January 2020 blog posts (7)

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


 I am an 82 year old lady and have been searching for the whereabouts my fathers brother went to in order to fulfill a promise I made to my father just befor he died in 1965.   I know  I cannot believe it myself!

After their father died my father Albert Briggs and his two brothers William Briggs born in  1906 in Staffordshire England and his younger brother  Frederick were seperated as my grandmother Florence could not afford to keep her young sons.

My father was sent…


Added by FLORENCE SWINTON on January 3, 2020 at 23:50 — 11 Comments

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