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Online map showing our trees

I’ve uploaded a map which shows the geographical origin of the family trees we’re researching. These are colour-coded by DNA result; each of the five bright colours represents a genetic family, i.e. these trees have ben found to have the same common Pomeroy ancestor. The grey ones have unique DNA results within the project, the white ones have yet to be tested.

The map is at:

I will over time add more details to each tree.

Best to all,


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2009 subscription rates

Annual subscriptions to the PFA for 2009 are now due.

Please note that we do not send out invoices and personal reminders are very time consuming!

Due to significant exchange rate movements since our subscriptions rates were last set, we have made some changes — no increases, just reductions. Our current rates are:

Australia                    A$25
Canada                     C$20
Ireland                        €12
New Zealand            NZ$25
UK                              £10
USA                        US$15

Please make your payments to your appropriate country rep. Contact details can be found on the last page of Pomerology #40. Cheques/checks should be made out in the name of your country rep, except UK cheques which should be made payable to the Pomeroy Family Association.

I would like to pass on my thanks to those who have already promptly paid.

For members with UK bank accounts, if you currently pay by cheque but would prefer to pay by Standing Order, please let me know. My contact details are on the back page of Pomerology #40.

Happy New Year


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Repairing the bells of Berry Pomeroy

A major appeal is underway to fund the strengthening of the church tower and the refurbishment of the eight bells of St Mary’s. Details of the work, the appeal, and how to support it, are in the PDF.

PDF: The bells of St Mary’s, Berry Pomeroy

Chris Pomery

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Opening Comments from the Administrator

This blog is our new forum for me to present our project’s findings, and for you, our researchers and family members, to describe what you’ve found, ask questions of each other, and ask questions of me. This is a genuinely interactive space and I look forward to working together with you to use its full potential.

Our old website and guestbook, hosted by Rootsweb, is no longer able to support our needs. The guestbook specifically was plagued regularly by spam posts which Rootsweb seemed unable to prevent.  Our new website, though leaner and simpler, nonetheless contains updated news about our project. To make that updating process easier, in future most of the research “news” will be detailed in the Annual Report to PFA members and a summary only will be placed on the website. This will, I hope, encourage active researchers to join the PFA, even if only for a year or two, and support the project financially. As previously, I will always respond to any family  history enquiry that I receive from anyone with an interest in the Pomeroy name, however distant or tangential that interest may be!

Chris Pomery

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