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The personal website of
Tony Whelan


Family History
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Family History

Hildebrand family

Whelan family
Ballantyne family

Williams family

My interest in who went before me was sparked after the death of my mother in the mid 1990s. Amongst her papers was a copy of a small Whelan family history document compiled by my father's cousin Eileen for the occasion of my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. It seems likely that the material she gathered was by word of mouth; Eileen and most of those who contributed to that material have passed away, and their memories gone forever.

This website contains a summary of some of my family history.  The Whelan, Hildebrand and Ballantyne lines are on my father's side; the Williams line is my mother's side. Click on one of the family group links above to read more. Genuine family history researchers wishing to know more about a family group should email me (see below for email address).

If you have a query I will respond to your email promptly. You may like to include a phone number so I can call and have a chat if that seems appropriate.

If you are a relative, I am happy to provide specific descendant charts in PDF format for any family branch relevant to your research, and am also keen to get more information from you to fill in the "gaps" that inevitably exist.

I can also give relatives restricted online access to the birth, death and marriage certificates (and some other documents including photographs) that I and some of my relations have collected to date.

In particular I would like to get more photographs of the older generations of ancestors. If you have photos of our ancestors, please get in touch with me; we may be able to help each other.

Enquiries: history AT tonywhelan DOT net

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 Tony Whelan 1995-2019 This page was last updated on 23 October 2018