My Families

I have been tracing my own families since 1977 and have also traced my son’s paternal line and my partner’s family. I will slowly start to add family stories to this page. Primary surnames and places of origin are:

ATKINSON – Queensland and Lancashire, England

This family was the subject of my primary thesis for the Society of Australian Genealogists Diploma of Historical Studies in 1992 – From Iron Chains to Gold Bars: The Story of the Walker Family and Its Descendants including the Evans, Potter, Bullen and Atkinson Families 1814-1941.

Waitangi Day –  A New Zealand Connection (John Barrow Atkinson)

BARWICK – Tasmania and Kent, England

BILLSON – Leicestershire, England

BROOKS – Sussex, England

BULLEN – New South Wales, Victoria and Cornwall, England

This family was the subject of my primary thesis for the Society of Australian Genealogists Diploma of Historical Studies in 1992 - From Iron Chains to Gold Bars: The Story of the Walker Family and Its Descendants including the Evans, Potter, Bullen and Atkinson Families 1814-1941.

BURSTOW – Queensland and Sussex, England

Thomas Stephen Burstow – Week 11 Newspapers in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

Thomas Stephen Burstow – Week 21 Obituaries in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

CARNEGIE – Queensland, New South Wales and Angus, Scotland

John Carnegie, John Stanley, John Carnegie (again) – Lost and Found

Finding Helen Carnegie At Last!

Still Tracking Helen Carnegie/Ferguson/Chick

Helen Carnegie (later Ferguson, later Chick) – Week 3 Probate Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

Clara Stanley Carnegie (later Davis, later Bishop) – Week 7 Local Histories in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

John Carnegie, oysterman – Week 10 Occupation Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

CARRADUS – Lancashire, England

CROW – Queensland and Devonshire, England

DEAN – Sussex, England

ELDRIDGE – Buckinghamshire, England

EVANS – New South Wales and Monmouthshire, Wales

This family was the subject of my primary thesis for the Society of Australian Genealogists Diploma of Historical Studies in 1992 – From Iron Chains to Gold Bars: The Story of the Walker Family and Its Descendants including the Evans, Potter, Bullen and Atkinson Families 1814-1941.

FEGAN – Wicklow, Ireland

Letters Home – My Irish Families

FINN – Queensland, New South Wales and Wicklow, Ireland

Letters Home – My Irish Families

World War One and the Brothers Finn

John and Sarah Finn – Week 6 Land Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

John and Sarah Finn – Week  8 Diaries in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

John Finn - Week 11 Newspapers in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

GUNDERSON – Queensland and Telemark, Norway

The Aase Gunderson Story - A Brick  Wall Solution

Aase Gunderson – Week 17 Court Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

John Henry Gunderson Week 9 Inquest Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

Remembrance Day & My Two Grandfathers (John Martin Gunderson)

HALVORSDATTER – Telemark, Norway

The Aase Gunderson Story - A Brick Wall Solution

Aase Gunderson - Week 17 Court Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

HANSEN – Queensland and Vendsyel, Denmark

HILL – Sussex, England

HORNE – Buckinghamshire

JARVIS – Tasmania and England

Tasman Jarvis – An Original ANZAC

JEFFERS – Armagh, Ireland

Letters Home – My Irish Families

Maria Jeffers - Week 2 Internal Migration in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

JOHNSTON – Queensland and Cavan, Ireland

Letters Home – My Irish Families

Adam Johnston – Week 2 Internal Migration in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

Adam Johnston – Week 5 Family Stories in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

Thomas Johnston – Week 21 Obituaries in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

JUDGE – Croughton, Northamptonshire, England

Old Research, New Resources, Fresh Eyes – Finding Elizabeth Judge

OAKLEY – Tasmania and Surrey, England

PILBEAM – Sussex, England

POLLARD – Croughton, Northamptonshire, England

Old Research, New Resources, Fresh Eyes – Finding Elizabeth Judge, or should that be Elizabeth Pollard

POTTER – New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia

This family was the subject of my primary thesis for the Society of Australian Genealogists Diploma of Historical Studies in 1992 - From Iron Chains to Gold Bars: The Story of the Walker Family and Its Descendants including the Evans, Potter, Bullen and Atkinson Families 1814-1941.

PRICE –  Queensland, New South Wales and West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England

Leslie Gordon Price – A Rat of Tobruk

Old Research, New Resources, Fresh Eyes – Finding Elizabeth Judge, wife of Thomas Price

Remembrance Day & My Two Grandfathers (Henry Price)

Wealth for Toil – Thomas Price

Thomas and Elizabeth Price – Week 2 Internal Migration in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

Thomas and Elizabeth Price – Week 19 Family Bibles in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

Solomon and William Price – Week 1 Military Medals in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

PYERS – Norfolk Island, Tasmania and England

ROSEWARNE – Cornwall, England

Elizabeth Rosewarne (later Trevaskis, later Guy) - Week 2 Internal Migration in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

Elizabeth Rosewarne (later Trevaskis, later Guy) – Week 3 Probate Records in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

SILK – Staffordshire, England

SPENCER – Tasmania, South Australia and Staffordshire and Leicestershire, England

Charles Douglas Spencer – Military Medal for Bravery

The Search For Henry Spencer Ends

Henry Spencer – Week 5 Family Stories in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

THOMSEN – Vendsyel, Denmark

TITT – Wiltshire, England

TREVASKIS – South Australia, Queensland and Cornwall, England

Still Looking for James Henry Trevaskis (1839-?)

James Henry Trevaskis - Week 2 Internal Migration in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

WALKER – New South Wales and Middlesex, England

This family was the subject of my primary thesis for the Society of Australian Genealogists Diploma of Historical Studies in 1992 - From Iron Chains to Gold Bars: The Story of the Walker Family and Its Descendants including the Evans, Potter, Bullen and Atkinson Families 1814-1941.

WHITE – Queensland and Wiltshire, England

Sydney Herbert White – Week 4 Memorial Cards in 52 Weeks of Genealogical Records in 2014

I welcome contact from any other family members and am happy to share information.



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