I like to research my family history. Here are some highlights:
My Great Great Great Grandfather William Gladman was transported to Australia for 7 years for stealing two yards of canvas and a sack. Another convict, my Great Great Great Great Grandfather William Hurst was transported to Australia for horse stealing.
My Great Grandfather Edward Alexander Daire (Hilda's dad) was in the British Army and spent six years stationed in India. His son-in-law (my grandfather) George Stanley Wood served in Navy during WWI, and afterwards married Hilda Daire and emigrated from England to Australia in 1921.
My wife's Great Great Great Great Grandfather Amos Godsill Norcott was a general at the battle of Waterloo. Amos's son Charles and Clare's Great Great Grandfather was an early settler in Perth, and became the Assistant Superintendent of Native Tribes in 1834.
My wife's Great Great Grandfather Joseph Thomas (J.T.) Reilly was a prominent member of the early Western Australian community. He founded the Northam Advertiser and Catholic Record, and authored "Reminiscences of fifty years residence in Western Australia, Perth" published in 1903.
For more details, see the website for the Woods, Masons, Reillys and Laganas.