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The information contained in this website – - is provided for general information purposes only. The information is provided by me (Jan Kingshott). Whilst I will endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct, I make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability concerning the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Therefore, any reliance on such information is strictly at your own risk.

In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage, including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, I take no responsibility for and will not be liable for temporarily unavailable websites due to technical issues beyond my control.



Copyright © 2009-2024 - Jan Brian Kingshott - All rights reserved.


This website and its content is the copyright of Jan Brian Kingshott. It is provided for the benefit of individual private research, and if used in your own research, any information obtained from it must be adequately and individually referenced to the copyright holder.

Citations should be in the following form, or something similar.

Kingshott, J.B. (2023). Kingshott Genealogy. [online] Kingshott Genealogy. Available at: [Accessed 25 Sep. 2023].


Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following circumstances:-

  • You may print or download to local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.

  • You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material.


Outside of the above caveats, you may not distribute or commercially exploit the content except with the copyright holder's express written permission. Nor may you transmit it or store it on any other website or electronic retrieval system without the express written consent of the copyright holder.




By continuing to browse and use this website, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which, together with my website disclaimer, copyright statement and privacy policy, govern my relationship with you regarding this website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

  • The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

  • Neither I nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee regarding the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors, and I expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

  • Using any information or materials on this website is entirely at your risk, and I will not be liable. You shall be responsible for ensuring that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

  • This website contains material which is owned and/or licensed to me. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance, photographs and graphics. Reproduction is strictly prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions and can be read below.

  • No material published on this website will be used by any third party for any commercial purposes. This includes journalistic purposes and other websites using material from this website without my express written permission.

  • All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.

  • Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to legal proceedings.

  • From time to time, this website may include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that I necessarily endorse the websites nor that I have responsibility for their content.

  • Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of such use of the website is subject to the laws of England & Wales.




At Kingshott Genealogy, protecting your personal information and the data you provide is paramount to me. Genealogy is about discovering our past, but it's also essential to protect the present. Below is an outline of my data protection and privacy policies, focusing on the data for living individuals or those potentially still living.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018:

  1. Lawful Processing: We ensure that data concerning living individuals or those potentially alive is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently. This means we'll always have a valid reason for collecting and using your data, such as your consent.

  2. Data Minimisation: We collect only the necessary data for our genealogy services. We won't ask for more than we need.

  3. Accuracy: We make every effort to ensure our information is accurate and up-to-date. You have the right to correct any data we hold about you.

  4. Storage Limitation: Personal data is kept in a form which allows identification of individuals for no longer than is necessary.

  5. Rights of the Data Subject: Living individuals have the right to know what data is being collected, to access it, correct inaccuracies, and, in certain circumstances, ask for it to be deleted or restrict its processing.




For users outside the UK, we adhere to global best practices, keeping in mind the privacy regulations of the regions we serve. Some of the worldwide requirements we consider include:

  1. Consent: Regardless of where you are, we'll always obtain your explicit consent before collecting or processing your data. You can withdraw this consent at any time.

  2. Data Transfer: We ensure that, if we transfer your data across borders, it's protected with the same care as within the origin country.

  3. Data Breaches: In the unlikely event of a data breach, we're committed to notifying affected individuals, as applicable laws require.


While we protect data under our control, it's also important for users to be mindful when sharing or seeking data:

  • Limit Sharing: If you share information about living relatives, ensure you have their permission or limit the details to non-identifiable information.

  • Protect Identity: Avoid sharing or publishing sensitive information like birth dates, addresses, or other data that could be used maliciously.

  • Respect Wishes: If a family member or potential living relative wishes for their information to remain private, always respect their choice.


Genealogy research connects us with our ancestors and gives us a sense of belonging. However, we must ensure that our curiosity doesn't compromise the privacy and safety of the living. We're committed to upholding the highest standards of data protection and privacy. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact me.



This website was created using templates. I have no specific security features in place for this other than those provided by Wix. Any information placed on it is freely visible to anyone looking at the site. I make no representations that the website is secure. As the end user, it is up to you and you to ensure you are adequately protected from online risks such as malware, viruses and other cyber threats.

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