Saturday 31 May 2014

Roche Clan - A Family Conversation

The first thing that most family members are interested in is just that: family. Who are we? Where do we come from? (Though there are many other vital and interesting questions and issues that we hope to cover in the near future.)

These are good questions that require good tools. For that the head of family genealogy joined the Internet revolution using GeneWeb and more recently has started to also use GRAMPS. Both of these are free software and can easily handle the many thousands of family members.

As long as your family tree software can import GEDCOM (version 5) then it should be compatible with the central family database.


Globalisation is happening to everything. (Or possibly it has been happening since before the last ice age, and humanity is only now realising.) This includes families. Thankfully we have created the Internet and that can support the more human aspect: the World Wide Web.

That is why this site has been created; as a portal for family members, and those interested to know more about us, to be able to have a global conversation.

I have been mandated by the Chief of the Roche clan to create this portal and if it is successful, he may even find time to directly share some of his incites with us.

The plan is to aggregate family history, clarify misconceptions, gather and discuss, (even argue over the correct spelling and pronunciation of our name.)
That said, as the Chief is wont to quote, "no plan survives contact with the enemy" [0], (among his interests, military history and particularly strategy never seem to be far from his thoughts.)
 So I will need your help to determine how this expands and where we take things from here. What would you like more of?

[0] Sir Arthur Wellesley, Lord Wellington.