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Foster family introduction

The Foster family
  • My name is Dave Foster.  I am the web master for this web site.
  • The Foster family as covered here includes my own ancestors and my daughter's ancestors.   It also covers the ancestors of many of my cousins.
  • My daughter and I were both born in Merseyside.  My Foster ancestors come mainly from Liverpool and from Penwortham near Preston in mid Lancashire.   Coming from Liverpool it almost goes without saying that I am nearly half Irish, though tracing family roots in Ireland is notoriously difficult.   I also have family roots in Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire.
  • My daughter's roots are more widespread.  We have traced her family back to the Whitehaven area in Cumbria; to Hertfordshire; and to Cheshire and Staffordshire.
  • AUNT LOUISA:   The story about how several of us together finally cracked a long standing mystery about my great aunt Louisa across the pond in the USA, is here.   It has everything - perseverance, false trails, clues found in attics - and a little bit of luck!
  • Because my wife Irene and I have no shared children, our genealogies are kept separate.   However, each of us appears twice on this site, once in our own tree and once as a spouse in the other person's tree.   For this reason, there is a Same Person link near the top of each of our individual record pages.

♦   The most recent change on this web site has been the greater separation of the Foster and Hartwell trees to enable the introduction of the King/Cox tree.