Despite the fact that I have spent less time on the newsletter and web site the number of newsletter page views in the month is still well above 5000 - although down a bit on March and April. The main site had the highest ever number of visitor for May at 22,625 - with the 65,059 page hits showing that the average visitor viewed about 3 pages. The total number of accessible text pages now exceeds 4,200.
In addition to the Newsletter posts there has been quite a bit of behind the scenes activity - but I am feeling lazy - and don't propose to summarise it here.
Your views on the future of the site are still coming in and I am looking at the best way of continuing within the time I have available to devote to genealogy, and also to ensure that the reference material on the site continues to be available when I am no longer in a position to update it. I have decided to include more modern photographs from my own collection - using Geograph as the main store of the images. In addition I have streamlined my update procedures to save me time - but as a result you may occasionally find draft pages online - before I have finished tidying them up and announced their arrival in the Newsletter.