Just thought you would all like to know that in reply to quite a few comments regarding ‘is their a Tonkin website’ out there somewhere. Well there wasn’t, but I bit the bullet and took on the task of creating such a website for the worldwide Tonkin family. I have uploaded over 30,000 records which I have collected over the last 30 years, which cover most areas. I know there are still thousands of records out there, but I hope you will agree that my site is a good starting point for anyone who wants information on our family. Anyway go to www.tonkinworld.com and let me know what you think. I am hoping that this message will be allowed on this site because some might think it comes under their no advertising policy. But as the site is free and devoted to the genealogy of our family I hope it will be ok!
My own research got stuck a number of years ago. I traced back to Humphrey Tonkin of St Agnes who was born (according to later records) in 1744, but I have failed to find his parents. If any one should have information on him I would love to know.
Happy ancestor hunting