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This web-site, although begun as a personal one, concentrates now upon the Benardout Family world-wide, - its doings, comings and goings and now includes an amount of history as far back as possible - 1178 is the earliest date reached.

The very first piece offered was a short Family Survey put together by an amateur historian, not
as an academic effort but in an attempt at a human portrait. This seems to have reached its limits, - alas, - although it
had been extended as the research has taken us over the years and may yet be again.

We have also added in the Works of others who have found our Family to be of interest. The Site is constantly updated when more detail is discovered and supplied by Family members, and recently there has even been an approach from a Greek Family, from Zakynthos and the USA, suggesting a possible relationship to us.

Whilst I have not yet found evidence to support that, there are coincidences which are too strong to ignore and I have thus taken up the challenge of deeper research into their suggestion. This will probably take a couple of years, but it will keep both me and the Site alive and active !!

It is to be hoped that you will continue to offer comments and contributions, particularly your own published Memoirs, and that in the course of time the site will become a co-operative effort producing a broad and balanced picture of us then and now.

My own light-hearted Memoirs have already been published in book form but are also included here, and should any-one be interested in a printed copy I will happily send it by mail - cost free of course.