Kerrell Family History



Getting started in Genealogy

If you have just found this site by browsing the web and want to know how to trace your ancestors then you will be pleased to know there is a wealth of freely available information. A good place to start is the GENUKI site, which is a non-commercial online genealogy resource. There are a couple of useful pages on that site for budding genealogists:

Getting started in Genealogy and Family History

Researching UK names from abroad

Exchanging information is easy!

If you use a family history software program that can produce a file in GEDCOM format then we can actually exchange data via email. But don't worry if you do not have this facility, I'm happy to exchange information in a variety of formats and media including plain text email or even post! 

A GEDCOM file is a file with names, dates, locations, and notes that is in a special format that can be read by other family history programs but please do not load data into your family history database until you are sure about it's contents. It is best to make a backup of your existing data or load it into a temporary database so that you can examine it first before committing to loading it.

Note: For privacy and security you may wish to exclude people who are still alive when exchanging family information. 


Website author: David Kerrell

I was born in New Addington, Croydon, Surrey. I am descended from the Kerrell family of Coulsdon, Surrey and most of my branch of the family are from Surrey. I currently maintain my family tree on

I live in Wiltshire.

Acknowledgements: Sharon Mamanu

Thanks to Sharon Mamanu (nee Kerrell) of Dunedin, New Zealand for family tree information, documents and photos of her branch of the Kerrell family. Sharon and I share a common ancestor; 

John Kerrell b. 1802 is Sharon's great-great-great grandfather and my great-great grandfather . 

You can contact Sharon by clicking on her name