Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rosemary Jones

I stumbled across Rosemary's blog earlier this year and have since noticed her efforts in the Australian and British Groups on Facebook where she provides assistance to fellow genealogists.

I am grateful to this expat Aussie for sharing her profile on GeniMates.

Date: 5/9/2011
Name:  Rosemary Jones
Hometown:  Sydney, NSW living in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Are you a Hobbyist or Professional Genealogist?  Hobbyist
What is your day job? Retired

 What, if any, formal or informal studies have you undertaken that are relevant to genealogical research?
I attend local seminars and watch any webinars that strike my fancy.

 How long have you been chasing ancestors?
5 years or so.

How did you get hooked on genealogy?
After my father died I found that he had sent for the index entries for his aunts and uncles in Victoria. He also had a brief note from his sister stating what she knew of their grandfather. 

What are your areas of Expertise in Genealogy?
I'm most familiar with English and Australian Genealogy and within those areas I'm pretty much of a generalist.

Please outline your involvement in Genealogy Societies and Groups:
I'm a member of the Tulsa Genealogical Society and participate in the Facebook Groups for English and Australian Genealogy.

 What are the lands of your ancestors?
England on both sides of the family, with perhaps a little Scotland and Ireland thrown into the mix. 

What Family Names are you Researching?
My direct lines are Tissott, Sutherland, Bull, Brothers, Reeder and Barnard but I'll happily delve into the in-laws and shirt-tail cousins.

 Who is your favourite ancestor? Why?
This week it has to be Isaac Williamson, a particularly bad lot out of Aberdeen, Scotland, transported to Van Diemen's Land for Assault and Battery. I always find the bad boys of interest because they leave a lot of documentation of their doings. 

What ancestral city or town would you like to visit? Why?
This would probably be Great Ellingham in Norfolk where my grandmother Sarah Reeder and her family lived for a number of generations. 

What is your favourite resource for genealogy?
Ancestry, followed by FindMyPast and FamilySearch. 

Do you keep your genealogy files on paper? No
Do you keep your genealogy files on a computer?  Yes 

What genealogy software do you use to record your family tree?
Family Tree Maker 2011 

Do you have your tree posted on the internet?  No 

What Social Networking Sites do you use for genealogy?
Ancestry, Facebook, Other 

Do you have a blog?   Yes
What are your blogs' URLs?

What is your favourite leisure time activity apart from genealogy?

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