Welcome to my web site which comes to you from the suburb of Belmont in
the city of Geelong in the state of Victoria in Australia. Over many years a large amount of work has been done
in the research and documentation of the 15,256 individuals in 5,016 families who can be found on this web site.
If you would like to add or correct any information please contact me using the Webmaster link at the bottom
of this page. I recommend that you access the surname of interest by using the Surnames link at the right
of this page or by carrying out a Search or Advanced Search using the appropriate links.
This web site will always be a 'work in progress' to which information will be regularly added over time.
On this web site countries, counties, regions, states and provinces are where possible, identified using
Chapman Codes. This system was created by the historian, Dr. Colin R. Chapman, in the late 1970s, and as
intended, they provide a widely used shorthand method of describing regions in terms of the counties
existing in the 19th. and 20th. centuries.