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The beginning of my Warren research

Journal by stanga169

My name is Michael Andrew Warren.

With a surname like Warren, the tiniest attempt to discovering one's family history can be frustrating. Especially as I watch my fiancee, who's surname is Zoldosh, uncover nearly four hundred years of family history... and not only names, but photos, records and stories.

Another battle I face is that I am from Australia, she was born in the United States which means it is much easier for her to locate family records.

So, to get to the point, I'll offer a very basic history, which I hoepfully will be able to add to.

My father is Robert William Warren, his father was Alfred Gordon Warren. Afred, my pa, died in 2006. At the time of his death he was married to Emily Warren (not sure of maiden name as yet) which was the woman my dad always considered to be his mother. However, Alfred had a previous marriage to a woman who was actually my father's mother, I don't know know her name.

My mother was Vickie Maureen Delley. She died in 1985 and is burried in Stawell, Victoria, Australia. Her parents were Phyllis May (Repper)Delley and 'Laurie' Delley who died in 1997-98. He also is buried in Stawell, Victoria Australia. Stawell is just near Hall's Gap, where my grandfather 'Laurie' was a logger. Our family has a small bridge named after us called 'Delley's Bridge'. Unfortunately, this does not make the process of family research any easier.

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by stanga169 Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2007-01-01 06:36:24

stanga169 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2007. is researching the following names: WARREN.

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by allycat on 2007-01-01 08:21:54

Dear Michael, Hi there from another Aussie! Welcome to FamilyTreeCircles. I'm a Queenslander. And if you really want to research your family history, it's sooo easy you won't believe it - even with a surname like WARREN. Shouldn't cost you a cent either, apart from my general suggestion of purchasing bdm (birth, death and marriage) certificates for your main ancestral lines, e.g. direct line ancstors only -grandfather, g.grandfather, g.g.grandfather, etc.

This site works best if you enter all the surnames that this journal is about at the bottom of each journal, then they link back to the surname wiki pages. For example, on the home page I just recently created a page for WERRING which is a spelling derivation of WARREN. Has the same Coat of Arms/Family Crest.

Before you start your family tree, you must first collect as many documented records that you can lay your hands on, i.e. family bibles, obituaries, newspaper cuttings, birth certificates, wedding information etc. This is a good idea to keep your costs down and also it is good organisation.

Then think about how you are going to store all your information...the old pen and paper trick or why not try some brilliant and FREE software to store your data. I myself use PAF or Personal Ancestral File which I downloaded for free from the Mormon's website (anyone can do it) FamilySearch.org. Click on ORDER/DOWNLOAD PRODUCTS,
Click on SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS - FREE
Click on 77065000-S Personal Ancestral File 5.2.18.0 - Multi-Language (9.7 MB)

Then I highly recommend you sign up as a free member of RootsChat.com - Genealogy, Family History, Local History, Messaging Forum and much more. Have the same username 'stanga169' in case another researcher is looking for you. Then goto their General - Emigrants - Emigrants to Australia childboard. There you will see lots of pertinent genealogy links for each State in Australia and be able to read and post new topics for your own research. Tip: Lots of Rootschatters have all the bdm indexes on cd-rom for all of Australia. They're quite happy to do lookups for people. You could also get people to do cemetery lookups etc. People even provide headstone photos as well.

If you need help, just keep posting journals and we shall all reply.

Kind regards,
Alison.

by allycat on 2007-01-01 08:26:59

Also, if you click on my profile ALLYCAT, then click on RESEARCH CATEGORY: AUSTRALIA you will see journals I have written on great links I have found. Check out GENEALOGY AND THE INTERNET to see great free stuff too, plus all about PAF as mentioned before.

Tip: Rootschat has a free photograph restoration board so once you start digging up all those old photos which you are bound to do, try and scan them to the highest resolution possible making sure that the .jpg file is smaller than 500kb then upload it by attaching it to a new topic (like a journal here) on rootschat. There are lots of really amazing people out there.

by allycat on 2007-01-01 08:34:08

"Our family has a small bridge named after us called 'Delley's Bridge'. Unfortunately, this does not make the process of family research any easier."

Local Family Historical Societies/Groups should be able to assist with this information, even museums. You may be very surprised once you start looking.

by allycat on 2007-01-01 08:46:18

There are a few WARREN birth, death, marriage certificates shared by other researchers at CertificateSharing.com including one Australian death cert. This is a free site as well.

by stanga169 on 2007-01-02 01:04:39

Thanks Alison, for the advice and the resources.

Hope to find some info soon... will let you know if I have any questions, and thanks for offering to help.

by Teabag on 2012-08-08 21:24:17

Hi Michael,
My name is Kerryn,& Vicki was my cousin living in Stawell,Vic. My sister & I could perhaps fill in some gaps for you.Would love to hear from you

by hildawarren on 2013-10-29 07:31:32

hey mate i am an aussie aswell trying to research my family history and my husband trevor neil warren all we know is his fathers name donald leslie warren i have no idea where to start to research my husbands family history like he doesnt know who his grandfather or great grandfather is but i have only just started looking i hope you have had luck on your family research

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