An Ever Rolling Stream
Hardcopies of 'An Ever-Rolling Stream', second edition (considerably extended and updated) may be obtained for £10 each from Graham Twinn, please follow this link and use the contact page to contact Graham.
Gathering 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010 21:18

We are intending to run the Twinn/Twin Family Gathering event again on October 30th/31st this year.

The venue on the outskirts of Cambridge and the format of the weekend seemed to work well last time, so we intend to repeat the formula - albeit using updated technology, such as the use of SKYPE and photograph scanning, where this can be employed successfully.

We would also hope to have an informal group meal again on the Saturday evening, as this was very popular.

Over the last 5 years, the family tree has developed steadily as new information has trickled in, but the biggest surge in growth was during that weekend in 2005, when over 100 of us got together to pool our resources and our knowledge to our mutual advantage. For those who cannot attend this time we are still very happy to receive new information and to share the information we already have with family members worldwide.

While we can firm up on the event details nearer to the event, it would be very helpful if you could indicate if you might be interested in attending a Twinn/Twin Family Gathering on either or both of these days. This does not commit you to anything.

As per last time, there will be no charge for the event as such - just a box for contributions, if you have enjoyed your visit or found it useful.

We look forward to hearing from you in the weeks ahead, as this will give us some idea of the numbers we could expect in October.

Stephen Twinn
Welcome to
Saturday, 12 June 2004 11:54

Welcome to this website devoted to all things Twinn, Twin, or even Twynne and Twyn.

This website is one result of a weekend in October 2005 when 250 Twinn's descended on the Moat House Hotel, Bar Hill, Cambridge, England.

The weekend was organised by Stephen Twinn, Nigel Twinn and Jennifer Revell as a Twinn family genealogy swap-meet cum drop-in cum family reunion from 12:30 on Saturday 15 October until 14:00 Sunday 16 October, with a lovely meal in between at the John Barleycorn Inn, in Duxford, that only just managed to squeeze the 65 of us in.

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Family Tree Available
Wednesday, 22 March 2006 14:40
A very significant ‘main’ tree, connecting maybe 70% of the Twin(n)s, has been compiled, together with many of their direct descendants and ancestors, whose names are something other than Twinn.

The work has been substantially undertaken by Graham Twinn of Cambridge, with additional information added by Nigel Twinn of Tavistock, Devon.

This information is now available in two formats:

  1. An electronic database, in a file format known as a GEDCOM. This is a compilation of just about all of the known genealogy of the Twin(n)s.  There is the ‘main’ tree referred to above, but also a number of smaller trees, which - as yet - do not join onto the larger tree.  GEDCOM is a format developed by the Family History ‘industry’ to enable files to be exchanged by different providers.  The experience of Graham and Nigel is that this is easier said than done - but we will cross the bridge of incompatibility when we get to it.  The GEDCOM has been created in Family Tree Maker, which can be obtained from either directly online - or from any of the Family History organisations in the usual way.  It costs about £25 – 30. Or use a free viewer such as
     this GEDCOM Viewer.We have no reason to promote FTM above other systems, so if you have another package, the suggestion is that you get a download of the GEDCOM and see if it works.  We seem to be at the cutting edge here!  The GEDCOM, which will be dated - and updated periodically - is available by email from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  2. For those without computers or compatible software, a paper version of the main tree is available.  This shows just the Twin(n) element of the line and runs to around 128 pages – in ‘book’ form.  This means that instead of trying to stick together 128 pages into a nightmare jigsaw, it is produced in a sequence which links each page to the next by indicator arrows.  You may not be able to see the tree at a glance, but for something the size of the average house wall, ‘at a glance’ is not an option! For those not yet on the main tree, a copy of one or more of the separate trees could be made available.  Printing can be arranged through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
The GEDCOM is free to all who attended the Cambridge Gathering in October 2005.  The quid pro quo is - given that you are benefiting from many hundreds of hours and many thousands of pounds of the time and effort, particularly in the case of Graham – that you look at the data provided and respond with any corrections and additions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Please do not alter the GEDCOM and return it amended as: (a) we will not know what has changed and (b) it will make the vital task of version control even more difficult.

To cover the cost of a paper version, it is suggested that you forward £10 - a notional sum which will include postage.      

Graham and Nigel wish to make it very clear that, while every effort has been made to be accurate, there will undoubtedly be errors and omissions.  We do not claim that the file is 100% correct, and we can take no responsibility for any mistakes.  However, the more you can feed back to us, the closer to perfection we can come.   

I am sure there are further links to be found between some of the separate trees.  Perhaps just as important, in this age of fragmenting families and the progressive loss of the traditional name-lineage, is information relating to all those new descendants throughout the world who cannot be easily picked up from the indexes of the UK General Record Office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to mail either This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will do our best to help you.

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