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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Profile last modified | Created 25 Jan 2013 | Last significant change: 15 Oct 2018
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Wiki Genealogist September 2018 Club 1,000 WikiTree Leader Source-a-Thon 2018 Participant England Project Member Spring Clean-a-Thon 2018 Australian Convicts Project Member Disasters Project Member Ranger G2G Integrator Super Star Categorization Project Member Pre-1500 Community Star Arborist Data Doctor Australia Project Member One Name Studies Project Member Connector United Kingdom Project Member
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Gillian Thomas has English ancestors.
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.


  • 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.
I'm starting off connecting up profiles on WikiTree that link to my family tree.
I want to collaborate to get rid of errors
Leader of the Worldwide Disasters Project, which honors and remembers those who died or were involved in natural and man-made disasters.
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.
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
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 15 Oct 2018 at 16:51 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:

Hello... 6th cousin :) I adopted Grove-302 for that reason, but lost track of her. I'll go back asap, but do feel free to update the profile yourself in the meantime, or let me know if you'd like to adopt it.

On 15 Oct 2018 at 13:05 GMT Carolyn (Fisher) Lynett wrote:

You can remove the Project Protection on Colvlile-1 as I have no credible sources for this profile. I believe I may have adopted it.

On 13 Oct 2018 at 15:18 GMT Linda (Penrose) Hoffman wrote:

Re: Alice Penrose. Project Protection. Have no idea what you're talking about as I don't know how to lock profiles or protect profiles. I am still researching many of my ancestors info on the Penrose side. When I find info I do come and update profiles. Or at least those that I can. I can't add any ancestors in the 1400's and earlier anyway. Have asked for help in doing so, but to no avail. Funny, people have no problem coming into an ancestors profile, change dates, add info, etc... but no-one seems to want to help me add my ancestors from 1400's and earlier. Anyway, Thanks for whatever you did since it must have been important to remove the project protection on it.

On 13 Oct 2018 at 13:43 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

Re: Hall-15359 Protected Status. That’s fine with me. I am not sure why the status was ever locked.

The only profile I manage that I need to keep at Protected Status is There is a controversy about the spelling of LNAB (explained in his biography).

During his lifetime his legal papers used Pippin - some of his descendants now use Pippen (including mine). I asked for Protection on the profile of Pippin-265 to keep the spelling as it was during his lifetime.

Thanks for your hard work on Wikitree, I really appreciate all of it.

On 12 Oct 2018 at 09:09 GMT Donna Aston wrote:

Thanks Gillian. Just linked them Donna.

On 5 Oct 2018 at 20:29 GMT Martyn Mulford wrote:

Hello Gillian. Gardner-923 should be changed to William Gardiner of London, the actual husband of Helen Tudor and father of clergyman Thomas Gardiner of Tynemouth --whose same coat of arms was also held by Rev George Gardiner, and by the Gardiners of Gardiners Island, New York. John Gardiner (not Gardner) of Bury (in Suffolk county, not Lancashire) was actually the father of Bishop Stephen Gardiner of Bury (according to Bishop Stephen's own will), formerly confused with Steven Gardiner of Lancashire. Though many seem to think so, I have as yet found no evidence or clues supporting claims that William and John were sons of Thomas and Mabel (Bryon) Gardiner.

On 3 Oct 2018 at 22:31 GMT Maree Waite wrote:

Hi Gillian, just wondering when and how the list of profiles arrives so I can get started on the Orphan's Trail? I am looking forward to working on the England Project and learning more about English records.

On 27 Sep 2018 at 00:41 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

Coffee and chocolate are a big YES for the SAT. Sleep? Not so much :-)


On 24 Sep 2018 at 05:22 GMT Des Connors wrote:

Hi Gillian

Probably better for you to handle any pre 1500 Tyndall. thank you Des

On 23 Sep 2018 at 11:26 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:

Hi Gillian,

If families are imported / duplicated a lot sometimes this is the only way (so adding the UnverifiedFamily template with links to the profiles involved) to prevent members are adding or importing them all over again.

Looking at the 'sources' (or the lack of sources for the parents) I personally think it's ok to remove the parents now, if you keep the template or perhaps just a note with links to the previous attached parents in and a post or note at their profiles with a link to their by some supposed daughter's profile also, everyone can see the profiles for the previous 'supposed' parents/daughter are/is already present but no longer attached because there just are no sources that prove the relationship.

Greets and have a wonderful day !

Bea :)

ps: I removed the parents and added links and posts to the profiles involved now:)

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