Rob Bleckly
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Rob Bleckly

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Rob S. Bleckly
Born 1940s.
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Brother of , [private brother (1950s - unknown)], and [private brother (1950s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private son (1970s - unknown)]
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England Orphan Team
Rob Bleckly has completed the England Project's Orphan Trail.

Rob was born on the 21st April 1947 the eldest son of Stan Bleckly and Marj (Bowley) Bleckly. He married Judith McPharlin on 9 Aug 1969. They had two children Miri (Bleckly) Trevena 19 May 1971 and Jason Bleckly 9 May 1972 both Born in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, where Rob worked in various roles for Radio Australia's HF broadcasting Project.


  • Bio: First-hand information. Entered by Rob Bleckly at registration, updated several times and as time permits, to be continued ...
  • Birth: E 107433 Adelaide, S.A. stamped 11 Nov 1964
  • EXTRACT FROM BIRTH REGISTRATION Book No. 607a page 5074.
  • Name Robert Stanley BLECKLY
  • Date of Birth 21st April, 1947
  • Place of Birth Port Pirie, S.A.
  • A. W. BOWDEN, Principle Registrar

A note on genealogy

I started delving in family trees with my aunt Edna in the bowels of the B, D & M building in King William Street Adelaide, at the time doing research for myself (Bleckly Bowley & Duncan) and my first wife (McPharlin). An enigmatic entry in a family bible led to a McPharlin reunion on Lysander farm in Balaclava, mid-north South Australia named after the ship "Lysander" that brought them to this Australia. The ship's bell was on the farm.

My second tree led to a 90th birthday/Peterson reunion in Ironbank, South Australia, Behind my desk I have 10 large boxes of genealogical material: trees, photos, certificates, personal recollections, correspondence, newspaper clippings and the researches of several genealogists, to upload. I'll be here a while.

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Hi Rob,

Thanks for taking responsibility for Orphaned Profiles. This is a courtesy email to share the After Adopting Orphans FAQ which explains the special attention adopted profiles will sometimes need from their profile managers. One quick way to find the profiles you adopted is by searching your Contributions List for the word "adopted" and "manager." You can find a quick link to your Contributions List in the My WikiTree dropdown menu.

If you will be working with any profiles needing GEDCOM cleanup, the AGC tool can help with formatting so that you can concentrate on the research. You can read more about it in the WikiTree AGC FAQ.

Let me know if you have any questions on how to find and record sources; find or merge duplicates; clean up GEDCOM or merged biographies; or interpret the Suggestions report. I'm here to help!


posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Rob,

It's that time of the year again: check-in time! As England Project Leaders, we like to check in with you every six months or so to see how things are progressing. Back in May, we didn't ask for a response due to the rapid emergence of Covid-19 because we understood that people's lives were changing rapidly. While we are still living in a Covid world, we do need to hear back from you this time around.

First of all, how are you doing? What are you currently working on? Are you happy with the team(s) you're in, or would you like to change things up?

Secondly, we're looking for some feedback on the Google Group and our Discord server. Do you use either or both of these? If you don't use either, why not? Do you have any suggestions on how we can improve participation and collaboration, either generally or for you personally?

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Joan, Amy & Lizzie.

gday Joan et al,

Covid hardly impacted on me, I live & work from home in country SA. Unfortunately with everything else I'm involved in I haven't had any spare time to devote to WikiTree. I really can't comment on the teams, I've yet to engage and don't use the Google Group or your "Discord server" (whatever that is?) for the same reason, lack of time. I rapidly digitising family photos in preparation for this summer's round of bushfires as there is no way I could evacuate them all in an emergency. Rob

posted by Rob Bleckly
Hi Rob,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles. These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do!

Kindest Regards, Amy Utting

posted by Amelia Utting
Thank you Amy, I'm perfectly happy with my role, I just wish I had the time to do more but life keeps disrupting my plans. ooroo Rob
posted by Rob Bleckly
Hi Rob

I have just surfaced from Dec 2019, when you sent a message about a signature you found, re: the Clarksons. Been too overloaded and stopped work on the tree, but hope to catch up next month, when grandies go back to school. Must think I'm a dinosaur, which is true, of course. Bev Smith.

posted by Beverly (Bell) Smith
no worries Beverly

I'm not in any hurry, been a bit that way myself - hosting family evacuated from the bushfires

ooroo Rob

posted by Rob Bleckly
Hi Rob,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as an Orphan Trailer. We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

posted by Anon (MacLeod) Anon
Congratulations on making more than 100 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May!

We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be.

Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Shannon Thomas

WikiTree Appreciation Team

Hi Rob

On behalf of the England Project Leaders we're carrying out a check-in to see how all the members are doing and taking the opportunity to thank you for all your hard work over the past six months. We have been so impressed with the way everyone has rallied together and gone the extra mile to make this one of the most dedicated, productive and friendly communities on WikiTree. What are you enjoying most about being in the project? What would you like to see improved or changed? Would you like to continue in the project moving forwards?

We're looking forward to hearing back from you,

Susie, Gillian, Wendy and Amy

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
Hi Rob

Regarding your tag USA - this currently leads to a short list not connected to a project. If you are interested in connecting with the United States project then you need to add a tag for US_HISTORY see US History

These will enable you to view all the different states and research links as well as adding categories into profiles.

To edit/ add tags go to editing your tags.

You can find more information about tags here:

If you need to contact me, click the link to my name above this message.

Janet ~ Volunteer Coordinator

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Rob, Have added you to a number of the Duncans. Also changed the name Cook to Crook. Let me know if you wish to be added to any more. Cheers Joan
posted by Joan (Bray) Gray
Hi Rob,

It's been a year since the England Project was re-ignited. Thank you for being part of this exciting journey!

We really appreciate all your contributions and hard work :)

We would love some feedback from you please. :)

Are you happy contributing with the team you are on, or would you like a change, or even add to another team?

If you are not already on a team, which one would you like to be on?

If you are not sure what is available, just ask, we are here to help :)

Are you still happy contributing to the England Project?

Please PM me through my profile and let me know how you are doing :)

Thank you :)

Wendy Leader England Project.

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
posted by Andrew Field
Rob, Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, thus coordinating with others is essential.

The England Project seems to fit your Bleckley ancestors seems to fit your ancestors. Leaders are Susie MacLeod and Wendy Sullivan. Click the link to read how to join.

Or use the Pre-1700 Projects list, at the top of your page, 4th topic on right, under <Find> and <Projects>.

If you have questions, just ask!

Mary ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

PS If "Page Not Found" error occurs in your email, check your page for this message.

posted by Mary Richardson
Thanks for joining us! I’m Cindy, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer?

We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.

Hi Rob

As you have been a member of WikiTree for about a week now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the New Member How-To  been helpful or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

 Sometimes links don't work in emails.  If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Karen ~ WikiTree Messenger