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Last year I wrote about a Steer Family web site where people can add
data, or just view it. I notice this forum has been quiet for a couple
of months so hope this is just because people have other projects on hand.
The site I set up last year is still active but because it was broken
for a week last year which meant it could not be used until the owners
got round to fixing it, I have set up an extended version based in Europe at
As it has been active for a few weeks it does now appear in web
searches, at least in the UK.
In addition to the data on the earlier site I have added the major part
of the 1911 census of England, Wales and Ireland. The Scottish census at
present is only available on payment, not subscription. However the 1901
census has very few names.
Most names are there but it was based on searching for Steer as Head of
household. This will have missed single people away from home as
visitors or lodgers. It could miss families where the husband was away
and the wife, filling in the form, did not claim to be Head of House. At
present the site lists about 10,000 individuals (including partners) in
Names are mainly Steer, Steere, Stear and the plural variants but also
McSteer in Ireland and a few soundalikes such as Stier.
A few other members have added data. This has been either by sending me
a gedcom which can be joined to the existing data and loaded on the
site, or by direct extension of a person on the site. This can be
addition of relatives or of new data, such as photographs.
Having got to this stage I will probably start moving back and joining
the data from the earlier censuses.
Happy New Year