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Wiki Genealogist Generous Genealogist - Blue Star Generous Genealogist - Red Star Project Coordinator Pre-1500 Team Leader Community Star England Project Member
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I Speed was born in Victoria, Australia
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I Speed is an England Orphan Trailblazer
I Speed participated with Sandringham Strollers during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon.
I was a winner in the England Project Boat Race Challenge.

I am Australian. I was born in Kerang, a small town in the wheat belt of Victoria, about 3 hours’ drive north-west of Melbourne.

I grew up in Melbourne, not far from the Riversdale Golf Club where my father worked as the club’s golf pro. I come from a family of golfers. My parents met on the golf course. All of my grandparents were avid golfers. My great-grandfather was a member of Royal Melbourne Golf Club, and my great-great-uncle won the Australian Amateur golf championship.

It might sound strange, but I don’t play golf. I run. I represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games, competing in the 800m at the Bird’s Nest. And, no, I didn’t win a medal. I came 9th overall.

I am a lawyer by training. I graduated from Monash University before going on to postgrad studies at Kyushu University in Japan. I worked as a lawyer in Melbourne for more than a decade, specialising in corporate and financial services law, but now live in Japan with my wife and two teenage daughters.

I am one of the Project Coordinators of WikiTree's England Project.


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Hi Ian,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work in the Gloucestershire, Somerset and the Muppets Teams. Also for being a great Project Co-ordinator for Membership, your Orphan Trail work and helping with the England Challenges.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.


posted by Joan (Williams) Whitaker
edited by Joan (Williams) Whitaker
I want to congratulate you on your Generous Genealogist award.

John Williams

posted by John Williams
Hello, I!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

  Hi Ian

A huge thank you for all you did this weekend in the Clean-A-Thon and congratulations adding 737 fixes to our total score of 11, 803 brilliant team work Thank you

We hope you had fun and we look forward to you joining us for the next Thon

All the best Gillian and Janet 

Sandringham Stroller Team Leaders


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

Thanks for signing up for the Clean-A-Thon and with the Sandringham Strollers, great to have you with us. If you have a particular area or suggestion(s) you are interested on working on then please add to our team list on the Sandringham Strollers team page - https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Sandringham_Strollers

The chat page is here  https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1003008/2020-clean-a-thon-sandringham-strollers-chat and we will be on discord

Before the event take a look at the https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Data_Doctors_Project_Video_Collection

Please review your own suggestion list for the Thon as well, it is always a good place to start  links to the England and English county suggestion list can be found here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England_Data_Doctors_Team_Page

Janet and Gillian

Sandringham Team Leaders

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Marty Acks will be leading the Musty Dusty 2020 Clean-A-Thon Team again this year. I hope you will consider joining us again or for the first time. It is coming up again in 4 short weeks from April 24-26.

If interested, leave a post on this G2G thread https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1007803/have-you-registered-for-the-2020-spring-clean-a-thon-yet.

For more information on the team. see the page: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Musty_Dusty_Pre-1500_Clean-A-Thon2020

posted by Robin Lee
Congratulations on your pre-1500 badge!
posted by Mindy Silva
Congratulations on your Pre-1500 badge! Please make sure to add pre-1500 to your followed tags so that you can follow the work of the group and so that you can help others.....
posted by Robin Lee

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