September 2013 blog posts (8)


Gladys McSWEENEY was born in Boolarra, Victoria in 1918 died 1966.  She put her three children into an orphanage in May 1945, the eldest being Cully James McSWEENEY (my brother-in-law) who was adopted when he was 7.  We have been trying to find his birth certificate and have approached all the Australian State registry offices but none of them can find him registered under that name.

According to the orphanage and adoption papers, his mother was supposed to have married in the UK but…


Added by Elaine MacGregor on September 29, 2013 at 16:00 — 3 Comments

Roberts family

Hi all,

I know next to nothing about my mothers family, who relocated from Manchester, England to I believe Queensland, Australia.  This occurred maybe around mid to late 1950's.  Her mother was then Doris Roberts and one of the children she took was June and maybe Andrew.  I know she re-married but that is about all i know!!!  Can anyone help me find out any  more information as to my extended family in Australia.  I would love to just be able to say "hello" to…


Added by beverley white on September 25, 2013 at 23:14 — No comments

Ruschin Family

I'm trying to find out where my great, great grandparents were from in Germany. I know they are German and lived a short time in London before arriving here in Australia (Melbourne).

Grandparents names - Jacob (Yakov) and Janetta (Janey)

Where were the born in Germany/

When did they leave Germany?

When did they leave London and come to Australia?

They are buried in Melbourne and I have renovated their grave but I wish to know some information as the… Continue

Added by selina lundberg on September 20, 2013 at 12:21 — 11 Comments

Arthur Snow and Maria (nee Scannell)

I am now seeking help in finding out about my Great Parent's arrival in Australia.

We know that they were in Leicester, Leicestershire England for their marriage in 1876 and a son Walter was born there in 1877. A daughter Kate Elizabeth Snow was born in Wellington, South Africa in 1880 and a 2nd daughter Annie Clara Snow may also have been born there in 1882. All we know is that they were in Melbourne, Victoria in 1887 when other children were born.

They ended up living in…


Added by Dianne m Heinemann on September 6, 2013 at 9:18 — 1 Comment

1957 Shipping records - Fremantle.

In 1957 my mother went back to England to re-unite with family. 

She left Fremantle on a Swedish Cargo Ship which carried 12 passengers, sometime between March & May and returned later in the same year. 

I can not find any records and would like to know how I go about finding such records.



Added by Kay Sandsrule on September 5, 2013 at 17:27 — 5 Comments

Ms. Agnes Fry

I'm Jennifer from the philippines. i'm 46yrs, my father is Charles Fry Jr. (deceased 1990) welcoming any kind of help regarding my long lost aunt, Agnes Fry. her last home address that i remember was in St. Hilliers  rd., auburn in the 80's. was with a husband and 5 children (all boys). i hope one day, to see her atlast for the very FIRST time.. in God's will              

Added by jennifer fry francisco on September 4, 2013 at 19:59 — No comments

SNOW Family

I am currently researching my family history and ask for the following help.

Walter john Reginald Snow

William Arthur Snow (killed at Gallipoli)

Frank Snow

All served in WW1 and I have their service records. Any information on any of them or photos would be a great help.


Added by Dianne m Heinemann on September 4, 2013 at 11:14 — 11 Comments

stleone family

I'm looking for anybody who knows anything about the St Leone family originally from Edmonton Alberta, Canada. My fathers name was William Sheppard St Leone, his father Peter William St leone and his mother Ellen Sheppard. Apparently they were married in England. I believe Ellen Sheppard was born in Sydney Australia. Any one with any info would be appreciated. Also William (Bill) St Leone was in world war 2 and was a Rat of Trobuk.  

Added by shirley lorraine stleone on September 4, 2013 at 9:57 — 6 Comments

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