I was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in the 1960s, but as the daughter of a bank officer spent my growing up years moving around SE and W Queensland until I finished school.
I did my teacher training at Mt Gravatt College of Advanced Education and during my first few years of teaching in country primary schools I studied for my Arts Degree as an external student through the Q'ld University . History had been my passion since High School and so that was the focus of my degree.
During the 1980s I moved to Tasmania where I have happily settled with my husband. We have three children, all boys, and one grandchild, a sweet little girl.
The family history/genealogy bug was a gift from my mother who handed over the research she and her sister in law had started on my father's family and suggested I'd better get on with it! I'm so glad she did because it has been keeping me out of trouble for the last ten years.
I'm a very proud member of the England Project and love working with the wonderful people who share my passion. I can highly recommend anyone with an interest in researching their family in England to join the project and complete the induction known as the Orphan Trail.
My main areas of interest are the South West Counties of England which is where most of my ancestors hailed from before they emigrated to Australia.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Elizabeth Viney and her father Clive Greet. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Parent/child, based on 3,469 cMs shared across 63 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Elizabeth Viney and her mother Jennifer Francis Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: parent/child, based on sharing 3,448 cMs shared across 66 DNA segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
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Elizabeth is 30 degrees from Edward Lodewijk van Halen, 34 degrees from Christine Amphlett, 34 degrees from John Bonham, 27 degrees from Jimi Hendrix, 29 degrees from Michael Hutchence, 26 degrees from Janis Joplin, 28 degrees from Dave McArtney, 33 degrees from Bon Scott, 27 degrees from Ronnie Van Zant and 28 degrees from Denise Jarrett on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.