Welcome to my Fairhall and Betts 'Family Trees', as presently recorded.
Please read this Privacy Statement before you begin your exploration of one of these families or the family history resources,so you will understand the changes I have made for this and subsequent updates.
Over the time I have been researching my family, and associated families, there has been a growing concern that too much personal information is accessible in the public arena, including the internet. The increasing sophistication of search engines has made more and more of these details available to anyone with the time to do a bit of searching.
For many years, I have only included the name and family link of persons known, or believed, to still be living. In recent times, I have, on request, excluded even the name of over 600 family members appearing on my web site. After some careful consideration, I decided I must do something more, and there were two avenues open to me:
* To password protect the site, so viewers had to give a reason for access to the data. Unfortunately, passwords can be shared and that would also mean the data would not be able to be "seen" at all by search engines. This would mean less people would find the family information and contact me to enhance or correct it.
* To remove living persons completely. This means the "tree" is incomplete, and some families would appear disjointed because of the death of some members. It would also mean living persons couldn't locate themselves on the family tree. However, it would mean that searchers could still find the remaining people utilising an internet search engine.
I decided to follow the latter path, which has meant over 5,000 people previously included as "name only" are now removed from the Fairhall and Betts data on public display here. BUT, they are still included in my database and I still work quite a few hours each week to add births, marriages and deaths and keep the data up to date.
Family information, including more detailed data, is still available for sharing, on request, with family members. I also hold over 3,000 images of people, certificates and other family documents that add to the detail and authenticity of my data and I keep looking for more to add - can YOU help? Who knows, one day I might even decide to again make my collection available to family members on a DVD!!
I welcome updates of new births, marriages and deaths to members of this family. I have relied on the knowledge and support of many people in pursuing this hobby, but none of us is perfect, so corrections are also welcomed. My email address is displayed on my Home Page and can also be accessed by clicking on my name at the foot of this page and other pages.