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Andrew Hunter

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Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree.

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  • I'm an avid user and fixer of Trove, especially family notices.
  • I have a posted the profiles of lots of people who are not related to me and my reasons for doing so are explained in Section 2 below.
  • I have FreeSpace projects, links for these are included in Section 4 below
  • I am happy to undertake family history research and to collaborate on projects.

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Andrew N. Hunter
Born 1970s.
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [private father (1940s - unknown)] and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
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I receive quite a bit of correspondence from people who are disappointed that I am not their relative.

If you have landed on this page because I am the Profile Manager for a Wikitree profile, please note that unless the person was born in the United Kingdom, they are probably not related to me.

Here is a list of individuals who are my blood relatives. (You can open a new tab by pressing down the control key before clicking on the hyperlink). The list is currently being constructed and not all individuals have been categorised.

Here is a list of all of the profiles I have created who are NOT related to me

At the foot of every profile, there is a Category box. You will find these category tags shown there if applicable.

My Reasons for Posting Profiles who are not in my family tree

The main reason is to increase the representation of Australians on Wikitree. Here are some of the reasons why I have created profiles and researched that person's immediate family tree, usually starting with a death notice in Trove.

  • Individuals who have uncommon surnames, eg Deayton, Metters
  • Individuals who live beyond the typical lifetime, especially people who live to more than 100 years old
  • Individuals who lived in parts of Melbourne of which I am very familiar
  • Individuals who are the subject of death notices that provide more information about the extended family than normal

My Family Tree Progress

Generation Name Number # Identified Percentage
1 Me 1 1 100
2 Parents 2 2 100
3 Grandparents 4 4 100
4 Great Grandparents 8 8 100
5 Grx2 Grandparents 16 16 100
6 Grx3 Grandparents 32 16 50
7 Grx4 Grandparents 64 6 9

About Me

Born 1975 [1] in Hertford British Hospital in Greater Paris, France to Scottish parents. As far as I am aware all of my ancestors were also Scottish (though I'd love to find something else).

I emigrated to Victoria, Australia in 1984 (age 9) where I have lived ever since.

Research Activities & Contributions

Helping research the family trees of other Australian emigrants in the forums of websites such as GenesReunited
Correcting over 1,780,020 lines of text in the digitised newspapers (predominantly Family Notices) in Trove (see links below)
Posting over 400 individuals of my own family tree on Wikitree
Posting many hundreds of other individuals based on names that I have been interested in researching (see disclaimer in top section)
Posting the trees of many families based in Victoria, Australia and New South Wales, Australia based on the availability of online civil registration indices (see disclaimer in top section)
Looking to find relatives in any line as my own family is very small.

Particularly interested in the Donaldson, Chivas and Hill lines that emigrated to Ontario, Canada and Michigan, USA c1920-1930.

If you would like genealogical assistance with Australian-based family members please get in touch.

My Freespace Projects

Alexander McAndrew of Tourello, Victoria (NEW)
Double Weddings related to Australia
Flemington Racecourse Fatalities
Kincoppal residence, Elizabeth Bay
Marriages performed by Rev. Nathaniel Kinsman
Nuns in Australia, co-managed with Rionne (Brassil) Brooks
Who Do You Think You Are (Australian TV program) - participant

Online Genealogy Links

I use these resources all of the time in my research

Scotlands People (Scottish Civil Records)

England and Wales
GRO (England and Wales Civil Registration) contains additional very helpful data such as mother's maiden name but FreeBMD Statutory Registration for England and Wales is still also a good place to get registration data.

Australian States

Civil Registries
Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages Note: Direct access not possible - click on blue box within this page (used to be 10c to view each search page)
NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages
Queensland Government, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - Historical Indices

Other Useful Websites
Genealogy SA master search for SA Statutory Registries and SA Newspaper Events
Tasmanian Names Index
Trove, Digitised Newspapers from the National Library of Australia
AIF Project, WWI Australian Service Records
World War 2 Nominal Rolls, Department of Veterans' Affairs, Australian Government
National Archives of Australia


  1. UK Birth Certificate, "Consul-General of Paris" registration district, entry #148

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G'day Andrew, thanks for the edits. Still attempting to understand the formatting of source stuff and pages links text and the like. I don't know why I use [[ ]]. I need to download a good page and copy the format. May be I grab yours as it is so clean looking. :)

I am more interested in finding at least one original source for each of my additions. However when I return pages have been cleaned up all good, but I don't learn much of how to correct my imports that way. Ill keep looking at the Data Dr vids and get my head around WikiTree over time. Again thanks for the support.

posted by G Mitchell JP. Ret.
Hi Andrew, cheers for the mail, I did a load of looking and William Crawford McCrackens, father Robert was from Girvan, Ayrshire. I have done a few for them. Yes the Brewers I know the family well. I also know McCrackens in Melbourne who descend from the two brewer brothers who started McCracken Pale Ale.
posted by Stephen McCracken

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