It's time to meet another one of our Wonderful WikiTreers! This week's member is John Rosser.
John became a Wiki Genealogist in May of 2014. He is active in a variety of our projects and enjoys participating in our big annual marathon events and other challenges.
What are some of the surnames you are researching?
ROSSER, WALTERS, MARSDEN, FITZGERALD, CHISNALL, PLUMMER, KENNEDY, MCCABE, JACKSON, GRAY, BARCLAY, CORRIGAN, MCINNES, MCGREGOR, GIBSON, MCLEAN, WAITE, HOARE/HORE, LOVE, FINLAYSON, HARDIE, MCRAE, MCDONALD, SCOTT, LANGSFORD, BRYANT, MORRIS, DAWSON, WILLIAMS, PRIOR, STEPHENS, LLOYD, CONWAY, OSULLIVAN, BARTON, DURWARD, DAVIDSON, MARTIN, SOUTHWOOD, REES, WILSDON, HARRIS.
What are some of the locations you are researching?
Australia: New South Wales; Victoria; South Australia
Wales: Glamorgan (Swansea);
England: Cornwall; Devon; Kent; Lancashire; Middlesex; Somerset; Suffolk
Scotland: Aberdeenshire; Argylshire; Lanarkshire; Midlothian; Wigtownshire
Ireland: Co. Kerry; Co. Tipperary; Co. Limerick; Co. Laois; Co. Waterford
Canda: Ontario (Toronto); Quebec (Montreal);
When and how did you get interested in genealogy?
A school project captured my imagination at 9 years old; later my parents organised a large family reunion. I was fascinated by all the stories that were being shared... about 15 years ago I began researching in my own right because I realised there were still so many questions that my parents hadn’t found answers for and most of my grandparents had passed on.
Who's your favorite ancestor and why?
They’ve all taught me something...I don’t know enough yet to choose a favourite.
Tell us about a brick wall you hope to bust through.
One day I hope to discover the date and circumstances of William Henry Lloyd's arrival in South Australia.
What are some of your interests outside of genealogy?
I’m a bit of generalist, so I dabble in a lot of things including reading, playing guitar, birdwatching, camping, hiking, Scouting.
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