In the 1980's I started documenting my family tree and found it quite addictive. I have spent many many hours corresponding with relatives and other interested persons who have been my sounding boards and my research helpers. This site contains some photograph's and basic information of six generations of my family. I do have more information on each individual and their families in most cases, in my personal collection, including many photo's, birth, death and marriage certificates, newspaper articles, excerpts from publications, transcripts and where applicable, convict documents.

I am a dedicated researcher and while I believe the information I have entered is correct, I welcome contact from persons who may holdproveninformation and I am happy to discuss and add their corrections to my tree. I also welcome enquiries regarding further information on any individual or section of my tree.

I have had 13 convicts proven so far by the Descendants of Convicts group of which I am a life member. I am also a member of the Genealogical Society of Victoria, the Kent Family History Association and a subscriber to

I will not disclose any personal information of living persons and have initiated a cut off date of 1900 for all living persons listed in my tree.

Please take a look and if you would like to contact me please send an email to: jeneemccusker"at" - replace "at" with @ to fool the spambots please.


I would like to thank everyone who has helped me over the years with my research,particularly the following people: N. Aitken, J. Colfax, J. Conn, M. & S. Dix, D. Nicolaidis, C. Sorbello, L. Jones, S. King, M. Knight, A & E Rogers, L. Withers, M. Rolls, R. Ashley, E. Barney, K. Middleton, D. Swanwick, A. Single, A. Bergin, the very helpful staff at the Tasmanian Archives and Tasmanian State Library and my Mum.

Research Sources:

State Library of Victoria, Public Record Office of Victoria, Genealogical Society of Victoria,, Victorian BDM Registry, Tasmanian Registry of BDM's, NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, International Genealogical Index, UK Census 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901, Archives Office of Tasmania, State Records Office of NSW, Scotland Census 1841 & 1851, Scotlands People, "Of Infamous Character" & "A Desperate Set of Villains" by Barbara Hall, The British Newspaper Archive, TROVE, various Somerset Hundreds groups and all their wonderful members who share their information & resources, my Grandmother Maude's collection of newspaper cuttings, personal interviews & letters from family members.

All information and images Jenee McCusker 2021