For many years I have been accumulating information about the Pursglove family in the form of a one-name study. This month I have started putting that information on-line as a database. It is very much a trial at the moment, but it can be accessed here.
Pitfall 1. I do not have information about all of the marriages, so many family links are not being made. More research is required. I also lack much international information, especially about Australian Pursgloves.
Pitfall 2. Not all of the information on the database is being shown. I need to work out how I am going to do this - things like addresses, notes, references and direct access to information on second marriages are not dealt with at present.
An interesting aside. I have been using both ancestry.co.uk and findmypast.co.uk which each have their own problems. Ancestry if riddled with transcription errors: the name Pursglove is found as Pursgleve; Pursglave; Tursglove; Pursgleave; Pinsglove; Puryglove; Pursglow; Passilo, ect.. It is quite difficult to search for some individuals. Find my past is a newer site and not all of the records have been transcribed. The transcription information appears however, to be more accurate. Often the only sensible way of finding individuals on-line is to search through the town or village, street by street - just like we had to do at the record offices before the Internet was available. Happy days.
It will probably be months before the data is how I want it to be. Any suggestions or help with information is always appreciated.