Thursday, June 30, 2011

a bit excited

This week I spent two days at the library.  Our library has a great section for family history buffs with heaps of info and the staff are more than happy to assist novices like myself.
I struck gold finally.  I had been having heaps of trouble finding out how John Thynne and Charles Ellen came to Tassie.  Lots of digging around and I finally found them both plus John came out with his widowed mother, Ann and his little brother Martin.  They are all Bounty Immigrants, although I am still unclear whether Charles was actually a convict or not as I have some conflicting info on him.

A good week of finds all round and it boosts my enthusiasm when it was starting to wane a little.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

List of names

I have added a page of the names connected to my families.  If you see a name you are familiar with and think we may be connected somehow please leave a contact message for me to chase you up!  We may be cousins or something.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

So we start with me

I am Kelli-anne Schultz.  Born in 1967 at Sandringham Hospital, Victoria.

The family lines I have started with are:

Schultz - my grandfather
Lambeth - my grandmother

Ellen - my grandfather
Thynne - my grandmother

This is exciting and somewhat addictive.  I know there are a few convicts on my maternal side and an elopement!  On my dad's side, lots of sadness and mystery.

One thing that has struck me since starting this is just how tough things were for the women folk.  So many babies to be had and then so many to be lost, it is just heartbreaking.

Well, this blog will hopefully grow and develop as I find out new things.  I hope to put some pages up of photos, links and other useful things I find along the way.

Anyway, if you are following I hope you enjoy my journey