The story of my Four Branches

with some twigs, nuts, deep roots and many little leaves!

My Grandparents

My Grandparents are my Four Branches.
From the left:
Ethel Jackson, Ernest Drain
George Weir and Ada Drain (Broomhead).


"We are who we are because they were who they were."
~~~ Unknown

This site is dedicated to my Grandparents, Ernest Drain and Ethel Jackson, George Weir and Ada Drain and all of the people whose names fill our family tree with the wealth of their lives, their gifts of life, their courage, and their strength. And most of all their stories.

I have attempted to capture their legacy, the generosity of their hearts and souls for the benefit and enlightenment of my family and friends.

These are my memories, yours may differ. However I am always willing to share your memories too! Just contact me with your memories.


"Remember me in your family tree; my name, my days, my successes and my strife, so that I may ride upon the wings of time and live an endless life."
~~~ Unknown

The Family History of my four branches, with some twigs, nuts, deep roots and many little leaves.

The idea behind this Family Tree project is to bring all of us together, to explore our mutual relatives, to share our family histories, achievements and memories.

To enable the easier sharing and submitting of correct information, I've added a family group sheet for you to fill in with the details of your families. (One sheet per family group please). You can find the Family Group Worksheet here!

I have a help page to assist you in using this site. Also a FAQ page which might be of use to you. These pages can be located in the "info" drop down menu.

Our family tree includes my own and my childrens ancestry. It also includes my husbands ancestors, making it a complete (though unfinished) family tree. You won't find any Royal Kings and Queens, although to me some of them are. There are (as yet) no Movie Stars or Pop singers; but those whose names are in our tree are all important in their own right. The photos and images used on this page are all of my family. You can request your own user account, to add to our family history, and to share your research and ours. We reserve the right to deny any request in order to respect the privacy of our family members.

Every attempt has been made to protect the private information of the living. This is based on a birth and or death date, and if this information is missing then it is possible for the information on a living person to be shown. If you see any such individuals, please inform us and we will mark them as living. (Better still, send us the dates!) Please review the page "Terms and conditions" which has our Privacy policy included. It can be can be located in the "info" drop down menu.

Some of you have written biographies or family histories for individuals and families in your family tree. I would be interested in collecting these for inclusion in the database. If you haven't already done so, I would invite you to document your own history, your life as a child, that of your parents and your grand-parents. Document the way things were “way back when” and the events that marked your life and theirs, a sort of time capsule for our future generations.

If you would rather create an audio file of your family history or of interviews with your family elders and have that included, that would work as well.

As usual, I am always looking for any information, photos of headstones or other burial/memorial information, Obituaries and family Photographs pertaining to any of the names in our family tree. If you have some that you are willing to share with others, please contact me.

Logging in with a username and password will allow you to see all the information.
Don't have a login? Register for New User Account.
Comments and feedback are always welcome using the "contact" me link above. Thank you.

"Some family trees have beautiful leaves, and some have just a bunch of nuts. Remember, it is the nuts that make the tree worth shaking."
~~~ Unknown

My Dad and Me

My Dad, Colin Weir.
18 Jan 1940 to 21 Feb 2012
In this photo my dad was 18 yrs old,
I was about 6 months old.

My Mum and Me

My Mum, Jean Drain
born 1939.
In this photo my mum was 18 yrs old,
I was about 6 months old.

Hatches, Matches and Dispatches

Birthdays for 20 Mar 2018
William Cartwright - 20 Mar 1763
Barbara Holt - 20 Mar 1829

No Anniversaries Today.

No Deaths Today.

Contributions - Care to help?

We are a family focused entity so access to this website and its associated database is free and will remain so. The database is independent of any other genealogy sites, and therefore the information within it will not be on sold (as commercial sites do). This website is also advert free and we hope to keep it that way. However, to keep this information stored online does come at a monetary cost (£5 per month). To help us keep this website running, we gratefully accept any contributions (recommended £5 - £10 pa).

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