My name is Davina and I have been researching my family history since 2011. I did not start with much information as most of my elders have now passed on, and family was not discussed much on either side of my family.
My tree resides on ancestry.com.au, that was my starting point. Until I realised that not all the information on ancestry is correct. It took a little while to apprehend that copying someone else's tree could lead you down the wrong path. I started looking for outside resources, mainly government record websites and maintained genealogy trees. I have grown my tree and as of writing this bio I have 2023 people.
Bisdee James and Edgar from Somerset England
Dodds William and Isabella Ann Middleton came over to Australia in 1876 from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Emerson New south wales, Australia and Norfolk England
Gribble Timor Victoria, Australia and Gwinear Cornwall England.
Gardiner Henry came from Bisley in England early 1900s.
Hahnel Chemnitz Sachsen Germany. Timor Victoria, Australia. Kalgoorlie/Coolgardie Western Australia.
Hayward Petersham New South Wales
Ibbotson Sydney New South Wales/ Yorkshire England
Koslovskis Kalgoorlie/Perth Western Australia. Riga Latvia
Malone Kerry Ireland
McAlister Sydney New South Wales/ Louth Ireland
McIntosh New South Wales Australia. Perthshire Scotland
Middleton Adelaide, South Australia Kalgoorlie/Coolgardie Western Australia and possibly from Mickley Northumberland
Osborne Queensland Australia. Merriot Somerset
Shearer Petersham New South Wales Australia. Shapinsay Orkney
Simpson New South Wales. Kencott Oxfordshire England
Whittington Swan Colony Western Australia. Thakeham Sussex England
Younger Gympie Queensland Australia. Kalgoorlie/Coolgardie Western Australia. Dollar Clackmannanshire Scotland
My DNA results came back, my heritage is 100% European. The old whispers that there was aboriginal blood does not seem to be supported by these results. My sister did her DNA as well and there were no traces in her results either.