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This page continues the function of the printed Family Links newsletters produced every four months between February 2006 and February 2019 - still available at Newsletters
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The final newsletter
Posted 22 Jan 2019

Family Links 40 (Feb 2019) was the last of the published newsletters. Which is the reason for this page being created. In this digital age let's continue the sharing of news and photos on this page.

Fanily members and floods
Posted 5 Feb 2019

Townsville, North Queensland, has a population of 178,000 and an annual rainfall of 1143mm (45 inches) over 91 days. In February 2019, over 1 metre (39.37 inches) of rain fell in 7 days creating massive flooding. There are about 21 living people in our database linked to Townsville - though some may have moved away.

Following the Townsville deluge most of the area west of Townsville to the Northern Territory border and the lower Gulf of Carpentaria was also inundated. This is an area larger than most European countries. This is beef cattle country and thousands of cattle drowned or starved. We also have family members in this area.

One Family with Six Living Generations
Posted 25 Jan 2019

Can anyone match this? Until his death at the age of 103 a few days ago, Donald Cask Kirk of Utah was the patriarch of a family with 6 living generations. He had 7 children (with several of them still living), 37 grandchildren, 99 great-grandchildren, 36 great-great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-great-grandchild.

Donald Cask Kirk’s obituary may be found at:

Thanks to newsletter reader W David Samuelsen for sharing this story.

Published in Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

New extended search feature
Posted 9 March 2019

There is a new feature on a person's page: To the far right of their name there is a button Research Tools. Simply click on this link and it will expand to these options
And if you find new information about the person, please let me know!

Ashley Behrens
Posted 23 Jan 2019

Proud dad Stuart shares a photo of his daughter Ashley, born in the Philippines but now a resident of the USA. [Stuart is 2C1R of Maurie Roy]

George Royes
Posted 20 Jan 2019

Family Links 40 features an article about George Royes [only brother of May Royes] - you can read it in Family Links 40 or, since the article is in our Histories section, you can select the link provided.

Average marriage age for Roy name
Posted 15 Feb 2019

Ancestry provided this information on Valentines Day!

Today's anniversaries.

Note that this list includes everyone in the Roy-Royes tree and the Roy misc. and Royes misc. collections. See Trees and Branches.

Birthdays for 25 Mar 2019
Charlotte Elizabeth Hurley - 1883 (136 years ago.)
George Travers Royes - 1911 (108 years ago.)

Deaths for 25 Mar 2019
Charity Evans - 1862 (157 years ago.)
James Bailey - 1881 (138 years ago.)
Gladys Miriam Williams - 1966 (53 years ago.)
Jean Mary McGrath - 2013 (6 years ago.)

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News events from the past 12 months.

March 2019
Beverley Cameron enjoyed several celebrations of her 80th birthday from family, church, Waverton Hub community and friends.
[daughter-in-law of Maurie Roy]
February 2019
Nathan Vogler has begun a dual degree in Commerce and IT at the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane - staying at Emmanuel College.
[great grandson of Maurie Roy]
Ezekiel (Zeke) Kaleb Gaul born this month to Rachael (Hardie) and Kaleb Gaul. First great grandchild of David and Marcia (Claxton) Harris.
[3G nephew of May Royes]
December 2018
Sam Roy graduated with 2nd class honours in Software Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
[great grandson of Maurie Roy]
July 2018
Joan Tillet died just short of her 85th birthday. She was apparently in good health, sat down to have a cup of tea with her friend, fell asleep and never woke up again. Wonderful way to go!
[2C1R of Maurie Roy]
April 2018
Sophie Threadgold's baptism in Holy Cross Church in Tramore, Ireland brought together Annabel Threadgold, James Hogan, Jim Hogan, Ann Hogan, Tanya, Tamsin and Rupert Hogan
[Sophie is 2C2R of Maurie Roy]
March 2018
Nancy (Cooke) Green died peacefully, aged 96, in Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Read tribute.
[former mother-in-law of Bruce Roy]
Heather (McArthur) Fleming died, aged 98, in Mosman, NSW, Australia.
[aunt of Bev Cameron (daughter-in-law of Maurie Roy)]
Helen (Royes) Bourke died, aged 94, in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. She was the last surviving sibling of her generation for both the Bert and Mary Royes and Sam and Agnes Roy families.
[sister of May Royes]

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