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5 Oct 2014
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Deborah Carmichael's Dalwood Online Parish Chest
My aim is to provide a point of contact, a 'one-stop shop', for the research and exchange of information about Dalwood and related families around the world. I want to collect and present as much information as possible about these families (including descendants of Dalwood ancestors), starting with my own Dalwood branch and its connections. It is a never-ending endeavour. Please come back again - hopefully I will have added something new.
I maintain, and am willing to share with enquirers, a list of people and their interests expressed to me about any of the names associated with this wider family. I would be pleased to add your name and details of your particular interests. Your privacy will be respected, and I won't pass on your contact details if you tell me you don't want me to do so.
So far, my attention has concentrated on South Australia and elsewhere in Australia, and to a lesser extent, England. Many people, most of whom are cousins (or 'cousins-in-law'), have generously shared information with me and I am deeply grateful for their help. Information I present here is the result of our collective endeavours, but there are still many gaps and unexplored lines. Perhaps you have a puzzle piece? More...
I collect transcriptions of Dalwood entries from numerous record sources (mainly from South Australia and Somerset, England). These have been transcribed by me and by others, and I am including as many of them as possible on this site. More...
My family's earliest arrival in South Australia was in 1839, barely three years after the colony's foundation, and when the population was less than 13,000. Most of my father's family came to South Australia from Somerset/Dorset and most of my mother's family came to South Australia from Cornwall. Much of my mother's family has already been well researched by others. In the mid-1800s at least twelve of my great-great-grandparents came to South Australia from England. Seven of my great-grandparents were born in South Australia and the other in England (London). More...
My grandfather's uncle, William Trevett Dalwood was a contractor for the construction of the northernmost 600 miles (965 km) of the Australian Overland Telegraph line. The project was an incredibly bold venture by the government and people of the colony of South Australia during 1870-1872. William's contract was awarded amidst controversy, and after considerable effort had been expended, it was annulled amidst even more controversy. More...
I am an 'ex-patriate' South Australian, having left Adelaide early in 1972, to take up employment in Canberra. My wife, our three children, and four grandchildren were all born in Canberra.
I am addicted to genealogy/family history, and like most genealogists, spend only a fraction of the time on it that I would like. I am a member of the Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra and the Somerset and Dorset Family History Society, and I subscribe to the South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society's journal, The South Australian Genealogist.
I am a retired engineer, having worked most of my career in information technology, developing and maintaining engineering support systems. Other technology and genealogy interests have overtaken my amateur radio activity, although I have remained licensed since 1969 (callsign currently VK1ID, previously VK1KID).
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