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The Material

The material comprises genealogical data for individuals having the surname Woodhurst. Woodhursts are rare across the world, and correspondingly so also is reliable data concerning them.

All pages have been composed to ensure fast downloading and browser compatibility. They are uniformly small, are written in maximally simple HTML, make no reliance upon scripts, frames or plug-ins and are devoid of graphics.

The primary focus is the determination of the genealogical relationships between all known Woodhursts in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. All of them originated from English families, and the origins of many have been revealed through the Birth-Marriage-Death indexes held by the General Register Office (GRO). These records date from 1837 and cover only England and Wales. Almost all of the Woodhursts recorded there belong to one of the Woodhurst Family Trees listed on the home page. Data from the GRO indexes and associated certificates has been supplemented by data from numerous other sources including census returns, parish records, the IGI and living descendants. Where documentary sources underlie the material presented, specific references are cited to facilitate independent evaluation.

Exploring the Site

The navigation page is the best place to start. It explains the site's structure and navigational arrangements. Without this knowledge, random exploration of links may prove confusing.

To explore a family tree systematically, use one of the links in the Woodhurst Family Trees. To look up directly a particular Woodhurst individual, use this link to the Woodhurst section of the Names Directory.