June 2016 blog posts (9)

survived the Merchant Navy after 3 ships sank

Iam researching my husbandsUncle Albert Ronald McDonald 345 joined the army 21 Aug 1914 7th Battalion 

born1894 in Brunswick HE was awarded The CROIX deGUERRE Belgiium He was also in WW2 in the MERCANT NAVY He served on 3 different ships which were sunk but he survived each time We don't know any more and trying to find out the names of the ships and his history during  that time Thanks if anyone can help 

Cheers Lorraine

Added by lorraine Culhane on June 27, 2016 at 18:19 — 8 Comments

Looking for Dick and Ron Backhouse

I have a letter from a great uncle Frederick John Backhouse (Reg No 1081) dated 9/2/1946 referring to the fact that "Dick and Ron Backhouse are now out of the Army".

In searching the records I can find no reference to a Ron or Ronald Backhouse.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Joihn Cox

Added by John Robert Cox on June 26, 2016 at 15:27 — 1 Comment

Looking for Joesph Edmund Darbyshire born 11/7/1919

Joseph was born in Prescot, Lancashire , UK Any decendants are our first cousins. Please help me if you can.

Added by Charlotte Hough on June 21, 2016 at 2:10 — 1 Comment

Bushmans BOER WAR

Iam researching my husbands great great uncle WILLIAM Mcdonald B 1872 1936 Ihave photo of him in STH AFRICA presuming in the boer war and would like any information I can get 

Added by lorraine Culhane on June 17, 2016 at 14:21 — 17 Comments


Good Afternoon

I am trying to track down a Giuseppe Novaglia born in Bianzone Italy in May 1872.

I believe he arrives in Australia around 1900 and he was a miner.

His wife Adelaide Novaglia (née Castellanelli) remained in Italy with the family.

I have found some records of his arrival and it states on Adelaide's naturalisation documents that he died in Wooroloo 1928, however I am unable to find a death certificate or cemetery records.

Any… Continue

Added by Michelle tonkin on June 12, 2016 at 20:28 — 3 Comments

Sadler / Jackson Family

I am looking for information on Donny Sadler & family and Edward John (Teddy) Jackson family  who left the UK in 1973. last known address in the Adelaide area. Regards George McGarry 

Added by George MCGarry on June 12, 2016 at 10:04 — No comments

looking for my dads mother

Hi all im searching  my family tree

and im looking to find my dads mother long shot i know 

her name was Beatrice  woods she left england in 1959 on the strathaird  

with a matthew we believe  to be her son her address  on arrival  was 16 bond stree Preston  Victoria Melbourne 

My dad is now in his 80s and would like to know what became of his mother 

As she left him  when he was 9 years of age i have been trying to trace any family members  that 



Added by Donna Atkinson on June 9, 2016 at 9:34 — 15 Comments

Looking for my biological parents

My parents immigrated from Singapore to Sydney Australia somewhere in late 1960 or early 1970s. I do not have their names. But my Father race is Malay and my Mothers is Chinese. How can I search them?

Added by Niki Chuck on June 4, 2016 at 3:13 — 2 Comments

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