I have wondered about who my great great great grandparents were since childhood. In my mid twenties i went back to school once my son started primary school. It was during my first semester at uni that we were given an exercise of creating a 5-gen family tree. With the family I could find in a day or two I discovered I was at least fifth generation Australian.
|My ggg grand-father Charles Jordan|
|West Australian for generations!|
The origins of my surname and how it ended up in Australia and more importantly, a little town in Western Australia, gnawed at me. With graduation came the free time to research and discover my own personal roots. And I am proud of both my west Australian pioneering family members, my convict, my pensioner guards and warders, and my Prussian Lutheran ancestors who all very interestingly ended up in the exact same district three - five generations ago!
|Proud Prussian Descendant.|
I have many long lost family members who have got in contact with me via other online family trees (familysearch.org; myheritage and ancestry for example) who have very graciously told me about the inaccuracies of my tree. Wikitree, this family tree, is the only one of my online trees that is accurate.
The reason why I have chosen to use this site to house the accurate tree and the other sites have been left inaccurate, is because i tried to correct those trees, without any luck. Too many people have inaccurate trees and simply copy or follow inaccurate hints. It was impossible to do. It was also time consuming without anything protecting the long task. Therefore, I decided to use wikitree because it had the same goal as myself. One accurate global tree, and there were people monitoring the activity on here continuously to stop any potential changes large enough to threaten the entire load of effort and energy I had put in, and vice versa.
So if you are some distant relative, I am glad you are reading this because I believe this tree is correct. If it is not please do not hesitate to contact me. Any mistakes are not intentional. And I need your help to ensure it is accurate.
It may seem morbid, but in the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up being deleted. While I fully intend on being around to manage all my profiles for the next 80 years or so, in the event of my sudden death I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following slightly-active WikiTreers in my family, whether or not they are currently on the trusted lists:
I am also the sole profile manager of a large number of profiles that I am unrelated to. The living ones are private only because WikiTree requires it; they contain only information easily available on the web. They can be passed off to any interested WikiTreer.
Perfect little type for a transcription perhaps. This is here as an example for myself, and so it is easy for me to find in the future. If you are reading this then please ignore it. If you cannot ignore it then I leave you with this wonderful quote... "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." Ernest Hemingway. Hemingway also said "Write drunk; edit sober" What can I say - the man was a genius!
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