My name is Paul Fookes
and I started this site with my wife Fran.
This site was created using MyHeritage.com. It started when we realised that our family history and the narrative was being lost to time and dementia. History is who we are and how we connect. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me.
We look forward to building our family tree and helping others to piece together their's. To show links to other family trees we have included "*Link" after the surname of the individual. The information on those links is shown in the notes together with the URL. To ensure that we can track photographs, source documents and other information we have started to label them as follows:
Sequential ID, Date registered (YYYMMDD), Individual/ Family/ Locality ID, Short Name. [EG: '01 - 20101225 - 001 - Paul Fookes]
There are two main parts to our tree Fookes, Richards, Deamer and Henderson, Byrne, Bergin. Hope you enjoy the journey as much as we do putting it together.
We used a lot of work that was originally done by the late John Appleby of Great Horksley, Essex England, verified by Wendy Warne of British Ancestry.com and the work of Christopher Fookes of Grays Point, NSW, Australia. Key information has also been added from other family trees for the linked person.
We have added the Coolah and Cassilis connection to the Tree. This makes Fran a local to the Gulgong area. Current work is on the Bergin part of the tree to confirm Lucy Byrne's (Bergin) line. There is an established Irish line through both her grandparents on her mother's side. We are working with Patrick Costigan*, a relation through Johanna Bergin who is living in Ireland to improve on the information. Thanks Patrick. Fran was particularly excited to have a third cousin stay over night. We found her through doing this genealogical work.
Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 570 names in our family site. The earliest event is the death of Thomas FOAKES (1719). The most recent event is the birth of <Private> MCCONNELL (Aug 15 2013).
The site was last updated on Dec 8 2013, and it currently has 49 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.