Welcome to my family history site and blog

My mother’s families (JUDD and MIGAN) have roots in Cheltenham and Hawthorn in Victoria, Australia with deeper roots extending to Waiheke Island, near Auckland in New Zealand, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Assynt in Scotland, Surrey in England and Dublin in Ireland.

My father’s families (GILLIES and FREEMAN) have roots in Maryborough and Dunolly in Victoria, Australia with deeper roots extending to Scotland.

The BLOG includes stories /themes I found interesting or quirky while researching family history – usually in old newspapers. They often relate to special interests I have e.g. psychiatry, music, art, cartoons or humour.