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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 21 Mar 2018 at 09:45 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:
Edit: disregard - I added you as manager and removed myself.
On 21 Mar 2018 at 02:42 GMT Teresa Langford wrote:
On 2 Mar 2018 at 10:12 GMT Ken Wise wrote:
On 1 Mar 2018 at 00:06 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:
On 28 Feb 2018 at 15:15 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
Please award a Worldwide Disasters Badge to https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/user/Obrien-4884. She signed up on g2g post.
On 28 Feb 2018 at 14:45 GMT Mary Richardson wrote:
Please award a badge to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gardner-6149 She has an ancestor died in a shipping disaster, Halifax. She signed up on my g2g post.
On 10 Feb 2018 at 16:44 GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:
On 4 Feb 2018 at 15:21 GMT Rita A Gerrard wrote:
To:WikiTree 4 Feb at 15:05 Hello Gillian, thanks for your message. My apologies for not replying to anyone. I had a bad xmas with shingles and a nasty cold. It took a while to recover. However, now we're in February am feeling ready to get started. I have been reading all the wiki messages and feeds since the start of this new phase and marked some for my attention - like possible family links elsewhere - Dorset for instance. I have had a good trawl through the orphans and decided my best and sensible choice is with a PEASE, I have selected Robert PEASE 40. bc 1485 Gt Baddow, as I have unearthed much historical documentation on him and his family, this information will be of help to the PEASE family pedigree.
I will endeavour also to add more to my PEASE side, there is a minor problem with that, i.e. un-determined ancestor between 2 or more cousin lines from the same paternal ancestor. I can discuss this with someone later.
rita a GERRRD
On 25 Jan 2018 at 17:42 GMT Taylor (Fritz) Worthington-Gilchrist R.N. wrote:
On 24 Jan 2018 at 17:43 GMT Henry Walters wrote: