Sep 12


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I have setup a FTP site to transfer large files.  You will need a username and password (email me) and the Host is

If your new to FTP one easy way is using FireFox and the FireFTP addon (see below) or download and install a FTP program like Core Lite FTP.


FTP Tutorial

This tutorial will guide you in setting up and using FireFTP - a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox.

To get started, download and install FireFTP. The installation is the same as any other Firefox addon (plugin) and will require that you restart Firefox before it will work. After you’ve restarted Firefox…

  1. Launch FireFTP by selecting Tools -> FireFTP.
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  3. It will open in a new Firefox tab. To add an FTP site to FireFTP, select the Create an account drop-down.
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  5. On the Main tab enter the appropriate info in the provided fields.
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  7. Select the Connection tab and review some of the additional settings. If you want FireFTP to open a local folder (a folder on your hard drive) each time a specific site is opened, enter the path to that folder in the Local: field. If you want to open a specific folder on the remote FTP site, enter the path to that folder in the Remote: field. When you’re done, click OK.
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  9. To connect to the site you just added to FireFTP, click the Connect button.
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  11. And now you’ll sign in to the FTP site.
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    To upload a file or folder (or multiple files and folders), select them from the list of files on your hard drive, and click the upload button.

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  13. When the upload is complete, the files and folders will now appear on your remote FTP site.
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Aug 28

Family Tree

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I have chosen Ian Brambell (my son) as the starting point to list my ancestors, as it provides a link to both mine and my wife’s family.  All the information should show up in search engines like Google so if you found it that way and have information or questions please contact me.

Ian Brambell Ancestors.

Thomas Bramble Descendants.

William Moore Descendants.

Robert Fair Descendants.

Andrejs Vics Descendants.

Aug 26


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Currently my research traces the family back to about 1770 Ireland.  According to Professor Oakley in the Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society (see Obituary for Francis Williams Rogers Brambell), he said the family originated from Kilkenny and Francis Williams Rogers Brambell was a descendent of Thomas Bramble (born abt. 1770).  Anne Denard did not know where he got this information but thought it must have been from her mother, Margaret Brambell. It is possible that Thomas moved to Dublin and there is a Thomas Bramble, coach builder, 20 James’ St. recorded in Thorn’s Directory 1847.

The name brambell however is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when the family lived in Yorkshire where Bramley was a local name ‘of Brambley,’ a chapelry and village near Leeds.

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like brambell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name brambell include Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. Bramley, Bramlie, Bramble, Brambley and others.

First found in Yorkshire where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the oppurtunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name brambell or a variant listed above: Francis Bramley who settled in Virginia in 1635; Hugh Bramley settled in Virginia in 1640; Thomas Bramley settled in Virginia in 1650; Elizabeth Bramley arrived in New York in 1823.

Aug 26


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The family crest shown here is generally believed to be that of the Brambell family.

My Family Ring

My Family Ring

Aug 26


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My interest in genealogy started while working on Ian’s Scout genealogy merit badge in 2006.  Since then with the help of my mother and Erika’s parents I have compiled the following.

My goal is to provide a site where family members may share information on family genealogy and history. I encourage input and advice from other family members and researchers. My primary focus is the Brambell family from Ireland and England, however I’m interested in all the branches of my family.

In an attempt to protect the identities of all living individuals, all my web based files have been “privatized”. Please contact me immediately if you find information regarding a living individual.


To keep track of all my records, I’m currently using software called RootsMagic. Like most genealogy software it can read and export to a Gedcom file format.

Aug 26


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Enter your info to send me a email.

Aug 26


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Mark, Erika, Ian and Megan Brambell currently live in Wilmington, NC.  I have setup this website in order to help link all the Brambell’s and other family members worldwide. So please contact me so I can set you up to post or make comments, get access to the password protected pages on this site and receive a email address.

Grandfather Mt. NC -  2006

Grandfather Mt. NC - 2006