the article and data that initiated the Ravenstonedale project
our project page on the Family Tree DNA website
In this section, you can find out more
You will find a list of the most common surnames found in the parish in early records on the FAMILIES page, where you can see which surnames are already represented by project members.
The RESOURCES section is gradually growing - and will eventually include a wealth of information to help you research your Ravenstonedale ancestors.
I have been researching my own and my husband's family history for nearly twenty years, but became so interested in my grandmother's line that I set up a one-name study into the surname ADAMTHWAITE in around 2004 and registered the study with the Guild of One-name Studies in 2007. In 2013, I took over the registration of an existing APPLEBY one-name study (my husband’s family line). As you can probably imagine, my own family history research has been somewhat neglected!
I am a member of the Society of Genealogists, the Guild of One-name Studies and the Society for One-Place Studies. In 2015 I completed the Certificate in Family History Skills and Strategies (Intermediate) Distance Learning Course with Pharos Tutors - which I thoroughly recommend to anyone wishing to further their knowledge in genealogy (Pharos run online courses on a range of different topics at various levels). In Autumn 2017 I started their Advanced Certificate course – and already I am discovering lots more about earlier ancestors. This is a challenging two-year course, so I apologise for any slow response rates to enquiries.
If you find any errors in the following pages, or if you can provide further details, please do get in touch using the Contact Form
Sue Mastel, Coordinator