An executive genealogist, Airbnb superhost, property manager, chef and catering manager hosting to events.
Born in Taranaki, New Zealand, I am the third son and sixth child of seven children of Albert Charles Whittaker by his second wife. I live on the central coast of New South Wales, Australia. I moved from New Zealand to New South Wales in 1993 and became an Australian Citizen in 2001.
Since joining Wikitree on 20 December 2015, I have been contacted by numerous cousins and researchers from all quarters of my family tree. I have made numerous contacts and breakthroughs through "brick-walls" simply by being on this site. I cannot convey or quantify how rewarding the Wikitree journey has been for me and I therefore wholeheartedly recommend this site to anyone who is interested in documenting and researching their family history on a secure, user-friendly and free site. Wikitree is free for everyone and for future researchers and genealogists to be able to access, and I find that is the beauty of it.
That said, it can on occasion be disheartening when others do not respond to correspondence and do not correctly source and acknowledge use of the information provided in this space. A friendly response, perhaps to one's own distant cousin, goes a long way to create a good feeling and an instant family or historical connection. Therefore, all I ask is that Wikitree and the hard work of its many awesome contributors and collaborators, be respected and honoured. Enjoy the family tree!
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