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Berg Family History

My grandfather, Alfred Berg (born Adolf Bergman 1877 Goteborg) came to Australia from Sweden in the early 1900’s aboard a ship. 

In 1915 he and my grandmother (Edith) lived in the Tenterfield region of NSW. Grandfather was the postmaster at Yetman, a small town south of Tenterfield.

I have found information about his time in Tenterfield, but need more documents relating to when he arrived in Australia, and where he travelled to and from prior to 1912. 

Does anyone have…

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Added by Maureen Durney on June 8, 2019 at 11:50 — 12 Comments

School friend

i am looking for an old school friend Kenneth C Harvey born in Liverpool U.K. sailed to Melbourne Australia 1955, brother  Dennis, parents Cyril & Olive.         

Any information please contact me, TIA

Added by Ronald Johannessen on May 26, 2019 at 5:38 — 2 Comments

Hi all. Dylys Heywood could still be alive and living near Nightcliff Darwin . If anyone could help.  X

Hi all. Dylys Heywood could still be alive and living near Nightcliff Darwin . If anyone could help.  X

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Added by Stuart Retour on May 18, 2019 at 21:16 — 3 Comments

Family

I am for looking Marjorie Joyce Miller 

Birth _ 8 -Oct -1929 

  i know that she has sister they 

Iola Dawn Mary Miller who Married Kevin West 

Died on May - 2016 

Sheilah Carol…

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Added by Debbie E Miller on May 12, 2019 at 17:20 — No comments

WW2 12 Small Ships Coy

I am looking for information re John Francis Stone, Service Nos. 41360/SX33889 who was born on 7th September, 1926, enlisted on 2nd November, 1044 and served in the 12 th Small Ships Coy of the Royal Australian Engineers in WW2. I am also looking for information about his unit and the type of duties it was involved in and where.

arthur.

Added by arthur bell on May 8, 2019 at 0:06 — 1 Comment

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

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Added by Stuart Retour on April 26, 2019 at 21:02 — 6 Comments

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

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Added by Stuart Retour on April 26, 2019 at 21:02 — 1 Comment

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

Hi. Am trying to trace my half sister Linda Ann Heywood. Possibly lives in Adelaide or New South Wales. Father was Claude Alexander Heywood. Last address adelaide

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Added by Stuart Retour on April 26, 2019 at 21:02 — No comments

SEARCHING FOR LEONARD JOSEPH GAZZARD

I am searching for any information on Leonard Joseph Gazzard born in 1877 and died in March 1948.

Ruth Ellis

Added by Ruth Ellis on April 11, 2019 at 12:12 — 6 Comments

SEARCHING FOR INFO RE: WALTER COATESWORTH ( MY GR UNCLE)

I am researching my family tree and Walters name often cropped up when I was growing up. His brother Albert was my Grandad on my Dads side.

The COATESWORTH family has often wondered what happened to Walter and I have found quite a few interesting things about him, not all on the strait and narrow but that adds to the COATESWORTH story.

I would love to hear from anyone who knows of or has ant Australian…

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Added by SUE TOMLINSON (COATESWORTH) on April 5, 2019 at 21:30 — 4 Comments

What is meant by File cover only - Top numbered to W

I have been researching my family but have come across this File cover only - Top numbered to W.

Before purchasing anything further as I have already purchased something that is not covering my topic, does this mean I would not get the full documentation available.

Added by Juanita Ellis on February 25, 2019 at 19:03 — 2 Comments

Major Bernard Head 1876-1915..part one

I am a private researcher and not related to person above.

He from arrived from UK many times to Australia and New Zealand from 1909-1915.

Trying to locate his movements in Australia any time in these years.

and from NZ to Australia 

Australia 

from NZ to Australia to UK and return.

Most of all I know he may have arrived after 6 January 1915 to 12 January 1915 but looking for name of ship  and dates as well and times if possible and arriving in…

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Added by Howard Fitz-Gerald on February 25, 2019 at 5:06 — 1 Comment

WW2 Italian POWs on farm placement

I'd like to find any details on two Italian POWs who were paroled to a farm in Western Victoria in the late 1940s, certainly after the European war ended and possibly while the war was still on. 

I have (somewhere) one or two photos, taken about 1947. 

Can anyone please suggest a source and an initial search approach? I don't have the names of the prisoners, but I can provide the name of the employer, and the location.

Thank you. 

Added by John Carroll on February 21, 2019 at 15:32 — No comments

Looking for information on two Naval Officers

Hi,

I'm looking for information or the whereabouts of two naval officers. They could possibly still be alive.

Walter John Jarvis Smith - Born 10th March 1933 in Eumundi, QLD. Service number: 44028. He joined the service in 1951.

Raymond Thomas Ford - Born 5th July 1939 in Rockhampton, QLD. Service number: R55199. Joined in 1959.

Both men joined in Brisbane.

Both men spent most of their time in the service in Sydney.

And both men were married…

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Added by Lisa Forbes on February 15, 2019 at 21:20 — No comments

Looking for information for Williamina Hay

I am looking for any information for Williamina Hay born 1878 Glasgow, Scotland; immigrated to Australia between 1901 and 1970.  She possibly married Ernest Anthony (could be spelt differently).  They did not have any children.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

Added by Jean Hennessey on February 11, 2019 at 6:18 — 2 Comments

World War I Internment of British subjects as Prisoners.

I am attempting to fill in a missing few years of the life of my wife's great grandfather, Wilfred Gottlieb Roland Patrick NORDMANN. He was born in British India in 1876 and emigrated to South Australia with his mother in 1891. His father was was an engineer from Prussia who served in the Anglo-German Legion in the Crimea before taking up a position as railways engineers in India. He married Sarah Cadell in India.

It is not known what became of  the father, Karl Friedrich Nordmann. He…

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Added by Edwin Lawrence Noack on November 20, 2018 at 10:03 — 7 Comments

James Bartlett VX88839

Good Morning,

I have been looking for details of another family member enlisted in WW2 1939 to 1948.

I was hoping to find details of his service record and background to his involvement in the period enlisted.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Neil

Added by Neil Krief Bartlett on October 20, 2018 at 7:32 — 1 Comment

Andrew John Bartlett NX54980 Prisoner of war

Hi

I am looking for anything about my great uncle who was captured by the Japanese WW2 in Thailand {Siam}

We know his commemorative plaque is in the war cemetery in Katchanaburi and have visited in the past but have no information on how he actually got there and the events leading up to being captured.

We are not sure if he died whilst still captured or whether he was released then died. 

He suffered from injuries of poor health it seems

Anyone that can…

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Added by Neil Krief Bartlett on September 18, 2018 at 6:29 — 4 Comments

Looking for family member of Gladys Currie (m.s.Wright) bn 1914 Stirlingshire. Scotland

My Aunt Gladys m.s Wright. Born 1914. Stirlingshire. Scotland.

She married Robert Graham Currie. Bn 1911 Scotland

They married in Scotland.

Then they emigrated to Australia with 4 children from Southampton UK, 1947. On Asturias ship.

Their children are;

Robert Graham Currie, bn 1933 Scotland

James Graham Currie, bn 1942, Scotland

Robina Graham Currie, bn1937 Scotland

Gladys Graham Currie bn 1935 Scotland

I didn't know my mother…

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Added by Margaret Wise on September 3, 2018 at 5:30 — 15 Comments

How do you get a bar code for a search

My sister-in-law came to Australia with my brother and one child in 1967 on the FairSky or the FairSea. 

She left with my brother and two children in 1971. 

She is now seeking to return on a Resident Return Visa but has no official  documentation to show that. 

When I put in her details to search they ask for a bar code. I don't know how to get that bar code. 

Can anyone help, please?

Jean

Added by Jean Hay on June 20, 2018 at 17:02 — 5 Comments

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