Roger's Family History

Roger Campbell, son of James Gordon CAMPBELL and Winifred Daisy CREASY.

James was actually born Leslie Gordon Hopkins, which is why the CAMPBELL Family History becomes the the HOPKINS Family History.

We have been researching the history of these two families and all their branches for over 17 years now and we still have much to discover. When we first started this there was very little information online and most of the research had to be done by visiting records offices and libraries and pouring through microfiche after microfiche of photographed documents - sometimes to no avail! We spent hours one holiday in the Library at Faversham searching the Parish Records for Ospringe and discovering the HOPKINS ancestors. Likewise the Record Office and Library in Norwich for the BALLS family.

It is all so much easier now that things like census records and Parish Records are becoming available on the Internet. However, it has been a lot of fun and very interesting. There is something special about discovering details of an ancestor in a copy of the Parish records or the Census Forms rather than seeing the information come up as a result of a database search. Of course it is also very important to view these original sources to verify data.

We have made contact with a lot of lovely people while doing the research.These people and family members, old or recently discovered, have been invaluable either by exchanging and sharing information or recounting family facts, anecdotes or rumours.

Thanks to every one of you that has helped us in any way with our research.

The database contains information on 37 direct branches of the family tree covering 1490 individual family members.

The Ancestry Chart shows Roger's Campbell/Hopkins and Creasy lines of ancestry.

Roger's Pedigree Chart provides information on the direct line of ancestors from both HOPKINS and CREASY families.

The Surname List covers 310 names from both families and their various branches.

The Campbell and CREASY menus provide links for the family branches in each line of ancestry.