Lesley, Michael & Cathy
About us
We are, from left to right, Lesley Close (editing and photography) and her partner, Michael Connolley (design and maintenance) and his sister Cathy Connolley (research and photography).

Site News
Regular visitors will notice the recent appearance of advertising underneath the subject buttons. This isn't a decision we took lightly but as the site expands, our costs increase and a small return from the adverts will help to offset our server charges and enable us to buy more items for inclusion on the web site. We chose Google ads because they are relatively unobtrusive and are usually relevant to the page content.
We are continually searching for more information, records, photographs and stories to add to www.gunnerside.info If you have anything you think would be of interest to our visitors, please do get in touch and tell us about it. Whether it's something that happened 200 years ago or will happen next month, we'd be pleased to hear from you. The site now includes assorted items of interest covering Upper Swaledale from Healaugh all the way to Tan Hill.
We try very, very hard to make sure that the information on this web site is accurate. However, the handwriting on some old records can be very difficult to decipher and occasionally errors do occur. Always check with the original source material before adding branches to your family tree based on information taken from this site.
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