Gillian Thomas

Gillian Thomas

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Gillian Thomas
Born 1950s.
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Daughter of [private father (1920s - 2000s)] and [private mother (1920s - unknown)]
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Wiki Genealogist April 2020 Club 1,000 Spring Clean-a-Thon 2020 Scan-a-Thon 2020 Source-a-Thon 2019 Participant Scotland Project Member Team Captain WikiTree Project Leader England Project Member Ranger Super Star Categorization Project Member Pre-1500 Community Star Arborist Data Doctor Australia Project Member One Name Studies Project Member Connector Honor Code Signatory
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Gillian Thomas was born in New South Wales, Australia
Gillian Thomas is a member of the Indigenous Australians Project
Gillian Thomas is participating with Sandringham Strollers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 255 profiles.
Gillian Thomas is participating with Sandringham Strollers during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 347 suggestions.
Gillian Thomas participated with Sandringham Strollers during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
Gillian Thomas participated with Sandringham Strollers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 151 sources to profiles.
Gillian was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the WikiTree Blog!

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.


  • First-hand information. Entered by Gillian Thomas on 17 Jan 2017.

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Gillian is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Focusing on WWI at the moment, especially my relations. So many stories!
Thomas surname particularly, but more than happy to help out anywhere. Building my expertise in duplicates and merging
Anything in Australia, but especially New South Wales, and early settlers to Australia.
I’m keen to help with categories! It’s such a great tool for organising on WikiTree.
Adding burial place and headstone to profiles makes a wonderful resource on WikiTree.
I'm starting off connecting up profiles on WikiTree that link to my family tree.
I want to collaborate to get rid of errors
Always keen to find more duplicates.
I am a Leader for the England Project. I have particular interest in Cornwall, Devon, Kent, Lancashire, Somerset, Essex and Staffordshire.
I am a leader of the Indigenous Australians project
The G2G is such a great genealogical resource. I am glad to support it by contributing as part of the Integrators Project.
Following the discussion about merges in the G2G
I am happy to contribute to the issues raised by others around merging profiles on WikiTree
Thomas Name Study and Walter Name Study
Happy to assist with pre-1500 profiles - db errors and merging etc
Following posts about projects that fit with pre-1700 research.
Project Leader for the Arborists, Australia, England and Indigenous Australians Projects
I have numerous ancestors from Scotland - especially Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Stirling and Port Glasgow.
Sources are essential to a credible profile and links. I am 100% in there to improve sources where I can.
My Thomas ancestors came from Breage in Cornwall, moved to St Mawes then Falmouth, then migrated to Sydney Australia. I am generally interested in researching Thomas's from Cornwall.
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Hi Gillian,

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 Arborist, Connectors, Cornwall and Kent teams and your leadership of the Sandringham Strollers.

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.


Hi there, Gillian!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 300!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi Gillian

A huge thank you for all you did this weekend in the Clean-A-Thon and congratulations on adding 367 fixes to our total score of 11, 803 everyone is appreciated 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 Janet 

Sandringham Stroller Co Team Leader


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on receiving your trophy badge for being a winner of the 2020 Scan-a-Thon challenge.

John Williams ~ WikiTree Tree Hugger


posted by John Williams
Hi Gillian,

The Global Cemeteries Project is currently undergoing our member check-in and wanted to verify that you are still active and interested in being a member of the project. Are you currently assigned to or working with one of our Cemetery Teams? If not, is there a particular Team or area you are interested in participating with? I would be delighted to help you get setup in one or more of our collaborative teams!

We use Google Groups for internal project collaboration, so if you are not yet setup for access feel free to submit a join request and we will get that approved as quick as possible. We also ask that members check their follwed tags to make sure you are following the correct project tag (CEMETERIES) so you don't miss any disucssions in G2G.

Last, but not least, we would like to thank you for all of your contributions to WikiTree and let you konw that any ideas or suggestions for improvement you may have for the Global Cemeteries Project would greatly appreciated!

I look forward to hearing form you soon!

Steve ~Global Cemeteries Project Leader

posted by Steve Harris
Hi Gillian,

I put in a Request for merging this profile. But I have yet to get a approval. We just completed a merg with Arden, we are fixing some issues involved with profile that was merged hope this helps.


Hi Gillian

I am just checking in with you as a member of the Lancashire Team. We are entering the last 8 days of the England regional go Green Challenge reducing the suggestions, unsourced and unconnected numbers. On the 13th the Northern Region were in the lead for the challenge with drop of 16,728!

As your regional cheer leader - I am encouraging everyone to go go go

Good luck Janet :)

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Please add me to the McCormick Project.

Regards, Mike

Charles E. McCormick II

posted by Charles McCormick II
edited by Charles McCormick II
Incredibly great work during the 2020 Scan-a-thon! Our Tree has been enhanced by your efforts to preserve photos and documents, Gillian.

The Appreciate Team THANKS YOU!

Pippin Sheppard Appreciation Team Member

posted by Pip Sheppard
edited by Pip Sheppard
It's been a while but I thought you might like to peruse - 1859-1945 Gertrude Alleyne dau of Bouverie

You wrote: Hi Tony, Gertrude was born in 1859 in St Vincent. Please could you open up her profile. Thanks posted Jun 25, 2018 by Gillian Thomas Cheers Bert

posted by [Living Bizzell]
Thanks Gillian for the work with the aborigine profiles, and LOL Wikitree showed you had handed them to ME but on further investigation it was to the Australia Project in which I participate! Thanks again for your incredible contribution. Love your work :-)

Richard Robinson

posted by Richard Robinson
Hi Gillian,

I posted a message for you on the page of Thomas Stanton.

posted by A Pendleton
Hi Gillian

Scan-A-Thon Registration is open, please register

Thanks look forward to working with you again


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Gillian,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Leader for Arborists and Team Member for Kent and Cornwall (as well as being an amazing Co-Leader with us all time). We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current teams and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

posted by Susie MacLeod
I have no DEFINITIVE sources other than a free search engine at Not sure if it's still available.
posted by Tom Coley
Hi Gillian, I am not pre-1500 certified. yet. Could you please add Pudsey-13 and Pudsey-14 as the children of William Pudsey (Pudsey-31) and Eleanor Montfort (Montfort-219), so the merges will show the correct parents? Thanks for all your hard work on this line.
posted by A Pendleton
posted by Tom Coley
Go ahead Gillian, I'm OK with it!
posted by Tom Coley
Hi Gillian,

I see you posted a message about the profile of John Archdale on my page less than 15 minutes after I created his profile. Perhaps you could be courteous and patient enough to give a profile manager sufficient time to write the biography and save it before posting a message (which I frankly found offensive) on their page. It is in our Honour Code. See: And yes I am Pre-1700 certified.

posted by Ray Hawkes
Hi, Gillian,

I see you left a message for John Childs relating to the months-old unmerged matches of Childs-647 & Childs-337 (and similarly Childs-645 and Childs-336). I am guessing there has been no action since - what might be the next step? Thanks, Russell

posted by Russell Gerrard
Hi Gillian,

I didn't seem to get notification of your messages on my page until this last one. I don't have a lot of time to spend on wikitree at the moment, but do enjoy getting the messages and seeing what others are doing, which occasionally inspires me to do something too.

posted by Michael Dufty

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