GRO Birth Index 1837-1911 updated with mother’s maiden surnames

Updated the GRO Birth Index for 1837 to mid-1911 with mother’s maiden surnames, which are now supplied on the main GRO site.

Thomas Wanless & Ann Marshall moved to tree 52

Moved the 45-person tree of Thomas Wanless & Ann Marshall from the catch-all database (tree 100) into tree 52 (John Wanless and Ann Harpley/Hartley). We’re 90% sure Thomas is a son of John and added […]

George Wandless & Ann Lax moved to the Lumley-area tree

Moved the family of George Wandless & Ann Lax from the Strays tree into tree 35. Realized that Ann Lax Wandless was the Ann Wandless who married Thomas Turnbull, because their son William Turnbull b. […]

Thomas Wanless/Florence Bucknall tree integrated with Merrington tree

I’ve been meaning to do this for weeks now…tree 13, Thomas Wanless & Florence Bucknall of Brisbane, Australia, has been proven to be part of tree 31, Ralph Wanless of Kirk Merrington, Durham, so I […]

Major revamp of Wanless Web

Wanless Web has been completely redone (still working on it). The site now uses WordPress instead of static pages, to make it easier to update. I’ve integrated – to some extent – WordPress and TNG […]

Pages are moving around, sorry !

I’m in the process of converting many of the static pages of this site to be WordPress pages, so things may be chaotic over the next week or two – pages may not be where […]

Paintings of John Wanliss & Janet Drummond of Perth

Just added these 2 wonderful paintings of John Wanliss (1789-1866) of Jamesfield, Carpow and St. Magdalene’s Farm, Perth, and his wife Janet Drummond. The images of them were supplied to me by Gordon Morrison of […]

John Wanless & Eleanor Trotter of Evenwood: finding his parents

For a long time, we didn’t have a candidate for a father or mother for John Wanless or Wandless (1777-1819) who married Eleanor Trotter circa 1805 and lived around Evenwood, Low Etherley, and Raby Park […]

US State Census Data Added

Added all the US state census data that contains Wan(d)lesses, extracted from Ancestry.com databases. US state censuses were generally conducted in years ending in 5, halfway between each federal census. However, they were not done […]

New blog

I’m experimenting with integrating WordPress (as a communication tool) with TNG (the software that displays the family trees). I need to make it simpler for me to show recent changes on the site, announce new […]