Paul Bech
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Paul Bech

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Paul A. Bech
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
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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Profile last modified | Created 21 Nov 2010
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Danish Roots
Paul Bech has Danish ancestors
This user is a native speaker of English.
Denne brugers kendskab til dansk er på mellemniveau.
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Rudd, Standen, Sweeney Family Reunion

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Facebook group for descendants of the First Fleet convict, Ann Forbes


Descendant of 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).

If you enjoy the journey and also like helping others, there are many ways you can do it on WikiTree. First, you must love sharing information (subject to any privacy concerns). You must also agree to WikiTree's Honour code. This is mainly about collaboration and respect for others.

There are also many projects by WikiTree members on various subjects. Some of these members give selflessly of themselves in an constant attempt to improve the quality of information that is on WikiTree. Volunteering is a way of life for many! If you like helping people, look into the various projects and see if one matches an interest of yours.

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).


  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group on MyHeritageDNA who share a 13.8 cM segment on chromosome 2, consisting of Paul Bech and Jon Sørensen, his 4th cousin 1x removed, and Vinni Pedersen, his 4th cousin 1x removed. (Jon and Vinni are 5th cousins.) These matches have been independently verified by via the MyHeritage Chromosome Browser. Their most-recent common ancestors are Jens Andersen and Ane Rasmusdatter, the 3x great grandparents of Paul Bech and 4x great grandparents of both Jon Sørensen and Vinni Pedersen.
  • The maternal line is confirmed. [1]


  1. DNA confirmed first cousin relationship between Paul Bech and Richard Oxley 902.8 shared cMs.


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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 111 markers, haplogroup R-FGC17460, 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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Hi Paul: Many thanks for your prompt response to my comment (regarding Robinson-12997), plus extra thanks for all you contribute to WikiTree, especially in taking time to provide photographic items. Fantastic.

As a Great-grandson of the subject individual, I can only hope that my Great-grandson might eventually experience the enjoyment of such research of his ancestors. Thanks again, best regards.....Phil (Grace-883).

posted by Phil Grace
Paul: Hello. A couple of years ago you edited the 'bio.' for ROBINSON-12997 adding a source, as under:

" "Death": Digger Victorian Great War index cdrom; parents unknown",

relating to death information for that person's profile. It would be most helpful if you could please give me a 'link' to that source as I cannot find it, nor can I understand the connection. My thanks in advance.....Phil (Grace-883).

posted by Phil Grace
edited by Phil Grace
The Digger CDROM sets ( a set of 4) are not online, unfortunately. They are expensive to purchase but I do have a copy. If you wish to peruse them, many libraries with a family history section have the CDROM's available for in library usage. The Victorian Births, Deaths and Marriages registry usually has the same information available online:

I added the link as an accompaniment to the grave photo which I took and added to the profile. It does not replace any existing source. I always try to add as many sources as I can to a profile (they cross check each other). Regards Paul

posted by Paul Bech
Hi Paul

I received an email about documents referring to Trevor Clyde Ellem. Do you know anything about him. I have a DNA match who appears to be his daughter. Can you email be back any information you have to [email address removed] cheers Lynne

Hi Paul, one more I hope you can help with, can you please add me as a manager of Smedley-267? Thank you.
posted by Andrew Smedley
Hello Paul, thanks for adding me as profile manager for Smedley-324 & Thornley-116.

I should have also requested this - can I be added as a manager for Smedley-305, Lakin-267 and Smedley-306 ?


posted by Andrew Smedley
Hi Paul, hope this finds you keeping well. I noticed that while I was editing a George Mayger there was another one with a different birth year. Going further into it the one I created Mayger-141 looks too much like Mayger-58 for them to be any other than the same person. What is your opinion. Cheers Joan
posted by Joan (Bray) Gray
edited by Joan (Bray) Gray
Hi again Paul. How long do you have to wait after requesting a merge before one can be done? Cheers Joan.
posted by Joan (Bray) Gray
Hi Paul, thank you for your quick response in adding me as a profile manager for Ernest Odine. It is very much appreciated and hopefully I will have heaps of information that I can add now to grow the tree further.
Thank you for adding Henry Bruce Smith as the son of Violet May James. I stem from Violet's eldest son Arthur William Smith.
posted by Raelene (Smith) Garth
Hi, I see you are one of the ANZACS page profile managers. What is your view about adding some cousins and other non-related individuals to the Roll of Honour? I think their service during World War Two deserves recognition. Can you please explain how this is done? Do profiles need verification before being added?

Thanks in advance, William Maher (Maher-1078)

posted by William Maher
I really appreciate your help to get me added as a manager on my mother’s profile. This has been bothering me for quite a while not to be able to even add her parents or make corrections on her profile.

Katheyn Schultz

Hi Paul

Just noticed a comment from a Terry Gill about William James Howard suspect its not correct as my father was William James Howard from Drake. It is a very small place in Northen NSW I have lodged a comment. I am Kerry Howard I have 29423 and i am loading 7015

My father was born in Drake on 23./4/1902 and dies at St Leonards 30/4/1969 I have his death certificate 18460/1969. There were three Howard brother Edward was Williams father. Drake is very small

posted by Kerry Howard
Thank you Paul for creating

I know a little about her as while I'm not related to her, she married James Boyer a 4th Great Grandfather of mine so I was able to add some sources to her profile. I'm sure I have her earlier census sources from England o Ancestry so I will take a look to see what else I can add.

posted by John Walker
Hello Paul. I don't appreciate you removing me as Profile Manager for a profile to which you are not even related. If there is a problem with a profile, it's considered courteous to email the profile manager about it. Removing people as profile manager just because you have additional powers only results in those people getting upset.
Hi Paul,

I am begging, again, please stop placing estimated dates on profiles that i manage! It creates huge mistake and misalignment. You cant put son as before some date, then father before some date minus 20 years, grand father minus 40 years. Its ridiculous mistake. Moreover it mismatches same profiles in Geni! Please dont do that. Kind Regards, Fedir

posted by Fedir Indutnyi
Thank you Paul for allowing me access to my Great Grandfathers profile. I had been trying for 2 months to be allowed to enter my Family tree information for William Carl Nieman, without success. I was becoming very discouraged with the Wikitree platform. Thank's to you assistance I am able now to add about 5 more generations to the Niemann side of my Family. I wish that Wikitree would be a little more open to new information.

Again, many thanks. Jim V

posted by James Vining
Hello Paul why have you taken me off of Elizabeth not known as manager? you are not researching Hannabuss so why are looking at my tree Cathey Etherington
Hi Paul - I see you have added new info regarding James Molony. Was this just a passing interest or do you have some relation to him or his family. I am of the Molony Clan in Co Clare Ireland and do know of a number of Molony in Australia and would love to see if this Molony is related. All the best Dorann
posted by Dorann Jacobs
Hi Dorann

I am not related. I create profiles for cemeteries that I photograph and I try to add as much family as I can find at the same time. Then I leave it for someone to adopt who may find it useful. It also makes a great resource for the genealogy community. Regards Paul

posted by Paul Bech
Thank you Paul. I am also in the middle of a project for the Bantry Abbey Cemetery here in West Cork, Ireland. We have over 2,000 burials identified on an old cemetery listing with perhaps 25% given a burial lot location. Plus we know that approximately 8,000 people are buried in mass graves during the famine in the cemetery. I have also found about 250 on Find-a-Grave. We have been discussing where is the best place to upload our work as we take pictures. Love your thoughts. Dorann (I will look at James Molony in the future - appreciate your work.)
posted by Dorann Jacobs
Hi Paul, are you related to John Yandell? (Yandell-26)
posted by Johanna Yandell
Hi Paul,

I would like to join the Language Volunteers Project. I can speak/read Afrikaans and read basic Dutch (learning). I might soon start learning basic German too. (Also, read/speak English, of course.)

posted by Nova Susanna Lehman
Hi Paul,

My name is Carolyn Gai Howard nee Carolyn Gai Hodge. There seems to be 2 profiles for me. Carolyn Gai Howard nee Hodge and Carolyn Gai Hodge. Am I able to merge the 2 profiles?

Hi Carolyn

I have merged the two profiles. We are 3rd cousins once removed (I am 3rd cousin to your father) Regards Paul

posted by Paul Bech
Thank you Paul - much appreciated :-)
Hi Paul,

My maternal grandfather was Frederick John Farrant at birth but somehow had his first name changed to Bernard when he emigrated to the USA in 1880's, In some of my research, his ancestors ended up in New Zeeland - somehow connected to a Rev. Nobbs who you are probably familiar with. It's interesting to me to see so many Farrant's down under. Bernard passed in 1946 (I was only 5) and really never had many memories of him - he was living in Auburn, Cayuga County NY, at his passing. Don't know if this is of any interest to you but if so, I'd be happy to provide what I know of that line in my family.

Nelson Kilmer

posted by [Living Kilmer]
Hi Paul! You did some work on this profile for the Pursell family

and now a brand new guest Garry Pursell is asking about his father. Want to chime in? I added a bunch of sources. Thanks! - Karen

posted by Karen Lowe
edited by Karen Lowe
Hello Paul,

Do you think it's time to remove the 'connection' between the name Tom Ugly's Bridge etc and the Huxley name in general, still showing on James' Huxley's profile, maybe others as well ? It seems this has been proven to be a myth in recent posts on the Facebook sites relating to Ann Forbes and other convict sites. Regards, Peter Phelan

posted by Peter Phelan
Hi Paul, thanks for your help with my new emailadress.

Kind regards Enoch Stuivenberg

posted by Enoch Stuivenberg
Hi Paul,

I am begging, again, please stop placing estimated dates on profiles that i manage! It creates huge mistake and misalignment. You cant put son as before some date, then father before some date minus 20 years, grand father minus 40 years. Its ridiculous mistake. Moreover it mismatches same profiles in Geni! Please dont do that. Kind Regards, Fedir

posted by Fedir Indutnyi
Hi Paul,

A source needs to be added for these DNA confirmations please, Here are our guidelines.

The DNA confirmations will be removed at next review if no source added.

posted by [Living Ford]
edited by [Living Ford]
Hi Paul,

Wanted to say hello and send best regards and strong health, However also wanted to ask - please dont change any dates on profiles that i Manage. I am happy to accept cosmetic changes, and if someone fixes definite mistake, but not changing estimates and put suggested dates without fact based proofs. This is wrong. I also doing my best to keep Geni and WikiTree profiles consistent and in sync, and that confuses alot when suddenly suggested dates ate coming. In many cases i would accept such changes, but there are also half of cases that i noticed- completely Wrong. Thank you for understanding. Best Regards, Fedir

posted by Fedir Indutnyi
edited by Fedir Indutnyi
Hi Paul,

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their followed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any discussions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you know that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steven Harris
Paul, thank you for your posts regarding the Cleeves family. I have been researching our ancestry for about 5 years and I'm looking forward to reading your posts.

Sincerely, Pamela Ann CLeeves Ross

posted by Pam (Cleeves) Ross Ms.
Paul Bech is 25 Degrees from Maggie N! Hey Paul (-:
posted by Maggie N.
Paul, every contribution to WikiTree improves the quality of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks you for all your efforts by making more than 1,000 contributions during the month of September.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Paul, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

(That's a fascinating list of personal interests you have in your bio.)

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Paul,

Please ignore message sent to you yesterday by mistake (I have deleted it).

Kind regards Margaret Haining Membership coordinator Australia project

Hi Paul

On behalf of the Australia Project leadership team, we're carrying out a Project Members Check-in to see if you are still interested in being involved as an active member of the project. In particular, we are ready to launch our new teams for the project. Please could you let me know what team/s you would like to contribute to. A list of teams is on the Australia Project page. Please respond by private message.

We really appreciate your enthusiasm in working on Australian profiles on WikiTree, and thank you for all the work you have been doing. We look forward to hearing back from you and that you will decide to be part of the project as we move forward with the new teams for the project.

Kind Regards Margaret Haining Membership Coordinator

h\Hi Paul!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ (actually, over 3600!) contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Paul! I've just joined WikiTree language volunteer page, which said to contact you if we want to help. I speak Catalan (I added myself as a translator in the page, as there were no catalan speakers yet) and Spanish. I would like to help if possible, but I don't know if I have to do something else. Thanks!
Paul can you reply to this

I'm a descendant of Robert Jackson Arndell, or so I thought. Ive recently read the conjecture on whether he was actually the son of John Arndell or Richard Evans & it has renewed my interest in my past, despite a long held belief it had been well established.

Its during my search into Richard Evans info that I came across the following link which claims to contain the details of the inquest into his death & confirms he was killed on 31/12/1812, as was my belief.

Can I ask, what information lead you to believe Robert Jackson Arndell is not the son of John but of Richard Evans? It appears from a very brief search that Marg Raven is of this belief too, however with more detailed information now available online, in a very short time frame (just hours) I've come across enough to think otherwise.

I realise you may not be too concerned about this particular lineage but I am curious if you have any conclusive proof to hand to that confirms Robert was Richard's son or whether this information come from Marg? Or alternatively, you dont know either way. Appreciate your reply, with thanks. Shay The sender, Shay [email address removed] , was not logged-in to WikiTree. If the message looks like bulk e-mail spam, please forward it to [email address removed] right away.

The sender was on this profile page when they sent the message:

If Shay is a family member add them to WikiTree. If they're a friend or fellow genealogist add them as an unrelated person.

posted by Lindsay Foot
Hello Paul, I just joined WikiTree and saw the language volunteer page, which said to contact you if we want to help. I speak French and other languages and would love to be of assistance if I can. Thanks for your time!
posted by Erin Johnson
Hello, Paul!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

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