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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…

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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…
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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

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

SEARCHING FOR WILLIAM BRIGGS FOR LAST 40 YEARS

 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…

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

Alan Clift

Hi

I am researching the life of my maternal grandfather's brother, Walter Alan Clift. He was born in Southampton, England in 1898, and moved to Jersey with his family.

He was active in the 1914-1918 war, and then left the U.K., together with his wife Stella Sabina, on the 25/8/1921 aboard the SS Berrima.

The next thing I know is that he enlisted in Paddington. NSW, his service number being.NX24101. He gave his birth year as 1900!

He was captured in Singapore and…

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Added by Bertrand Pilz on November 21, 2019 at 5:56 — 12 Comments

Welsh/ Australia Connection

Researching the family history of my "Grandfathers Brother" Leonard Wallace Palfrey Born 1897. Left the UK in January 1924 in the company of a Miss Dorthy Chard. Born 1897. Both from  Malpas, Newport, Wales. London to Sydney on board the P&O SS Bendigo. Passenger ticket No 78 Chard. Passenger ticket No 79 Palfrey.To date, have been unable to trace any records in the NAA of Australia. Any members able to point me in the right direction, would be much appreciated. Regards Stuart.

Added by Stuart Powell on November 18, 2019 at 6:11 — 15 Comments

Searching for the Ogrodnik family members

Searching for the family members of the Ogrodnik clan . 

My grandparents Jan and Marija with their two children Joseph and Marianna were displaced persons and arrived here on the ship SKAUGUM 28th July 1949 . 

On the ships records their are other listed family members who were settled in other parts of Australia.  

Any information or links would be greatly appreciated . 

Added by Karen Ogrodnik on November 10, 2019 at 8:32 — 6 Comments

David Letham Hamilton from Glasgow

I am in search of information of David Letham Hamilton ,Margaret Sawers Hamilton, his wife and daughter Mabel Lorraine Hamilton arriving in australia about 1912 -1914 from Glasgow Scotland.I;ve tried assisted passages not there.

Added by John Hills on October 31, 2019 at 6:21 — 15 Comments

Florence Hunter

There are many members of family searching for  information about her. We know she was born 22.12.1902 in Belfast Ireland. We know she went to Australia in 1923 aboard the Baradine, she was recorded as being a domestic. She returned to England aboard the Ormonde from Sydney in 1932 and  was recorded as being a trained nurse.

Then there is a difference in what the family know / think. Some family believe she returned to Australia in 1939, others that she returned aboard the Ormonde in…

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Added by Elizzbeth on October 10, 2019 at 22:03 — 10 Comments

Gurner family

Gurner William 1798 born Cambridge UK sent to Australia 1830 as a convict, he was on a ship called the Royal George which brought the convicts to Van Diemans Land.  He worked on the estate of Edward Archer esquire at Woolmers. William was granted his freedom 14th July 1836 according to the Hobart Town Crier.  Edward Archer was very fair to the convicts.  I am trying to find out what happenend to William after this time.  If any one has any information it would…

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Added by Madeline Goldingay on October 3, 2019 at 7:34 — 10 Comments

Gurner family

Gurner William 1798 born Cambridge UK sent to Australia 1830 as a convict, he was on a ship called the Royal George which brought the convicts to Van Diemans Land.  He worked on the estate of Edward Archer esquire at Woolmers. William was granted his freedom 14th July 1836 according to the Hobart Town Crier.  Edward Archer was very fair to the convicts.  I am trying to find out what happenend to William after this time.  If any one has any information it would…

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Added by Madeline Goldingay on October 3, 2019 at 7:34 — 3 Comments

Unable to access Soldiers File on National Archives. Ref No. quoted on www.aif.adfa.edu.au ; is NAA: B2455  Number- 8005424.  Surname was spelt incorrectly on Embarkation Roll. Reason for interest in…

Unable to access Soldiers File on National Archives. Ref No. quoted on www.aif.adfa.edu.au ; is NAA: B2455  Number- 8005424.  Surname was spelt incorrectly on Embarkation Roll.

Reason for interest in PARKER-LAYOCK is in his statement dated 4/12/1916 at No. 5 General Hospital, Rouen France in relation to ROSS, Mervyn Pte. S/N 1040, when he stated that ROSS had been killed at…

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Added by JEFF PEIRCE on September 23, 2019 at 14:40 — 4 Comments

8 MAY 1954 SKAUBRYN weis family

did anyone have family that  arrived 8 MAY 1954 SKAUBRYN, im trying to find out anything about my family gerhard and ellen weis  her maiden name neumann, they travelled with a child and a baby and stayed at the bonagilla camp

Added by carly deeks on September 18, 2019 at 1:59 — 2 Comments

family

I would like to contact , locate my family can anyone help please .

FENDALL James Douglas born 16 July 1924;

Winifred (nee Cozier) born 5 January 1928;

Anita Margaret born 2 July 1949;

Bernadette born 5 October 1952;

Carol Margaret born 27 December 1954;

departed UK on October 1963 .Canberra.

Believed to be…

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Added by Tony Latham on August 15, 2019 at 19:30 — 4 Comments

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 — 16 Comments

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