I was born and grew up in Sydney, Australia. I have been doing family history now for nearly 20 years. All my family lines migrated to Australia (mainly Sydney) from the British Isles (England, Scotland, and Ireland) between 1835 and 1870. I have 1 convict in my tree and an ancestor from Unst in the Shetland Islands. Many of my ancestors came to Australia as "Assisted Immigrants", courageously grasping the opportunity for a better life. One line of my family was in Barbados during the 17th century and early 18th century. They were all adventurers.
Nearly all my family lived close to the sea, and that must be why I love the water. My Thomas family lived in Falmouth and St Mawes in Cornwall, which is almost as beautiful as Sydney with its harbour. My husband and I have a yacht which we live on when we aren't working.
I have travelled over to the UK twice now to do more research and to visit the places where my family came from. I spent time in the National Archives at Kew, and various County Record Offices. But most of my research has been done on the internet. Hooray for the internet!
I still have some intractable dead ends. I love collaborating with others to try to break through my own and others mysteries.
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On 8 Jan 2019 at 17:00 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:
Re the proposed merge of Welles-105 into Wells-167, were you able to find supporting information for the LNAB of Wells? The reason I ask is that there is another pending merge of Welles-65 and Welles-105 (going into Welles), so it would be best if all were merged into the correct LNAB. Thank you for your help. Sharon
On 26 Dec 2018 at 20:59 GMT Donald McDonald wrote:
On 20 Dec 2018 at 19:14 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:
Re your message: Hi Diane and David, do you have any other sources for this profile? I'm removing the project protection as it does not appear to meet the revised criteria for protection, but it would be great if there was a bit more information about Arthur. Re project protection: see Help Index PPPs. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss. Thanks for caring for this profile. Gillian, Leader, England Project.
Please check the Changes on the profile. You will see that the profile was created by Eric Daly who made me the profile manager. I added David because the Begbie's are part of his family tree. David & I have made no changes. Arthur Jones
On 16 Dec 2018 at 15:00 GMT Ed Rogers wrote:
On 11 Dec 2018 at 19:35 GMT Thom Anderson wrote:
I have left the date of death alone but it should probably be changed to 'after 1687.' I was thinking that I would do a bit of research first.
On 11 Dec 2018 at 03:03 GMT Bill Daugette Jr wrote:
He passed away last year but his page is still active.
On 5 Dec 2018 at 20:01 GMT Lynn (Purcell) Larrauri wrote:
But yesterday Tim Prince and I merged 1465 and 1113 both with the same name of Sarah Hayward, daughter of Stephen Hosner and Prudence (Billings) Hosner. But I see today that you have "unmerged" them. I think that you are wrong in unmerging them. Also there is the same Sarah Hayward, #1400, also daughter of Stephen Hosner and Prudence. I am the manager on all three Sarah Hayward (Hosner), #'s 1465, 1113, and 1400. I, for some reason, got confused and now there are 3 three of them, but they are all the same person. If you have found something different, please notify me and I will try to correct it. Thank you
On 5 Dec 2018 at 13:30 GMT Monica Edmunds wrote:
On 22 Nov 2018 at 11:14 GMT Rita A Gerrard wrote:
Absolutely Gillian, agreed, obviously wrong parentage. I'll check all my data files and also the Dorset PRs which were not available then,I think. Many thanks. rita a GERRARD
On 3 Nov 2018 at 10:42 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote: