About Me

Me at 50yrs of age

I was born in 1957 at the Crown Street Women’s Hospital. This is in Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia.  Surry Hills is a suburb in the City of Sydney. I am married with 7 children. I have 3 sons, from a previous marriage, and 4 step children.  Also we now have 3 grandchildren.

My wife and I were both born in the same year at the same hospital, (I am older by 8wks). This photo of me was taken on our 50th birthday.

I have been doing Family history since my teens, (My father got me into it), and have loved every minute of the time I have been involved in it.  There is always something new to be learned about our ancestors. I love the challenge also of working out or solving family riddles or puzzles.  And my wife and I both have those in our family lines. We both have convicts in our family histories.  Both 1st & 2nd Fleeters.  And in the course of my research have found a number of times where our families have intermarried.  So indirectly we are related to each other distantly, so to speak. The connections are usually not on any direct lines.

Qualifications

While I don’t have any formal qualifications.  University degree or other tertiary qualifications. I do have over 40yrs of experience doing my own family and my wife’s research.  As well as conducting a family history business in both tracing other’s family history or helping them getting started and tutoring people in how to trace their ancestors.

I have been a presenter and consultant at a local Family History Expo on a number of occasions over the last few years.  I have edited and contributed to a Family History newsletter for our local church congregation.  Some articles I will reproduce here in this blog from time to time.

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