My ancestors came to New South Wales on boats from the British Isles and Western Europe in the 19th Century.

As their families grew in size they clustered themselves around various towns. You can still find Schwagers in Gunnedah and Wee Waa, while a few Alchins still live in Gilgandra.

Family History Project

My family history research focuses primarily these surnames:

The Grandchildren of Ernest Alchin & Jane EarsmanAlchin, Dolman, Earsman, Monk, Ofsoske, Sapetti, Schibeci, Schwager, Stanley, Swager, Van Dragt and Ziorza (George).

these boats:


and these towns:

Gilgandra, Balladooran, Gunnedah, and Wee Waa.

Family Reunions

Click here for information on family reunions.

Genealogical Records

My research articles can be found  here.

If you have information that you would like to share with me, please contact me.

If you would like to know more about the Alchin/Allchin World Tree project containing more than 20,000 individuals being undertaken by Bronte Alchin from Port Pirie, South Australia, visit this page.