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May 21st, 2011 10:09 pm

This site shares research into all the Tilyard and Tillyard families worldwide, their origins dating back to c.1470 in Norfolk, England.

Anyone can look up basic information on people that are no longer living.

Registered family members are also able to view the full database, including living people, articles, 10,500+ images, 5,200+ notes, 2,100+ sources and other documents that help personalize our ancestors as they went about their daily lives.

If you are interested in the Tilyard and Tillyard families of England, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA - then this is your website! There are over 12,500 people on the tree and as much social background as possible is being added. If you have anything to share, please let me know about it.

How you can help

First and foremost, have fun and learn lots! Second, let me know what you think. Do you like the site? Is there anything that can be represented better? Did you see any errors? Can you fill in any blanks? And third, help our site grow.
E-mail me pictures from your side of the family to include. Do you have any documents? I'd love to add any birth, marriage, or death certificates, property claims, wills, pictures of gravestones, and any other kind of document that can help fill in gaps in the story.

How to use

First check the menu down the left hand side of the page. Initially, just a few basic functions available to everyone are shown. If you want to apply for an account the option is at the bottom of this menu.

Registered users can select the  option which is on the top menu bar and also the side menu. Once logged in the full list of options will show, along with 'Find', Media' and 'Info' on the top menu. Placing your mouse cursor over any of these will automatically list available selections.

If you are looking for a particular person, start by clicking  on the top menu bar. Optionally enter all or some of the first name (If you're also entering a middle initial, enter it without the period), then 
some or all of the last name (remember to use maiden names when searching for females). NB: if you're not logged in you will only see very basic details.

You can also find  
if you know more details about the person's life.  is helpful if you are unsure of the spelling. If you find someone who might be of further interest, you can   their family history page to easily find them in your  on your next visit. Notice that there are extra tabs for an individual (Ancestors, Descendants, Relationship, Timeline) where you can view (or print) their charts.

Be sure to check all the other features using the links and drop down menus. Hint: When the cursor changes from an arrow to a hand then it's hovering over a link that can be clicked and accessed.


Laura Bartley
Laura Bartley