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Jay's Genes

  Jay Glanville

Email Jay Glanville 

Introduction,  My Family,  Glanville One-Name-Study,  Information Sharing,  Gene Sharing,  I'm my own Grandpaw   


I (like many others) am actively researching my Family History and am in the process of building as complete a picture as possible about my family and relatives.

The Internet is a terrific tool for sharing research, my website is created to share my research - primarily in an attempt to allow people to identify a common interest and make contact through email.

I restrict what I publish so as to avoid falling foul of the Data Protection Act, but also as a common courtesy to protect the privacy of people still living.

My interests fall into two clear camps:-

  1. My own family, regardless of surname
    My Family contains enough information to determine if this might be your family also, and then if you wish we can share information more fully.
  2. All UK-connected Glanvill(e)s, regardless as to whether they are related
    This is my One Name Study.

My Family

I have been actively researching my relatives for over 20 years, and have accumulated a large amount of information.
I welcome approaches from people who believe they have a connection and who wish to share information.
[Hint: "Share" is a two-way process ! ! ]
My email address can be found top right of this page.

I publish summary details in order than people can identify common interests and make contact if they wish to share and grow knowledge.
Look for Corpse Catalogue (morbid humour at no extra cost) under Published Info.

I have now enough information on ancestors to look at their ages at death and causes of death (where known).
The information is maintained on my Drop Dead Gorgeous page.

I have started to look at the location of family members both in Time and Space.
That work is contained on my Family Mapping page.

The occupations of my direct ancestors are listed on my Ancestral Occupations page.

Progress to Date
I have so far identifed ancestors in 14 earlier generations, 471 named direct ancestors of my children, but over 25,000 named individuals when I include all the other relations, including those ancestor's siblings and their descendants. Given that there's theoretically over 1,000 ancestors to find up to only the 10th generation I'm very grateful for the marriages between cousins in my ancestry and just wished they'd married thus more frequently!
2.5M x great grandfather  
Recent Breakthrough !
I have been extremely fortunate and found a fossilised photograph of my 2.5 millions-times-Great, Grandfather. As you can see, the family resemblance is striking.
It would appear Grand-Pappy was involved with some sort of animal husbandry. I suspect this was taken just after milking-time.

Glanville One-Name-Study

A One-Name-Study records everything about a single surname (and spelling variants) without regard as to whether all the individuals can be connected to your own family.

Some people publish the raw information as they find it, I have chosen to try to make family groups where possible.
I do also publish raw information AND information generously contributed by fellow researchers.

My Glanville's Galore page is the start point for this work.
For unrelated Glanvilles I publish EVERYTHING I hold, but again only publishing information for people no longer living.
[Hint: "Everything" means it will be a waste of time asking if I know their date of marriage when you cannot see it there ! ! ]

Information Sharing

I have published on-line information pertaining both to my own family ancestry and of my Glanvill(e) researches.

The information is to be found in Published Info.

Gene Sharing

After very distant relatives have told me they see family resemblances in photos, I decided to look into just what commonality there might be as the genes are diluted through more and more distant relatives.

I've put what I've found on my Genes Sharing page.

I'm My Own Grandpaw

Sometimes there can be a conflict in working out your ancestors relationship, and multiple relationships can exist between two people, as evidenced in the words of this old song by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe...

Many, many years ago when I was twenty-three
I was married to a widow who was as pretty as could be.
This widow had a grown up daughter who had hair of red
My father fell in love with her and they too were wed.

This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life
For my daughter was my mother cause she was my father's wife.
To complicate the matter even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.

My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad
And so became my uncle though it made me very sad.
For if he was my uncle then that also made him brother
Of the widow's grown-up daughter who, of course, was my stepmother.

Father's wife then had a son who kept them on the run
And he became my grandchild for he was my daughter's son.
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue
Because although she is my wife she's my grandmother too.

If my wife is my grandmother then I'm her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild.
For now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
As husband of my grandmother I am my own grandpaw.

I'm my own grandpaw
I'm my own grandpaw
It sounds funny I know
But it really is so
Oh, I'm my own grandpaw.

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