This printout from the database has been structured in the following ways:
From the lists of people, there are links to the source record pages, but not back.
The 'lists' of people can be very long, so they have been broken up into pages with
50 entries on a page, and each page linked to the next one.
There has been no attempt to remove duplicate people from the database. It is merely a
list of all the people mentioned in all of the source records, some of which are sure
to be duplicates.
There has also been no attempt to resolve differences between source records where they
seem to suggest different dates for the same event.
About the dates ... when there is a birth, marriage or death date, it is either taken
directly from the source material, or calculated from the source material (ie if there
is a date of death and age at death I can calculate the birth date roughly).
I have created a field in the database that is called the "Earliest Year". In most cases
there is only partial information on a person, so I have made guesses about how
old they might be and therefore what might be the earliest year that they lived. These
guesses might be based on a likely age for marriage (25) or a likely age for death (60)
or that kind of thing. One of the lists above is sorted by that field. What this should
help you do is find a bunch of the source records that MAY relate to the same person,
and then look at the details to see if there is some connection.
It is expected that people will use one of the 3 lists to find a person that they are
interested in, and use that to link to the source record that provided the information,
and from there, perhaps find other people who are related in some way.
As in any attempt to publish a large body of 'messy' data to the web, there are sure
to be as many ways of looking at the data as there are people looking! For that reason,
I encourage you to contact me if you have any special desires for data extraction.