Saturday, 5 September 2015

Kitty Cooper's: Organizing DNA results with your Genealogy:

Here is a really great blog post by Kitty Cooper about why and how we use WikiTree for the purpose of displaying our family tree's and connecting our DNA.  Have a read and if you haven't started using WikiTree yet it is an option worth considering.

Here is my own tree, and if you click through to my profile you can follow the confirmed DNA lines that I have entered so far, still working on them :)

embeddable family tree updated live from WikiTree

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

RIP ~ Heather Irene Craft nee Johnson

Johnson/Lancaster Line

Heather Irene Craft
nee Johnson

29th July 1920, Paddington, NSW
20th May 2015, Maryborough, Qld
Aged 94 years, 9 months, 20 days

Heather Irene (Johnson) Craft, 94, died Tuesday, 19 May 2015.

Born on Thursday, 29 July 1920, she was the daughter of the late John Joseph (James) Johnson formerly of Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia and the late Jessie Aileen (Lancaster).

On Friday, 30 November 1984 she was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Andrew John Craft, son of the late Andrew Australia Craft, and the late Elizabeth Magdalena Mary (Goodwin).

Heather Irene is survived by one son, John Graham; (and possibly) one sister, Norma Dorothy (Patsy) (Johnson) Preen; three granddaughters, Jacqueline (Wadey) Fanto and her husband Larry Fanto, Tina (Wadey) Rouchotas and her husband Peter Rouchotas, and Georgina; five great grandchildren, Liam, Benjamin, and Noah Fanto, Elan and Olivia Rouchotas.

Heather Irene was preceded in death by one daughter, Suzanne Maree; two siblings, Jean Mary (Johnson) O'Brien, and John (Jack) William Johnson; four grandparents, William Lancaster, Emily Jane (Hatch) Lancaster, William Caleb Johnson, and Mary Ellen (Reeves) Johnson.

She is deeply mourned and lovingly remembered by her family.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Genealogy Do-Over leads me to Gramps, I am converting.

Monday morning this week, after working on my FamilyTreeMaker database all weekend linking, and reimporting and sourcing my media to ensure I had no further problems with TreeSync I realised I hadn't seen any notes in my profiles.  ie. I had been diligently creating biographies for current people I had been working on while 'revamping' and sourcing my database.  So I opened up my database to check, and shebang, they are gone!  I checked the last 4 months of backups and they are missing in all backups, its like I write them, close the database and it wipes them out completely.  Enough is enough, I am decamping from FTM3.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Introducing Patrick John 'Paddy' Cummin's youngest son

Last night, Thursday 19th February was an interesting night.  Whilst sitting here waiting for severe TC Marcia to cross the Coast of Queensland a few hundred kilometers up the road being and being hammered with sheets of wind and rain I decided to log into FamilyTreeDNA and check the status again of 'Uncle's' Family Finder test.  Results for batch 606 were initially due 11 Feb, then 18th, then 25th.  Once your myOrigins results load you know you are getting close to receiving full results.  SURPRISE, his myOrigins results were loaded!  Yippee!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

DNA: Gedmatch Family Groups

Gedmatch Family Groups

The following is a current list of confirmed connections using DNA and the groups the break down to.  If you connect with any of us we would love to hear from you!

Here is a link to help with uploading your raw data from 23andme to, by doing this you will also be able to compare matches to AncestryDNA and FamilyTreeDNA