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Seeking WW11 service records -CMF

I am trying to obtain my deceased mothers CMF records 1939-1948 (Nolia Chaplin) when she served. I believe her number was B884 but the NAA search says 'no record'. Does anyone know where these CMF records are or possibly kept.' 

Added by Neil Chaplin on July 2, 2020 at 18:52 — 1 Comment

Naturalization Record Wilhelm Hess

I am looking for the Naturalization Record of Wilhelm Hess.  He was naturalized on 7 February 1876.  I have done a Record Search but unable to find any record.  He was a resident of Queensland.   Denis Hess

Added by Denis Leslie Hess on June 25, 2020 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Francis John Moore

My name is Peter Hancock and I am researching my Grandfathers army service record without success, I assume this is because he didnot serve overseas. I think he enlisted in about 1940 (born Devon England 1896, likely enlisted Moree NSW) and was discharged on 14th October 1952. Service number 2/46286, paybook number C631060.  Need advice or someone who has better research skills than me. Not an experienced user and am getting frustrated with army records research. He was generally known as…


Added by Peter Hancock on June 11, 2020 at 15:43 — 1 Comment

Maxwell Charles Creighton

Hi All,

Looking for any information relating to Maxwell Charles Creighton, born in Carlton Victoria on 16th September 1921.

This information has come from an extract from his birth certificate. As an orphan we have no other information on him.

BD&M does not have a record of this name.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Regards Ross Creighton

Son of Maxwell Charles Creighton

Added by Ross Creighton on June 8, 2020 at 14:49 — 6 Comments

Missing passenger record

Hello. I can find no ship passenger record of a person who came to Australia allegedly on June 1, 1914. He was allegedly of Russian citizenship and 29 years of age. He was living in Speers Point near Sydney, when he registered as an alien in 1916. I have also checked



Added by Jeff Miller on May 28, 2020 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Hi, I managed to locate my father's Incoming Passenger Card (Aircraft).  The card shows my father, George Petroff (10 years old), traveled to Cairns on 26 January 1964, on Flight No. 1313.  My father…

Hi, I managed to locate my father's Incoming Passenger Card (Aircraft).  The card shows my father, George Petroff (10 years old), traveled to Cairns on 26 January 1964, on Flight No. 1313. 

My father traveled with his father also named, George Petroff (40 years old), his sister, Ira Petroff (7 years old), and step mother, Motu Petroff (19 years old).  I tried to search for the Passenger Manifest list but could not locate.  

Can you please assist me with this search for the…


Added by CHRISTINE PETROFF on May 28, 2020 at 16:13 — No comments

Missing WW2 military records

I have my Uncles WW2 service numbers (3in total) but have been unable to get any of his service record details from the National Archives. Can anyone help as to why I cannot access his records?

Added by Alfred Smith on May 22, 2020 at 11:56 — 1 Comment

December 1959 Passenger card or manifest to Sydney.

I am after passenger cards or manifest for December 1959 to Sydney.

Added by CHRISTINE PETROFF on May 15, 2020 at 15:01 — 8 Comments

missing Family member

have traced   J.W. Webber arriving in Darwin aboard the MV Merkur jan 1940. on route to melbourne . where can i find a  passenger arrival list.

Also  reported to have Enlisted in the RAAF.   have found 3 entries  not yet examined.   

can any one advise me   please

Added by sue kent on May 6, 2020 at 15:00 — 9 Comments

Voyager Royal Commission

I am looking for the records of interview of crew members of HMAS Voyager. I fluked the search for Volume 2 which included my interview (A1256, ITEM 3A, Volume 2) beginning at page 698, but have not been able to retrieve the previous lot of interviews (?maybe Item 2A or Volume 1) covering names A-G.

Can anyone give me a link to get at these pages please?

I am also interested in reading the statements by the crew of rescue boat Air Chief, which I presume would be…


Added by George R Smith on April 23, 2020 at 13:10 — 2 Comments

Children registered by Parents overseas

How/where can I obtain a copy of children registered as Australian citizenship by parents who were overseas

Added by Theresa on April 15, 2020 at 21:02 — 4 Comments

Passenger Records

Having difficulty locating records of my return to Australia in September 1958 after a four year sojourn in Singapore where my father was working. I was 4 years old at the time and would have travelled on a parents' passport.The vessel we returned on came via Java and I think may have been a freighter which carried a small number of private passengers. Passenger searches are not showing up any information. Any suggestions

Added by Kendal J Tichon on April 12, 2020 at 13:36 — 4 Comments

Looking for date and port of arrival

I found the record of the arrival of the family I'm researching but no arrival date or port are included.

Is there a way of finding the missing details?

Added by Ron Hume on March 27, 2020 at 22:47 — 12 Comments

Family search

Hi, I am looking for any relatives of my uncle ronald douglas storey who emigrated to australia

Added by Jeanette Bailey on February 12, 2020 at 9:11 — 2 Comments

William Moore

Greetings - I fairly new to genealogy, so I'm hoping this forum may point me in the right direction.  I'm trying to find my great grandfather (3 times removed) from the time he 'supposedly' arrived in Australia until his death.  It seems to me he has simply fallen off the planet never to be heard of again.  I've listed below what we have been able to confirm.....

* William Moore - born circa 1820, birth certificate not found as yet

* Eleanor (Ellen) Bradley - married in…


Added by Penny Matson on January 26, 2020 at 17:07 — 26 Comments

Change of name

Searching for John August William Graff born 1892 Epping Victoria.

may have changed his name to William Francis/ Graf.

do not know his place of residence as left Victoria for N.S.W.

Worked as a Miner, farm labourer.

place of death and year unknown.

any information would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Kathleen Gasparin on January 23, 2020 at 13:16 — 2 Comments

Family serch

I'm serching for my wifes family

Family name:Rapinett, Given name: Lino or Anthony From Malta

Arrived by ship "Sydney" in December 1965

Added by Steve Sklavos on January 19, 2020 at 17:55 — 3 Comments

Found badge

I found a badge/pin in Western Australia with the serial number A125275 and name K Cluwe Melbourne issued by Cwealth Government 1942. I would love to return it to family but can't find details anywhere.

Added by Kaye on January 18, 2020 at 13:57 — 2 Comments

Searching for family of William Briggs

  1.   I have been searching for any family members of William Briggs who was born in Newcastle under Lyme Staffordshire England in 1906. He was the eldest son of Frederick and Florence nee Norris and brother to  Abert and Frederick Percy Briggs
  2. I have found a passenger list which shows a William Briggs embarking the Hobson Bay in 1924 bound for Brisbane
  3. He is stated as being a dairy utensil…

Added by FLORENCE SWINTON on January 8, 2020 at 6:44 — 8 Comments

William Briggs born in Staffordshire Rngland 1906

How can I find out what happened to my uncle William Briggs born in Staffordshire England 1906. Son of Florence and Frederick Briggs and brother to Frederick Percy and Albert born 1908 who was also my dear father

I am 82 years old a d have bren searching for some trace of William for yhe past 59 or more years in order to fulfill a.promise to my father just before he died.

I realize my time is now limited and would be so thrilled if I.could trace some living relatived of William

I… Continue

Added by FLORENCE SWINTON on January 7, 2020 at 16:48 — 2 Comments

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