Hey, hey, hey to our 6th degree of separation (Twilight Zone music tinkling in background).. or is it less????
My family tree obsession begun as a bit of a whim really.. my Cousin and I decided for Xmas 2006 we would pull together a family tree to give as gifts to our family... egaddssss!! We actually thought we could put this all together in a couple of weekends... snort, how green were we?? From that moment on, I was enthralled, after roaming about in all sorts of research, I arrived here at Wikitree mid 2013, at first I was really overwhelmed by the learning curve, however I was very delighted with the amazing bunch of people that really wanted to help here and now I am being irrevocably sucked into the vortex of sourcing, profile creating and development of this neverending story of celebrating a person's life which is Wikitree.
Definitely this is a formal warning to you of the pure addictiveness of researching one's family!! You would never expect the pure delight in the simplicity of finally finding an ancestors proven year of birth, or seeing in print a physical description, and although I expected to find in my line some fabulous convicts, none were to be found at all within my direct line.... with a strange coincidence both of my brother's partners did come from convicts (so at least I got some fun researching this area for my nephews) It's been an amazing journey so far, to find sad stories such as my GG aunt having new anaesthetic trialled on her when she died at age 20 and 'Ut Oh's via court case readings and finding out that my x3 Grandfather and son were accused of sheep stealing, my x 3 great grandmother striking her daughter's wretched fiance with her umberella, a x2 great grand uncle with a headline 1898 THE WICKED WORLD. RIVER BATHING, it seems he was caught swimming NAKED in the Yarra... rock throwing at noisy neighbours on christmas day... fantastic fun reading and discovery. I've had the pleasure of a brush with our famous Aussie Ned Kelly, with my x 4 Great Grandfather's son's as the creators THE most iconic piece of metal work in Australia - Ned Kelly's armour! I wasn't even looking for this incredible history, it found me via a newspaper clipping - In fact this single Newspaper clipping also sent me reeling onto new completely unknown European ancestry research - Gotta just LOVE Trove! Another very proud find in my family was a Robert Tannahill, who is a famous Scottish poet and song writer, and with a strange journey through time ended up as our own Australian much loved tune to Waltzing Matilda! Last but not least Lilias Drummond our own ghost story Wow!!.
I wish all the best of luck...you never know what you will find.. so brace yourself... enjoy and a good Red when you finally remove your butt from the PC!! Cheers!!
|Photo of the Week - July 2013 |
my Great Great Grandmother Marie EAGLES
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On 22 Jan 2019 at 18:17 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
I sent you a message a couple of weeks ago about the new-look Global Cemeteries Project but have not yet heard back from you. If you would like to continue in the project, please can you PM me your team(s) selections and your e-mail address for the Google group.
If I don’t hear back from you by this time next week I’ll assume you no longer wish to be in the project at this time.
Leader, Global Cemeteries Project
On 1 Jan 2019 at 13:17 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:
We’ve made some exciting changes to the Global Cemeteries Project. The sub-projects have been merged into the Global Project to help with Leadership and to facilitate collaboration.
Some roles within the project have changed. From now on, there are Project Coordinators for each continent, and one for Welcome and Integration, plus Team Leaders for each individual Country etc.
Please let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project, if you’d like to continue in an existing role, and which team(s) you’d like to be on. Please also give me your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group.
Leader, Global Cemeteries
On 28 Oct 2018 at 04:01 GMT Veronica (Coat) Williams wrote:
Are you still interested in being part of the Australia project? If so, please add a tag of 'Australia' so you can keep up to date with G2G communications from the project.
On 8 Apr 2018 at 18:42 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:
Star this is the link you need to go to and The registration deadline is April 19, 2018, at 12:01 am. Note: Please post as an answer not as a comment. Thanks! https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/586403/will-you-participate
On 1 Jan 2018 at 21:38 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.
Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.
Thank you for being a Wikitreer,
Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader
On 7 Dec 2017 at 20:08 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:
I waslooking for a place category in the Australia project but could not find any location categories listed. I set the following up [Adelaide] for my uncle's side of the family.
Please can you confirm this is correct or advise on any amendments I need to make
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