Welcome to Vicki's Vintage Vault

I first became interested in my family history in the early 1980's and have been researching my family history since that time. I've made contact with lots of others researching their family history and appreciate their willingness to share information and between us, we’ve made some very interesting discoveries…

·         Who married a bigamist? 

·         Who was imprisoned during the Spanish Civil War?

·         Who signed the Ulster Covenant?

·         Who was killed after being run over by a train?

·         Who was declared bankrupt? 

·         Who died when he fell out of a tree?

·         Who died in the Crimean War?

·         Which family lost several members on the voyage to Australia?

·         Who are the convicts?

·         Who fought at Waterloo?

Like many researching their family history at one time I had hoped one day to put together a book however, as family history is a never-ending hobby and new information often comes to light and there has always been something else I want to find out, look up, etc. A website seemed the best way to make information available to as many people who are interested and also allows for updates to be made when possible. While I was keen to include all known descendants, with the exception of my immediate family, I have however chosen to exclude personal details of living relatives to protect their privacy.

You will find links below to My Family Tree Charts and Surnames I am Researching. My Family Trees are a series of family tree charts showing my ancestors for 5 generations, which will allow you to visualise "where" people fit in. The Surnames I am Researching page will take you to an index of the family surnames that I am researching, where you will then find links to available Descendant Reports. Each Descendant Report is also linked to other related families.  Although I started these pages 5 years ago, time still hasn’t allowed me to prepare pages for each the families I am researching, so in the interim, I have also uploaded my family history to the RootsWeb WorldConnect site, which includes all my known ancestors and their descendants. It does not include any historical research other than names, dates and places. The stories will remain on this site and I’d really appreciate anyone finding a connection making contact with me.

In 1989 I completed the Diploma in Family Historical Studies through the Society of Australian Genealogists. In addition to a formal examination, this required the completion of an essay and a thesis. I chose to complete the thesis on one of my paternal lines, the Brimble family. A great deal of information has since been uncovered and many new descendants discovered but I have kept the content of the original thesis intact.


Information found on these pages is for individual research purposes only. It may not be copied for mass distribution in any form. If you do use information from these Web Pages in your research, please give credit where credit is due!

If you have any comments, questions or corrections or find a link to your family, please don't hesitate to contact me at:


My Family Tree Charts

Surnames I am Researching

RootsWeb WorldConnect



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