Since I was quite young I have been fascinated by family history.
As I have grown older the tree has grown larger and the surprises just keep coming. More and more information becomes available every day as records across the world are digitised. Many of the dead-ends met by my father and his father before him have opened up to reveal amazing stories. Recently I have discovered First & Second Fleet convict ancestors, generations of Scottish Baronets, finally I was able to follow my Jeanneret family roots back to Switzerland. There are many more stories of discovery, heroism, hardship and more. One of my recent thrills has been connecting with a multitude of Maori cousins.