Welcome to the Gibson family website.

This is the website of John, Lis, John and Henry Gibson of Sussex in England. It used to serve the purpose of keeping our friends up to date — or, more accurately, two years out of date — on all our doings, but now that we are on Facebook, this seems to have been superseded.

Our Facebook pages can be found at:

Nowadays it serves only the purpose of hosting our family tree, about which a word or two of information is probably in order here. Most of the people it covers are known by John P Gibson to have been dead for at least five years, or were born more than 120 years ago. All the records for these people are freely available. For the others, it is necessary to acquire from John a logon name and a password. John does apologise for this, but it is better in his mind to make some attempt at respecting living (or possibly living) people's privacy, however little one may believe such a thing is possible in age so well documented as our own.

It is John's plan, however, should he ever get around to it, to resurrecting the family photograph albums here. The main problem is that the software he has previously used has seemed a little unstable, or has required a MySQL (or similar) database, which in his mind is tantamount to witchcraft - only harder to get working properly. Sometimes it has matched both of these descriptions. And if he fixes that problem, and if the other John makes reasonable progress with cataloguing the family library, then that may also make a return to the web - if only to slightly reduce the probability that John will buy multiple copies of one and the same book quite so often as has been his custom.