Thank you for using the Thornbury Roots 2 website.  Please read this statement regarding copyright and privacy before using the site or contacting us to submit any personal information.  By using the site, you are accepting the practices described below.  These practices may be changed but any changes will be posted on this page and changes will apply only on a going-forward, not retroactive, basis.

Please contact us on before using the information and images on this website in any way that is not for your own private researches.  Thornbury and District Museum retains the copyright to many of the images shown on the website and has only allowed us to use them on the understanding that they are available for personal research and educational purposes.  If you do reproduce the information, including elsewhere on the Internet, please follow normal practice and make it clear that the information comes from Thornbury Roots.

If you send us photographs of families or properties connected with Thornbury, please bear in mind that the purpose of the website is share information with other researchers and unless you make it clear that this is not your intention we would like to add your contribution to the website.

We have a clear and simple Privacy Policy.

Information automatically collected and stored

We use cookie and tracking technology for the automatic collection and temporary storage of information about your visit, such as:

– The date of your visit.

– The browser type and operating system you use.

– The search terms you use.

– The pages on our web site you visited.

This information, which is collected in aggregated and anonymised form, allows us to track the number of visitors to the site and to understand, for instance, which pages are the most visited. It also allows us to understand where in the world our users are based.

This aggregated information can assist us in maintaining the usefulness of our website for our readers.

We may also share such information as aggregate visitor figures with third parties.  For instance, we send statistics to Thornbury and District Museum about the number of visitors we have had to the website in a particular time period to help the museum in its applications for funding. We may also report the aggregate number of visitors to a particular web page during a given timespan.

We do not and cannot collect personal information about you in this way.

Personally provided information

You do not have to give us any personal information to visit our web site.

If you choose to provide any personal information by e-mailing us then we may include some information on this website or stored for reference purposes.  This will be used only to improve the service we provide.  For example if you contact us about a specific family we may wish to contact you at a later date if we find more information or if we are contacted by another person researching the same family.  We would not pass on your email address without first asking you for permission.  Please indicate that you are in agreement with us keeping your information for this purpose when you contact us via email.


We will not disclose, give, sell or transfer any personal information about our visitors to any other party, unless required to do so by law.

Privacy Contact Information

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about our privacy policy, you may contact us using this email address:

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy. Any changes will be posted on this page.