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Welcome! This website was created on 28 Oct 2008 and last updated on 25 Nov 2020.

There are 877 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of Du MACKAY, Iye in 1508. The most recent event is the death of WILSON, Colin Graham in 2019.The webmaster of this site is Peter Nicol. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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About The Nicol Family
My interest in the NICOL family started by working backwards from my great-grandfather Edward Ellice, who landed at the port of Galle in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in 1871 and started the Nicol line there. He was one of the pioneer tea planters in the country.

Much of the information has been obtained from family members who are now scattered all around the world, through searches in genealogy websites and the GOOGLE search engine. To have obtained this information without the use of the internet would have been an unthinkable, mammoth task! As each generation passes by, a lot of information that will never be recovered also goes with them. It is also amazing how people so easily seem to 'forget' who their relations are and their family details. I regret not having started my research earlier - while some of the older generations were still alive. It would have been that much simpler!

The history of my family is quite a varied and colourful one. The family members are spread around the world - the UK, the USA, Sri Lanka, Australia, Fiji, Spain, Belgium, France, Italy, South Korea.... and so the list goes on. This was another reason why I wanted to catalogue our history - for the sake of my children's generation.

The data contained in this website also includes the various other families to whom I am, in one way or another, closely related. They are the BARNETS, WILSONS, BORTFELDTS, DE COOMANS and HERMONS.

Much of the information on the HERMON families has come from Ronald Hermon in New Zealand and his website http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/hermon/index.htm. My thanks to him for the research he has conducted in obtaining the information therein.

I don't believe a Family Tree is ever finished for there are deaths, births and marriages that occur on a regular basis. For those of you who visit this site, I shall welcome feedback concerning any information that is lacking, or errors that are inherent in the information. Please don't hesitate to contact me.

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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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