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 9 Aug 2018 at 15:22 GMT Davina Dodds wrote:
On 1 Aug 2018 at 23:50 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:
Please have a look at the revamped Categorization Project page, specifically about the new team approach. Members will be now be part of the Maintenance Team. Project Liaisons and leaders will be involved in the Vision and Collaboration team. Just wanted to inform you of changes in our project. Thanks, Natalie
On 30 Jul 2018 at 07:24 GMT Ian Mitchell wrote:
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On 24 Jul 2018 at 04:31 GMT Leslie Cooper wrote:
On 26 Jun 2018 at 12:16 GMT Benjamin Molesworth wrote:
On 15 Jun 2018 at 17:08 GMT Joan (Williams) Whitaker wrote:
The England Project Profile Improvement Team Page for the Arborists has now been completed. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:England_Arborists_Team_Page
On 30 May 2018 at 08:48 GMT Joan (Williams) Whitaker wrote:
I know you do not need my help, but I thought I would still send you the message I am sending to the other Profile Improvers on the England Project.
I am the new Project Coordinator for the Profile Improvement part of the England Project. I just wanted to say “Hello” and let you know that you can contact me if there is anything that I can help you with. I live in Yorkshire, have been interested in family history for over 20 years, and have been on Wikitree since February 2017. I have become addicted to it and need a fix of sourcing, error correcting or bio writing every day so that I don’t get withdrawal symptoms. Thank you for all the work you do for the Project. I am looking forward to working with you.
On 12 May 2018 at 07:35 GMT Stephen Heathcote wrote:
On 6 May 2018 at 05:27 GMT David Douglass wrote: