at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments.
is Denise, I live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
interested in family history when, as a child, all the
belongings of my late elderly Aunt Ruby
Shrapnel were put into storage in a cottage on the
and I spent hours in the cottage reading the old letters
and trying on the tiny dresses and shoes which once
belonged to my rather "height challenged"
ancestors. When I was 10 many of these fit me perfectly!
(My mother has a theory that we are all growing taller
each generation due to better nutrition, she is probably
Recently many of these
letters, photographs, books and other memorabilia have
been given to me for safekeeping. I felt I should try
and catalogue what I have, it does not seem right for
such a collection to sit in a cupboard and be forgotten.
I hope that some of the information I have unearthed
is of some use to somebody.
I have also attempted
to expand on the collection using online family history
data such as the free
bdm website, LDS
and by asking other family members to share their memories
and data with me. I have been fortunate in that my Aunt
Laura Cameron had already researched a lot of the Carlyle
family, and my Cousin (once removed) John Miller is
researching the Miller family. I have also been assisted
Mann (please click & visit Paul's family history
site) on the Carlyle side and a number of Markwell relatives.
I am very very grateful for all the help I have received
and if anyone feels I have used data which they would
prefer I had not, please let me know, I have no desire
to upset anybody, but feel that history is often something
which should be shared.