The theme of our General Meeting last Wednesday was Convicts. Eight members shared stories of their convict ancestors – it’s amazing that we are all such upright citizens when we reflect on the deeds of some of our ancestors.
A show of hands indicated that most of those present were Australian Royalty (ie descendants of convicts). We gathered the least shy of that regal group for a photo.
It seems as though many of our members have convict ancestors. At yesterday’s meeting several members shared stories of these errant men and women. Unfortunately we had so many members willing to talk about their black sheep that we ran out of time. We will schedule another day later in the year when those who missed out can share their stories.
Thanks to member Garry Smith for giving us permission to post the timeline he created for his ancestor Thomas Thompson, who resided in the local area. You can view the file here: http://wp.me/a5Hvx9-mQ
At our last meeting Sharn White showed fellow members how an article on her blog was responsible for her appearance on the TV program, Coast Australia with Neil Oliver.
Sharn White sharing her story
Sharn has generously shared her handout from the event . You can find it here on Google Drive.
(This is a BIG file and may take a while to download)
If you wish to read nore of Sharn’s well researched and documented blog posts you can visit her blogs: Family Convictions and Family History 4U