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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Account confirmed 17 Jan 2017 | Gillian's 38893 contributions | 2978 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jan 2013 | Last significant change: 20 Jan 2019
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Gillian Thomas is participating 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.

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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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.
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.
The G2G is such a great genealogical resource. I am glad to support it by contributing as part of the Integrators Project.
Keeping up to speed with leader-relevant issues
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.
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.
I am part of the United Kingdom Project and it is also where my ancestors originated.
I am with the Thomas Name Study.... (say no more...) also the Walter family of Piercefield Monmouthshire

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On 8 Jan 2019 at 17:00 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Hi Gillian,

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:

Thanks for your time on John Tyndale, getting a primary source for the Tyndales is near impossible.

On 20 Dec 2018 at 19:14 GMT Diane Darcy wrote:

Hi Gillian,

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:

Be careful about deleting unless you know where Agnes Carter Rogers belongs. I see the problem you are having with this being his wife but I am sure it was added because there is doubt about a couple of the children being half bother and sisters. As you may have more and better information than we have here in the States, I will leave the deleting up to you.

On 11 Dec 2018 at 19:35 GMT Thom Anderson wrote:

Hi Gillian, there were not two but three Jane (?) Garrard Doggett Boatman profiles that have now been merged. One of these had Garrard as the maiden name, an assertion that I cover in the research notes. References to Ancestry trees that had not relevant source were deleted. Actual sources were added.

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:

I found most of my Daugette/Doggett history from a genealogy page created by Mr Doggett.

He passed away last year but his page is still active.

On 5 Dec 2018 at 20:01 GMT Lynn (Purcell) Larrauri wrote:

Thank you Gillian.

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:

Thanks, Gillian, for the heads up regarding Henry Clifford. I see he is missing a number of children and would be pleased to have any additions you would like to add. No need to ask, but it was thoughtful to do so. btw, if it's Elizabeth, I think she would need to have the "de" removed from her name.

On 22 Nov 2018 at 11:14 GMT Rita A Gerrard wrote:

Re Joseph CHILDS 338

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:

Thanks Gillian....I removed the PPP.

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