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Try to locate family in Australia

After many years of wondering about family members I found this site and hope it may shed some light. I have visited Oz on a number of occasions myself but never seem to have the time to spend researching this, although I did visit the records office in Sydney on one last visit.

So, my family members left UK in the summer of 1969 (could have been 1970).  They were a family of eight.  The family name is Weir.

Richard (43)

Elizabeth (Betty)  (36)



Added by Debbie Read on January 16, 2018 at 1:42 — 5 Comments

Trying to find a £10 pom

I am trying to find George Johnson who was a £10 pom and emigrated in 1965 or 1966. He lived in Nottingham and would be about 72 now. By trade he was a roofer but also played the drums and was an excellent swimmer. Also had a deaf & dumb brother. Unable to find him on the passenger lists.

Added by Hilary Spriggs on January 16, 2018 at 0:05 — 2 Comments

Finding My relatives in Australia

Trying to find long lost relatives from Italy to Australia after WW ll.

Giovanni Carbone and wife Rachela ( Nee Lagudi ) .

Also with Children . Don't know how many or sex.

Thank you,Joseph A . Lagudi 


Added by Joseph A Lagudi on January 1, 2018 at 3:14 — 8 Comments


My name is Howard

I trying to find a person whom i am not related to that is Bernard Head he left uk in 1908-1915.

And came to Australia several times during this time either going back to uk or from nz.

I am trying to trace all of his travel movements by ship or any means, so i am looking for dates and names of vessels he traveled on, as a private researcher i found already a lot about him in nz so now to complete the picture trying to find more of him in…


Added by Howard on December 22, 2017 at 4:21 — 2 Comments

Searching info on G E A Kenney

Mr Kenney was a saddler 67 Stephen Street, Melbourne (prior to that profession was a photographer) in about 1870 onwards. Prior to that he made a miniature saddle for the Intercolonial Exhibition in Melbourne in 1866.  It was detailed in a newspaper article and I was wondering if anyone on this site was a relative of his and knew of the existence of the miniature saddle?  He also took out a patent for a stirrup bar that was quick release should you become dragged by your horse. I have a copy…


Added by Janice Gifford on December 16, 2017 at 12:53 — No comments


I have been searching for the descendants of Louis Lashatelle or variation of?
He married Bridget Regan from Ireland in 1856 parramatta Nsw

Cannot find where he is from in France or what his family did etc. I have their names August Lashtel and Eugene Jvernois France. Louis born France c1827. Is there any descendants out there.
Regards Jenny jorgensen

Added by Jennifer Lesley jorgensen on November 29, 2017 at 16:30 — No comments

yeun hop sue/james georgesue

HI. I am looking for any information on the above, he arrived in 1900 and was in the roma street markets, lived on montague road, west end, wifes name was florence maud emslie, he is my wife's grandfather. Our search on him always seems to run into a dead end, would like to find out his arrival details and any thing about him. cheers russell

Added by russell webber on November 11, 2017 at 12:41 — 3 Comments

Edward C Evans, 1927

Edward C Evans was born in Altrincham, Cheshire in 1889. His occupation was MUSICIAN in the 1911 UK Census.

He emigrated to Australia in 1927 with his wife Mabel and daughter Lucy; Sydney was the arrival port. They left London on July 12, 1927 on the ship MORETON BAY of the Australian Commonwealth Line.

He was 38 years old in 1927.He was my grandmother's brother and until I found the passenger list we had no idea what happened to him after about 1911, except…


Added by David Robinson on November 10, 2017 at 4:52 — 8 Comments

Louis Lashatelle or LASHATEL shipping index from France to Australia

Parents Auguste Lashatel

Eugene Jvernois

Looking for any information on 28 year old, Louis Lashatel born France c 1827.

Shipping from France to Australia 1851-1856

Want to locate where in France he was born.

thank you

Added by Jennifer Lesley Jorgensen on October 28, 2017 at 13:49 — 16 Comments

Peter Edward LESTER

I am new to family history research and have come to a brick wall.

I have traced my my maternal grandmother's father to Victoria.

His name was Peter Edward LESTER. He was a carpenter. His father is listed as John LESTER on the Naturalisation Certificate in 1869. I have an approx birth date of April 1836.

A friend of a friend was able to post this but no link ..."There’s also an online index to Victoria’s Naturalisation Certificates.  It has a Peter LESTER in that index. …


Added by Irene Whennan on October 19, 2017 at 22:45 — 6 Comments

Stephen Hoy

I have received the message copied below and can I say that this is not what I expected from a site like the National Archives of Australia.

When you are searching for somebody and they send you an email asking you to contact them as they have information, it builds your hopes up and then when you receive this your hopes are dashed.....I am very, very unhappy about this!!…


Added by Wendy Faiers on October 19, 2017 at 18:54 — 2 Comments

I'm looking for information about my great-uncle Mário Vitorino Enguiça, a politician deported in East Timor. For years I've been looking for information since Portugal has a democracy. One of the ch…

I'm looking for information about my great-uncle Mário Vitorino Enguiça, a politician deported in East Timor. For years I've been looking for information since Portugal has a democracy.

One of the chances could be his escape to Australia. In my research I think he may (not sure) escape between 1941-1945, after the invasion of the Japanese.

I live in Portugal and…


Added by Elsa C. Enguiça Marques de Lemos on October 11, 2017 at 4:18 — 12 Comments

Stephen Hoy


I am trying to trace Stephen Hoy who I believe emigrated to Australia, possibly NSW in 1965. I have found online Incoming Passenger Cards relating to the years 1962,1965,1967 and 1972 for Stephen all giving NSW as the area he was living.There are also records of Carol Ann Hoy who I believe to be Stephens wife

In 2003 Stephen posted on Genes Reunited the following message:

"Any information on Margaret Mary O'Callaghan living in Romford Essex in 1940's and early…


Added by Wendy Faiers on October 6, 2017 at 1:30 — 6 Comments

Mary Annie Cellars

I am trying to locate information regarding my great-grandmother who died on 21/4/1939, aged about 61 years.  She was buried as Mary Potter (having been married to James George Henry Potter in 1916).  However she was buried at Karrakatta Cemetry with 3 of her children and Paul Albert Delakonny (father of the 3 deceased children) with whom she lived for about 12 years prior to her marriage to Potter. Before living with Delakonny, she was first married to Alfred John Rainforth. The marriage…


Added by Dellas Marie Port on September 11, 2017 at 15:43 — 33 Comments

Gardiner in Melbourne

Hi folks ,

Looking for any relations for a Lucy ellen Gardiner lived mostly in Melbourne from 1900 until her death in 1955

In St Kilda.

She was married to Harry James Gardiner ( born in Wales 1890 ish ) emigrated to Aus six months old .

Unfortunately he joined up with Australian Army and left to fight in northern France in 1915.

He got injured at the front line and was hospitalised to the uk where he fell in love with a girl and never went back to Australia and had left… Continue

Added by Duncan David Lewis on August 22, 2017 at 9:42 — 10 Comments

Lost Medals

How do I go about finding out which, if any, medals were won by my Grandfather. He fought at The Somme. Any help or advice welcome. TIA

Added by Michelle Steen-Plomer on August 18, 2017 at 7:11 — 2 Comments

Ellen Phyllis Reddy

I have exhursted my knowledge o this blog.I am looking for information on a (Ellen Phyllis Reddy B.1892) who married John Hubert McCourt B.1894 D.1947. in Perth 1919, When did she arrive in Perth?, There was a baby b.Sept.1910 in Perth.Harold Bertram McCourt. This family family left Perth and I found her again via ( Electrol Rolls. 1903-1980. Hudstville. NSW.

Added by Michael John Madden on August 13, 2017 at 17:00 — 9 Comments

Trying to locate RAAF WW2 technical drawings (as in "Drawing A-3251)

Have been looking through RAAF Technical Orders circa 1942, and there are sometimes references to drawings with a prefix 'A'. They would be engineering or technical drawings.

I am having trouble locating where these drawings might be found.

To give an example: In Technical Order Publication Hudson Order No.46 (covering the installation of radar equipment) in one of the sections, "Structural Section" it started off "Refer to drawing A-2632"

In other cases the…


Added by Carolyn franzi on July 25, 2017 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Looking for George McWardle Taylor

Trying to locate the decadents of a World War 2 serviceman by the Name of George Taylor or George McWardle-Taylor. He was held by the Japanese as prisoner of war and returned to Australia at the end of the hostilities. Either he or his family owned a farm at Clyde and he had perhaps 3 sisters who also worked on the farm. Unfortunately, that is all the information I have, my interest in finding his family is to reunite them with a photo of George and a locket that also has his photo in it. He…


Added by Dianne Cowling on July 23, 2017 at 15:37 — 4 Comments

RAAF 200 flight

iam looking for a photo of RAAF service number 65396 WILLIAM RODERICK MCCORMICK, he was with the RAAF 200 flight  

The years from around 1938 to 1948, iam looking for a picture of him

thanks for any help

Christopher Russell

Added by christopher russell on June 26, 2017 at 9:36 — 11 Comments

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