Ellen Jane Razzell

A Family Story  started life as a personal family tree. The tree is still there — under the Family tab.

The larger part of the site is focused on a study of the people of Desborough in Northamptonshire from the earliest records up to about 1939. Find these people under the Desborough tab.

The site contains a huge variety of information which you can browse using the menu options. The main point of access for information on an individual is via the Surnames Index - at the top of the Family tab, or under Genealogies at the top of the Desborough tab. As you view the individuals in a tree you will find links to all the information the site holds about that individual.

What's New?

Most of the updates this time are on the Family part of the site, including 1921 census records for the immediate family.

The largest change I have been working on is developing the census display to include between-census information. So far I have added information drawn from baptisms and birth certificates. As well as the dates on which these events happened you can also see addresses and occupations - check out Eliza Lee as an example. I intend to add information from marriage and death certificates. I hope also to include details of events that a person witnessed, such as being present at someone else's marriage.

A 'missing' child (a blank wall) is missing no more. Read Rosie's story.


Selective site stats

Family Tree: 2451 people in 766 families; transcriptions of 3568 census records, 511 BMD certificates and baptism records, and 56 probate records

Desborough: 17474 people in 4194 families; transcriptions of 28872 census records, 5300 parish records, 751 newspaper articles, 258 probate records, and 180 military records.



I've had drop the previous address because of the amount of rubbish that was clogging it up. The new address isContact

The small print ...

I've tried to ensure that what appears on the site is correct, but please remember that you should always go back to the source and verify information before relying on it to fill a gap in your own family tree.