So far I have mainly been on online researcher. I got some help from Graham Jaunay in SA with the 'Freak' family mystery and made a Freak family contact through Ancestry.com. I've made a couple of visits to PROV in Melbourne, and visited many cemetary's - much to my kids disgust ;-), as most of my ancestors were Victorians. Planning a visit to Echuca early in Feb to do some research there on the Kelly family that started in Kyneton, Victoria, moved to Echuca and then to Cobar, NSW. Where are your research interests?
Re: Family mystery - my Gfather changed his name from 'Freak' to 'Templer'. Family legend had it that the 'Freaks' were from Germany and it was the stigma attached to being German that made him change the name (and plus growing up as a Freak would have had it's moments I'm sure!). However he would never talk about his family at all - when I looked in to it, it turns out his father was jailed for bigamy (was somewhat of a rogue) and the Freaks came from Dorset England! Been hooked on genealogy ever since.
My research has only just restarted after being offline for a while with internet problems. My area is England, Wales and Scotland also with Swiss/Italian and Dominican research as well. Haven't listed all names as yet, as there is quite a few based on the ancestors. Hoping to have some info up on a website when i can make sure everything is right. Are you up near Redcliffe area at all, some cousins up that way.
It appears we do have a link Priscilla Jane Jarrett was the daughter of Edward Jarrett and Sarah Eales. Edward was my GGG grandfather's brother. I have that Priscilla married Thomas Benjamin in 1889. They had 7 children and I have that she died in 1943.
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I like have a passion for Country Music, BlueGrass , Banjo's,( as a lad b4 my teen I was taught how to play a 17 string Banjo Mandelin, that was hard) Mainly American but Aussie is gettin just as good. My lad is a heavy metal nut but would you believe he also loves country music what a combo a.
My interests are as above but have a love for speed on land and water and have a vehicle that helps me keep that alive( sensibly that is)
I have found there were (at least) three different Jarrett families that came to Australia. Mine, from Brede Sussex, settled around the Shoalhaven region in the 1850s. My branch of the family moved up to Bangalow near Lismore in the early 1900s. There was a John Jarrett who also settled in the Shoalhaven region. I believe his family were from Shropshire. The last group of Jarretts were Cedar cutters who settled around the Lismore / Casino area. They were from Kent but given the proximity of Sussex and Kent may be distantly related to mine but I haven't been able to prove that. I would definitely be interested to see if your friend is related to me.
Maybe we will be able to match up the Knights too, do you know where yours were from?
My husband is from New Zealand, his g grandfather was a famous architect over there. His name was James Walter Chapman Taylor. I believe at some stage he took his last given name (Chapman) and his last name (Taylor) as a hyphenated surname (Chapman-Taylor) I think some of my husbands relatives still only use the surname Taylor, while others adopted both Chapman-Taylor. I haven't done much research on my husbands family but I think they were mostly English on his paternal side. Scottish on his maternal. I am actually researching the name KENNEDY. I just haven't had time to do a write up yet!!
Dear Janelle, Hi. Thanks for the welcome to Genealogywise. I just clicked on your profile and saw the link to 'Australian Genealogy Research'. Q.Is this your site? Looks like it is just new. I'm interested but I have no idea how to add links etc. I'm Editor of another family tree site (it's American and free). I help others find their ancestors. My hubby has Maori origins so I know a fair bit about Whakapapa. I have Irish, Prussian, English, French and Scottish ancestors ... and 4 convict ggg grandparents. I think we have to be 'friends' before we can message each other. But let me know if you want the website where I'm Editor. Has more than 50,000 users online.
Hi Janelle, thanks for the quick reply....coming from around Tamworth way you'd have Country music running through your veins, ha ha . Certainly some beautiful country up that way!! I'll also check out the ning as well....thanks for the tip
Hello Janelle,Many thanks for the reply,I live in Moore just past Kilcoy on the way to Nanango ,yes you are right it is very hard specially when they are in England and you have to get help from people over there ,Kind Regards Albertus.
Thanks for the contact. Just when I was beginning to despair of ever finding time to keep up the researching....seems like we have a bit in common, so hopefully we can help each other out with our research and some good ole country (and folk, AND golden oldies) downloads!
Whereabouts in Aus are you? I'm in Melb and like to roam the Victorian countryside checking out cemeteries This might sound macabre to those not into family research!
Cheers, and thanks again, and more than happy to be your friend!
Thank you for your quick reply. My Taylors are fromThe Tamworth area. My grandfather was born at Nundle. Some of my Taylor names are Richard, Henry James, Geoffrey (my dad). I would be interested to know if any of these are in your family. It would be good to meet up with new members of the family. I am now living in Adelaide, but lived in Inverell in the early 70's. Where were you before moving to Bundaberg?