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Welcome! This website was created on 23 Dec 2008 and last updated on 14 Feb 2020. The family trees on this site contain 860 relatives and 423 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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About The Ord Family UK & Australia
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My parents emigrated from Newcastle upon Tyne, England to Perth, Western Australia  with myself, my two brothers and two sisters in 1963. The family has now grown to 60  Australian members most of whom live near Perth but some have set roots in Adelaide,  Melbourne and Canberra with only two of the next generation returning to  England to live. So I guess you can say we are pretty happy with my parents’ gutsy  decision to seek a better life.

Earlier attempts at researching the family tree in the 1970s were frustrated by not having easy  access to records. Many an evening was spent taking copies of barely legible microfiche at a  Family History Centre of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. As these only covered the  period 1550 to 1880 they were not much help as I could not find the missing link  between them and my parent’s memory. Thank goodness for the internet. In 2005 a  single query put me in contact with a second cousin I did not know existed and he  very kindly gave me access to his family tree much of which he had got from another  second cousin of ours. So a big thanks to Russel VR Ord and Heather June Ramsey.

Details of Simonne’s (my better half) side of the family tree were very kindly  provided by her Aunt  - Enid Honeyball who provided copies of her handwritten family  tree which has been added to by subsequent generations. Simonne's maternal  grandmother’s great-grandfather was the 1st Sir Robert Peel, father of the Prime  Minister. The Peel family tree was included in a book on the history of the Peels  written by a family member at the time of the Prime Minister. It is a great boost having the  earliest entry on the tree of 980 AD – the time of King Canute.

I am also indebted to a number of other family historians for providing access to  their family trees. As others have no doubt experienced, a small detail can enable a  great leap forwards in research of the family. Also, some photos of my relatives and  ancestors appearing in this site were copied from other sites, for which I am  grateful. Having a face to a name really brings the past to life.

Research into my mother's family tree is proving more difficult and any help from the Webster and  Campbell family members would be greatly appreciated. The reference to our Campbell ancestor's   participation at Glencoe is tongue in cheek.... but who knows? Hopefully further research will  reveal all.

I hope you have as much enjoyment perusing these pages as I have had in compiling  them. If you spot any errors or are able to add further details I would appreciate  hearing from you.

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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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