To the memory of Elaine Wynn Forbes (née Owen)
Background to the research
Welcome to my genealogy site. Created in 2010, it is the result of research into my family history which began in 1997 when my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. This area of the site about her great-grandfather, James Owen, and his descendants is dedicated to her memory. It contains edited extracts from an account I started writing several years ago, initially for my immediate family but then for my extended family. My research continues and I shall update the site as I learn more.
Please try to view the content in the spirit in which it was created. I have a genuine affection for all the people featured here - in effect I have watched many of them from the cradle to the grave - and I am very aware of my responsibilities to them. I have tried to include virtually all the material I have found. If some of this shows an individual in a negative light I urge you to avoid being judgemental; we have all done things that we regret and that we hope would not define us for future generations. Oh for the means to travel back in time better to understand events!
The Internet provides an excellent opportunity to share information but it carries with it inherent dangers. Please contact me if you are aware of any inaccuracies in the contents of this site or if I have inadvertently offended copyright.