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About The Australian Connection
This tree belongs to my children. Most of the branches have fallen from the trees of England, Wales  and Ireland and have, for one reason or another, landed in Australia. There are many names here  that have been left behind in the United Kingdom. While these names are not always direct  ancestors, they are important none the less. 
 All my immediate family are Australian from the arrival of my first ancestor in 1830 and my last in  1921 at the very latest. Most of the research for my maternal and paternal families was discovered  and complied by my mother in a time when using computers for family history was impossible. She has  been able to trace every name back to the United Kingdom although we have been unable to find the  actual date of arrival in Australia for some family members. My family in Australia are Abell,  Baker, Horton, Jones, McCall, Richards, Rourke, Sirdefield, Thomas and Walsh. I am now continuing  with my mother's extensive research to add detail to the family.  All my husband's immediate family are Australian with the arrival of all his ancestors before 1858.  My research into the Ison ancestry began in earnest in 2007 but was initially started in the 1980s.  His Australian families are numerous. His paternal ancestry in NSW is Harry, Ison, Kelly, Leonard,  Poole and Taylor. His maternal ancestors in Tasmania are Brown, Davis, Hunn, Rapp and Somers and in  Victoria - Ashmore, Clarke, Cook and Hansen. Research is just beginning on his Tasmanian and  Victorian families. 
 There are two confirmed convicts on my tree. They are William Horton, who was transported to NSW  and Thomas (Bernard) McCall who was transported to VDL and moved to NSW once his sentence had  expired. William Sirdefield, the brother of my great-great-great-great grandfather, was transported  to NSW in 1818.
 There are four confirmed convicts in my husband's ancestry - Mary Brown, John Davis and Mary  Leonard. Mary Brown was transported to NSW and then transferred to VDL in 1815. John Davis was  transported to VDL, almost certainly in 1812. Mary Leonard first arrived in NSW in 1833, returned  to England, re-married and re-entered Australia in 1852. Her brother, John Leonard, was transported  to VDL. Another Tasmanian ancestor, George Somers, probably received a Colonial Sentence. A further  convict may exist in his great grandfather, John Kelly.
 I look forward to hearing from you if you have a connection with any of these families so please  contact me as I am very happy to share my sources and older photographs. For the family who visit,  please check what I have written and make any corrections or connections to your immediate family.  Please also make any corrections, suggestions or considerations by commenting in and signing the  Guest Book.

ABELL ANCESTRY: Sarah, the wife of William Hodgkinson has almost certainly been identified as Sarah Wright.
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Getting Around
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.

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