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Ravenstonedale DNA project

Ravenstonedale DNA project

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the article and data that initiated the Ravenstonedale  project

our project page on the Family Tree DNA website

Discover if this Project can help YOUR family history research ... or perhaps you could share your knowledge about your Ravenstonedale ancestors to help others

  • Are any of the following surnames in YOUR family tree?

  • Did those ancestors come from Ravenstonedale?  


If your answer to both these questions is 'YES', then take a look around our website and find out how YOU can be part of this project.  And if you are also interested in genetic genealogy, then you may also wish to participate in our Ravenstonedale DNA Project!  If you would like to receive our (very) occasional Newsletters, please complete the Contact Form.


Click on the main headings above to discover what information is held in each section

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Existing members of the Ravenstonedale DNA Project who have submitted DNA test results, can log in here to access the private section of this website which contains more detailed results and background information about these project members' own family histories.

Project Members' private section

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Latest News! Ravenstonedale is now part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park - click on image to read more


Website last updated:

16 aug 2019



transcription of 'Inspeximus'

update to 'Researching your Tree'

Migration data from UK censuses

Bousfield family page

transcriptions of two Glebe Terriers for ~1707 and 1749

photos around R'dale

Kendal Debt List

Alderson family page

Wills Index updated

Beck family page

Bradberry family page

Fothergill family page

Apprenticeship records


This site has been accepted for inclusion in the British Library project to ensure it lives on long after I can no longer maintain it!