Cheryl is one of our quiet achievers.
Name Cheryl Bailey
Are you a Hobbyist or Professional Genealogist? Hobbyist
What is your day job? Retired
How long have you been chasing ancestors? 30 years
How did you get hooked on genealogy? A cousin showed me a hand drawn family chart with only names on it and there was no father attached to my grandfather. After 30 years we still do not have 100 percent proof of the father.
What are your areas of Expertise in Genealogy? Tasmania
Please outline your involvement in Genealogy Societies and Groups. Past member and indexer of the Tasmanian Family History Society, Genealogical Society of Queensland and the Queensland Family History Society.
What are the lands of your ancestors? Orkney Isles, England, Australia
What Family Names are you Researching? Armstrong, Batey, Coombs, Cottenham, Curd, Dalton, Davison, Ellam, Embrey, Gammon, Gent, Heppel, Husthwaite, Irvine, Kaye, Kirsop, Leatheard, Louttit, Mellie, Metcalfe, Morley, Parsons, Pratt, Raspin, Ratcliffe, Raymant, Scarth, Skaife, Spence, Stokan, Varo, Winsby, Wood
Who is your favourite ancestor? Why? James MORLEY because he has left a wealth of descendants who take a keen interest in the family history.
What ancestral city or town would you like to visit? Why? Withyham, East Sussex because I would like to get that same spiritual feeling as when I visited Buckland Cemetery, Tasmania in the 1970's before I was interested in Genealogy.
What is your favourite resource for genealogy? Family Search
Do you keep your genealogy files on paper? Yes
Do you keep your genealogy files on a computer? Yes
What genealogy software do you use to record your family tree?
Do you have your tree posted on the internet? Yes
If Yes What is the URL? http://aussiemandas.familytreeguide.com/tree_index.php
What Social Networking Sites do you use for genealogy? Ancestry, Facebook, GenealogyWise, Geni, LinkedIn, Twitter, Other
Do you have a blog? Several
What are your blogs' URLs?
What is your favourite lesiure time activity apart from genealogy? Facebook
What is your favourite (non genealogy) book? Arthur Mee's Children's Encyclopedia
What is your personal philosophy in a few words ? To help and encourage others and to be grateful for all blessings that come my way.
If you have anything else to share please add it below. Also have the following:
a website devoted to the passengers of the "Oriental" which landed at Hobart, Tasmania in 1859. http://sites.google.com/site/oriental1859immigrants
a website "Tasanclin" dealing with resources and help. https://sites.google.com/site/tasanclin/