I was born in Hobart Tasmania and was educated at Hobart High School until 1964. I became interested in genealogy after my father died in 2002, and we found a lot of information action on his family in his papers.( researched by a cousin who went to Utah, and joined the Mormans) I am descended on my father’s side from 7 convicts. There may also be some on my Mum’s side but I haven’t found them yet. My heritage is mostly Scottish and Irish. Dad’s ancestors (other than convicts) were from Scotland, and Mum’s were Irish and English. I lived in County Clare Ireland for about 5 months in 2016 where I researched my Irish ancestors, and met some distant cousins and friends on the way. I still have a few mysteries to try and solve with help of DNA. Jude
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On 17 Feb 2016 at 17:10 GMT Jude Reid wrote:
I am proud to say I am descended from 7 convicts that were transported to Tasmania. I am currently researching my Irish Maternal Great Grandparents. Genealogy is fascinating and rewarding.
On 14 Feb 2016 at 18:43 GMT Marshall Satterwhite USN Ret. wrote:
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On 14 Feb 2016 at 18:23 GMT Marshall Satterwhite USN Ret. wrote:
Welcome to WikiTree! The initial email from us has helpful links that will get you started on WikiTree, which is not like any genealogy site you’ve ever used. WikiTree is different because our goal is to have one profile per person, and that means we all work together as a BIG collaborative team! What brings you to WikiTree? Do you have research you’d like to share? Are you interested in how your family fits into the big tree? When you confirm your email address, you’ll see a Volunteer option on your profile page. Click that and leave us a short message about your genealogical interests. A Greeters Project volunteer will be happy to confirm your membership, and you’ll be on your way! Welcome to the family! We’re really glad you’re here. Marshall, a volunteer greeter.