Another Brick in the wall - smashed!!

Another Brick in the wall - smashed!!

I am so excited! Just knocked down a family tree brick wall that has never been solved til now thanks to an email from a 2nd-3rd cousin on Ancestry through DNA match. My mother´s father´s family of origin was right under our noses on the south coast of NSW. Here is the first pic I´ve ever seen of my great grandmother, Nellie McKee, born in Nimitabel NSW in 1875. Died in Randwick 1942 when mum was barely 3. Mum would have been chuffed to know this too. I hope she´s watching. I can see the resemblance in the subtle nuances of her eyebrows and the bow on her top lip...I got those....the daughter of Irish or Scottish catholics, pioneers of the Monaro district. I now have a complete story of my grandfather’s family tree which has eluded us all because of one little letter u in his name. I just wish I knew how Nellie’s youngest son Henri, met and married a girl from the Northern Beaches. Some things we’ll never know. Lessons learnt from this: when you hit a brick wall in family history research look sideways - unilateral search!
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