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Joan Lewis

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Signed 11 Apr 2019 | 17109 contributions | 285 thank-yous
Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. Here is my family tree. Ancestors ancestors
I would like to add further items of interest to the families I have already submitted to the Wikitree.

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 M. Lewis
Born 1930s.
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
Mother of [private daughter (1950s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
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Joan Lewis was born in Queensland, Australia

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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Hi Margaret,

Some weeks back I received a message from; very likely you, I recall the surname sitting in my emails; unfortunately my emails crashed and I was without service for a few days. Hence I apologise for not answering. I realise the name is connected to Burton. Please send a private email to my Lewis-34981. I very rarely come to this site for messages. I am 87 years of age; having health problems, so keeping things simple is my way now; finding I lost emails was too much to cope with. All the early Burtons are on Wikitree now, they attach to the surname Manthey. Please try getting me one more time

posted by Joan Lewis
Hi Joan, I have sent you an email regarding the Bartlett connection of Eileen Grace bartlett.

Margaret Hill (Bartlett)

posted by Margaret Bartlett
I've sent you an email regarding Helen Brennan Grant. I'm her daughter
posted by Anonymous Grant
Hi Joan, 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

This is just a note to say hi and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

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.

Cheryl Hess ~ WikiTree Greeter

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section of your profile page.

posted on Lewis-40452 (merged) by Cheryl (Smith) Hess
Hi Joan!

In July 2019, you made 1000+ contributions to our Shared Tree! I commend for your time and effort. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Joan!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Joan here is the link to the profile for

Frederick Charles (Dangerfield) Breese

posted by Diane Darcy
Hi Joan

As you have been a member of WikiTree for a few weeks now I thought I would check in to see how you are getting on with the site.

Has the New Member How-To been helpful or left you with any questions?

I am here to help with any problems or queries you may have. Just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Sometimes links don't work in emails.  If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Karen ~ WikiTree Messenger

Hi there, Joan!

We are delighted to welcome you as a full member of the WikiTree community!

Please start with our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time and energy as you add profiles.

If the links in emails don't work correctly, check the public comments on your profile as the links will work from there.

If you have any questions, please ask as I am always happy to help!

Deb ~ WikiTree Greeter

P. S. By clicking on the tags you follow, you can see which other members share your interests. You may find a long-lost cousin!

Additional tags and/or expanded comments can help you connect with more members. For help with tags, please click here.

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello Joan,

To Volunteer just add any surnames of interest into Tags so that you have one tag for each surname and location. By doing that, when you are confirmed as a full member you can then click on those tags, and you'll be taken to a page where you'll see other genealogists who are also following those surnames and locations. I really encourage you to explore the connections it helps you make. :-)

Don't forget to Check the Volunteer Box

Also Note There is a button to click at the bottom of the page that says Add tags and Volunteer. It is rectangular and black or dark green.

When you have done that one of our Greeters will confirm you as a full member so that you can Edit your Profile and enter information into WikiTree.

Kind Regards, Gilly, WikiTree Greeter

posted by [Living Wood]
This is just a note to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

To contact me, click the link to my name above, then send a private message or post a comment on my profile page.

Gilly ~ WikiTree Greeter.

P.S. If links do not work in an email from WikiTree, try them from the comment section on your profile page

posted by [Living Wood]

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