The online family tree took me four years! I am aware that most of this detail has now been stolen by other sites.
Ethel Littlechild, my grandmother as I never knew her & Robert Wilding, my grandfather
My beautiful grandmother, Ethel Littlechild; led me to spend vast amounts of my time in family history research. There are now three written trilogies of the Littlechild family, all composed by Stephen Littlechild. The latest was produced in November of 2010, and it is a brilliant factual account of the twelve lines of the Littlechild family through time (circa 1800 - 1850 and more). These can all be viewed at the Essex Record Office, or you can also purchase the latest copy by contacting Stephen directly. I received my copy of this outstanding work as a Christmas present, and it's an amazing read. Thank you.
Ray Longs Cosford database has been resurrected again for the time being. It is absolutely brilliant. I spent many hours recreating a version of this from the wayback machine, it is far from complete, but also far too important a grpoup of records to lose.