At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak and Canadian lockdown in the spring of 2020 I started a section with my comments on the outbreak. I recently archived this to a new location . Unfortunately, I was correct about how the outbreak would progress but that is all history now.
In November, I started working on an update to my section on the Newalls and Newells of Lyme Regis, Dorset and Uplyme, Devon. This was a major rework that is integrated with an Ancestry.ca family tree that I prepared for Andrew Newell of Lyme Regis.
I am now starting a new section on the Newells, Newalls and Nowells of Cornwall.
There are a number of recent changes to the Web Site.
First, the site has been upgraded to SSL (https) which adds additional security and makes it easier to access the site. The URL is now https://johnpnewell.com/ but still can be reached by simply typing johnpnewell.com.
Secondly, the section on “The Dock” has been renamed Newell Family The content remains the same but the new name reflects the focus of this section on my Newell Ancestors.
Thirdly, I have added a new header section called Bareneed that will cover the general history of Bareneed and The Dock. This section is still under construction.
Finally, I have restructured the DNA section and added new sections to provide more detail on my non Newfoundland DNA connections. There is more to come on this topic.
Have not posted any new update for some time since I have been working on a project to explore my roots in the UK and Europe using my Ancestry DNA results. Thanks to my sister Shirley and two 3rd cousins, who are also descended from John Newell & Patience Porter, I was able to plot the earliest know location of distant (5th cousin +) DNA matches who had a Newell or similar name (e.g. Noel, Neville, Knowles) in their tree. I have just started updating the section of the Web Site on My Ancestry DNA Results to reflect the new information.
I have added a new section to the top level page on My DNA. The new section is entitled Search for the Ancestors of Philip Newell and is added to the section on my Ancestry DNA results. This section analyses my distant DNA links (5th + cousin) to people with the Newell, Noel, Knowles and Neville names in their trees.
I have added new information on Grace Newell, daughter of John and Patience, under the Early Newells section.
I recently added a new section o the Andrews family of Port-de-Grave, my father’s mother was Clara Andrews of PDG.
Started a new section, under ‘The Early Newells’ Tab on the Wells family of Salmon Cove. My great grandmother Caroline Wells was from this family but they also had sveral other connections to the Newells of ‘The Dock’.
Added information on Private Wells, who had connections to ‘The Dock’, to my section on WWI see: https://johnpnewell.com/the-dock-nfld/wwi/
For the past several months I have been conducting new research into my DNA (updating research from 5 years ago). This body of research has grown to the extent that I have given it a new top level Tab on the Web Site. This section is still under development.
I have restructured the Web Site to better reflect the information I currently have. I moved information on Newells from other areas of Newfoundland to it’s own section on the opening page. I have also added a section on Merchant Connections under ‘The Dock’.