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Back in the year 2000 I thought it might be interesting to set up a family history website. I had over the years built up a considerable archive of information on many of my ancestors and so publishing on the web seemed an ideal way to make this information more freely available to anyone else who may have an interest.

The internet was all new and I was keen to learn how websites were constructed and published. Setting up this website was an ideal way to achieve all of these objectives. In its early stages the home page consisted of a list of ancestors and linked to this was a number of separate pages giving biographies of some of these people.

The site has steadily grown over the years as more information has come to light and as time has allowed. In addition to the ancestors, I have been steadily adding pages for their relatives and supplementary pages containing general notes on the places where they lived, their friends and any other information that I felt might be of interest.

I have written some books which I have self published.  These are available as a free pdf download via the links below:

The Ups And Downs Of Jeremy James - Growing up in New Zealand in the 1960s and 1970s.  

The Ups And Downs Of Jeremy James - Becoming a grownup in the 1980s.

History of the World - As seen from my family library.

If you would like to know who JJ Heath-Caldwell is, please click here.

If you have any comments to make or if you have any additional information regarding any of the people listed, please feel free to contact me.

Key Biographies


There are approximately 400 historical biographies on this website.  For a full list of all the people covered please click here.