Sunday, March 1, 2015

Will unearths way to research family history

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Cheryl-Ann Leggatt has been tracing her family’s genealogy for about 27 years.
The Neath woman had a good idea of her family tree on her father’s side of the family, but there was still mystery surrounding her mother’s patriarchal route, until a recent breakthrough., an online ancestry research tool, released more than 400,000 NSW wills.
This included the will of Mrs Leggatt’s great-grandmother – Lillie Louisa Palmer.
“My ... great-grandmother’s will came up,” Mrs Leggatt said. “We knew she owned property because my grandfather received it after she died.
“But we found out about another property in Sydney that we had no idea about.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 23, 2015.