Hi all, I am tracing our family heritage which is a work in progress.
We have a tree on my heritage website which you can get access to if I accept your request.
We are always looking for new family members but more importantly we are interested in any information re health, achievements, stories of you direct family or relatives as we are hoping to publish our trees in a book which my software has the ability to do. So please share as much as possible with us via email(see contact us) or phone as we are trying to also capture who we were(like a mini profile) and signs of the times as a historical record to leave for future family generations. I would like this to be something that each generation shares even if it is you crazy great great aunt Julie did the family tree and it kept blah or blah blah has a copy because you never know how this could help future generation with either medical history or any other tid bits we share.
I personally wish this was done for me to have access to(although am enjoying researching it too), it is a very interesting topic and seeing where families blend together to make a new branch is always interesting to merge their trees. For example bit of trivia Caitlin our daughter shares the same birthday her direct ancestors great grandfather Colin Rainbird on her mother Julie’s side and her Great x 2 Grandfather John Albert Kirkness on her father Matthew’s side. This date was also significant as it is the anniversary when her father Matthew joined the RAAF in 1990. If we didn’t start doing our tree we would never have realized this information. There are many other bits of trivia you can discover, for eg I not only found out my Great x 5 Grand father was a convict but through researching I found the ship he traveled here on, the ships log, the medical log when he was sick on his trip and the crime he was convicted of, how he left a wife and 2 children in England never to see again and I am a descendant of his new family after his time was served.
Although it not for everyone to research it, it is interesting to find out about some of the skeletons etc in our past. It has all played a part in molding who we are today by way of experiences in each generation and in how we parented and tweaked each generation to become who we are.
As i said its not for everyone but I find it fascinating. PS also need photo’s not only of people but houses, ships traveled on, Castles owned etc….