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Boddy Lines has evolved over many years, having started in 2002 or thereabouts as a mainly family history site for Mary's genealogy interests. In time, Boddy Lines grew to be used as a family record - photographic and otherwise- of many of our trips away from home, plus other bits and piece we think might be of interest to a wider audience.

About our Family History pages: 
Apart from summaries of the arrival in Australia of the Boddy and Davidson families, the pages on David's side of the family, 
The Boddy Line and the
Davidsons of New England were until recently, mainly family ancestors' trees. However, courtesy of the Davidsons of New England Association, we have been able to add some pages from the Association's book published in 1983 about the Davidson ancestors who came from Scotland to live in the New England area of New South Wales in the second half of the 19th century.   These pages can be found by following the links from the above Family History menu to the Davidsons of New England.

As well, we're now working on telling the history of the Boddy family more comprehensively, and some brief biographies of our 19th century family are now on the site.  Mary's ancestor story in the Byrnes/Gaffey pages is told more fully in the Family History link to A Tale of Soldiers, Settlers & Convicts.  But of course, there's more to be found....

 

Plus, there's a section of "bits and pieces", including some contributions from friends, which don't readily find a spot elsewhere on the site, so we've slotted them there under the heading of "Other Good Stuff".  This section will probably grow over time. 
Now that you've navigated your way here, we hope you find something of interest - and any comments (via email) are most welcome.
Mary & Dave Boddy
Last  updated: November
 2017

 


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