My first attempt at doing a family tree and I pick a doozy,my wifes family.
For a long time King Island,Tasmania,Australia,family they know surprisingly little of their roots.
On my wifes mothers side,they know of grandparents and great grand parents,but they stop at a gentleman by the name of WILLIAM HICKMOTT,who was the assistant lighthouse keeper at Cape Wickham,King Island,Tasmania,all I know is that he was born somewhere in England in 1840 and died on King Island in 1925,I know he married,and had children,one of his daughters married a shipwreck survivor,who lived with them after he was wrecked,a 13 year old boy who went by the name of H.J Grave(harry-henry?),who claimed to have been born in GEELONG,VICTORIA,AUSTRALIA,in 1861,but research in the libraries genealogical database for a birth proved fruitless.
Even took out a trial subscription at ancestry.com,found a couple of Hickmotts that were born at the right time but it won't let me have the details until I pay them 40 US dollars,the buggers already got me for 20US bucks! now they want more for another section,THIS IS SO BLOODY FRUSTRATING!!
I realise things cost money of course,but I don't have this kind of money,I got a bloody mortgage and 3 little tackers,
OH well,guess I'll slog on the hard way,maybe I'll luck out.