Wood Family History

Welcome to WoodChips, the special site for ever growing group of descendants of Hilda Daire and George Stanley Wood, and their friends and family.

Wood Family

Family Area

We have created a private section of this site containing more personal information about family members . You will need a password to access this section, please contact us if you do not know it already.

In the private section of the website there is also a complete family tree with all dates of birth and other information (though it has not been updated for a few years). Check your details in the database. There is also the birthday list, listing all family members birthdays. No more excuses for missing it.

2022 Wood Family Reunion

The latest family reunion was held Sunday 13th November 2022, at Binnak Park, Anderson Parade, Watsonia North. See photos from the 2022 reunion, plus from some of the previous reunions.

Hilda Daire

Hilda DaireMum, Nana, Great Nana, Hilda passed away peacefully after a great life on 17th March 2005. She was blessed to have had a long and healthy life as we were blessed  having her with us for so long, not many families would have their mother with them for this length of time. A funeral mass was celebrated on the 22nd March, an estimated 400 people attended, there were 30 grandchildren as well as a number of their spouses and children. Nana was buried at Fawkner cemetery with her husband George. Go to Hilda's page and see some photos and read some history of her life. A highlight is to listen to her recall her first meeting with her future husband, recorded in 1974. All this and more.

Did you know?

As at December 2005, Hilda had 36 grandchildren and 69 great grandchildren. More Family Trivia

Photo GalleryFamily photos

There are lots of family photos to see on the Photo Gallery page.

one from the archivesThe Archives

We have found some old photos in an attic, dusted them off and scanned them for your viewing pleasure. You can find them on the new page called The Archives.

shipley streetWhere our ancestors lived

We have collected some photos from Shipley, Yorkshire, where George and Hilda grew up. Go here to check them out. 

WW1 BattleshipGeorge's WW1 Service records

We have collected some photos of ships that George Stanley Wood served on during the first World War, during his time in the British Navy.

Other pages

Do you have something to add?

If you have any family information that will be of interest to us all, please send it to me. Any news will do: such things as what have you or your family been up to, anyone been in the news, or funny stories, or even if you want to promote a special family event.