Wednesday, 30 July 2008
It appears there was a greyhound named Dr Fitzhenry running the Eastern Australian tracks in 2006. And not winning.
Back in September 2000, Garry Fitz-Henry of Ontario left a message asking if anyone knew about the provenance of the names "Woodfield" and "Eagles" in his family.
Two weeks ago I came across that email again, and now have four contacts from the family of William Fitz-Henry and Martha Eagles (see this post for more about William and Martha). Brilliant!
So a big hello from the nerdy world of the "Fitz-Henry Family History" blog to Garry and his wife Laurie, Brian Dulcombe Fitz-Henry and Annabella Fitz-Henry. If there are any other descendants of William and Martha lurking out there, come and join the group hug!
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Until there are more participants in the DNA project, these results don't really mean much. But it will get really exciting when men from other family branches start to get tested...
Thursday, 17 July 2008
They can be viewed here:
FamilyTreeDNA have sent us the names of over 750 men who also are matches at this very basic level of testing. None are Fitz(-)Henrys, which just goes to show that the basic level tests give a lot of false postives.
However, there is a gentleman by the name of Mr. Paul John Mac Henry, Sr., and I will be watching this name with interest when the more detailed results come in. This may be an ancient Irish variant of the Fitz-Henry name.
Monday, 14 July 2008
Thursday, 10 July 2008
From the Victorian Government Gazettes, Australia
Name - William Fitzhenry State Victoria Location – Year 1861 Subject Unclaimed Letters Page 1988
2. Name – William Fitzhenry State Victoria Location Jericho Year 1865 Subject Shareholders Princess Alexandra Gold Mining Co Page 402
Not sure of the family group of this man, but if anyone has access to copies of these Gazettes, then I'd be most grateful if they would do a lookup for me.