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 I  am looking for information on a great aunt of mine- Edith Brighton reportedely came to Australia and living in Gympie and Toowoomba, she was born in 1895-I know she was in Melbourne to visit a niece Annis Brighton ( Russell ) in 1963 but don't have any other information. any information would be good  contact  pammyw1@bigpond.com.au
My name is Carol Kent (ne ELLIS) I live in New Zealand but was born in England.
I  am trying to find my cousin DONALD SEARS.born about 1936 to 1940 in Australia (Victoria I think?)  His father was GEORGE JAMES HENRY SEARS born 13th May 1908 in CHATHAM KENT ENGLAND. He joined the ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY ABOUT 1923. He married GRACE MAUDE FRASER in 1935.
The last address I have for them is PURCE ST. CRIB POINT VICTORIA when George was demobilised from the navy in 1960 Grace and George had at least 3 children.
George died in 1965  aged 57 and Grace remarried a man called FENNELL. Grace died in 1977 aged 62. If anyone can help me please email me at t.ckent@clear.net.nz


Looking for information on Thelma Bloomfield the first woman that attended TAFE NSW 1909/1910

Thanks Mark. 

e-mail: marklevau@yahoo.com.au

I am looking for information on my g.grandfather Edwin Cornelius LEARY b.c. 1839 Ireland, came to Australia and supposedly married Eliza JENNINGS in1857 in Braidwood NSW. They had 7 children, Mary Annie Adelaide b.1858, Caroline E. b.c.1860, Harriet Ann b.c.1864, Alfred William b.1866, George Henry b.1868 (my grandfather) John Edward b.c.1870 (all born in Victoria)
If anyone can help, please contact me  morine@gil.com.au
Morine Kruckow
To whom it may concern,
I am trying to find information about Charles Mortimer Monkhouse.  In 1865 he married Hannah Susannah Ceasar Seymour and they had two daughters, Sophia Sarah and Susannah Eliza.  Charles died on 6 October 1856 suddenly at his home in Wagga Wagga.  I have not been able to find any record of his death in the NSW Registry of Births, Death and Marriages or Early Church Records, funeral or obituary.  His mother's name was Mrs T Reeves of Campbelltown according to the Death Notice in the SMH on 22 October 1856.  I really hope someone can help me.
Thank you.
Robyn Kellam    robyn.keith@bigpond.com

Trying to find my Australian friends. Geoff & Jean Preston, they have three sons, Jeffrey born Abt: 1970, Daron born Abt:1972, and Peter James born Abt: 1974. Last known to be living at Cawte Street, Murray Bridge, South Australia in 1974.

If you can help, e-mail: jimmilameasor@blueyonder.co.uk

We are descended from SAMUEL JARVIS CUSSEN who arrived in the Colonies from Ireland in 1837 at the age of 18 years. His parents were THOMAS EMANUEL CUSSEN AND CHARLOTTE ELLEN JARVIS.
This information is from his marriage certificate in the West Maitland Roman Catholic Church in 1841.
WE cannot find when and how he arrived except that on his marriage certificate he said he had been 4 yrs in the Colonies.
He had SIX CHILDREN, Thomas Emanuel, Charlotte Ellen, Samuel Jarvis, Patrick,  Jane Catherine and finally Anne.
My e-mail address is:  colin.cussen@bigpond,com
I live in Brisbane.
Hopefully someone will respond to this.
Trying to find Emcet Erturk Enver he is also goes by the name Alan, he was born in cyprus he then moved to London England and then moved on to Canadain the 60's with his then wife Barbara who is canadian, we have had very little information about him since at one time my nan his sister heard that he worked as a chef and that he had won an award for his chef skills, then we heard he had moved to vancouver, and we have not heard anything since, we have been trying to find him for many years so anyone that can help us please emal us on shanelscss@hotmail.co.uk we wil be very gratefull for any information. Thank you

Trying to find Brother and Sister of Violet Gwendoline King born 01/09/1924, Francic Raymond King born 27/07/1922 adopted out on 26/08/1922 to Myrtle Leonard of 22 Wellington Street Collingwood, June Mary King born 10/06/1926 adopted out to Rosaline Forest Prahran, Parents Mary Teresa King & Rae Spencer.

If you can help, e-mail: research1@mansfield.net.au

I am seeking living relatives of IVOR ROBERT THOMAS who married MARGARET ALICE AHEARNE, circa 1920 , Gunning, NSW. They had the following children DONNA J THOMAS b. circa 1922 in NSW OLGA H THOMAS b. circa 1924 in NSW CASEY THOMAS b. unknown. d. Prior to his fathers death in 1945.

If you can help, e-mail: Ray3760@aol.com

JAMES BOUTCHER DEVLIN thought to have emigrated to Australia in the 1950's born Scotland 1919 James or his descendants are the sole beneficiary to his Sisters estate, Lawyers in Scotland are looking for him.

departed Tilbury on the TSS Mooltan  on 6 June 1951

arrived in Brisbane Australia 25 July 1951


I am seeking living relatives or friends of my father HAROLD JOHN PORTER alias MICHAEL JOHN CONNORS of Port Augusta SA/Katherine NT died approx. 1980 at Orange Creek NT.

If you can help, e-mail: dmco6863@hotmail.com

Seeking death/burial of JAMES KENNEDY& his wife ISABELLA ROWLING, probably Victoria, their last child ? born 1906 in Lilydale. Gone missing.

If you can help, e-mail: amkennedy@optushome.com.au

Looking for Any Descendants or Burial or marriage dates of JOSEPH JAMES FISK who Emigrated From Stockton On Tees Co Durham England early 1900,s supposed to have become a sheep farmer in Bendigo any help appreciated

If you can help, e-mail: DAVE@dollerton.fsnet.co.uk

Looking for birth/marriage information of EDWARD (EDWIN) and ELIZA ALLEN nee GREGORY arrived Aust. 1853 on Earl of Charlemont with children Edward and Eliza, children born Stepney London.

If you can help, e-mail: bbat@mansfield.net.au

Looking for descendents of convict BARBARA COWIE Have seen permission to marry online for 1857 to JOHN COYNE.

If you can help, e-mail: cowie406@bigpond.net.au

Looking for information on CON DOOGAN, born 1922 in Kincasslagh, Co Donegal. Served in the army and was decorated in 1948 for bravery. Brother of Owen, Charlie, Bridget , Nelly and Mary. I am trying to find information for Bridget who is now 92 yrs old and would love to know of her brother. She has not heard of him in over 40 yrs. Last heard of living in Queensland.

If you can help, e-mail: bridget.maguire@btopenworld.com

Looking for descendents of Kelly family Queensland THOMAS KELLY - 24 ALICE Kelly nee OBRIEN - 21 and their children Mary - 2, Margaret -1 and Catherine -Katie an infant under one year of age. Arrived at Maryborough, Queensland, on the Scottish Wizard as free immigrants on 29 January 1882. Electoral Rolls for the subdivision of Gympie show Thomas Kelly - miner with Alice, Kate, Mary Ellen and Michael John residing at Mellor Street, Gympie, between 1903 and 1906. Sometime after this at least some of the family emigrated to the United States. I would be grateful that if anyone should read this that has any knowledge of them would please contact me.

If you can help Lorraine Gillies e-mail: lgdancer@tsn.cc

Searching for any info on JOHN THOMAS CRANE b 1890 Widnes Lancs-Father Daniel, mother ELLEN SUNDERLAND. John came to Australia c 1910 State unknown. He married c 1918 - his wife was from a German family.

Any info on this family really appreciated, Brenda Ryan e-mail: bryan@tassie.net.au

I am trying to trace the entry of ANN HONORA HALLAHAN born about 1826 in Tipperary Ireland arrived Tasmania approx 1830 goes on to marry convict WILLIAM FRANCIS GREEN in 1847 in Launceston.

Many thanks for any help. e-mail: rfknowles@bigpond.com

We are trying to locate descendants ofJOHN DIGBY JONES and JESSIE ANN WHITE parents of HORACE DIGBY JONES all are buried in Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth W.A.

Please contact the Jamieson Historical Society if you can help. e-mail: jdhs@mansfield.net.au

Trying to trace descendants of GEORGE FORT wife's name unknown they were married in Adelaide and had 4 children - Philip, Edward, Thelma & Edith. Philip died in 1957 in Adelaide and was married Eileen Doris who died in 1974 also in Adelaide. Philip's son BRIAN PHILLIP FORT is desperately trying to trace his family tree. Brian's wife GLENYS FORT (nee EDWARDS) is also trying to trace descendants of her family also believed to be in Adelaide. Glenys father was KEITH EDWARDS who died in 2000 in Adelaide although his birth name was OSCAR MEECHAN details surrounding his birth (we think his date of birth was 24th February1910 but no birth certificate can be found) and parents are unknown. What is known is that he was adopted (legally or illegally) by the EDWARDS family in Adelaide.

If you can help please e-mail: a_ray@optusnet.com.au

I am trying to find any descendants of STEPHEN and MARY GATRELL nee O CONNOR. Stephen was transported to Fremantle Penal Colony in 1852. After obtaining his ticket of leave he married CATHERINE HAYS who died soon after and then married MARY O CONNOR in 1866 at Guildford, WA. They settled in Guildford and he died there in 1897.

If you can help e-mail: bjm@iinet.net.au

I am after details on JONATHON BESWICK and JANE SHUTE or SHORT who married in Melbourne in 1852. Jane arrived on the Marco Polo. Jno may have swam!!

Please contact Wendy e-mail: ffellows@optusnet.com

THOMAS JAMES MORELY and ANNIE MORLEY. Need cemetry records, would have died early 1920s. Had sons George, William, Harry and Eric. Can anyone help.

e-mail: mamamia9@bigpond.com

Looking for Emily Caroline ATTERBURY born 8th October 1863 in Melbourne. Mother, Elizabeth Odell ATTERBURY aged 18, no father recorded. Mother married the following year no further record of the above daughter.

Please contact Denise Mandersloot e-mail: tango@mcmedia.com.au

I am trying to find any descendents of the WILLMOTT family that were born in Woods Point Victoria in the early to late 1800s.

If you can help please email me on e-mail: bekw@optusnet.com.au

I am trying to find locate information about Johanna CORCORAN b Tipperary c 1832-3, arrived Australia aged 21yrs on board ship DERRY-CASTLE in May? 1853. At Ballarat in July 1856 she married Henry Charles CASTLEMAN. They had 2 children, Margaret Amelia b 15.2.1858 and Charles Andrew b c 1860 (unreg).
We cannot find what happened to Johanna or who brought up Charles or where Johanna is buried or if she remarried???
We know that Henry Charles CASTLEMAN remarried a Jane SMALL in 1864 but we don't know what happened between 1856 & 1864. Henry does not make any mention of Johanna in later bibles, documents eg marriage certificates etc.

Please contact Geoff Castleman e-mail: prycast@iinet.net.au

Can anyone tell me where to write for 1967 records from the "Eastwood Old Age Home" - corner of Eastwood and Pretorius Street, Pretoria, S.A.? This home no longer exists and I would like to obtain any information available. Thank you,

If you can help, e-mail: Magar25@hotmail.com

I am looking for JAMES COUNTY b 1830 Tipperary Ireland, died Geelong - Chilwell 1911.
Parents MICHAEL COUNTY b c 1808 Ire.? m ANASTASIA MANTON b about 1812?
Married 24-1-1869 Adelaide Sth. Australia CATHERINE McCARTY/CARTHY/CARTY b1830 Tipperary Ireland Parents JAMES McCARTHY m MARY RYAN believed also from Ireland.
JAMES COUNTY maybe MAHER listing for arrival on Lady Ann 1859
There is also a JAMES COUNTY 39 AB Crew - Ben Rhydding. 14th Febuary 1879
Anyone with information willing to share. Please contact Sandra Boubis 68 Quirks Lane Wallan 3756 Australia

If you can help, e-mail: sandra.boubis@three.com.au

Trying to find a friend JEAN BLIZZARD ex WAAAF. Born in Burnie Tas. 1925 related to KERRICK BLIZZARD. Was in Melbourne 1945.

If you can help, e-mail: Washton@cqnet.com.au

I am trying to trace my ancestor DAVID NEWTON he died in the Yarra Bend Asylum in 1853 or there abouts. Also looking for decendents of GEORGE RICHARDSON wife LILLY EMMA BRUNET I do hope you can help Maureen Kilpatrick

If you can help, e-mail: mkilpatrick@netspace.net.au

Trying to find JESSIE MITCHELL married RICHARD SANDRY in the primitive Methodist church Mudgee NSW on the 15th October 1877. They had 2 children SUSAN and RICHARD. Need to know her parents and where she came from.

If you can help, e-mail: aesgharo@bigpond.net.au

Any information regarding my mother AME MAY EMBREY born Kensington Sydney . Married to JOHN ROBERT HARRISON. Children born were a son Colin and daughter Robyn.

If you can help, e-mail: peace000@tpg.com.au

Trying to find descendants of ROBERT HENRY DRURY and KATHLEEN TILMOUTH. Who married in 1920 near Adelaide and had a son Robert who married Bethel, they in turn had a son Michael who married Kate.
The family originated in South Australia, but may have moved. No other details known.

If you can help, e-mail: henrydrury@tiscali.co.uk

Rogers; looking for anyone with any info on Looking for anyone with any info on MARTIN ROGERS and his wife LOUISA nee LATHBURY and his family who arrived in Australia per Bourneup in Sept 1852. Anything will be most welcome.

Please e-mail: ljoystone@optusnet.com.au

Looking for CLARK - DAY families from Moyston Ararat area in Victoria. I am the G dau of WILLIAM EDWARD LATHBURY CLARK & CATHERINE nee DAY. Any news would be most welcome.

If you can help, e-mail: ljoystone@optusnet.com.au

I am seeking any information on the origins of FRIEND MATTHEWS b.1887 d.1947 m OLIVE ANTOINETTE BRADBURY

If you can help, e-mail: Rebecca7@bigpond.net.au

Looking for information on ELIZABETH CHEETHAM b. approx 1858 at Bungyeabong, property near Warren in NSW, father was a Horne, mother was a Matilda an Aboriginal domestic working on the property, Elizabeth was reared as a Cheetham. She eventually married a JAMES COULEY/COWLEY, my great grandfather, died and buried at Coonabarabran in1898.

If you can help, please e-mail the: stations@optusnet.com.au

I am looking for any contact with descendant of pioneers around Tullamarine, Greenvale, Essendon, Keilor, Sydenham, Bulla, Sunbury between 1850 - 1950. We have a 2,500 hand written research on the Tullamarine before the Airport.

If you can help, please e-mail John Shorten Co-ordinator - Keilor Plains Pioneer Family History Research Network: shorten@alphalink.com.au

Searching for my brother BARRY ARTHUR JOHNSTON, last known address Port Macquarie NSW in 2002.

If you can help, please e-mail Nancy Gibb Christchurch NZ: ciotach@paradise.net.nz

I am seeking details of HONORA/HANORA CUSSEN born Co Kerry c 1820 who arrived in Sydney via " Lady Kennaway" on 13 October 1841 departed Plymouth, UK on 15 June 1841. She was unmarried and accompanied by her married sister & brother in law MARY & PATRICK COLLINS and their, 2 children Catherine & Cornelius together with her unmarried older brother, Maurice. She was employed as a servant to Lady Dowling, wife of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Sir James Dowling 1841 at Pitt St. She seems to have vanished from all available records!!

If you can help, please e-mail Peter Ryan, Melbourne, Australia: pryanau@yahoo.com or possum1@hotkey.net.au

Looking for any information on amarriage/death of SHIRLEY JOAN ROWLEY, Born 1931 now 74 in Queanbean , NSW. ROWLEY Was her maiden name and now could be married.

ANYONE with any information please email Angie Moore: dolphins_angie@hotmail.com

I am trying to find the relatives of EMILY FRANCES CASSIDY who was born about 1861 in Launceston Tasmania. She married JOHN FREDERICK HOWELL on 18 May 1884 and had a girl ELSIE MAY in 1884, three sons FREDERICK GORDON in 1886, SYDNEY WILLIAM in 1889 and CECIL MERVYN in 1894. They were married at her fathers residence a "E F CASSIDY" in Launceston.

If you can help, please e-mail Greg on: stevo1942@hotmail.com

Bought an old bible at an antique fair in Kiama, Australia The family section had been partially filled and it had once belonged to ROBERT CRANE, Born May 9, 1854 - died July 11, 1902 and his wife MARY CRANE, born April 14 1854. Children listed are JOSEPH AARON, Nov 5 1883 ETHEL MAY, June 2, 1888 ELSIE FLORENCE, June 7, 1890 EMILY MARY, June 3, 1891 ROBERT JAMEUBEG (?) Jan 2, 1898 - 1 additional child preceeding Robert Cranes death, unsure as to her parentage - LOIS, June 29, 1917.
Also listed was the marriage of ETHEL to FREDERICK HANCOCK, April 30, 1913 and the marriage of ELSIE FLORENCE to JOESEPH BLOWES (?) Oct 4, 1913. We are searching for any information regarding this family and-or decendents alive today.

If you can help please contact Tanya: tcelotto@bigpond.net.au

Trying to make contact with descendants of WILLIAM ISAACSON m JOHANNA KRIEBEL South Australia 1/2/1851,Issue WILLIAM HENRY 1852,ALICE 1859, CLARA 1860,JOHN EDWARD 1862,THOMAS 1866,SARAH ALICE 1969,FREDERICK ALBERT 1870,SARAH ALICE 1873. CLARA m FREDERICK WILLIAM LAMBERT 26 July 1882 UNDALYA ,SOUTH AUSTRALIA Issue:NELLY 1883, WILLIAM GEORGE 1884,TOM RAWLEY 1887,STANLEY ARTHUR 1889,CLARE GERTRUDE 1893,HARRY BROOK 1894, JOHN MURRY 1896 STANLEY ARTHUR m NELLY DAMEN 1918 WEYMOUTH ENGLAND, Issue ARTHUR GEORGE 1918 WEYMOUTH ENGLAND 1918,STANLEY JOHN b. 13th Dec 1919 Morgan,  SOUTH AUSTRALIA,LESLEY WILLIAM b. 4 Feb 1923 Morgan, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Nellie died and Stanley remarried Doris Howard she died 19-11-1957 buried North Road Cemetery, Stanley d. 18-6-1972 also buried North Road Cemetery.

Please contact Ralph Lambert :  r.lambert90@ntlworld.com

I am searching for WILLIAM MITCHELL who arrived with his wife ELLEN ALLEN ROUGHEAD on the ship "Scottish Wizard" from Plymouth to Maryborough Qld in 1882. Their family consisted of Lizzy, Bill and Jessie. They came from the Isle of Man.

Any help would be greatfully appreciated, email Irene: schafferi@optusnet.com.au

I am searching for on DANIEL MCCARTHY born 1843 County Kerry Ireland.parents were DENNIS MCCARTHY and PEGGY DOYLE. Daniel arrived in Melb.Australia on board the True Briton in 1866. Also looking for his wife HONORA MCMAHON, born 1846 county Clare Ireland, her parents were OWEN MCMAHON and BRIDGET CARTEL. Honora arrived in Australia on board the Duke of Newcastle in 1865. Daniel and Honora were married in Richmond Victoria on July 21 1874 they had two children MichaeL John MCCARTHY March 1875, and Susan MCCARTHY born 1877. .

Any information would be very much appreciated: macbag51@yahoo.com.au

Bought an old bible at an antique fair in Kiama, Australia. The family section had been partially filled and it had once belonged to ROBERT CRANE, Born May 9, 1854 - died July 11, 1902 and his wife MARY CRANE, born April 14 1854. Children listed are: JOSEPH AARON, Nov 5 1883; ETHEL MAY, June 2, 1888; ELSIE FLORENCE, June 7, 1890; EMILY MARY, June 3, 1891; ROBERT Jameubeg (?) Jan 2, 1898; (1 additional child preceding Robert Cranes death, unsure as to her parentage - LOIS, June 29, 1917.) Also listed was the marriage of ETHEL to FREDERICK HANCOCK, April 30, 1913 and the marriage of ELSIE FLORENCE to JOESEPH BLOWES (?) Oct 4, 1913. We are searching for any information regarding this family and/or descendents alive today. .

Any information would be very much appreciated: tcelotto@bigpond.net.au

My grandfather had three sisters CATHERINE MARIA BRACHER, married ? HAWKINS (of Snowtown South Australia), around the time of WW1. I think the next sister AMY SYBIL BRACHER also married an Aussie soldier. They came out to Australia with the youngest sister ELLA GERTRUDE, who apparently died young. .

Any information would be appreciated: moira123@bigpond.com

I am trying to find any details of my great uncle WILLIAM BACON, born 1896 Bethnal Green London England. His parents were JOHN GEORGE BACON and ANNIE DAVIS. William emigrated to Australia to look for gold around 1920-1924. He is likely to have disembarked in Perth/Freemanle W.A. There is a record of him enlisting in WW2 at Bullfinch Western Australia (a gold mining area) on 19th Feb. 1942, his Army Number W65837. He was with 29 Garrison Battalion and he may have been at Loveday Internment Camp guarding Prisoners of war. Loveday was near Barmera on the River Murray. William was discharged 3rd Feb 1944, having been awarded the Imperial Service Order- citation: NSW Government Transport - Electric Driver. Anyone who can tell me, when William arrived in Australia; on what ship; did he marry and have a family; when did he die? .

I would be very grateful. Helen Dudley: helen@warwick2004.eclipse.co.uk

I am seeking any information on the origins of FRIEND MATTHEWS b.1887, d.1947, m .OLIVE ANTOINETTE BRADBURY. .

I would be very grateful. Helen Dudley: Rebecca7@bigpond.net.au

I am trying to find any descendants of  my father's brother, WILLIAM HENRY BLOOMFIELD who was born here on the Isle of Wight, England 22/1/1882. His parents were WALTER JAMES & LOUISA JANE (nee HONEYBUN)  BLOOMFIELD from Newport, Isle of Wight. William served 7 years 9 months with the Royal Marines in the UK and then emigrated to Australia c1913. He enlisted with the  AIF 2/9/1914 , married ETHEL COHEN in 1914 on 12/9/1914 at Mission House, 452 Leichhardt Street, Valley, Qld and at the time of their marriage lived at 212 Main Street, Kangaroo Point. I have lots of information about his time spent in WW 1, including his regimental number, but I have been unable to trace a death for William or family. I will be grateful for any help.

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