Paul Arne Bech

Paul Bech

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Paul A. Bech
Born 1950s.
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Brother of [private sister (1960s - unknown)], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
Father of [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Bech-2 created 21 Nov 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 14 Sep 2017
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Rudd, Standen, Sweeney Family Reunion

Facebook group for Standen's and descendants
Facebook group for Oxley's and descendants
Facebook group for descendants of the First Fleet convict, Ann Forbes

There is nothing I enjoy more than hunting down more members of my family tree, except, perhaps, helping others hunt down their own mysteries.

I was a fairly early user of WikiTree and have enjoyed the journey. Chris Whitten, the owner/operator of WikiTree has created a wonderful tool and made it free for all who share the journey. WikiTree is about sharing! We are all part of one great big family tree, but many wish to focus a little more narrowly (it can get quite overwhelming).

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Project Co-ordinator, that is, as a long trusted member of the WikiTree community I have been given additional powers to help others. This in mainly in the area of opening the Privacy levels of profiles which are over 200 years old to the most open level, which is what is required for such profiles on WikiTree.

I can also be of assistance in helping with merges where a profile manager may be un-responsive. Every avenue must be exhausted before this occurs.

If I can be of assistance to any WikiTreer, drop me a line.

My personal interests include: Photography, astronomy, walking, bushwalking, cycle touring, ten pin bowling, arts and crafts, movies and cinema, theatre, science fiction, history, genealogy, technology, environment, social issues.

My main family tree interests are: Oxley (from Kent, England 1839 to Australia), Standen (from Kent, England, 1841), Hayes, Wall, Bech (from Korsor, Denmark).

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Paul is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
Allan is the surname of my Scottish ancestors from Edinburgh, Scotland
Following the Australia Project
Bech is my family line. My ancestors are from Denmark.
I have a Bowes family line which I know is connected but I have not yet found the actual connection (back Allan in Edinburgh)
I have Danish ancestry and some knowledge of Danish genealogy amd like to help others searching Danish roots.
Interested in Australian Explorers
I have Hutchison/Hutcheson ancestors from Edinburgh, Scotland
I have Hutchison/Hutcheson ancestors from Edinburgh, Scotland
Possible surname of father of my g-g-grandfather (not listed on certificates)
My maternal ancestry. From Kent, England
A recently discovered family line in Denmark. I am seeking new connections
Standen is on my maternal ancestral side; from Kent/Sussex, England
I have Syme ancestors from Edinburgh, Scotland
Messages tagged with Sysops come to my attention

DNA Tested
Paul Bech's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Paul or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Paul Bech: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 25 markers, haplogroup R-M269, Ysearch GFARU, FTDNA kit #329300
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Paul Bech: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup I2, FTDNA kit #329300
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On 14 Sep 2017 at 00:11 GMT Trace Allison wrote:

LOL Thanks Paul :) .. You are super duper fast!!.. So fast I had to double check my eyes on Hahn .. Hahaha.. Well done and thankyou

On 10 Sep 2017 at 07:49 GMT Joop van Belzen wrote:

Hello Paul,

my name is Joop van Belzen and I would like to participate in the Language_volunteers Project. I am a member of the Dutch_roots team and Project Coordinator of the "Dutch Portal/Nederlands Portaal" subproject. ( The Dutch Portal is a link between the Netherlands and the rest of the Wikitree world visa versa. We have made extensive information in Dutch about WikiTree for beginners and advanced. We also translated the WikiTree Introduction to Dutch.

Currently I keep the Dutch Portal pages up to date and add information if needed.

I'm native Dutch speaker and second languages Englisch and German

Greetings from the Netherlands


On 9 Sep 2017 at 22:50 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Paul - I've just noticed that a couple of assisted immigrant ships have already been set up in the Arrivals to NSW : Shipping category - so I'll add to that unless I hear otherwise from you. I'd love the convicts and first settlers badge when you get a chance. Many thanks. Gillian

On 9 Sep 2017 at 22:18 GMT Gillian Thomas wrote:

Hi Paul

Please could you add me to the convicts and early settlers project. My interest is primarily bounty and assisted immigrants. Would it be in the spirit of the project to start adding in categories for the specific boats that people arrived on, similar to the convict boat categories? Thanks so much. Gillian

On 4 Sep 2017 at 21:20 GMT Alan Radecki wrote:

Hi Paul, just wanted to reach out and let you know I just joined the Australian Convicts project, as I have three, possibly four (and an accompanying wife) convicts in my line.

On 29 Aug 2017 at 12:48 GMT Eddie King wrote:

Thank you. Thank you

On 27 Aug 2017 at 14:30 GMT Trace Allison wrote:

G'day Paul,

Just watching your Livecast now, great work :))

On 27 Aug 2017 at 02:31 GMT Neil Croll wrote:

Hi Paul,

I'd like to join the Australian project as a cemetrist. I currently live in Southern Tasmania but I intend moving to Gippsland sometime in the future.

On 23 Aug 2017 at 06:54 GMT Susie (Herdsman) O'Neil wrote:

Hi Paul, I am new to Wikitree and would like to join the Australia project. I am 7th gen Aussie with a few convicts in the mix.

About a year ago I created a group for Australian Prime Ministers at I linked those already in FamilySearch tree and added the rest with my sources. I just did it for fun, but it may help your subproject. The group contains the names of all the deceased Prime Ministers and is available here -

On 21 Aug 2017 at 15:29 GMT Jay Ingalls wrote:

I collect data on all Ingalls in the USA and Canada as I have time. Have Burleigh's book on the Ingalls. Data in my Legacy genealogy program. Can send you a gedcom file if you want it. I do not have time or desire to add to wikitree or edit info there. I have put data on and Let me know what you need or want. Write to me at

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