Welcome to our web site…

…dedicated to the research of our parents ancestors, the Wakefield and Lytollis & Ward families, who had their origins in the UK & Ireland.

Although the main family lines are ‘Wakefield’ and ‘Lytollis & Ward’ there are many other associated surnames connected by marriage. Ancestors of the original families have since spread to Canada, USA, Australia & New Zealand.

Non-members can access selected information through the menu at the top of this page. Access to the main family history area is by registration only.

Want to register?

To register as a family member for a username and password you must already be in our database or be a descendant of one of the families in the database.

To check if your surname is in our database go here.


If you are a Member…

Existing members should select the Members menu tab which will open up the login page.

Enter the required details in the spaces provided and select ‘Login’.

Once successfully logged in, members may explore the family history section at their leisure, subject to access permissions granted by the administraror.

This allows registered users to view many of the documents, photos and other information that we have collected during the research of our family ancestors.

Forgotten your details?

If you have forgotten your details then follow the instructions shown on the login page.

Still having some issues? – please email us with details and we will get back to you.

Contact Us

Are you are researching any of the family names on our Surnames List? Perhaps we have discovered information that could help with your own family history research. Or perhaps you have questions about the data we present and where we found it?

If so, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.


Billy's bird photos on Flickr

A selection of my bird photos
Cheshire Swan Study Group

Swan & Weather data by David Cookson