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 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:
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On 15 Apr 2018 at 17:14 GMT Danielle Matias wrote:
Just wanted to say thank you for welcoming me to the titanic team! Now not to sound like to much of a whiner but no badge shows up :(
On 12 Apr 2018 at 01:54 GMT Wendy (Ling) Sullivan wrote:
I just wanted to take this opportunity, to show appreciation and say a big Thank You on behalf of the England Team.
Your leadership style compliments Susie's and works so well. You have an inspiring feeling and thoughtfulness for each and every member of the England Project.
The work you are doing to make the England Project such a pioneer in Wikitree is immensely valued and greatly appreciated.
Thank you Gillian for all that you do !
On 11 Apr 2018 at 08:00 GMT Aidan Bizony wrote:
I'd love to get involved with the England Project! Tell me how I can help.