Researching our Australian family tree with branches tracing back to Cornwall, England, Scotland and Ireland including our convict past. Surnames include, Lucas, Pinkerton, McLauchlan, Paton, Miller, Mundy, Prisk, Melrose, Bray, Hodges, Leahy, Davis, Wilkinson, Schofield, Brown, Cleary and many others. Using 'genetic genealogy' (DNA) to prove the paper trail and move beyond it. (aka Aussie Rhonda's Genealogy).
I am happy to do free lookupson any of the material listed below if it may be of help to you. Just use the form at the bottom of the page. ***** Please remember to mention WHAT you are asking me to lookup!*****
Ada May Cummins nee Matthews according to the birth certificates of her children and nee Hamilton according to her death certificate has been the hardest lady to trace along with her husband William John Cummins (A BREAK ON THE CUMMINS WOULD BE WELCOME!). I had applied for a birth certificate of Ada Mary Hamilton in 1881 whose parents were John Adam Hamilton and Matilda Fritchley, but had never been able to PROVE that it was the same person.
My daughter Gina's family tree has been the easiest as it has basically been done by a LOT of fellow family researchers!
Her Craft line merges with the Everingham's, which I have not shown here, but will give a little of their history below on how they connect. Matthew James EVERINGHAM was a First Fleeter arriving in Australia January 1788. He married Elizabeth Rimes on 13 March 1791 and had 10 children. Their second daughter Sarah Elizabeth was born 9 June 1793 and married Richard WOODBURY on 17 Dec 1810 at Windsor, NSW. Richard & Sarah had 11 children and two of their daughters married into the CRAFT family by marrying two brothers. Ann WOODBURY married James CRAFT on 27 July 1840 and are Gina's 3rd great grandparents. Ann's sister Rebecca had already married William CRAFT on 28 Nov 1837. Check the related links at the bottom for some excellent sites on the Everingham's.
This page is a work in progress which I recently started for my daughter Gina and her grandmother Heather.
On Heather's birthday in July 2002 she asked me to see if I could find any of her siblings who she was estranged from in 1931 following the death of her mother Jessie. This led me to the following information.