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About The Descendants of Joseph Bass Miller
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This site is dedicated to the descendants of Joseph Bass Miller and his wife, Rose Jean  Church.

Joseph and Rose were married at Dundee, Scotland on 26 Aug 1845.  Their  first child, a daughter Isabella, was born in the same place on 7 Apr 1847.  With a young  daughter, and a second child on the way, the Millers set off on a journey that  would take them half way around the world to a new life in Australia.  The  ship 'Calphurnia' departed London on 10 Dec 1848 and arrived at Port Adelaide  on 02 Apr 1849.

Over the next twenty or so years Joseph and Rose moved to various locations in  South Australia, eventually settling in the Wimmera district of Victoria.   During this time they continued to expand their family until there were eleven  children in total; this generation became known as "the first eleven".

There are a number of Miller descendants who are also connected  via the Stone family; for this reason I have included some information on  the descendants of George Stone.  A rather enigmatic character, George is  thought to have been an RN deserter who possibly started out in life with the  name John Sutton.

My thanks go to the many people who have generously shared their research and  family knowledge.  In particular I would like to thank Alex Millar and his  wife Fran, for the contribution they have made to keeping the Millar/Miller  family history alive, and for allowing me to copy from the family tree  information in their book "The Tale of Two Millers", which was published in  1999 to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Joseph and Rose Miller's  arrival in Australia.  Where possible I have endeavoured to confirm and expand  upon the information they provided.

I hope you enjoy having a look around the site.  It is a work in progress and  I am always open to suggestions as to how it might be improved.  Any feedback  is welcome via a message in the guest book or via email to 

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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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