Nan Hewitt
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Nan Hewitt

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I am using information collated by my father (including documents) as a jumping-off point. In addition, I am following up other lines in the family tree and adding three generations. I'm also interested in Australian genealogy as a whole.

Nan A. Hewitt
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)], and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)], [private son (1980s - unknown)], [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Nan Hewitt is a member of the Australian Convicts Team.
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Nan Hewitt was born in Victoria, Australia
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I was born in Williamstown, Victoria in 1960. My childhood was spent in many places - Victoria, NSW, Malaysia, Africa and Western Australia which is where I now live.

After completing school, I spent some time at University but didn't end up completing a qualification at this time. After marrying and having three sons, I decided to return to study and complete my undergraduate degree. I studied externally and part-time through Murdoch University (WA) to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Communication Studies and English and Comparative Literature. My daughter was born during the time I was studying.

I worked at Edith Cowan University as an Editor and then an Educational Designer after completing my degree. During this time I enrolled in a Master of Education course which I completed part-time and online through the University of Southern Queensland. One of the course requirements was a research project which I undertook using social research methods to identify environmental educational needs of market gardeners in the local area. I subsequently published two papers based on this work.

Since leaving the University I have worked in a range of diverse roles. I am now semi-retired and enjoy taking road-trips with my teardrop caravan, spinning and associated fibre crafts, walking, and of course, researching family history. My father researched his own family history, tracing his roots back to the time when his predecessors arrived in Australia. His work, which is supported by documents including birth, marriage and death certificates as well as employment records and passenger lists has provided me with a strong foundation from which to build.


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Hello Nan,

The Australia Project leadership team are carrying out our annual check-in to see how you are going in the project. We'd really like to give you a huge thank you for all your work on Australian profiles over the past year! We've made great progress in 2020/21 with your assistance.

Please could you reply to this message, to let us know if you would like to stay on in the project and if you are happy with your current role and team involvement.

If you would like to do something additional or different, take a look on the Australia Project page to see what other opportunities there are.

It would also be great to get any feedback or suggestions that you have to improve the project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Gillian, Co-leader, Australia Project

posted by Gillian Thomas
Hi Nan

Thank you for adding your DNA to WikiTree. The Getting the Best from DNA page will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions or problems, let me know.

Take care,

Mindy ~ WikiTree Volunteer Greeter

posted by Mindy Silva
Hi Nan

Congratulations on being Pre-1700 certified.

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many decendants,coordination is essential. Thanks for joining the AUSTRALIA Project.

Butch - Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Butch Smith
Hi, Nan!

Thank you for your participation in October’s 2020 Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello Nan, welcome to the Australia Project. We are so glad you have joined us. We are always happy to help, if you have any questions or need assistance with anything. Look forward to working with you. Regards, Gillian. Co-Leader, Australia Project.
posted by Gillian Thomas

One of our mentors created a tutorial for the GEDCOMpare process that others found very helpful. I hope that you will too.

If you have any questions about how WikiTree works, log into WikiTree and go to your profile. Use the ‘Reply’ link below my comment. Alternatively, click my name to visit my profile. From there, you can leave a comment, or send a private message.

Take care

Lothar ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by Lothar Wolf
Hi Nan

Just checking in with you to see how it is going, I hope you found the   and links useful. We want to help you learn about the site and the community, so if or when you have questions, ask in our G2G forum  or click REPLY below this message, to ask me 

If you click your green tags it will show you member's who are also following that tag, you can have 20. Add green tags for family and other surnames. You can also add tags for locations or interests - explore the project link for these.  Tags link you to the community sourcing & research options, to add more tags (you can have 20) go to - You can find more information about tags here: 

Have a look and explore  to see which project might be helpful for your research

Janet ~ Wikitree Messenger 

PS. Please avoid the use of abbreviations as they can mean different things in different countries, always use the full words

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Nan, a warm welcome to WikiTree. Thank you for upgrading!

Click here to start with our New Member How To Pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you add your family profiles.

I hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have. You never know when you will find a lost family member or ancestor. Or maybe find a hidden family secret about an ancestor.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help! To contact me, be sure to use the ‘’’reply link for this comment’’’ so that I will be notified. You can also click my name to send a private message, or post a comment on my profile page.

David ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted by David Selman

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