|The personal website of
in Canberra, Australia
|The gang-gang cockatoo and the royal bluebell are the bird and floral emblems of the Australian Capital Territory||A link to the past|
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
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.
AT tonywhelan DOT net
|© Tony Whelan © 1995-2018||This page was last updated on 2 January 2018|