Interested in Genealogy AND things Australian?

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Are you Australian or have Australian family connections? The  Australia Project always needs people to help add to and improve the quality of Australian information on WIkiTree. There are also many sub-projects (eg convicts, cemeteries, Prime ministers, etc). If you haven't already joined, just answer this question below so we connect you to our project.
asked in Requests for Project Volunteers by Paul Bech G2G6 Mach 6 (61.5k points)

Love this Paul and timely too considering the Australia Project LiveCast this Weekend! :-) Mags

I'm Australian born. My direct Paternal Walker line hasn't been in Australia very long. My Grandfather Ivor Walker was born in 1930 in Cheltenham England and came to Australia via a army transfer some time in the late '40's early 50's. My maternal line (Rowland ) have been in Australia a lot longer with my 4X Grandfather William Rowland entering Australia from England sometime in the early 1850's as an immigrant/settler. On my mother's direct maternal line My 4X Great Grandmother is Unknown and is widely rumoured and speculated to be possibly a full blood Aboriginal.
I look forward to contributing my Australian data. Its a slow process but I'll get there.
I am Australian and have been busy so far adding basic details of lots of my Australian family members but will then go back and go into more indepth profiles of those family members soon.  I would love to be part of the Australian project.

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I emmigrated to Australia in 1965, Married an Australian and my children are all Australian. My wife's family have been here since the early 1800's and I an also reserching them.

I would like to join the Australia Project
answered by Martin Coull G2G1 (1.1k points)
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HI Paul, just signed up now that I have some time. Looked for an Australian section and delighted to find it. Have Irish and Isle of Man ancestors but I'm 4th gen Australian. I'll need to find my way around here but happy to help when I can.
answered by Norah Kneale G2G Rookie (270 points)
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Hi, I am unsure which question I am suppose to answer to be connected. I am Australian that is researching my paternal family "Murcutt."

I am also researching to write a book on our family connections.I am interested in joining and contributing to the Australian connections.
answered by Raelene Murcutt G2G Rookie (260 points)
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Interested Aussie
answered by Sharnee Boreham G2G Rookie (260 points)
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I am 5th generation Australian Mackey and have been actively researching ancestry for almost 8 years now. The tree is 8500 people strong, most of them personally verified with in-person sources by myself or my uncle, we've travelled the globe to get to the bottom of some of our lines without much luck.

I like to focus on both ancestral and physical place history, as sometimes combining the two can be quite illuminating.

Definitely keen on joining and contributing to this project and will continue to do so probably for the next few decades...

Cheers, Tim
answered by Tim Mackey G2G Crew (920 points)
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Just saw your post here on G2G, Paul.  After becoming an Australia project member I have been working on my extensive (as well as my wife's and son-in-law's) pioneer Aussie connections.  But what I thought I'd mention that might help others with project ideas is that is that I've created a niche by recording categorising Australia's Army Generals, creating profiles where need be and improving others if I can.  There's 81 currently, but several still need to be connected to the Tree.  If I ever run out of them I will move on to RAN admirals and RAAF air marshals.
answered by Kenneth Evans G2G6 (9.4k points)
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Australian born (3 or 4th generation depending on which line) descended from immigrants from England Scotland, Ireland, Germany (so far only one convict).
answered by Sue Crerar G2G Crew (730 points)
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Hi, I am Australian and have Australian ancestry. Some on my paternal side have been in Aus. since the convict transportation days and settled around Wellington NSW area and others emigrated and settled around the Goulburn NSW area. My maternal side came here around 1918 from England and others came mid 1800 from Bavaria Germany.
answered by Susan Lewis G2G Crew (620 points)
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Hi Paul
I would love to be a considered a member of your group. I found a profile on the error list for William Dunstan VC (Dunstan-344) and am working on attaching his family to the global tree. I'm not much on producing a narrative for people but I can do the research.
My roots are mainly English and Irish including at least one convict so far.

I'm happy to help out anywhere I can

Thank you
Amanda Myers
answered by Amanda Myers G2G Crew (350 points)
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I have Irish, German and Danish ancestors, with possibly some French a bit further back. Most of them came out to Queensland in the 1880s when there was a high demand for settlers. Due to some hard work by a distant family member, one of my German lines (Rackemann) has been traced back to the 1600s. However, the Irish line (Conlon) has hit a brick wall, with my great-grandfather apparently not being born anywhere or emigrating from somewhere. :-)

I’m new to WikiTree, and am busy adding ancestors, and would love to join the Australia project. I have particular interests in German and Irish ancestors.

answered by Kevin Voges G2G Rookie (230 points)

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