This site represents 40 years of research, most data was collected without subscribing to any web service, in fact for most of the research period there was no internet to connect to. Research was done by visiting archives or record offices and manually searching through documents.

Online data repositories do speed up research though other peoples badly researched online trees do make life difficult. With the comparative ease of modern research I have widened the tree to include many lines of distant cousins covering 5 continents, 18 countries and 500 years.

The website Gristgen contains further research for the Grist family with about 3000 people to be added to the tree.