I am the daughter of Sheila Mary Cree who is the daughter of William Selby Cree and Rosaline Pearl Whipp formerly of Taralga NSW Australia. I have noticed she is not listed as their child on the Cree One-Name Study site. She was born on 4th September 1939 and is the only remaining child still alive today.
Is it possible to add her to the family information please? I would love to hear from anyone who may know of the Crees of Taralga.
Thank you :)
Hi Melissa - and welcome to the Cree Family History Network!
I am not the main organiser of this site - that's Trevor Cree - but I do the Cree Surname website which as you have seen, focuses on Cree genealogies. I live in Sydney much of my time - my wife Marian is Irish-Australia - but also spend time in England where I am now. Marian has a daughter living in Rathmines near Toronto not far from you and a granddaughter who has just finished her masters at Newcastle. Small world!
Some years ago I was was following up the ancestry of Australian Crees who had migrated from Ireland and came across the Taralga Cree branch. Then a couple of years ago Marian and I visited the place for an afternoon. I described our visit on a page of the Cree Surname website. To see that page click here: http://cree.one-name.net/ireland/taralga.htm. Click on the photo of Green Hills to see the enlarged picture of your family honestead. From there you can click on more links (gold text) to find out more about your ancestry.
I didn't realise (even though I searched) that one of the Taralga Crees was still alive today. Please show your mother the article - print it out if it would help. I would be most interested to hear of her reaction.
I am happy to add more information about this line to the Cree Genealogy Database and have already added your Mum's birth details. Data laws restrict us from publishing data about living people so it won't appear online, but I can add details to the text article. Please send me details of all Cree descendants that you know of, with dates and places of births, marriages and deaths.
I would also be interested in any stories you can tell me about them. You can email me at email@example.com or post here on the Network website. If I mention that you are from the Cree line of Bangor, County Down, Ireland you may hear from distant cousins who still live in that area.
I look forward to hearing from you,