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The personal website of
Tony Whelan


Family History
End of Life choices
Family History

Hildebrand family

Whelan family
Ballantyne family

Williams family

My interest in who went before me was sparked after the death of my mother in the mid 1990s. Amongst her papers was a copy of a small Whelan family history document compiled in 1976 by my father's cousin Eileen for the occasion of my grandparents' 60th wedding anniversary. I had not previously been aware of the document. It seems likely that the material Eileen had gathered was by word of mouth; but Eileen and most of those who contributed to that material are gone, and the knowledge they had is lost forever.

This website contains a summary of some of my family history.  The Whelan, Hildebrand and Ballantyne lines are on my father's side; the Williams line is my mother's side. Click on one of the family group links above to read more. Genuine family history researchers wishing to know more about a family group should email me (see below for email address).

If you have a query I will respond to your email promptly. You may like to include a phone number so I can call and have a chat if that seems appropriate.

Enquiries: history AT tonywhelan DOT net

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 Tony Whelan 1995-2023 This page was last updated on 6 August 2022