Gordon is still working hard on "Sons of the Mars" and hopefully we will see a result before the end of the year.

We've had a lot of great emails and praise about the site and an excellent book review which suggests that the Mars site is quite pioneering :-

"... There must be many descendants of the 6500 'Mars Boys' for whom this book would be a useful resource for family history. The book does not however, stand alone as it is supplemented by a website www.sonsofthemars.com on which the author intends to list the details from the admissions records of all the boys who were admitted to the Mars as well as much other information. This is an excellent idea as the author of a book of this sort will invariably have mor information than can comfortably be accommodated in the book and it enables readers to access such of that information as may interest them. Perhaps this is the way forward for many publications in the Family History area where the narrative is in book form and could usefully be supplemented by a website containing more detailed information."
from a book review by Jessie Denholm in The Scottish Genealogist March 2009.

"First of all I want to congratulate you on making such a great and informative website :) I have been researching my family tree for a few years now and was having trouble finding my GGG Grandad ...." emailed by Catriona Stewart.

"...it is wonderful to see this book and website".  emailed by Alastair Gibbons


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