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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,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.

update soon

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by ant36 Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2005-02-21 01:48:34

ant36 , from Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Feb 2005. is researching the following names: HICKMOTT, GRAVE, WILLIAMS and 3 other(s).

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by Scott_J on 2005-02-21 02:27:53

I'm sure many can sympathize with you!

What are the specific records you're looking at at Ancestry. I might be able to tell you what info's hiding behind them.

by Nath on 2012-04-17 05:42:28

Hi are you still trying to creat the family tree?
I trying to do the same one.
My great grandparents are christian william john and caroline young
I also cant get any further but i do have a picture of the grave family that my pop has lent me.

by digger1966 on 2014-04-14 02:45:22

Hi my name's peter grave , henry grave was my great great grandfather ! My father was born on king island may fathers father was born king island , and i lived there when i was a young takker..

by hippychick on 2014-10-28 02:28:12

Haha, fancy seeing you here Uncle Peter! Its Michelle here..I was just about to answer the post but saw your comment so have nothing to add, i am the daughter of Uncle Peters brother John who was bought up on King Island. but have been trying in vain to find out more also about the Grave family.

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