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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



I am looking for more information on the above ancestor. and service.

On his record there seems to be only a typed page with his name on it.

Could someone check please and direct me to any othere sources to get info



Added by Jennifer Gilbert on May 25, 2017 at 15:56 — 2 Comments

Eric Charlton Lord

I am looking for the records of Eric Charlton Lord born in Queensland 1889. It appears he may have been in the Merchant Navy and possibly died WW1. How does one find records? Any help would be most appreciated.
Thanks regards Lola

Added by Lola Couvee on May 23, 2017 at 9:54 — 12 Comments

My father-in-law was Colin Murchie, born, I believed, to James and Maggie Murchie on 24 April 1937 in Adelaide.  I discovered only yesterday, that he was adopted and was actually the son of Dorothy S…

My father-in-law was Colin Murchie, born, I believed, to James and Maggie Murchie on 24 April 1937 in Adelaide. 

I discovered only yesterday, that he was adopted and was actually the son of Dorothy Snow.

As I am trying to update our family tree, I would welcome any information about either the Murchie family, concerning whom I already have a fair amount of information, or the Snow family, about whom I know almost nothing.

Aside from this blog, I also can be…


Added by Rhona Murchie on May 2, 2017 at 19:21 — 5 Comments

James Bruce/Ann Tate

I am trying to trace my 2nd Great Grandfather James Bruce, born in 1823 in Fife, Scotland to David Bruce & Janet Kidd.

In 1847' James Bruce emigrated to Melbourne, Australia with his parents etc, they came by a ship called ' Marchioness of Douglas leaving his 1st wife Margaret Bruce and sons then got marry again to Ann Tate in 1848 in Cape of Good Hope. Ann Tate died Sept 27 1853 aged 35.

James died on 14 July 1876 at Melbourne hospital aged 53.

I am trying… Continue

Added by Pamela Bruce on May 2, 2017 at 3:54 — 13 Comments

Finding My Great-Grandfather's Service Records

Hi. My name is Erinn, and I'm currently trying to locate some of my great-grandfather's service records. It's really important to me as I am currently researching my family tree, and I also plan on serving in the military in a few years time.

My great-grandfather's name was William John Spencer Harnden, and he served in the Australian Defence Force at some point between 1951 and 1972, as a part of the National Service Scheme. He was born on the 29th of April, 1934 in Australia… Continue

Added by Erinn Harnden on April 28, 2017 at 19:15 — 3 Comments

Tracing Sylvia Sanders Price

Looking for relatives of Sylvia Elsie Sanders of Perth and Adelaide. She married then divorced Craig Broderick Larsson. Sylvia might have had a daughter in 1940s/ 1950s. Her first husband was Norman Price and she seems to have retained this surname.

Added by Rframe on April 23, 2017 at 10:15 — 4 Comments

Seeking news of Alicia Bell

Who was a nurse in Adelaide, South Australia in 1949. I am her daughter.

Added by Myrana Wahlqvist on April 15, 2017 at 20:16 — 1 Comment

john alexander paterson

im looking for my great great grandfather john paterson

He had a son called john alexander paterson born 1879 at Goolwa - Robe south australia.

John alexander says he married elizabeth watson on the marriage cert. - Or Mary Lynch keeps popping up?


Added by isobel ledden on February 13, 2017 at 18:11 — 2 Comments

Finding my father Edward Keith Hawke THOMAS born 1924 in Reading, England.

I am trying to trace my father EDWARD KEITH HAWKE THOMAS born in 1924 (Reading, Berkshire) who was in the UK Royal Navy during WW2. He absented himself from HMS Golden Hind in Sydney Australia around September 1946.  He married my mother in July 1943 in Reading, Berkshire.  I was born in 1944.  I am not aware that he returned to this country but his mother and maybe other family may have still been here although…


Added by Patrick Edward May on February 11, 2017 at 23:23 — 45 Comments

WW11 Records

How long does it take before WW11 records are released, I am waiting for my father in-law and great uncle's records to be released. Jan

Added by Jan Blow on February 8, 2017 at 19:37 — 6 Comments

Immigration Records 1970's and 1980's

I am researching my family history and wanting to know if there are Immigration Records available for the 1970's and 1980's from England to NSW Australia.

I am searching for a John R L Evans b 1937 who migrated in the 1970's

and a

Robert William (Roy) Evans b 1913 Wales and his wife Bronwen Evans b 1910 Wales who migrated in the 1980's. Robert William and Bronwen Evans are the parents of John R L Evans

Added by Kay Parsey on February 8, 2017 at 10:17 — 1 Comment

tracing old friend

Hi i am trying to trace members of the cunningham family that emigrated from new brighton, merseyside in late 1964 arriving in melbourne on the 24-12-1964 aboard the Fairsea from southampton. there were 4 members of the family, mother, one daughter and two sons tony and johnny. after arrival they settled in melbourne. I would appreciate any help in tracing them.


Mike Leicester

Added by mike leicester on February 7, 2017 at 5:30 — 3 Comments

mr Lennart Abrahamsson

Lennart abrahamsson born 1932 in sweden, came to Australia 1950´s, was married and had a daughter which probably is still alive. his parents was andrea abrahamsson and kalle, the mother was born in 1900-06-14 and died in 1972. Lennart Went on a ship to Australia and stayed there for the rest of his Life. The last Residence he had was in Mount Druitt Nsw.

Where he lived. The wife was English. I have many times tried to find them without any results what so ever. Lennart passed away in…


Added by åsa alderlöf on February 4, 2017 at 22:14 — 1 Comment

lennart Abrahamsson from Sweden living in Mount Druitt , New South wales

I am searching for my moms cousin Lennart Abrahamsson born 1932 i Ronneby sweden, born by andrea abrahamsson and husband Kalle, born 1900-06-14 in Ronneby and died in Ronneby 1972. Lennart took a ship to Australia in the 1950´s, the last address my mom had was mount Druitt , Nsw. New South wales, Australia, they got a daughter they called vicky, but what date she is born i do not have a single clue.lennart died in 2000 as far as I know. the wife was English how ever.

Added by åsa alderlöf on February 4, 2017 at 22:04 — 1 Comment

search for haughney family

 i am very interested in contacting the family members of Patrick & Josephine Haughney who arrived in Australia aboard the ship Strathmore in 1963.I would welcome any help.They came to Australia from the UK. but were from Carlow in Co. Carlow, Ireland.

Added by john mcevoy on February 1, 2017 at 4:00 — 2 Comments

John Warwick c1837 born Australia?


This is my first post, hopefully I will get it right.

I am looking for any info on a John Warwick, he married my x3 cousin Esther Jane Fairhurst (spelt Fairest on Australian BMD site) was married   28/3/1855 at the Holy Trinity Church Sydney, Garrison Church aged 16

Esther's history:

Baptisms: 4 Jul 1839 St Peters, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Esther Jane Fairhurst - Child of John Fairhurst & Sarah…


Added by Edith Ward on January 27, 2017 at 22:04 — 3 Comments

Ship arrivals at Cairns QLD in 1900-3

I believe that my Grandmother arrived from Scotland about then but I haven't been able to find any listings on her. Her name was Jane Ferguson Duncan and was accompanied by her sister Margaret.Any help would be appreciated.

Added by Neville Arthur Brauer on January 15, 2017 at 6:32 — 5 Comments

Passenger Jaworsky

I am trying to find the passenger listing for Adela Jaworsky & her son Anton, they arrived in Melbourne 7 Nov 1950 aboard the Fairsea from Bremerhaven.  I  have tried searching NAA but come up with nothing. Can anyone assist me please? Thanks in advance.

Added by Jo Frost on December 4, 2016 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

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