Building trees ...

Download the free
TreeDraw Viewer

The TreeDraw application costs £20 and is good value if you want to draw your own trees. Visit the SpanSoft website if you would like to learn more.

Be prepared for changes in some of the trees. Twigs can grow until they are big enough to become orphan trees or loose branches. A loose branch could become attached to the main body of linked trees, or possibly enough information could emerge about the top of an orphan tree for it to become a loose branch. This explains why you will occasionally find a gap in the numbering sequence.

Name Index

I have compiled a names table which lists everyone who is shown in a tree on this site. It is a CSV file which you can download and open in Excel or whatever is your favourite spreadsheet manager. This file is 168 Kbytes in size and contains the surname, first name and years of birth and death of 4541 people (on 28 July 2016). This allows you to find the right tree (or trees) and also shows you that person's unique PL Number which you should quote if you want any further information from me.

There are four type of tree for you to look at:

  1. Linked trees (1-22): This is the main collection of 22 trees, spanning the period from 1575 to the present. This is, in essence, a single tree which has been broken down into smaller sections for convenience. Go to the Tree Map to see how they are linked.
  2. Loose branches (101-106): This is a collection of trees where the link to the main collection has not yet been proved beyond doubt. The associated text file will suggest a likely link to the main tree but, without positive proof, I prefer to keep this collection separate. Typically, I may have a record of the birth of the person at the top of the tree and this person pops up 25 years later somewhere else, perhaps only a few miles away, or perhaps in London. Without a settlement record, or perhaps a marriage, or an unambiguous census entry, a link can only be circumstantial. In the longer term, if I achieve my objective of collecting all Pluckrose and Pluck data prior to 1900 (and as much as possible after), it might be possible to prove an "arrival" on the basis that there have been no further records (marriage or burial) at the place of "departure"
  3. Orphan trees (1001-1014): These trees (at present) have no known connections to the main body of Linked Trees.
  4. Twigs (1-22): These are small orphan trees.

Go to the Tree Selection page to make your choice.

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