My name is Clare Spring, I was born in 1987 at the Royal Canberra Hospital in Canberra, Australia. My mother was born in Auckland, New Zealand and my father was born in Melbourne.
I love listening to all different types of music, but especially live music.
I like the idea of an 'endless summer' (without bushfires!).
My partner Josh and I have been together since 2005. We both like to travel.
I love drinking all different types of tea, and really appreciate tea houses. Ditto alcohol/cocktail bars; food/restaurants; beer/pubs; movies/cinemas.
I have a balcony garden including parsley and succulents. Perhaps my most prized plant is a yellow crown of thorns.
Before I came to Wikitree, I used to edit Wikipedia.
Genealogy and ancestral origins
I started researching my family history in February 2017. Wikitree has been an extraordinarily helpful platform to do this and to contain my research (including well beyond my close family!). I love old photos, stories and history. I feel lucky to live in Australia, and I acknowledge and respect the Traditional Owners of this Country.
Before Australia, my Spring ancestors were most recently from County Tipperary, Ireland (in the country's southern region). In particular, my 3rd great grandmother Sarah (Gavan) Spring was in Borrisokane when she died in 1882. It seems likely that my Springs in Ireland were descendants of Thomas Spring (1545?–1597), but I've struggled and been unable to find records that relate to Sarah's ancestry, or her husband William Spring's [brick walls].
Actually, all of my paternal grandfather's migrating ancestors to Australia were from Ireland and they probably all came within a five-year period:
Mum's dad George Marshall was born in Auckland, the son of English migrants. His father was born in Wimbledon, Surrey, with Norfolk and Hampshire in his ancestral tree. His mother was born in Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire, with Kent and Lincolnshire in her ancestral tree.
Mum's mum Elizabeth (Campbell) Marshall migrated to New Zealand when she was a 5-year-old in 1923. Her father Norman Michael Campbell (my great-grandfather) was born in South Africa. He married my great-grandmother Lydia Talbot in Northumberland. We don't know much about Norman Michael Campbell's parents, only that both his parents died while he was still young and his father was a Scotsman named Norman [brick wall].
My Wikitree research
I'm particularly keen to "grow branches", meet family members (please get in touch!), and to add information to the my ancestor's Wikitree profiles.
I'm also keen to:
learn more about my migrating ancestors
bust my brick walls (particularly those highlighted above), and
2006 to 2009 Attended Australian National University (BA, BComm)
2008 Moved to Seattle, Washington
2008 to 2009 Attended University of Washington, Seattle (on university exchange)
2009 Moved to Griffith, Canberra
2010 Moved to Narrabundah, Canberra
2011 Moved to Braddon, Canberra
2013 to 2016 Attended Queensland University of Technology - MBus (PR)
I have been counted in six Australian Census collections. In 2016 ("Censusfail"), I was away on a holiday in Europe.
1991 Census - Weetangera, ACT
1996 Census - Weetangera, ACT
2001 Census - Weetangera, ACT
2006 Census - Weetangera, ACT
2011 Census - Braddon, ACT
2021 Census - Braddon, ACT
First-hand information entered by Clare Spring.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Clare by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Clare: