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janilye, Neil Mansfield and John Shorten deserve an ORDER OF AUSTRALIA award!

Journal by itellya

Family historians are the salt of the earth. They are always ready to help each other out and much of the information in my local history has come from them with great enthusiasm. However some go way beyond the call of duty! janilye typifies that breed. She showed me how to save countless hours and seems to spend half her life clarifying confusion for other researchers.

Neil Mansfield wrote the incredible THE DAVID MANSFIELD STORY, produced detailed records of Bulla Cemetery and volunteered to improve the graphics in some of my histories.

John Shorten is more of a local historian but scanned the first (handwritten) 2500 pages of my DICTIONARY HISTORY OF TULLAMARINE which was produced to give family historians detailed information about their ancestors. Both Neil and I have been supplied with files by John, who helped Neil with the Bulla Cemetery records.

You might want to nominate others and explain why. How about it, Australian members of family Tree Circles. Too many awards for history go to ego -trippers; it's about time these fantastic people quietly working behind the scenes were recognised.

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on 2012-10-24 23:17:02

Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.

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by SilverVixen on 2012-10-25 05:12:28

Well said

by taxisixo on 2012-10-26 00:51:39

I have a great deal of respect for "diggers" in Australia, they go to great lenghts to help, more so actually than the some of the UK sites, never afraid to ask a question in Oz, will always get an answer.

by 1bobbylee on 2012-11-05 06:00:42

I remember when corresponding with Janilye, she mentioned that she was investigating a cemetery many miles from her home. She found the cemetery and began investigating. The footing and weather was not ideal. She had told someone that she would investigate this cemetery for them. She could have declined. But Janilye did not decline. Now, that is why Janilye is appreciated and respected by Family Tree Circle members. I dearly appreciate her. I'm a southern guy from way up in the state of N.C., USA. She treated me with kindness and patience. She found my GGG Grandmother for me and in turn led me to my GGGG Grandfather and Grandmother and my GGGGG paternal and maternal. Now how about that?!! Thank you Janilye. I really care for you.

by jacoby on 2013-08-24 05:35:19

I think Janilye is an absolutely salt of the earth Australian (probably NSW) girl. Amazingly dedicated and without people like Janilye I don't know how people could ever get to know their distant, sometimes very distant, relatives. Her level of patience is remarkable. God Bless Janilye.

by jacoby on 2013-08-24 05:59:44

I think Janilye is an absolutely salt of the earth Australian (probably NSW) girl. Amazingly dedicated and without people like Janilye I don't know how people could ever get to know their distant, sometimes very distant, relatives. Her level of patience is remarkable. God Bless Janilye.

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