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Absolutely wonderful site to stumble across. Have already gained some information, but seek more. Is there someone from the Moree area who can give me information regarding my Grandfather David Weir. I am aware he drove taxis in that area for many years and died in the 1970s. He and his wife, Isabella McRae nee Smith had 12 children, so they would not really be unknown. Any information would be appreciated. Alan
Alan Whatman <qantas@ozonline.com.au>
Broadmeadows, Victoria Australia - Monday, August 18, 2003 at 14:29:42 (EST)
I grew up in Rosewood and attended Rosewood Primary School, then I went on to Tumbarumba High, as did the rest of my brothers and sisters. My parents are still living in Rosewood and I am trying to trace my family's history.
Pauline Brown <ptolson@hotkey.net.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at 09:36:31 (EST)
Looking for Ryans from in and around Newport, Tipp.and Annaholty/Bird Hill. Newport Ryans possible Gortshane. Very good site, easy to read. Thank you Bob Ryan Providence Rhode Island ryanblack@cox.net
Bob Ryan <ryanblack@cox.net>
rhode island - Monday, August 04, 2003 at 10:02:43 (EST)
Through your wonderful page I had contact from Tim Metcraft. I have now lost touch due to computer problems. He gave me some valuable information which I lost. I have tried to contact him again,but without success. Tim if you could contact me again I would be very grateful
Joy Middleton <maujoy@bigpond.com.au>
Australia - Saturday, July 26, 2003 at 17:23:10 (EST)
Hi! My discovery of and first visit to your site was full of recent nostalgia for me, as my family and I lived in Tumbarumba for four wonderful years, leaving only 19 months ago. My husband John was the local Anglican Priest at St Jude's Anglican Church, with oversight for the centres of Rosewood, Mundaroo, Tooma, Ournie and also Batlow and Wondalga churches. I found metnion of various clergy in the notices interesting and am fascinated by the history of the Various churches and parishes in the area. Do you have any information on these? THank you for satisfying my curiosity and giving me a wonderful nostalgic trip back in time. Tumbarumba may be advertised as a town bypassed by the appearance of modern times, but your website is evidence of the dynamic and strong community spirit we found enhanced the antural beauty and location of the town while we were priveleged to live among you for four special years. love, Jan Stead
Jan Stead <holyxact@netspeed.com.au>
Hackett, Canberra, ACT Australia - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 09:48:40 (EST)
Thank you Sue and Mike. Your website has given me so much pleasure. Tumbarumba is a great place Found some Porters and metcalf family Thank you for all your help
Jean Zarb <jeanzarb@hotmail.com>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 15:43:16 (EST)
Great site. Have found some relatives. My mother was Sadie Margaret Dawson (nee Lowrey) and lived "up on the hill" in Albury St, Tumbarumba.Gfather was Edward Ely Dawson, he is buried at the Tumb.Cemetery and is on the Honour Roll.Still looking for GGfather Frank Dawson and his wife Janette (nee Baillee(spelling?)).I lived in Tumb. & went to Tumb. Central Sch mid 50's to mid 60's, also living in Albury St. Any info welcome.
Chris Thomas <luethomas@optusnet.com.au>
Wyndhamvale 3024, Victoria Australia - Sunday, July 13, 2003 at 21:02:11 (EST)
I have just found out about your web site. Love it. I lived at Laurel Hill and went to Laurel Hill School. My parents are both from Tumbarumba, my Dad is Doug Portors and my mother is Vera Doughty.
Joan Elliott <jandfell@alphalink.com.au>
Melbourne, Victoria Australia - Friday, July 11, 2003 at 12:44:17 (EST)
Looking for my great grandmother Mary Williams. Born in the late 1800 and had a daughter Ellen who married a Bell.
Christine Feros <cferos@hotmail.com.>
Stockton NEWCASTLE, NSW Australia - Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 16:06:33 (EST)
Found your site when looking for Doughty connections. We are connected through Tumbarumba, John Doughty who married Rebecca Griffin at Terrington St Clement on 8.5.1852 and then immigrated to Australia, John Doughty is the brother of my g grandmother Hannah Doughty and the cousin of her husband Robert Doughty (they married but were first cousins), they settled in Albury. Also, note the Cramps are mentioned, by paternal grandmother was Sarah Maria Cramp, her grandparents were Jury and Mary Ann Cramp from Bexhill in Sussex. Also, note the mention of the Eldridges, who married into the Cramp family. Thank you for sharing your wonderful site. Alan Doughty
Alan Doughty <adoughty01@optusnet.com.au>
Sydney, New South Wales Australia - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 20:14:33 (EST)
I stumbled across this site and had great fun satisfying my addiction. I am helping to organise a Hanlon family reunion in June 2004. Our Irish family comnnections originate in Boorowa with Francis Hanlon and Ellen Vaughan (from Richard Reid's " A Decent Set of Girls" )but also later included McNamaras & Morris connections. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who has information. Thank you so Much Narelle Nelson
Narelle Nelson <narellenelson@bigpond.com>
Orange, NSW Australia - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 20:12:05 (EST)
I like your site and hope I can be of help. My Irish family names are Toohey, Sheridan, O'Brien, Harmon, Coumans,O'Shea,Sargeant,and others. I have family in Canada also.
Gabriel Thomas Sheridan <sheridangabriel@hotmail.com>
Inverell, Tara, Seattle, and Portland, NSW, QLD,Wa and Oregon Australia and USA - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 09:51:29 (EST)
What a Great Find!!! Your website is very interesting! I hail from Tumbarumba, my adoptive mothers family names were Portors & Metcalfe. I was born as Patrica Casey, later to be adopted as Jean Hazelwood, I was born in Tumbarumba in 1948. My birth mothers name was Marguerite Casey of Tumbarumba or Tumut. If anyone has any details of the Casey Family from these areas or if you a family member from the Porters or Metcalfe's & just want to say hello please email me at jeanzarb@hotmail.com Thank you all for taking the time to read this.
Jean Zarb <jeanzarb@hotmail.com>
Melbourne, VIC Australia - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 20:03:21 (EST)
Enjoyed viewing this site. My aunt will be interested as she is researching the Cullen family. I pass this address on.
colleen <dcgosden@spiderweb.com.au>
Gympie, Qld Australia - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 15:13:22 (EST)
Congratulations on such an interesting site. I have been here briefly before but this time I have had a good look around. I am interested in the Yass area because my Grandmother Johanna Ryan was born there. Her parents were Thomas Ryan and Ann O'Dea. I am still trying to discover what happened to Thomas and Ann. I shall return again. Len.
Len Wells <ljwells@bigpond.com>
Port Macquarie, NSW Australia - Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 21:46:11 (EST)
A Great Site. Don't know if it will help me with my enquiries or if I can help anyone else with information on the Dwyers or Winterfields, but you can contact me on my email if you like. Keep up the good work!
Rose Harrington <harringt@iinet.net.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Monday, June 02, 2003 at 09:38:40 (EST)
Like many before me, I stumbled on this site by accident. I've actually wandered around Glendermot Old Cemetery in Londonderry and not found what I was looking for. With your gravestone list, I've now managed to find another link in the chain. Well done. Keep up the good work!
Alfie Henry <alfie@smoocave.com>
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear England - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 15:51:57 (EST)
Great site. John Goodwin & Sarah Seymour were my mother's grandparents. Am happy to swap info.
Carol Annetts <cassann50@yahoo.com.au>
NSW Australia - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 10:03:12 (EST)
I am looking for 2 families - one is nelson into which my mother was born and I believe her mother is buried at Coburg. The other name is Wagstaff which I believe was in Wonthaggi or Jumbuna? I also believe the latter may have had some aboriginal connection. Thanks for a great page and the opportunity to submit my queries.
Jeanette Andrewartha <Joeli@ihug.com.au>
Melbourne, Vicoria Australia - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 09:59:25 (EST)
Fantastic site!!!!
Heather Cullen,Phippen <yawanna2@bigpond.com>
Gloucester, Australia - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 12:15:27 (EST)
Your site is wonderful, I am just starting to research my Family Tree & was thinking the task was just too daunting but your site has inspired me to keep on, I am such a novice, I am searching the Bell/Moore Families, I do know my gransfather William H> Bell married my gransmother Dorothy Moore at Carcoar around 1927, was wondering if the Bells' in you area could be related in some way, if anybody out there has any information it would be wonderful, keep up the good work, I sat going over your site for ages.
Dianne Wilkinson <blondie6593@bigpond.com>
Forster, NSW Australia - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 10:03:27 (EST)
Very Well Done Congratulations. Brian O'C
Brian O'Connor <eejoconn@bigpond.net.au>
YASS, nsw Australia - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 10:46:03 (EST)
What a wonderful page, both in content and design. Deserves an award
Australia - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 15:10:16 (EST)
Excellent work, congratulations, we can all aspire to do as well. I'm currently writing my second family history book and it is based on the Bendeich family tree and the stories of that family. The family tree includes many of German origin including Ernst, Brunner, Holz, Kauflein, Bauer etc. and I've tracked down a majority of the Bendeich names in Germany, USA, NZ,Indonesia and Australia. But I have been missing one grand lady by the name of Rosetta Bendeich born 14.12.1879 died 4.6.1939. Rosetta's parents were Francis Anthony Bendeich and Susannah McGuire from Gladestone Qld. The story is that Rosetta fell in love with a chinese chap and fell pregnant and was sent back to NSW, her son apparently lived in Brisbane, Rosetta I have traced to Inverell and Singleton and then she disappeared. Just this week on another web site I find she was buried in Boorawa in 1939. I have no idea why she would be buried there or the missing years between 1917 and 1939. If anyon! e has an idea I would appreciate a chat. Once again a great web site.
Kel Bendeich <challengeconcept@bigpond.com>
Singleton, NSW Australia - Wednesday, May 07, 2003 at 10:04:04 (EST)
Thanks for your good work, i'm researhing my family tree Good luck every one Bede
Bede alwyn Givney <bede41@yahoo.com.au>
Maitland, nsw Australia - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 09:40:21 (EST)
Thanks for opportunity to ask for anyone researching Mary or Bridget Barrett sailed from Cork, Ireland, married Willsmore/Wellsmore and resided on Monaro. Mary arrived Duchess of Northumberland 1835 as bounty emigrant.
Janice Campbell <jcampbell3@vodafone.net.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 19:25:52 (EST)
Hi great site, thankyou for all the work you have put in to make so much information accessible to so many people. I'm researching mostly in the Yass area for BLISS,FURRILL,OWEN,COBLE,DITTON and MCGANN. Keep up the good work! thanks again Kim
Kim Aitchison <kimaitchison@hotmail.com>
Australia - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 19:04:16 (EST)
looking for ancestor moses bedle who arrived in adelaide australia 1837 from america possibly mispeled as beadle. we know he had children and wife. this is a helpful site. good day mate bill
bill bedle
old bridge, nj USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 10:25:03 (EST)
I have just found your site by mistake and found my great grandmothers grave site, Elizabeth Hayes nee Williams, I would love to find out more about her and her mother Margret, if anyone could help that would be great.
Leanne Way <minway@mcmedia.com.au>
Berrigan, NSW Australia - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 14:36:28 (EST)
I came across this site whilst trying to find the cemetary that my great grandparents were buried,John & Clara brown married in Gunnedah,and my grandfather their son Leslie Brown whom was born in Gunnedah in 1902 and married Enid Norma Rooney in Inverell in 1934,any information about them as to where they are buried,their nationality if their is any living family members etc, would be great,i was told that John was a police officer in Redfern,and that Leslie was last seen in Armadale.thanks
Debbie <bellview@hn.ozemail.com.au>
NSW Australia - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 14:26:56 (EST)
Great sight!I'm interested in any McGann's.Found that a Thomas McGann died in the Yass Gaol of old age (86yrs) the inquest held 14/1/1876.Does anyone know any details of parentage or siblings??Will certainly visit this sight again
maureen bofill <bofill@freemail.com.au>
melbourne, Vic Australia - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 19:51:40 (EST)
i am searching records for my maternal grandparents and then backwards. william clements married sally downs in the late? 1800s. cowra area. my mother helen (born 1908) was the youngest of 7 children and moved to gunnedah with her mother during ww2. have no knowledge of when william died.
paul howard < pjhoward@webone.com.au>
canberra, act Australia - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 09:29:57 (EST)
very impressive thank for sharing my irish names are healey county clare obrienlimerick roney mccartney antrim
june mcalpine <junesgenes@hotmail.com>
melbourne, VIC Australia - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 11:25:16 (EST)
hi my name is Timothy Beveridge im trying to find my family i havent seen any 1 in my family since i was 10 and now im almost 19 thats 9 years with out a family if any 1 thinks they could help please dont be shy and say hi
Tim Beveridge <timmieboy3@hotmail.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 19:04:54 (EST)
Comprehensive site. I'm researching Caffreys of Meath and Raymonds of Kildare.
Debby <debby@powerup.com.au>
Brisbane, QLD USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 19:01:31 (EST)
I'm the President of the Tea Gardens Hawks Nest Family Research Group and on our members behalf I would like to congratulate you on a most informative site. It is one of our favourties. Thank you, your work is much appreciated. Regards, Margaret Munright.
Margaret Munright <grc@nelsonbay.com>
NSW Australia - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 18:58:40 (EST)
I have just come across this page... very interesting. Am researching, Parkinson/McAlister/Kelleher/Haisell/Munzenberger/Holz families
margaret parkinson <margparkinson@ozemail.com.au>
cootamundra, NSW Australia - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 16:19:36 (EST)
Fantastic site, Found some grave stone inscriptions from my family - The Perry's and the Gavins. Any local or further info would be appreciated if it is out there, and maybe a bit of info on the "black springs - coolac" area, that they were living at. Thanks a lot
Katrina Faulkes <jleng@vtown.com.au>
QLD Australia - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 16:03:35 (EST)
Enjoyed looking through your site. I am searching for by great-great grandparents who I believe lived in Tipperary. My great-great grandfather was John Butler, born 1803 in Tipperary county. He came to Canada and married Ann Clark in 1835. He died in 1867. He was suppose to be one of three brothers who left Ireland. My grandfather to Canada, one to US and one to Australia but have not been able to find any information. Any help would be appreciated. Elaine Stone
Elaine Butler Stone <austinas@sympaticolca>
St Hubert, Quebec Canada - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 10:12:54 (EST)
Impressive site! I would like to thank and congratulate you on the massive amount of work you've done on your site. I' am researching my mothers family (Colls, Vaughn, Beveridge, Nelson) back into Australia. They landed in the Bathurst and Yass region. Almost all came from England and some even are First Fleeters. Also quite some family members having moved to Australia ages ago. The work you've done on the extracts from the newspaper and on the Cemeteries is just incredible! I have found some information on the Colls and Beveridge I did not have in my database before. If anyone reading this has information on the Clegg and Beveridge line that married into the family of Thomas Colls please contact me. Specially if you know anything about the family of John Smeil "Jolan" Beveridge and his wife Mary Jane Colls
Philip John Bodenstaff <philip.b@12move.nl>
Amstelveen , Holland - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 10:18:26 (EST)
What a great site! An enjoyable diversion into the local history. Thanks for all your hard work and for sharing the spoils of your labours.
Martin Klein <martin.klein@optusnet.com.au>
Yass, NSW Australia - Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 12:23:15 (EST)
I am trying to trace any descendants of my grandfather. He came to Australia in 1912 fought in the war then returned to Australia in 1919.My maiden name was Young. Grandfather was an R.S.M. in the 3rd Army Bde.
Helen Prophet <prophs@btinternet.com>
Dundee, Scotland - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 21:11:54 (EST)
What a wonderful site. Am researching a Jermiah Lynch,from Dublin, Bradley's Derry. Carroll Wicklow. O'Regan Cork. Delaney Kerry. Found this to be a great site and admire all the work you have done. Keep up the good work. From New Zealand.
Margaret Carroll <margaret.carroll@xtra.co.nz>
Ngaruawahia, Waikato New Zealand - Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 10:51:42 (EST)
I am trying to pick up information about OTOOLEs in GERALDTON Western Australia. My Grandparents immigrated there in 1907. They returned to Lettermore Co Galway Ireland the following year but my Grandfather's two sisters Agnes OToole and Sarah OToole both remained and as far as I know one of them at least had a family. She was married once to a hotelier but was widowed and remarrried perhaps to a member of Parliament. Can anyone help with info? Joe O'Toole
Joe O'Toole <joeotoole@e-merge.ie>
KILSALLAGHAN, CO DUBLIN IRELAND - Tuesday, November 19, 2002 at 09:38:35 (EST)
what a great site! looking for members of the WORTHY family of YASS and members of or any knowledge of SUTHERN from the COOMA and districts, any info would be great. thanks please email lea_ann74@hotmail.com
Lea-Ann Suthern <lea_ann74@hotmail.com>
sydney, nsw Australia - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 10:14:13 (EST)
Wow! I come from Drom in North Tipperary. I am really impressed with the work you have put in on transcriptions.
Liam Dwan <Liam.dwan@comit.ie>
Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 10:05:27 (EST)
What a wonderful, informative & well set out website - congratulations. From the transcription of the headstones of the Tumbarumba Cemetery, I was able to fill in a little more missing info - thank you. I also found the Extracts from the Tumbarumba Times very interesting. I would like to advise that I am co-ordinating the Reunion for the Family of John & Rebecca Doughty which will be held at Easter 2003 (19th & 20th April) at Tumbarumba NSW. We will be celebrating the 150th annivers ary of their arrival in Australia. They came from Terrington St Clement, Norfolk, England arriving in Sydney on 10th March 1853 on the "Trafalgar". John & Rebecca had 8 children, 5 of whom married & had children & it is these families that we would like to see at our reunion. If you have any questions or would like to help, please email me. Jan Doughty Hewett at njhewett@webace.com.au.
Jan Doughty Hewett <njhewett@webace.com.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 09:38:25 (EST)
What a lot of work you've put in. You're to be commended. I actually got here after a google search on Wee Jasper, was looking for the Vaughan/Martin connections but located my fathers side (Jones) instead. Well not sure its them in fact as there are 3 Charles & Elizabeth Jones around about the same time in Yass. Mine are the family of butchers, although my grandad was the odd one out becoming a tailor instead. Great work a very good notion to put the cemetary online.
Sylvia Aldred <PO Box 337 Dickson ACT 2602>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 10:00:13 (EST)
A very interesting site & obviously the result of a lot of hard work I am trying to trace an ancestor Patrick Murray born in 1802 or 1806 at Muff/Kingscourt/Cavan/Ireland. Note some of the documents show him as Carlow rather than Cavan. He was married and had two children. His father's name may have been William or Thomas. He received a life sentence, was transported as a convict and arrived in NSW in April 1832 on Captain Cook -1st voyage. There were no females on his voyage. I do not know whether his wife and children followed him to Australia. He worked for J Kennedy in Appin. He appears in a muster of 1837. He received various tickets of leave and finally, in 1851, a conditional pardon which meant he was free provided he remained in NSW. At that time he was in Yass I cannot trace his death certificate in NSW although I still have to examine those that would have made him 80+ at his death. I also have to try to examine death certs for Queensland. I have not been able to find him in any online cemetry. Indeed I have been surprised at the small number of Murrays appearing in the online cemetry lists. Mr Graeme Challinor does list some Murrays. However none of them is "Patrick" and therefore not my ancestor. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated
John Murray <johnmurray@iol.ie>
Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 09:51:57 (EST)
I am looking for next of kin of William Henry JUDE died at Invercargill February 2-10 1941
Raymond BENFELL <grandad@actrix.co.nz>
Katikati, Bay of Plenty New Zealand - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 17:24:17 (EST)
i found this site very informative
peter hassett <transom@eircom.net>
ireland - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 06:48:53 (EST)
Johanna Casey was my great great grandmother. I consider the site a real find!!
john fraser <murrumbucca@bigpond.com>
murrumbucca, new south wales Australia - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 14:57:50 (EST)
Hi, I love your site. The photos and background are great. I hit on your site while searching for Wilbraham Tollemache Edwards who is mentioned in the October 1796 will of John Edwards of Devonshire. He was John Edwards nephew, son of his brother, Thomas. I suspect that he is the Brigadier mentioned on your Manaro Mercury page. I am looking for more information on this family and would be thrilled if anyone could let me know the name of Wilbraham's mother. Maureen
Maureen McGee <memcgeecga@shaw.ca>
Prince George, British Columbia Canada - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 14:54:04 (EST)
Great site!! Was searching for my grandfather, William Maher, but nothing seems to be my luck in this regard. Family stories have him leaving Ireland "under cover of darkness." He ended up in Omaha, Nebraska and married my grandmother, Catherine McShane, who was originally from Crossmaglen, County Armagh. I've been very successful with the McShane line but the Mahers are a definite brick wall. Keep up the grand work!
Mike Maher <mjmjcm@socket.net>
Sunrise Beach, Missouri USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 09:59:01 (EST)
Fabulous site! ... I have a lot of family in the Monaro area and am tracing the Numeralla MURPHY'S .. BELL .. AGNEW any information would be appreciated... I have added this to my favourite's.
Susie <susiebauer@hotmail.com>
GOLD COAST, QLD Australia - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 12:36:41 (EST)
i am looking for a bob and cathy blyth last saw them in 1971 in portsmouth england. i have no idea where they are and have tried to find them in portsmouth and the west of england. he was in the marines and may have joined the aussie forces, that's a shot in the dark
ian wallis <urznmyne@aol.com>
richmond, virgin usa - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 20:42:36 (EST)
Thank you, thank you for the essential link that bridged Scotland/Australia in my Robertson line Ritchie/Robertson]. You might be interested in the background of William Ritchie/Euphemia Robertson in Scotland. See my website.
Marjorie J. Jodoin <mjjodoin@yahoo.com>
Seattle, WA United States - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 14:53:31 (EST)
this site is nice.
geraldton, WA Australia - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 19:23:11 (EST)
It's the a gret site, lot of hard work by someone. Thanks found some lawless
Kerry <lawlelss@dmn.com.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Monday, September 09, 2002 at 19:18:31 (EST)
I stumbled onto your list and found it very interesting.I have been researching a line called O agan: OHagan: Hagins:Hagan . This line have been traced to the 200 A.S. but there are some missing links there. I loved the areas you have coverd and willing to share. After searching old sites in Texas I can just picture the inteersting stones you found. Thank you for all of your hard work. Jorita Hagins Michaelis
Jorita Hagins Michaelis <jo1911@cox.net>
Abilene, Texas U.S.A. - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 09:48:06 (EST)
It was great to see so many members of my Chalker Family's name registered on this site. Importantly, to learn that my great great grandfather Joseph Henry Chalker died on a Wednesday evening was a tiny piece of information which was not part of my consciousness.
Terry O'Toole <otoole@wn.com.au>
Geraldton, WA Australia - Wednesday, August 21, 2002 at 20:07:00 (EST)
It is a good site.i was wondering how Barbara Carberry and Shelly Brown got hilighted as they are my relatives.I didn't meet Shelley but Barbara was my grandma and my hero.Thanks for the good site.
Jessica Carberry <carberry_jess@hotmail.com>
Coolac, NSW Australia - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 14:17:08 (EST)
I enjoyed your page very much.I was born in Tumbarumba & started school at Union Jack public school, Which was behind the memorial shown on your page,so it was great to see the history of this on your page. My grandparents William Robert & Margaret Jane Metcalf are both listed in the cemetry,along with other relatives.
Joy Middleton <maujoy@bigpond.com.au>
Albury, N.S.W. Australia - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 15:14:07 (EST)
Fantastic site-my great great great Grandmother Ann Kennedy was an Irish orphan girl. Ann married Thomas Price at Coolac 20 May 1851. Father Patrick Magennis performed the ceremony. Michael Quirk and Catherine Brett were wittnesses.
Clive Swaysland <swayso@ozemail.com.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 09:33:49 (EST)
Comments: Great site very informative especially the headstone transcipts, wonderful work. In your travels did you ever come across anything to do with the "Brain" family. I know they originated in England, somewhere. Keep up the great work.
Heidi Ireland <hi@pamelacoward.com.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 11:16:58 (EST)
first time visit know nothing about ireland only that my grandmother came from there,sarah smyth married a samuel martin in Co Tyrone about 1886. her parents were jacky (john)smyth and adelaide glasgow. would like to learn more about them. neville
neville ogden <nevilleo@hn.ozemail.com.au>
boorowa, nsw Australia - Monday, July 15, 2002 at 21:16:29 (EST)
Delighted with this site!! Great to see another family connection. My GGGGG Grandfather was Joseph Pye.From his son John & Mary Pye nee Phillips' line. James Pye born 18 Mar 1803 at Parramatta. Keep up the good work..
Robyn Heather (Pye) <robyn99@dodo.com.au>
QLD Australia - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 16:09:23 (EST)
I was thrilled to see pictures of churches (especially Borrisoleigh and Thurles). Nice job & an asset to many. Have recently found that Maher family (my grandfather) may have come from Borrisoleigh (not Golden) as we originally thought. Am interested in whatever records I can find and if any ancestors (James and Mary Butler Maher) are buried in Borisoleigh cemetery! Thanks again.
Joan Gates <dgates@stny.rr.com>
Pxfprd, NY USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 03:51:54 (EST)
Well...there it was..matches notes made 5yrs ago from fiche.(relocated in meantime)The James & Annie TOUT Melrose Plains ref.(prob.next gen.)ANY INFO...anyone....The Wm.Owensmoved on..(alth.Wm.James sometimes used)Browse some more. You may already have done it tho? WIll we ever meet.Oh yes gapped front teeth v.usual for males in family!!
Peter (Wm.Owen)TOUT <calga_arabians@hotmail.com>
QLD Australia - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 22:54:02 (EST)
What a wonderful idea & site. Searching:(James Wm. arr.Prince of Wales 1828) 2nd family of James Wm/Wm.Owen(ea.generation alternating family name)re-married(partnered) after death of 1st wife.approx.1859.Living at Yass & surrounds for many years.. One branch of family being horsemen & gold-followers went thru L'pool Plains to WALCHA, Barringtons & Gloucester NSW. The horseman's triangle.Settled there on Little Manning & Tibbuc. Know there are Touts in Yass area. Like to hear from Anyone recognising names or story.Can supply other side of family history. Thanks and will browse site some more.
Mr. Peter (Wm.Owen)TOUT <calga_arabians@hotmail.com>
QLD Australia - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 22:15:58 (EST)
Obviously this site is a labour of love! Wonderful! However, I did not find my paternal grandmother there as expected. I am looking for Elizabeth Sheridan, mother of Francis W Mitchell(my father. She was an Irishwonan married to one William James Mitchell who was killed in the naval Battle Of Jutland in 1916.She remarried an Australian soldier with the surname of Sheridan and went to live in outback NSW where his family owned a general store. My father told me that she committed suicide by swallowing rat poison but not until she had put on the sunday roast.My father was sent to St Joseph's College Hunters Hill in 1927 by his uncl and guardian Mr J F Sheridan of Boorowa
David Francis Mitchell <mitchez2@bigpond.net.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 17:53:28 (EST)
Fantastic site. Even though I live in Ireland found a lot of info about my family. My Lowry and Long and Breen families came from Drom and Inch. Lowry from Annfield, Breen from Ballypatrick and Long's from Dovea. My grgrgrandfather was Wm Lowry from Annfield, who had 7 children. One Jeremiah was my GreatGrandfather, The other one was William who died when he was 18. of the other 5 we have no records. Michael, Patrick, and Martin, Bridget and Mary. We have all the Long's records but have no records of the Breens. We think the Lowry's went to NSW. My greatgrandfather went to Australia in 1859 and returned in the 1860's with lots of money and bought a big farm in Gorteenafoora, Drombane. Mary
Mary Heaphy <mmheaphy@eircom.net>
Ireland - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 07:09:49 (EST)
looking for anyone who knows of a bridget lyons or who did yr 12 (2000)at newtown performing arts school pls email me
heath james <babyface_gambino@hotmail.com>
sydney, nsw Australia - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 23:04:47 (EST)
Thank you so much for your listing of tumbarumba cemetery. My dad grew up in tumbarumba, and my grandparents nonie and fredrick amos are both buried there. thank you for allowing them to live on and allowing me to visit them.
Nerida Muspratt nee Amos <nerida@dragon.net.au>
point clare, nsw Australia - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 21:13:07 (EST)
SAINT-SMITH family lived in district mid to late 1800's. Anyone with information please get in touch. Thanks
Robyn <gilmond@ozemail.com.au>
NSW Australia - Wednesday, June 12, 2002 at 14:10:15 (EST)
What a wonderful site. I am going to add it to my favorites.Great Job!!!!
Cheryl Huntington <burgerbuddy34@yahoo.com>
Maine USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 00:26:59 (EST)
Very commendable site. A lot of work been put into it and many valuable resources avaialble. Regrettably, I did not find what I was after but I am sure that others will be more successful.
Peter Robinson <tworobbos@net-tech.com.au>
Bairnsdale, Vic Australia - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 17:52:57 (EST)
Three of my relitaves [females]came to Australia on the ship "Escort" that arrived in Albany on the 24 of November 1860.Margaret Kerin born 1841.Mary Kerin born 1842. ? Kerin born 1839. Margaret Kerin married William Bowe at York in 1861,In 1862 a Daughter Kate was born at Greenough, swome years later a son was born at Geraldton and was named Patrick.I would love to get some information on my long lost relatives.If some out there knows something about the Kerin sisters I would like to have it .
Michael Kerins <kerins@tpg.com.au>
Perth, Western Australia Australia - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 21:09:11 (EST)
Hi, Lovely site. I'm interested in Leonard in the Yass district. I'm also writing a book on the Osland family and one member, Isabella Waight married Charles Hind Curll and moved to yass so it was great to find her family.
Wendy Meredith <poile@bigpond.com>
Australia - Sunday, May 26, 2002 at 16:59:37 (EST)
studying the names taylor the taylors from barensley area silverwood emley /shelley all yorks would like to hear of anyone else studying the same great site please keep it going and silverwood
john taylor <taylorsilverwood @aol.com>
wales uk, Australia - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 03:07:02 (EST)
Thank you for a most interesting site. Ypu have done a wonderful job
Patricia Sharp <royp@satlink.com.au>
Australia - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 23:12:21 (EST)
Great site. Found a lead to a person we have been looking for for years.
Bernadean Noakes <bmnoakes@hotmail.com>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 21:32:03 (EST)
Fantastic site! Have definately bookmarked this site. Looking for contacts for descendants of John Venables and Martha Hutchinson. Lyn Bradley
Lyn <lynbradley@hotmail.com>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Sunday, May 05, 2002 at 21:44:32 (EST)
Thank you for a very interesting site I found my great grandmother in the Yass cemetery names.I am also researching the Rootsey name my ancester was a convict who was granted land in the Monaro district.
Jan <chains@mpx.com.au>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 21:18:58 (EST)
What a fantastic site. Found it by accident, but learnt quite a lot. Pity other areas don't have the same, especially detailed cemetery listings. Keep up the good work.
Lee <twhite@idl.net.au>
NSW Australia - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 23:53:38 (EST)
Wonderful site. Congratulations for the time spent. Enjoyed the site even though I did not find any info on my Great grandfather Arthur Owens and Bridget Tierny who left Co Tryrone in 1847 to come to the states. Also looking for Dennis Tierney and spouse Ellen who were Bridgets parents.
George Owens <gtowens@comcast.net>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 02:55:06 (EST)
It's great to take a walk down memory lane,although very sad for those who have departed us.As my family and I know,I'ts very sad when a loved one passes away,but with sites like this they are always remembered. R.I.P MICHAEL FRASER DIESSEL KENNETH BRUCE DUKE-YOUNGE EVELYN SAHRA DIESSEL
jacky49au <jacky49au@yahoo.com.au>
Newcastle, NSW Australia - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 18:58:21 (EST)
Thank you for such a valuable site. Many of my ancestors (Smith, Hollingsworth, Beeton, White) lived in the Yass area so I was able to find some information. I am looking for any information on the Beeton family which lived in Brown Street, Yass. Keep up the good work.
Bruce W. Smith <bruce@spin.net.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 11:40:37 (EST)
Thank you for an informative and valuable site. Many of my husband's ancestors lived in the Bowning and Yass areas (Loomes and Stear families)and I was able to find many of them listed on your pages. Keep up the good work.
Gail Macqueen <macqueen@hartingdale.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 00:36:54 (EST)
What a great site..seeking info on James Kelly c1861 Burrowa and Waterhole Flat area, keep up the great work.Thank you
John Hammond <pixiebelle@optusnet.com.au>
Wauchope, NSW Australia - Wednesday, April 17, 2002 at 15:08:19 (EST)
Thank you for your tremendous effort in compiling information for this webpage. I believe I located burial information on a great-grandfather that we have been looking for. We are very appreciative.
Nancy Crowley Peters <Petersnc@intense.net>
St. Louis, MO USA - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 14:41:40 (EST)
So very interesting I was born in Killea area. The local Churches look amazing though certain changes have been evident. So exciting...
Doctor Rosaleen O`Brien <r.obrian@ntlworld.com>
United Kingdom United Kingdom - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 23:56:01 (EST)
Hi Great site Just checking the links on my website at http://www.justgen.com/ and letting u know i have a link to yours listed there Hope that is not a problem Thanks M
M <JustGen@canoemail.com>
Canada - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 03:10:49 (EST)
Absolutely fantastic site! I grew up in Tumblong & my father still lives there. I have given him a copy of the cemetary list so that he can record a brief history about those he remembers (which is quite a few). In a small place like Tumblong it is priceless history. Thankyou for the opportunity to be able to expand on your wonderful research.
Lynn Lee (nee Luff) <gglee@optusnet.com.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 15:28:09 (EST)
Congratulations on a great site. Found some information. Looking up the name Ferguson from Leitrim, Ireland.
Carla MacIntyre <carlamac@telusplanet.net>
Peace River, Canada - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 15:26:30 (EST)
Thank you for providing such a wonderful site - my husband's Shanahans come from Borrisleigh Tipperary in the 1850s - they are related to Kennedys, Mahers, Ryans and many others. The shots of churches and cemeteries are great too.
Jo Shanahan <shandun@ozemail.com.au>
VIC Australia - Sunday, March 10, 2002 at 13:31:32 (EST)
Wow,VERY impressive!! We are new Bowning residents so can't claim relationship but have been trying to find out the origin of the name Bowning - not even the local Historical Society knows where it came from. An old lady told me yesterday she recalls it was pronounced 'Bounyan' - or could it be 'Gounyan' - if anyone has any info I'd be grateful.
Jennie Towan <jtowan@ozemail.com.au>
Bowning, NSW Australia - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 11:42:21 (EST)
First let me say " What a magnificent site" . For all those of us who can not make it to see those cemeteries with many of our loved ones in . It is so wonderful to see someone else take the time to bring them to us. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH ! I am researching my family of McSurdy's. The name is spelled a few different ways but from my understanding my 5x great grandfather Hiram MacSurdy was the first to come to the United States from Scotland. Thank You for any help that you may provide for me. Surnames Are: McSurdy,MacSurdy,McCurdy or McKirdy. Keep up the Good work on this site! ~Deb~
Deb Bowers Neidlinger <shyann@infi.net>
Tremont, Pa USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 15:08:42 (EST)
Looking for any details of my grandfather - William Smith (also known as Dudley). Originally from Blakney Creek, near Dalton but last heard of Cootamundra/Gundagai area in late 1940's. Sons Colin & Maxwell.
Barry G Smith <bazzandjan@ozemail.com.au>
Malua Bay, NSW Australia - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 10:51:12 (EST)
LLOYDMINSTER, AB CANADA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 10:46:43 (EST)
Congratulations on a wonderful site. Special thanks for all the work you have put in to Cemetery Listings. Looking for info on Denis RYAN who married Winifred CAREY/CAREW/CASEY in Kilcommon, Tipperary in 1929. Thanks again. Shirley
Shirley <shirleyb@mbcom.com.au>
Geraldton, W.A. Australia - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 16:12:38 (EST)
What a great site on many Cemetries, I did notice my WILLIAM I WATSON wasn't mentioned in your Irish graves, he's burried at Boorowa's catholic section... But your site does save soo much time...keep up the great work. Trish
Trish <trisheden@ozemail.com.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 15:42:15 (EST)
Am looking for info on Alum Creek public school 1887/89 near Shannons Flat near Cooma.If any readers have any info on it please drop me a mail Cheers Dave
Dave <digger@webone.com.au>
canberra, act Australia - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 18:46:25 (EST)
Sue Hi, Just stumbled across this site what a buzz to see my gmother,Ann Margaret MarthaBroadhurst and other rellies. I can still remember the Broadhurst Reunion in Tumba, a few years ago now. Mum (Lil James ) has passed away now and we have more G,kids to add to the chart will contact you soon.
Marylynne Whittaker <possnpaul@ozemail.com.au>
cairns, qld Australia - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 00:00:49 (EST)
Congratulations on your easy to navigate sight. No luck finding info on my THOMAS RICHARDS who d. Yass in 1880, but did find mentions of MCGUFFICKE & MCGREGOR in the Maneroo paper. The newspapers were full of interesting reading. Well done. Researching ELLIOTT, MCCAUSLAND, INGRAM, CHANT, PATTEMORE.
Pat McGufficke <peandpat@ozemail.com.au>
Armidale, NSW Australia - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 16:52:01 (EST)
Congratulations on a fantastic site. I have many ancestors in your area and have found your site to be a great resource. Do you have a surname index of your various connectons?
Gloria <gtmctam@netscape.net>
Mid Nth Coast, NSW Australia - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 07:14:26 (EST)
Thank you for all the hard work,certainly is very helpful! I am reseaching the Hillier family(origin Bishops Cannings Wilshire England,also the Petty family
Mark Hillier <mark@seerr.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 15:52:07 (EST)
Thank you for all the hard work,certainly is very helpful! I am reseaching the Hillier family(origin Bishops Cannings Wilshire England,also the Petty family
Mark Hillier <mark@seerr.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 15:51:07 (EST)
Thank you for all the hard work,certainly is very helpful! I am reseaching the Hillier family(origin Bishops Cannings Wilshire England,also the Petty family
Mark Hillier <mark@seerr.com>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 15:50:58 (EST)
Hi, I am doing a one name study on the name SILVERWOOD. I see you have one in your family tree. James A. Is there anything you can tell me about him & his ancestry so that I locate who and where he belongs. Many thanks for a great site.
Denise Light <denise.light@ntlworld.com>
England - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 06:18:40 (EST)
Thank you for the tremendous amount of work you have put into this website. I am researching the Neylon family from County Clare to Australia to New Zealand. What a task! Your website helps people like me to add to my knowledge. Again thank you very much. Regards Marie
Marie Teuwen (nee Neylon) <marie.t@net.nz>
Invercargill, New Zealand - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 14:47:58 (EST)
I just found your site, I have not finished looking at it, as I am doing the family tree, I have a cousin Warren Hastings Harris in Australia, we are searching everywhere, I am going to let him know about your site. Keep up the good work. Barbara
Barbara Hastings <Barbarahastings@sprint.ca>
Lasalle, Que Canada - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 10:48:12 (EST)
Great site wish more sides were like this one. Trying to find any relatives belonging to Mr Leonard Ware, who came from wales uk, in 1920 to Austalia,if anyone can help please will you email me, thanks
Linda <Bluebird2832@aol.com>
west glamorgan, South wales uk - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 12:40:02 (EST)
found this site very interesting. I am trying to find am ancestors Hilder. Should have started when my parents were alive.
Barbara Fraser <barhil2@bigpond.com.au>
Adelaide, S.A. Australia - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 08:38:10 (EST)
Congrats, really neat WEB Page, job well done. Fun to move around in, and younger people must have fun also. I do have a question. I do have numerous photos of churhes in Northern Ireland, could I share them with you and ask to copy your churhes ? What format would you need ? Thanks, Rusty Givens, searching for Gavan(s), Given(s), Givin(s) in CO Antrim, Northern Ireland. Givens1700@aol.com
Rusty Givens (Northern Irish) <Givens1700@aol.com>
Potomac Falls, VA America - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 04:31:12 (EST)
What a great site it would have to be the best site I have seen for a long time. If we all did some of the work you have completed and submitted on the web. How much easier it would be to find information from places we cant get to easily. I was looking for the Lonergan family if anyone nows about them please contact.
Sharon Foskett <apfoskett@ozemail.com.au>
Lauderdale, Tas Australia - Tuesday, January 08, 2002 at 20:42:43 (EST)
Thank you for a great site. I am researching family from Yass - HINDS, LEARY, COMMINS, TOOHEY, and BUTLER/SMITH (married Hillgrove NSW) 24 Aug 189l, and PETTY family, plus HENRY and CHILTON families in Tasmania around 1800's. I intend to return to your site frequently. Thanks for putting in the hard yards.
Marlene Mayfield <minyaka@bigpond.com>
Perth, Australia - Monday, December 31, 2001 at 18:52:08 (EST)
Very interesting site came across it while looking for long lost relations in australia from my Aunt Mabel who emigrated with new husband Bill Gee in about 1930 from Marazion Cornwall sound familiar anyone?
Syd Trudgen <sydtrudgen@btinternet.com>
Marazion, cornwall UK - Thursday, December 27, 2001 at 06:36:26 (EST)
I have been looking for family info for one day - today - and have found out lots about my great grandfather TP Williamson - also lots of references to the Davis family - the other side of my heritage - it's unbelievable! thank you for the site - I still can't believe my luck! congratulations to you both! ...Vanessa Tennent
Vanessa Tennent <andrewtennent@bigpond>
Sydney, nsw Australia - Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 21:03:57 (EST)
Hello Sue and Mike. Your site is so informative I just keep coming back. A credit to you both. Happy Christmas to you both and "I'll be back". PS I have a digital photo of Simon O'Neil at his property at old Adaminaby. Let my know if you want a copy. Bye from a distant relative.....
Robert Willimott <rwillimott@ozemail.com.au>
Murrumbateman, NSW Australia - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 12:05:34 (EST)
Hi Sue and Mike I have just stumbled on to your site, and haven't had time to have a good look at it today, but I'll bookmark it and get back to it. I am very interested in all the early Irish families who settled in Gundagai. My husband is related or descended to the CARRIGG, LYNCH, PIERSE, O'BRIEN families of Gundagai. I am also interested in the KEANE, CAREY, KEIHONE and LENEHAN (and others) families. My father's family, the JONES family were at Goulburn by 1844 then Boorowa by the 1850s. Has anyone ever heard of a JOHN TRAINOR JONES (My elusive great grandfather). I am almost tearing my hair out because I cannot find out where he ended up. He was alive circa 1851 when his youngest daughter was born in Boorowa, but he seemed to have disappeared after that. Some of his children were baptised Catholics by Father Chalres Lovat at Boorowa so I am presuming he had an Irish background. His wife was Protestant. I am also looking for descendants of victims and survivors of the 1852 Gundagai Flood. We are commemorating the 150th anniversary of this flood next year and our Committee would like to find out as much genealogical detail on the residents of Old Gundagai in 1852. Two of the girls who drowned, Ann Farrell and Honoria Jones, were in the party of Irish Orphan girls from the "Arbuthnot" who came to the Yass-Jugiong-Coolac-Gundagai-Tumut area in 1850 (see the book "A Decent Set of Girls" by Richard Reid and Cheryl Mongan). Look forward to exploring this website in greater detail. It looks great the little I have seen of it! from Marcia McIntyre of Gundagai.
Marcia McIntyre <mcintyre_marcia@hotmail.com>
Gundagai, NSW Australia - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 13:27:44 (EST)
Great Site.I really enjoyed it.You have given everyone hope and encouragement.Hopefully I can use it in the future.I have just started,looking for Cornelius Conaway.All I have found outso far is that he was born in Ireland. Thank-you
Sheila Stutts <sheilastutts@hotmail.com>
Cypress, TX USA - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 13:35:00 (EST)
Hi, What a lovely site it is a shame other people did not spend sometime doing the same, It would doing your family tree a lot less stressful. I have only been doing mine for short time, I am researching my Irish side who came from Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, thier names were Eccles LENNOX & Martha TOMB around 1800's - 1900's. Any help would be grate. Bill.
Bill Vince <w.vince@btinternet.com>
School Aycliffe, England - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 06:57:51 (EST)
Further to my note below, I'd be very interested if anyone has any information about the CREW (3 sons in the 1st AIF, from "Euralie" Yass and Burrinjuk) or BLISS families. Iím also trying to find more information about the original Burrinjuk village (Barren Jack?), flooded when the Burrinjuck Dam was constructed. Many thanks.
Rob Ryan <robryan@hotkey.net.au>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 13:54:16 (EST)
Hello Sue and Mike. Great site! I'm researching the RYAN family (Michael RYAN eventually settled at Grace Flat, Bowning, NSW, originally from Rock of Cashel, Tipperary, arrived 1860 on the
Rob Ryan <robryan@hotkey.net.au>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 13:13:29 (EST)
Excellent!! One of the most informative sites for anyone researching ancestors in Ireland. Everything is great about the site: lovely design, information well organized, very useful information etc. etc. Keep up the good work. I will drop in often.
Darlene Lannigan <dlannigan@ireseau.com>
Maniwaki, Quebec Canada - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 16:40:55 (EST)
Michael Purtell <figjamick@aol.com>
Penrith, N.S.W. Australia - Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 00:43:30 (EST)
You have a great site, put alot of work into it. I can't seem to get anything on Yass cemetery. We are interested in the following families: William Eccles m. Martha Privett John Fletcher Turton m. Helen Letitia Smith George Marshall m. Elizabeth Rayner David Alfred March m. Rebecca Jobbins Doug and Lyn Eccles
Lyn Eccles <quoll@shoal.net.au>
Kangaroo Valley, NSW Australia - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 17:36:32 (EST)
Great site, you've put alot of work into it. I can't seem to get anything up on Yass cemetery. I am interested in the following families: William Eccles m. Martha Privett John Fletcher Turton m. Helen Letitia Smith George Marshall m. Elizabeth Rayner David March m. Rebecca Jobbins Doug and Lyn Eccles
Lyn Eccles <quoll@shoal.net.au>
Kangaroo Valley, NSW Australia - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 17:32:47 (EST)
Found great information, and loved the site. My husband is related to the Wood family (James founder and Alan Proprietor of the Yass Courier. We cannot find any relatives still in the Yass area. We would love to hear from anybody with a connection.
Alice Antill Wood <thewoodlot@dingoblue.com.au>
Murrumbateman, NSW Australia - Monday, October 15, 2001 at 11:19:47 (EST)
Great site, just finding info about my mums family Grogan, Beetham and Grimmond, and saw Bates there which is my maiden name, bye for now Sandy Rose
SANDRA ROSE <dsrose@hn.ozemail.com.au>
Townsville, QLD Australia - Monday, October 15, 2001 at 08:07:34 (EST)
I am amazed - Thanks for all the hard yards that someone put in to record the history at the Jugiong cementry. It has been something that "must be done some time" and to think that it has it just great - Many many thanks - I willbe passing this on to the people that are so interested in preserving our history
Joy Coggan <coggan6@bigpond.com.au>
Jugiong, Nsw Australia - Tuesday, October 09, 2001 at 21:47:22 (EST)
Looking for family names of Blyth,Garland,Jamieson,Freeman,Hinds,. I love you pages keep up the good work Jenny
Jenny Blyth <jennyblyth@hotmail.com>
Newcaslte, NSw Australia - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 20:20:41 (EST)
What an interesting site - full of names related to my family history;- brown, davis, grieves, ranyard, jagoe. Anyone welcome to contact me if connected. Any information available about "Braeside" Yass where my great aunt & uncle (Ranyards)lived when I was young - I remember many happy visits. Thanks for this great site.
glynis cummins <bobglyncummins@ozemail.com.au>
wollongong, nsw Australia - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 19:39:53 (EST)
I am very new to this addictive past time and I have found your page to be a "Pot of Gold" in my research on Dr Isidore Maurice Blake and his family (My GG-grandfather). Your wonderful page has made this task very easy so far.
Helen Blake <helen.blake@afp.gov.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 10:09:36 (EST)
I am very new to this addictive past time and I have found your page to be a "Pot of Gold" in my research on Dr Isidore Maurice Blake and his family (My GG-grandfather). Your wonderful page has made this task very easy so far.
Helen Blake <helen.blake@afp.gov.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 10:08:30 (EST)
VERY INTERESTING SITE Would like to contact anyone researching Patrick and Margaret Maloney in Binalong/Burrowa/Yass area in the 1850s to 1900.
Margaret <jwandma@bigpond.com>
NSW Australia - Saturday, September 29, 2001 at 08:15:40 (EST)
Very interesting. Great way to quick access information. Keep up the good work. Hi to all relatives of Claude and Elizabeth Doughty. (Jannean - grand daughter, daughter of Claudette nee Doughty and Robert Arkinstall) Any information regarding family history appreciated please contact me by email. Looking for stories not family tree.
Jannean Arkinstall <jarkinstall@hotmail.com>
Brisbane, Q Australia - Monday, September 24, 2001 at 14:37:01 (EST)
Wonderful site.such thought in it such a lot of hard work.Thank you so much. interasted in your area related to the W wyalong branch and the Conroys of Yass and others there.will be back often .thanks again. Open to any queries.
edie connellan <ediec@ideal.net.au>
campbelltown, nsw Australia - Monday, September 17, 2001 at 21:32:25 (EST)
I was overwhelmed by both the content and layout of your webpage. As a genealogist for 30 years, this is the type of page that we all dream about. I would like to congratulate you both on the many, many hours of research & photography that make this page so spectacular. I'm planning a genealogical holiday in Ireland in 2003 & after devouring your pages I want to go tomorrow. Keep up the good work.
Noeleen McRae <noeleenjmc@aol.com>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 13:59:30 (EST)
Wonderful site. Thought I might find some of the family members with the surname Gee there as I know there were a few born at Yass and a couple died in Yass, but it was fascinating reading anyway. Thank you.
Meg Gibson <megallan@dingoblue.net.au>
Toukley, NSW Australia - Tuesday, September 04, 2001 at 15:23:10 (EST)
what a wonderful sight for researchers, thank you for all the trouble you have gone to
maree elliott <belliott@pcug.org.au>
nsw Australia - Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 22:44:01 (EST)
Probably Australias best genealogy site,easily read and extremely informative,I have found it a pleasure and contained material that I would never imagine anyone had on their site,my family are from Goulburn,they are Gavan they lived in Cowper Street,my father said they looked over the army barracks,my grandmother walked from Gunning with her children beside a dray with all thei belongings to Goulburn early last century,other family names are Delaney,Hendry,Doyleand many many more from the Burrowra /Yass Goulburn area. Ray Gavan.
Ray Gavan <jgavan@bigpond.net.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 21:00:45 (EST)
It is one of the best sites I've visited. Looking for Douglas/Rayner/Sisson/Barrett/Carr/Lane/Bottomley families.
Heather Brooks <hbrooks@iprimus.com.au>
Budgewoi, NSW Australia - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 01:20:07 (EST)
It is one of the best sites I've visited. Looking for Douglas/Rayner/Sisson/Barrett/Carr/Lane/Bottomley families.
Heather Brooks <hbrooks@iprimus.com.au>
Budgewoi, NSW Australia - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 01:19:44 (EST)
Enjoyed browsing. Maybe some connections with HOSKISSON/Sarah Pigg & Simonfreebody/Rayners
Heather Brooks <hbrooks@iprimus.com.au>
Budgewoi, NSW Australia - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 01:12:07 (EST)
Enjoyed browsing. Maybe some connections with HOSKISSON/Sarah Pigg & Simonfreebody/Rayners
Heather Brooks <hbrooks@iprimus.com.au>
Budgewoi, NSW Australia - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 01:11:07 (EST)
Enjoyed browsing. Maybe some connections with HOSKISSON/Sarah Pigg & Simonfreebody/Rayners
Heather Brooks <hbrooks@iprimus.com.au>
Budgewoi, NSW Australia - Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 01:10:06 (EST)
Very interesting and informative site to me as I lived on a farm out of Yass and went to school in Yass therefore many of the family names are known to me. Even found reference to my grandparents being married on a Wednesday afternoon! I will certainly return to this site regularly. Thanks for all your effort and the great work you have produced Sue and Mike.
Pam Tarrant nee Buckmaster <tarrantg@webone.com.au>
Latham, ACT Australia - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 21:09:05 (EST)
Loved your page. Found quite a few references to family members ie Cusacks and Dailhouxs. Would love to hear from anyone with connections to either of these families. Congratulation again on the great work you've done.
Lyndell Crowley <crowleys@turboweb.net.au>
NSW Australia - Monday, August 13, 2001 at 02:32:32 (EST)
Isn't it peculiar that nobody with a name beginning with 'N' was married or engaged at Yass for 48 years ?
Robert Heal
Australia - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 20:22:30 (EST)
researching Ahern family(doon area)although no luck,found your site excellent.Very informative.Good Luck
Maureen Ahern Davis <artisans1@aol.com>
Danbury, Ct U.S.A. - Wednesday, July 11, 2001 at 22:47:14 (EST)
Loved your site! What a buzz to read the extracts from the newspaper. Even found some mentions of my family - Moloy, Reardon & Petty. Thanks for your hard work - the effort you put is incrediable. THANK YOU!
Terry Keyes <terry@smart.net.au>
Boronia, Vic Australia - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 18:06:55 (EST)
What a find! With relatives in these areas, ancestors from Tipperary (Boland, Hogan, Dunn, Dwyer, Kirwan, Kelly, Quinlan)and quite a few marriage connections with your family connections, eg. my great uncle Denis Roche married Emily Ann Freebody, his nephew (my father's 1st cousin) William Roche marred Ida Clarice Foster (nee Freebody). Will be a regular visitor. Helen
Helen Hall <hhall@sia.net.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 20:14:45 (EST)
What a find! With relatives in these areas, ancestors from Tipperary (Boland, Hogan, Dunn, Dwyer, Kirwan, Kelly, Quinlan)and quite a few marriage connections with your family connections, eg. my great uncle Denis Roche married Emily Ann Freebody, his nephew (my father's 1st cousin) William Roche marred Ida Clarice Foster (nee Freebody). Will be a regular visitor. Helen
Helen Hall <hhall@sia.net.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 20:12:38 (EST)
Marvelous site, one of the finest and most informative I have seen. I took advantage of your Irish cemetery listing, it was grand, even though I didn't find my relatives who were from Tyrone. Keep up the good work. Kay
Kay McMenamin-Davey <kd1019@adelphia.net>
Jupiter, Fla. United States - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 17:48:05 (EST)
Very nice, professional web site. Looking for Hogans burried in Tipperary pre-1900. Thanks for the information and the terrific site overall.
Daniel Hogan <dhogan@porterville.k12.ca.us>
Porterville, CA USA - Saturday, June 30, 2001 at 06:55:14 (EST)
Impressive site! Am researching family back into Ireland (Griffin - Tipperary {with GREAT difficulty!}; Butler - Cork), with some elements having moved to Australia years ago, as well as my Sis who now resides in Adelaide. Anyway, if ANYONE out there has any info on a Peter Griffin of Tipperary (born possibly approx 1840, son John Peter (b. 1867-ish), 2 daughters - one Ellen (Nell), the other a Catholic nun in Bristol (Christian name not known), please, please, please get in touch!
Graham Beard <gtcbeard@netscapeonline.co.uk>
Manchester, UK - Friday, June 29, 2001 at 18:59:04 (EST)
TERRIFIC SITE!! Just wanted to Thank and Congratulate you on the massive amount of work you've done on your site! You can be sure it is in my favorites! The work you've done on the Cemeteries is just incredible--I even found a Hogan or two--not sure yet if they are ours, but I'll know to come back here once I identify "our Hogan". thanks again!
jan hogan <tjhogan@gorge.net>
carson, wa united states - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 14:42:46 (EST)
What a Site. I was greatly impressed by the amount of work you put into the all cemeteries. Terryglass is my search area. If I get any information on same, I will forward it to you. Keep up the great work!!!!!!
Bob Martin <martinrf@rcn.com>
Tolland, Ct USA - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 11:20:29 (EST)
Great site! Being born in England, I have long been interested in Australia - probably from reading Nevil Shute and Banjo Patterson as a youngster. Best of luck, and thank-you.
Denis Gorner <djgorner@mail.tscnet.com>
Poulsbo, WA USA - Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 02:12:35 (EST)
What a wonderful site. It will be book marked on my computer for sure. And I will return, again and again. Pat and Bill
Pat and Bill Bakewell <patbill@telusplanet.net>
Wainwright, Alberta Canada. - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 07:21:13 (EST)
Wonderful site! It must have taken a great deal of time and work. I didn't find my family, but that is nothing new for me. If you ever do the Fenner Cemetery near Gortnahoe, Co. Tipperary, maybe I will get lucky!
Mary Slade <sem1865@aol.com>
De Kalb, IL USA - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 00:19:12 (EST)
Great site. Thanks for the work you've done.
Lo <athene@webone.com.au>
ACT Australia - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 16:59:41 (EST)
Sue, looks like you've got Aussie folks taking a peak, not many from here. I am going to tell my chat room buddies, that's fer durn shure! (must be some came to the USA)A very nice presentation, thank you very much.
Heidi Phelon <iamhydee@aol.com>
NJ U.S.A. - Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 01:16:07 (EST)
I enjoyed your site and reading about the Grieves history, it's interesting to know that there are other Grieves on the other side of the ocean
Victor Grieves <victor_m_grieves@yahoo.com>
MB Canada - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 16:33:07 (EST)
What a fantastic site, colourful and pleasant and easy to use with very informative information. I wish I had a relo in you town. My only connection to Yass was my dad's brother Walter (Shandy) Smith worked on a sheep station in the 1940s-1950s. Thanks again. Barbara
Barbara Mann <bmann@terrigal.net.au>
Gosford, NSW Australia - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 19:32:57 (EST)
What a refreshingly different genealogy page. All the information is there, easy to read, but so enchantingly whimsical. I love it.
Cheryl Beattie <chezba@hotmail.com>
Perth, WA Australia - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 15:01:33 (EST)
Absolutely brilliant site - obviously the results of much hard work. I'm reseaching the Humphries from Yass and found several entries which were just what I was looking for. You made my day! Norm
Norm Jones <normjones@dingoblue.net.au>
Canberra, ACT Australia - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 14:27:19 (EST)
A very good site. Unfortunateley we were unable to find any of the people we were looking for. We know they are buried in the area but can-not find them. The names are Dromgold/Drumgold and Margaret MacCormack. Thank you as it may have saved a trip to Binalong Mike & Anne Roberts
Anne Roberts <chesterdog@one.net.com.au>
Canberra, act Australia - Friday, April 20, 2001 at 17:35:47 (EST)
Wow Sue what an excellent site - congratulations. I found some of my REARDON's amongst the Yass transcriptions and I just can't thank you enough for the time and effort you have spent which has made it possible for me to find them!!!
Cherie Thompson <redinoz@winshop.com.au>
Gold Coast , QLD. Australia - Friday, April 13, 2001 at 16:03:11 (EST)
Researching the Carrington family.My Grandmother was Helen Carrington.Her father managed both Yarrara and Copabella Stations near Lankey's Creek/Holbrook.One of her sisters married into the Armour family. Interested to hear from any descendents.
David Hamilton <dhamilton@slv.vic.gov.au>
melbourne, vic Australia - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 20:38:25 (EST)
Sue, When i look back at the Tumbarumba Cemetary names, it seems like only yesterday that we knew alot of these people, Col Salter, Stan broadhurst, Dr Goodden, Bill and Vi Perkins, any way i guess we are getting older. Cheers for now Michael.
Michael Woodbridge <woody2@austarnet.com.au>
dubbo, nsw Australia - Wednesday, April 04, 2001 at 21:17:59 (EST)
A great sight, my dad always mentioned that the Broadhurst family and Woodbridge family were related, know I know how. Mum and dad stilli live in Tumbarumba (Jeffery and Rosalie). I am presently researching the Woodbridge mob and doing many miles around the country. I have the tree back to 1823 but as you could imagine it never stops. Any advice please feel free to email me. Regards and best wishes Michael Woodbridge. PS: regards to George Martin.
Michael Woodbridge <woody2@austarnet.com.au>
Dubbo, NSW Australia - Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 16:10:12 (EST)
Its wonderful Sue and so professional - I've just spent half a day on it. I wonder how many sleepless nights it took? Thanks Sharon
Sharon Gibson <shazgib@ozemail.com.au>
Australia - Saturday, January 06, 2001 at 17:21:13 (EST)
Sue, found your site by accident. It's fantastic!!
Sue Smith nee Jeffs <ssmith@asiaonline.net.au>
Melba, ACT Australia - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 20:02:12 (EST)
Hallo is there anybody who knows any E-mail adresses with the name Warnaar in it.I have lived in Tumbaruma for one year in 1966 with my sister,brothers and parents. The rest of my family are living still there. The oldest of the family Warnaar is my uncle"poppy"John(Jan) Warnaar and still lives in Tumbaruma. Greets from Holland, Ton Warnaar.
Ton Warnaar <twarnaar@casema.net>
Delft, ZH Netherlands - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 21:38:04 (EST)
A great site,one for my bookmark,will visit often
John Kendall <johnk@ic-net.com.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Wednesday, December 06, 2000 at 15:36:42 (EST)
A wonderful sight. I found much needed information. Will visit it often
J. Hollingsworth <janethol>
sydney, nsw australia - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 12:49:14 (EST)
A wonderful sight. I found much needed information. Will visit it often
J. Hollingsworth <janethol>
sydney, nsw USA - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 12:48:52 (EST)
Thanks for a great site. Pat Freebody mentioned it to me as I am a Freebody descendant too. It is great to discover someone else's story.
Joanne Mitchell <pjmitch@sunet.com.au>
Geelong, Vic Australia - Monday, October 02, 2000 at 13:22:17 (EST)
A wonderful site, love the whole presentation, keep it up, this will be one of my favourites
Pauline Ramage <pramage@ix.net.au>
Cowra, NSW Australia - Sunday, September 24, 2000 at 18:08:17 (EST)
Loved your site.Great links page. My gfather married Johanna Ryan,daughter of Thomas & Ann from Yass. I'm stll looking for a record of them. I lived there 1946/47.I Will revisit from time to time.
Len Wells <ljwells@bigpond.com>
Port Macquarie, NSW Australia - Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 15:01:42 (EST)
We loved your site. Thought your graphics and information were great. Keep up the good work. Windsor reunion is for all the early families of the Windsor area. See Lesley Uebels page to put your name down.
Pat & Fred Freebody <F.FREEBODY@bigpond.com.au>
SYDNEY, NSW Australia - Monday, September 18, 2000 at 07:52:27 (EST)
What a great site, must have taken ages to do all that work, love the flowers etc.Keep up the good work.
Ellen Hamilton <ellen1@westserv.net.au>
Forbes, NSW Australia - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 20:43:58 (EST)
Just a quick browse having stumbled upon you while researching my family tree. Great site. love the church photos, I have loads we visit them everywhere we go, adore Devon & Cornwall especially. Will visit again.
Mary mason (nee salmon) <dunmar@tinyworld.co.uk>
wigan Lancashire, England - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 04:37:06 (EST)
Great Site , so much infomation , must have burnt the stick at both ends !! Found my gggGrandfathers Death Notice and my ggGrandparent Grave stone Inscriptions , as well as a bankruptcy notice for my ggGreat Aunts Spouse. Pluss marriage notice of 2 or 3 other relations . Could not thank ypou enought Great job I appriceate all your work.
Richard Dyball <rdyball@ozemail.com.au>
Hawkesbury , NSW Australia - Friday, July 14, 2000 at 22:29:13 (EST)
Sue thanks for such a brilliant site you just gave me some more information and added a bit more knowledge Helen
Helen Heginbotham <helen@saonline.com.au>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Saturday, July 01, 2000 at 14:03:36 (EST)
Great, I have almost all of these people in my FTW,Now I know more about them,Fantastic,Thank you.Glenn Bradford
Glenn James Bradford <glenn@solvents.net.au>
Sydney, NSW Australia - Saturday, June 24, 2000 at 16:26:22 (EST)
What a sight,one of the BEST on the net, Thanks Sue loved every bit of it,Even the Layout(Good Taste).Has helped with my research a GREAT DEAl.Good on you Sue.:)
kamali masters <kamali1@bigpond.com>
palmwoods, Qld Australia - Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 17:16:01 (EST)
One for my favourites list
Jessie Warner <warnerrj@snowy.net.au>
Cooma, nsw Australia - Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at 20:34:08 (EST)
Fantastic page....what a lot of great information...enjoyed reading the bits from the papers...keep up the great work... Cheers Margaret
Margaret <margw@adlink.com.au>
Newcastle, NSW Australia - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 20:07:42 (EST)
Great site and very useful for others I'm sure.
Peter <pbindon@u030.aone.net.au>
Australia - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 19:22:06 (EST)
James Jackson <james_j@one.net.au>
Fairfield Heights, NSW Australia - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 16:15:43 (EST)
Thank you for a fab site I found my Margaret Williams nee fitzgerald remarried under her maiden name and additional info on her new husband Thank you so much Ann W
Ann Wiles nee Williams <ann@hartingdale.com.au>
nsw Australia - Monday, June 12, 2000 at 11:39:35 (EST)
Fantastic site, I am hunting Dwyers and Shanahans from Grangelough-Borrisoleigh-Tipperary. My Bridget Dwyer married a Lyons from Cork and they ended up in Ballan-Victoria. O'Neills are from Sixmilebridge in Co Clare-Ireland. Thanks
Gay O'Neill <gayoneill@hotmail.com or mickoneill@bigpond.com>
Perth, WA Australia - Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 20:12:02 (EST)
Great site. I will bookmark it for future reference
Joan Hansen <bjhansen@ihug.com.au>
Endeavour Hills, Vic Australia - Saturday, June 10, 2000 at 13:01:42 (EST)
Thanks Susan, the info on your site enabled me to clarify a few things, keep up the good work.
Richard Barry <Richard.Barry@dbr.com.au>
Perth, WA Australia - Thursday, June 08, 2000 at 12:33:32 (EST)
Great site Sue, thanks for drawing my attention to it. Will book mark it for future use. Good luck. Pat
Pat Baker <pat.baker@btinternet.com>
Derby, uk - Saturday, June 03, 2000 at 22:34:28 (EST)
Hi Sue, This is one terrifice page. I am going to bookmark it for future reference. Best wishes and THANKS. Dianne
Dianne Brooks <dianne@southernx.com.au>
Merrylands, NSW Australia - Saturday, June 03, 2000 at 08:23:24 (EST)
Very good. The pictures are great and the information provided is very details. Good to see the internet being used for something worthwhile. Keep up the good work!
Kimberlie Andrew <kandrew@optusnet.com.au>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Sunday, May 28, 2000 at 19:58:55 (EST)