I was able to add my research to the tree before health issues caused me not to continue for a few months. However, I was hoping to go back over the biographies I had submitted for correction and addition but it appears I am unable to get back in to alter and adjust these files so I wonder if changing my membership will help this situation. Everything I placed on those profiles is open for sharing. One of the Wikitree members is trying to sort why I cannot get back in for profile changes but that has taken a few weeks without any result, hence I am seeking another way to solve my problem.
Joan May Lewis was born on 11 June 1934 at Nurse Robson's Private Nursing Home named Kenilworth, at Salisbury, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Parents are Alfred John Lewis and Charlotte May Lewis known as May
Educated at Orange Grove State School, Coopers Plains, Brisbane, Queensland.
First employment was with the Shoe Department; Edward and Lamb Department Store; at the top end of Queen Street, Brisbane. Transport to work was a by a half hour train journey to South Brisbane Station.
Final employment was as manager many years later with Whiteoakes Cake Shop; when it opened at Garden City, Brisbane in 1970
Married on 9 October 1954 at Holy Trinity Church of England Woolloongabba South Brisbane to Mervin Allan Manthey and they had two children named Narelle Joyce Manthey and Graham John Manthey.
My Biography, is attached to all the profiles bearing my name as Manager on WikiTree. It is thirty six years seven months ago; since I commenced research. The information; at that time; was done the hard way; sitting in libraries; reading the records that were available; hand copying them; to take home to a type writer.
I have spent half a lifetime listening to family tales; the following years communicating with so many researchers who wanted stories stored.
It became a hobby; that has taken up a great deal of my leisure time, and as I add each family to the tree; I feel gratified and satisfied. I send my gratitude to the many fellow addicts I have encountered along the way; my satisfaction is personal. Together we worked on our extensive families; I thank each and everyone who has been part of that exciting journey.
Making friends during this hobby has been wonderful, and there have been a very few who did not wish to come on board. To everyone, thank you, my name appearing here does not mean I did more research than anyone else, I cannot name all my associates; I can however, name a few who assisted me with their encouragement.
Donna; who is the same age as my daughter; came looking for me in 1983 regards her Huddleston; Edwards; Connelly and Quince family who belong with my husband. She took me under her wing and encouraged me to upgrade to a computer. The Help! emails I sent her were unbelievable. She was so patient then, and her recent call for help to Les at Wikitree led me to this door to add all our research. Les answered her call and he gave me guidance in adding my Gordon family. That was as far as I intended to go, but here I am all these years later still adding profiles; seeking assistance from Les..
Some years after I commenced research, Kay found and contacted me she is related to me; a cousin removed in Lax, Wallis, Lewis, Waite and all their branches.
Another cousin removed; was Louise researching the same families as Kay; she arrived on my doorstep; and we realised we were granddaughters of three sisters named Sarah, Selina, Mary Ann Lax. Kay assisted me with Shipping she had access to the Assisted Passengers Lists and to find out how and when everyone arrived she was; and is always on call. Prior to a quick phone call to Kay, I had to visit the Archives.
The years I spent with Queensland Family History Society Inc. began through Cecily and her husband who were very involved in the progress of the group.
Jackie had found me some years earlier; she was also a QFHS member who; during the years with the group; assisted me in with the publication of our Manthey book which was published in August 2002. Donna above was also a member of the QFHS Library; we; one and all; gathered research from their shelves.
During the months with Wikitree I have had to ask for assistance on a few occasions I thank each and everyone.
All of this is just one part of me and my life, I do have time for other pleasures, but strangely enough I love history and these pages are full to overflowing.
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