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Summary timeline for Needham's available

Timelines introduced for Castleton, Kilmorey's & Derbyshire Needhams

Nottingham BBM & origins

Worksop BBM, family, origins data & trees added

Improved distribution data of Needham's

Derbyshire BMB summaries updated

Bakewell Tree Media issue fixed. Tree media accessible

New Site Opens full story


Needham Family Site

This site provides basic genealogy data and family trees on the Needham's starting with those in Derbyshire and Sheffield and subsequently rolling out to other regions in the country. The data will become progressively available over the next year


Having started on my family tree where my dad, George Needham, left off I came to a shuddering halt when I realised that during the 18th century my ancestors had moved from the land to the industrial city of Sheffield. This started me looking further afield and accumulating data on the Needham's in the hope that I could trace back my ancestors. It is this data that forms the basis for this site


You are welcome to use the information in the site (see privacy policy) but like everything there will be errors and some of the assumptions made and logic used can be questioned. If you find something amiss or you are willing to add to the information in the site then please contact me

George Needham 1920-2010

Blog & Twitter

You can follow the daily workflow if you are sad enough on the Needham ONS Blog or on Twitter @NeedhamONS


There are many people I must thank in particular my wife who puts up with my obsession. Helen Nedham I am very grateful for providing most of the data used in the base family tree, Alastair Lack for providing the impetus and Robert Sterry for advice on establishing and building a website. In addition Sue McNulty has helped enormously with the Needham's of Cheshire, John Stead with Needham's in Braithwell, Harthill and a number of South Yorkshire Parishes, Liz Newbery with Needham's in Brampton and Keith Inscho with pictures and information. I've tried to acknowledge those people or organisations whose work I have used on the relevant site page; if I have been insufficiently accurate my apologises and please contact me.

One Name Study

This work is registered with the Guild of One Name Studies. A one-name (or surname) study is a project researching all occurrences of a surname, as opposed to a particular pedigree (ancestors of one person) or descendancy (descendants of one person or couple). Its aim is to research the genealogy and family history of all persons with a given surname and its linked variants. I've started by concentrating my studies on Needham's from Derbyshire and South Yorkshire with the aim of rolling it out into other regions. It is a big task. If anyone is prepared to help with aspects of the study please contact me.




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