frequently asked questions

Here's a selection of frequently asked questions regarding the website and Gingell family tree.

Who created and maintains the website?

The website was started in 1996 by Craig Gingell. The site is very much a group effort and everyone is encouraged to participate and contribute whatever information they can.

My family isn't included on the website. How do I add information about my family?

There are two ways to add information to the website. You can contact us, detailing the information you want to add. Alternatively, you can click the update link that appears on the individual's own page.

Where should I start?

Any information you can provide will be of great use to others. A good place to start is with an outline of your family lineage. Include the names of parents, siblings, partners and children and the dates and places of births, marriages and deaths. You don't have to send it all in one go. You can add, amend and update details over time. There is a good chance that at some point a connection with be made with the other Gingells in the family tree.

How do I remove information about my family from the website?

Your privacy is of upmost importance. If there are any details you would like removed, please contact us.

How do I update or correct information about my family on the website?

The success of the website relies on the information being accurate and up to date. If you would like to update or correct any details about your family, please contact us.

I have an old photograph of my grandparents that I'd like to share on the website. How do I do that?

If you have access to a scanner, scan your photographs in jpg format, preferably no greater than 1024x768 pixels. Then contact us, and you will receive further instructions on how to upload your scanned photograph.

I've heard that I can get my own personal Gingell email address. How do I do that?

Yes you can get your own email addresses for FREE. For further details, please contact us.

What do the different icons mean?

There are a number of icons used throughout the website to signify different kinds of entries.

star family tree contributor

tag record collection entry

link cross referenced to family tree

2 the number of possible matches to other entries within the family tree

Some of the placenames and counties of England and Wales used on the site don't seem correct. Why is this?

The counties of England and Wales are shown as they were in the mid. 19th century.