The society has five active projects.
- DNA project leading to many interesting and clarifying details, by participating members managed by Hugh Cave.
- Researching the pedigree and history of those Caves who lost their lives during WW1 and who are commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission managed by Philippa McCray.
- Researching the pedigree and history of those Caves who lost their lives during WW2 and who are commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission managed by Philippa McCray.
- Relating all GRO indexes of Births and Marriages to the Pedigree tables where relevant, managed by Hugh Cave.
- Relating our Database to Pedigree tables managed by Lynda Hotchkiss.
1. DNA Y-Chromosome Project
The aim of this project is to take forward and expand the science of DNA analysis, using the Y-chromosome, to prove links between members of the society. The project, begun in 2006, is ongoing and proving fruitful. Full reports on the project progress can be read in the Members Only area.
Hugh Cave now holds 2 only Y DNA 37 Marker kits offered at a discounted price of £85.00 (against an original price of £105.00). Hugh is quite happy to enter a term payment for these kits.
2. WW1 Commonwealth War Graves
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission lists Caves who lost their lives during WW1. We aim to record each one to assist you in your research. The society is interested to hear from anyone (Members and Non-Members) who has information pertaining to any of those listed. We are keen to obtain photographs of the individuals, biographical or family information as well as photographs of the Commonwealth War Graves. Read More >
3. WW2 Commonwealth War Graves
The Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register lists 91 men and women bearing the surname Cave, Cavie, Cavey, Caves or Cave-Browne who lost their lives in WW2. Many are remembered on UK memorials. The CAVE FHS would be grateful to anyone who is able to visit and photograph a memorial and accompanying entry. Read More >