Deaf Dave's family tree

Deaf Dave and the search for his ancestors!

I lost my technical job in 2009 from Altium Ltd (a world leader in EDA software). I was without a job for a while. It was a shock and I became depressed. I remember waking up one morning and I was thinking lots about my ancestors and where they came from. I was also thinking about who I am.

I got started on Ancestry and it was addictive! Every time the weather report came on TV, I always looked at the map of NSW and especially Taree. The attractive feeling from Taree is very strong. I often wondered why. Ahhh my Parker heritage is from Taree... James Parker from England came to Australia as a convict and settled in Taree. The rest is history. I have included up to 5 generations of my family tree on this website. So you are free to check the surnames and see if we match!

My family generations - Surnames
1st Generation: Parker, Radich
2nd Generation: Millard, Boland
Third Generation: Seistrup (Poulsen), Goodwin, Steven, Healey (Healy)
Fourth Generation: McKinnon, Matheison, Lawerence, Rose, Donovan, Thompson, Yates, Dickenson
Fifth Generation: Perry, McDonald, Ingvarsdatter, Lorenson, Pugh, Patmore, Fitzgerald, Lees, Nikoloric, Grace, Wright, Byrnes, Reynolds, Sweeney, Garston, Yuill.

My ethnicity
I often wondered what my heritage make up is. Basically I am 100 percent North West European. I am from roughly 38% Central Southern England, 24% Ireland, 20% Scotland, 9% Sweden, 5% Germanic Europe, 2% Norway and finally 2% Portugal. So I am not a pure bred :)

My ethnicity origins (DNA)
https://www.ancestry.com.au/dna/origins/share/d488abd2-1bb5-4d63-b4cc-fae3a0a441ed

My Convicts
Yes I do have convicts in my family! Check them out » Deaf Dave's convicts

Do I have any deaf people in my family?
Yes! Auslan interpreters as well.

Legend:  Gold link = my dad side. Purple link = my mum side. Click on a surname to get more information.

My family generations - Surnames
1st Generation: Parker, Radich
2nd Generation: Millard, Boland
Third Generation: Seistrup (Poulsen), Goodwin, Steven, Healey (Healy)
Fourth Generation: McKinnon, Matheison, Lawerence, Rose, Donovan, Thompson, Yates, Dickenson
Fifth Generation: Perry, McDonald, Ingvarsdatter, Lorenson, Pugh, Patmore, Fitzgerald, Lees, Nikoloric, Grace, Wright, Byrnes, Reynolds, Sweeney, Garston, Yuill.

A fitting tribute about our ancestors... Graveyards of Liverpool

Dear Ancestor
Your headstone stands amongst the rest, neglected and alone.
The names and dates are chiselled out, and detail unknown
It reaches out to all who care; it is to late to mourn.

You did not know that I exist, you died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you, in Flesh, in Blood, in Bone.
Our Blood contracts and beats a pulse, entirely not our own.


Dear Ancestor
The place you filled 100 years ago.
Spreads out among the ones you left,
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you know.
That someday I would find this spot, and come and visit you.

Liverpool Journal 22 Sept 1849
The main tools Deaf Dave used to help find his ancestors were;
Ancestry http://www.ancestry.com
Family Heritage http://www.familyheritage.com
BDM website http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/
Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au/