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About My Family
Welcome to "My Family Tree"
 My name is Anne Kane and this site is all about my family - ancestors and descendants. It also includes Martin's family tree.


This is where Martin & I live on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

View Larger Map I started researching "My Family Tree" a few years ago but didnt get into too much depth with it. In Feb 2010 I started searching more thoroughly with the help of some family members and have found some amazing discoveries and stories about my ancesters. Since I started researching my family, Martin has taken a keen interest in finding who his ancesters were as well so with a lot of late nights and lots of digging around, him ringing his uncle in England to scratch the surfaces of his past, we have stumbled upon some pretty amazing stuff. I have connected his branches to my branches through our marriage. I have just recently taking on the task of helping Martin search for his long lost ancestors and a few falls off the chair later have traced his great grandfathers back to Adam & Eve. Adam died at age 930 (wonder what he looked like!!!...lol)Adams father was GOD of the world. I would like to thank all the people that have gathered up information for my family tree over the years and hope this tree can keep "growing" in the years to come. It is something that will always be treasured and kept in a safe place for my children and future generations. Family means the world to me and something that cannot be replaced and is memories that will always be cherished. A special thank you to KATE WINGROVE, from Sydney whom I have just found to be connected to the KANES and a relation to Martin. Kate has been giving me lots of info that we did not know and lots of advice on where to look for information to our research. Youre probably going to regret this Kate, trying to get all this info into one tiny wee brain...lol We appreciate the help Kate..ty xx I have been informed that we have a few famous people in my family tree...some including : MICHAEL ROACH (A former Australian Rules Football Player who played for Richmond Football Club) whom I have been a loyal supporter since my teens. Story of Michael can be seen in the story section of this site. LAUREN JACKSON (A current Australian professional Basketball Player). Story of Lauren can be seen in the story section of this site. GERMAINE GREER (An Australian-born writer, academic, journalist and scholar of early modern English literature, widely regarded as one of the most significant feminist voices of the later 20th century. Story of Germaine can be seen in the story section of this site. SIR GRAEME MURPHY (Belonged to the Australian Ballet Co.) A story of Graeme can be seen in the story section of this site. DAVID BOON (Australian Cricketer). A story of David can be seen in the story section of this site. ***************************************************************************** On doing our family history research I have discovered many important connections. They dont necessarily mean that they are relations as they might only be connected through marriages. It is very interesting though to know who you are connected to. MARTINS CONNECTIONS: ARTHUR GUINNESS ~ who was the founder of the Guinness Brewery Business in Ireland. Martins 6X Great Grandmother (Frances Crossley)s great granddaughters husbands fathers uncle was Arthur Guinness. JANE SEYMOUR ~ 3rd wife of Henry VIII. Martins 12X Great Grandparents (John Seymour 1476-1536) and (Margery Wentworth 1474-1550) daughter was Jane Seymour 1509-1537. ***************************************************** THE FAMILY IS OUR REFUGE AND SPRINGBOARD OUR LINK TO THE PAST AND OUR BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE ***************************************************** In August 2010, Martin and I visited England and Ireland for a months holiday. The main purpose of our visit was to celebrate Martins Mum & Dads 50th Wedding Anniversary and also research some of our family history (on both sides) in Yorkshire and Dublin. We had a fantastic time, a holiday that I will never forget. We were fortunate enough to have had an invitation from Lisnavagh House in County Carlow, from the Bunburys to visit the estate, which remains in their family. As Martins 5x great grandfather Nathaniel Kane was Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1734 (and his brother Joseph Kane in 1725) we were extremely lucky to have had an email from "Mansion House" (Home of the Lord Mayor) inviting us to visit whilst we were in Dublin. We took a 4 night/5 day trip to Yorkshire, Home of Wentworth Castle, which my ancestors built and lived in. Stainborough Castle later called Wentworth Castle was built and was home to many of the Wentworths. My 4x great grandparents were Nathaniel Lucas and Olivia Gascoigne - convicts who were transported to Australia. Olivias mother was Sarah Vernon Wentworth who was related to the famous Wentworths of Wentworth Castle and Wentworth Woodhouse. There are 2 missing links within our familys and as yet not been able to "nut" it together but am working on this with patience. **************************************************** **FAMILY TIES ARE PRECIOUS THREADS **NO MATTER WHERE WE ROAM **THEY DRAW US CLOSE TO THOSE WE LOVE **AND PULL OUR HEARTS TOWARDS HOME ****************************************************
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

Descendants and Ancestors of Anne Elizabeth Kane (nee Sparks)
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