Friday, 12 August 2016

Seeking Browyn Howell

Back in the 90's I was in contact with Bronwyn Howell ( and, she was researching the Jones and Miller lines and I would love to reconnect, if you know her or you stumble across this post Bronwyn please get in touch, would love to chat about advancements along the line.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

John Charles Davis & Zenobia Mundy

Descendants of John Charles DAVIS

1-John Charles DAVIS was born about 1844, Barnstaple, Devonshire, England, his marriage certificate states his parents as George Davis and Fanny Jones.  He arrived in Australia on the "Sir Robert Sale" in 1864, aged 21.

This page was updated 2 Apr 2016 to replace the fixed descendant list with an updatable one from WikITree.

Friday, 19 February 2016

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

Friday, 5 February 2016

Seeking information on Judith Helen Collins

Searching for information on a missing family link.

We believe Judith was born 5th October 1944, Sydney, New South Wales and is of Australian/Irish descent.  Judith was also known as Carla Johnson.

In 1963
  • ·      She was one of 7 children; 5 brothers who were labourers and 1 married sister.
  • ·      Parents appear to have been separated.
  • ·      Father was a foreman.
  • ·      Family were Roman Catholics.

Physical Description
  • ·      Approximately 5’ 4 ½” tall
  • ·      Blue Eyes
  • ·      Red Hair
  • ·      Average build
  • ·      Possibly had tattoos on both arms and right leg

If you know Judith or think you know her family or know anything of her life, we would love to hear from you, please contact Rhonda.

Friday, 20 November 2015

Do you have duplicated files and folders on your Mac?

I have a problem.  I am quite pedantic about backups and keeping things safe to the point my Mac was over run with duplicates without me realising it.

Over the past week I backed up to Time Machine, reformatted the drive, installed El Capitan and restored my files.

Now came the time to tidy them up as I upgraded to 2016 Microsoft Office which included 1TB of storage on OneDrive.  Whilst moving files and folders around I realised there were duplicates that had crept in.

I found the BEST app!  The Duplicate Finder (normally $9.99 but free at the moment, so even better).

Over the years I have tried a few duplicate finders but none were comparable to this one.  Easy to use and accurate as all get out.  The only thing I could wish for is that you could set the parameters to exclude certain file extensions.  It does have a filter once searched, but it would be easier to tell it not to search for example .mp3 and .wav files.

I do highly recommend it, go grab it for yourself and give it a whirl, I'll be surprised if you didn't find it useful.

If you are interested, in my genealogy folder alone there were 976 duplicates!  That freed up 21gb of space and I'll be tackling the rest progressively.  And yes, everything will ultimately be moved to the "cloud" and synced back to Mac.  Then I will be able to access anything on my iPad when away from home.  Chuckling here, I can't help myself, Time Machine backups stay, and so does a synced copy of the essential stuff to an external drive where "older" non essential's and the dubious reside. :D