March 2014 blog posts (9)

Searching for information on my great uncle's military history. George Bryce McFarlane, born 15/02/1921. Served in the army in WW2. I have discovered two army nos for him- V26102 & V117788 I am inter…

Searching for information on my great uncle's military history.

George Bryce McFarlane, born 15/02/1921.

Served in the army in WW2.

I have discovered two army nos for him- V26102 & V117788

I am interested in finding out where he served during the war.


Added by Sharon Sandy on March 31, 2014 at 12:21 — 1 Comment

trying to find family members

I am looking for my grandfather that was sent to new south wales in 1838 aboard the bengal merchant.

i can find when he was given freedom in december of 1844. His name was William Heaps. Is there is anyone that can

me with any information or any ideas of were i can look i would greatly appreciate it.

Added by Louise Heaps Bohn on March 28, 2014 at 10:31 — 3 Comments

Looking for grandfather of my mother


I am adela from albania, I´m looking for grandfather of my mother, he was arrived in australia in 1938 and has dead there. I`m looking for his naturalisation, if you can, please help me. His name was Ali Maliq.

thank you

Added by Adela Pinderi on March 27, 2014 at 23:30 — 1 Comment

Trying to find photographs of WW1 defence personnel

Hi, I am researching the history of the Electrical Trades Union in Western Australia. I have managed to find a number of union members through Recordsearch but I have never come across any photographs of individuals. Can anyone tell me how to find photographs of WW1 defence personnel.



Added by Linda McLaughlan on March 23, 2014 at 13:41 — 4 Comments

Looking for my grandparents + father

Hi There,

I am looking for arrival details for my grandparents + my father, but the family name may have been iterated differently/incorrectly when they arrived.

The current family name is Hajinikitas, but there has been variants like:




etcetera. . .

I know I so far the only thing that might be consistent is nikitas but a wildcard search fails to find anything  with *nikita*?…


Added by Andrew Hajinikitas on March 23, 2014 at 2:31 — 1 Comment

Looking for my grandfather.

I am looking for my grandfathers registration in WW1.

My grandfather signed up for the Australian army in England, and I can´t find anything about this. I have found his application from WWII and some documents from England showing his medalrecord (we got the medal, and the nr is correct) . But the story is that he joined the English army, before ANZAC was formed. When his younger brother joined up, he left the British army and joined the Australian army to be with his younger brother…


Added by Diana fronaeus on March 17, 2014 at 6:28 — No comments

WW11 Army records

My father served in Australia, Borneo, Malaysia & New Guinea during WW11. He lied about his age to join up, as he could not get parental permission. I believe he spent the 1st two years of service under an assumed name & when he turned 21, he admitted to the army what he had done & his records were corrected. I am having trouble finding his records. Has anybody got any suggestions as to how I proceed from here?

Hoping to get some help, thanks.

Added by Kerry Michele Dansie on March 15, 2014 at 17:50 — 3 Comments

Departing Australia 1949

Hi I am trying to find Family members who visited Australia in 1948.  But I am having difficulty in finding the exact date when they left.  It must have been in 1949 (I think).

I'ts so easy to find arrivals but almost impossible to find departures.   Anybody who can give me any suggestions?

Added by Patricia Charmaine Gallinetti on March 11, 2014 at 10:54 — 5 Comments

Quaker Cemetery

I am asking for help in the search of a Quaker Cemetery. I have been given a copied sheet which has the name Davies 16203 or 16205. There are no initials or dates and is not in alphabetical or numerical order.  There are about 450 names and numbers that go as high as 28,000 and it is only part of a larger sheet. (all handwritten) The family came from Wales and lived  in South Australia. I have searched South Australia and it would appear that this is a very large cemetery or record…


Added by Dianne m Heinemann on March 10, 2014 at 14:21 — 3 Comments

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