When she participated in my recent meme challenge to Australian geneabloggers I realised that I had not yet asked Kylie to submit a profile to Genimates.
I thank Kylie for her support of my efforts and for responding so swiftly to my plea for a GeniMates profile.
Name: Kylie Willison
Hometown: Flaxley, South Australia now live in Adelaide, South Aust
Are you a Hobbyist or Professional Genealogist? Hobbyist
What, if any, formal or informal studies have you undertaken that are relevant to genealogical research?
I haven't undertaken any genealogical studies.
How long have you been chasing ancestors? 6 years
How did you get hooked on genealogy?
I found an online family tree site and started filling in my tree and then wanted to know more, and more, and more.
What is your day job? Student
What are your areas of Expertise in Genealogy?
I love helping others with using their computer and the Internet.
Please outline your involvement in Genealogy Societies and Groups:
I'm a member of the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society.
What are the lands of your ancestors?
What Family Names are you Researching?
Scadden (Scaddan or 'on')
Who is your favourite ancestor? Why?
One of my favourites is Ellen Mary Patten, formerly Welsh, nee Chamberlain. Ellen came to Australia with her sister when they were quite young, she survived a shipwreck, insolvency, living in city and country areas, the death of several of her children and her first husband and living hundreds of miles away from her family. What an amazing woman.
What ancestral city or town would you like to visit? Why?
Scotland because I have ancestors from both sides of my family there.
What is your favourite resource for genealogy?
My favourite resource would have to be Trove. There is so much information to find there besides the cold hard facts of births, deaths and marriages.
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?
I use ancestry.com to record my family tree. My sister and I work on it together from time to time and this way we both have access. I also download a gedcom file of the tree to take with me on my Android phone. I use Family Bee on the phone.
Do you have your tree posted on the internet? Yes
What Social Networking Sites do you use for genealogy?
Ancestry, Facebook, Other
Do you have a blog? Yes
What are your blogs' URLs? http://kyliewillison.blogspot.com
What are your Other Hobbies, Activities, Interests?
I'm currently studying Cert IV in Textile Arts so this keeps me very busy.
What is your favourite leisure time activity apart from genealogy?
What is your favourite (non genealogy) book?
Currently Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden
What is your personal philosophy in a few words ?
I follow Jesus.