Hi Vicki (cuz), thank you for your post. I immediately recognised the DNA person involved ….ME (hehe). As you know, I have done a lot of research on one particular branch of the Heneker family which involved myself directly ie my grandmother named a Heneker at birth but fathered by someone else which may also involve some of her siblings born after her, thus the DNA anomalies (2 separate DNA tests from 2 different sources gives substance to this comment). After many conversations between us, and I appreciate you respecting my privacy, you are aware why I have stayed private/silent on my research on this branch of the Heneker family for the following reasons, 1. not to offend or to sully the Heneker name 2. there are some researchers amongst the Heneker clan who refuse to acknowledge any new research which may differ from their own (stubborn head in the sand attitudes and a little precious) and 3. there are some researchers amongst us that then claim said research as their own, a form of plagiarism, and I’m sorry, that gets right up my nose.
But, now after reading your blog, its time for me to let go and to put it all out there for the reasons you state and also from Chas’s comments. If you are happy with what I am about to propose, I will proceed as follows,
I will post my research on your blog in regards to this branch of our family which will include a summary, sources (ie marriage and birth certificates, death records, photos etc so as to prove facts) and any other information that I have found in Victoria as this family moved there in 1915, possibly to be out of sight from their South Australian origins and to avoid a scandal.
Talk soon cuz.
Harold Boddy (Geelong Victoria)