Welcome to Following in the Footprints of James Ford website.

This site is constructed for those interested in researching the ancestry and history of James Ford.  There is, as it turns out, much to tell.  As you will find out while navigating through the site, James Ford lived at a pivotal time in history, not only in the history of Australia, but of a wider significant history, that of Western Civilisation.

James Ford was no world beater.  He was very ordinary.  Nothing extraordinary happened in his life.  That he was ordinary should make his life one of interest.  How is it that it is that ordinary people, unremarkable individuals, survive in a competitive environment.  What skills, what resources, what attributes did they possess to overcome the incredible odds they faced?  This website does not attempt to answer such an audacious question.  Rather, what you will find here is a personal record, across time and place, that might give you a little richer understanding of your own place in time and history. If this website has achieved as much then it has it has achieved its objective.

This website will grow.  In order to accommodate that growth the site has a number pages organised depending on the thematic, or topical, content.   The website is therefore divided into a number of pages depending on whether the page is text based or one that contains images, or photographs, or family trees.  As a result, the text pages are not unnecessarily cluttered with images and photographs, which might be more readily located on their dedicated pages.

Further, a search button is installed to save rummaging through the entire site looking for some illusive piece of information.

Visitors to this website might like to go to the Home page to see the latest additions to the site.

Be aware that this site is in its infancy.  There is much to upload to the site and all will appear in due course.

So please visit regularly and ask questions if you have need.  You will find contact information on the Contact page.

Copyright John Ford 2018

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