The next cluster of stories that will be appearing here are mainly concerned with members of my paternal grandfathers family line. The line is comprised the Friend and Brown families and those that married into them, including Crago and Apps. Details on these two family groups, and the members who are most likely to be discussed... Continue Reading →
The Story of ‘Myrtle Vale’ – Part 1
The story of the Friend family in New South Wales has been well told in the pages of Barbara Hufton & Enid Friend’s family history publication ‘Remembering Friends’. For that reason, the particular details of the family’s arrival and temporary place of settlement in the new colony need not be reproduced here. This is a... Continue Reading →
Grave distribution: the limited geography of ancestor burials
During my family history research project, I have investigated the lives and movements of over 100 of my direct ancestors in New South Wales. Surprisingly the geographic range that these families have covered in the past 190 years is not overly extensive. All of my ancestors in Australia began their new lives after arriving in... Continue Reading →
Friend Tree Added
The Friend Family Tree, which also includes members of the Apps, Brown and Crago families, has been published to the website. Click the link above or find it in the menu under ‘Family Trees’.