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Welcome! This website was created on 23 May 2009 and last updated on 28 Nov 2022. The family trees on this site contain 3743 relatives and 250 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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About This Golden Land
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'This Golden Land"words from   my Scottish great grandfather's diary written 1n the  1860's,it was not in the context of praising a wonderful country to which he had emigrated ,but in  a derogatory tone as he despaired of his decision to leave"home"obviously always Scotland.... to  the 
 land of the Gold Rush.

This tree is dedicated to my mother,who never had the opportunity to know or meet any  of her grandparents or relatives,living in England and the Channel Islands,as her  parents" eloped "to Canada,living first there,and later in the U.S.A.before migrating  to Australia during World War 1. 
 It is also for my children who did not know my mother as she died before my marriage. I would like them one day,to pass on the details of their family history to my  grandchildren,so they may know their heritage.
 My  ancestry is essentially English,Irish,Scottish,and (originally)Norman French in  the Channel Islands where they lived in Guernsey,Jersey and Sark.The  first "Australian",my paternal great grandfather,came here,not by choice,but exiled  as a transported convict from England in 1847.His wife,an Irish orphan girl followed  in the Pauper Emigration Scheme in 1849.Next came my Scottish great grandfather in  1856,in the wake of the Highland and Island Emigration Scheme,his second wife,my great  grandmother,another Irish Immigrant girl in 1858,,and finally my Canadian  born mother in 1914,with her English born mother and Channel Islander father.

I have also included many families that have intermarried with those of mine and my husband's,as I  found many fascinating stories among them and many have made their mark amongst colonial  Australian history.

Many thanks to Terry Dowinton for his enormous contribution to our Channel Islands  Family Tree.Peter Hugo has been of great and invaluable  assistance  . Joan Coxon from Melton Mowbray has sent wonderful old photos,whose faces  resemble their Australian relatives.Shirley Farrell  and Grace McDonald,my cousins,have been  generous in sharing their memorabilia of our grandparents.Lee Hill has guided me through the  long journey into our Scottish history,and without her help this tree would be  greatly reduced.

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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.

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