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About Smith/Heffernan Family
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I have been researching both mine and Barry's family trees for over 35 years.  I 
started before the advent of computers and our Hobart Archives only being available 
at that time twice a week for family genealogy.  So it was a long and arduous task.  
Consequently I have amassed reams of material.  I have tried, where at all possible, 
for accurate researching but of course there is always someone, and rightly so, that 
can dispute dates and places and I encourage anyone who looks at this site to let me 
know if I have made errors so that they can be rectified.  Please be aware that this 
site is quite new and I have tried, wherever possible, to acknowledge the areas and 
people where I have received my information from.  If I have missed someone out then 
please accept my apologies and let me know so that I can rectify my error.  In the 
earlier days I had no help at all other than the few relatives still alive that could 
give me their verbal recollections of times past and I acknowledge with grateful 
thanks their contributions.  Aunts and Uncles now long gone and also to my husband's 
late grandmother Christina Smith for her help on the Whelan/Hayden families and to my
dear mother Sheila who passed away in 2007.  It is family members like these that we
can all be thankful to for being willing to share their memories and in doing so they
have perpetuated their family ancestry.  If you use this site to update your own family
tree, and I encourage you to do so, then please acknowledge that you have received the
information from this site. 

Feel free to sign the guest book and mention which family you are interested in, that
way other people looking at this site will be able to see who has shown an interest and
in whom.  

I have recently been able to gather much more information about my late father's
family.  Up until now I have always assumed that because he was born in Adelaide South
Australia, his ancesters were from there too.  So, with the aid of this wonderful
medium "the internet" and with grateful thanks to a cousin in Adelaide, namely Barbara
Coleman, other distant cousins newly found - Lyndon Arnold, Nan Bosler, Louise
Rakowski, and I am sure there will be more, I have been able to add yet another
'branch' to my family tree.  Thank you to these people for your generosity in sharing
your information.

Please do get in touch if there is anything that I might help you with.

I have entered my daughter-in-law's family into my Tribal Pages.  She is, after all, a member of our
family.  The tree in itself is quite large encompasing, JOHNSON, HALL, BALDOCK, JAGO, DOOLEY, EASTON
- AND MANY MORE.  I have gathered the information from various sources, mainly the internet,, Church of LDS web site etc.   Of course there are bound to be errors and any help
would be greatly appreciated.

Also entered my son-in-law's tree (Barry Direen) - with names of DIREEN, PEPPER, CARTER, BRERETON, 
COAD, and, once again, many other names.

It never ends!!! My sister-in-law Lois McGuire now has her ancestry incorporated into my tribal
pages.  The names here are MCGUIRE, RAYNER, GROOMBRIDGE, HERON to name just a few.
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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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