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  1. joaning


    U.K. Merchant Navy Seamen Records Hi fellow members, I am wondering if anyone can tell me how to access UK Merchant Navy Records for 1845-1854? I have found evidence that an ancestor was in the Merchant Navy, and I want to trace his movements whilst he was a seaman. Name. George Nurthen Event...
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    :) My wife hosted a dinner party for all our friends, some we hadn’t seen for quite a while, and everyone was encouraged to bring their children as well. All during dinner my wife’s best friend’s four-year-old stared at me sitting across from her. The girl could hardly eat her food for...
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    Alexander Rollo Colin Bolton obituary?

    Hi everyone, I am looking for an obituary or similar in any English newspapers, for Alexander Rollo Bolton, was born in Russia in 1900, married 2. Hilda D James in 1972, the son of Arthur William Bolton and Eugenie Zaozersky. Alexander died 25th January 1993.Elmbridge Cranleigh Surrey. I have...
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    Missing death registration of an infant.

    Hello all,:) After much searching I am unable to find a death record for Mary Griffin born January 22nd. 1843 in East Maitland NSW, to Patrick Griffin and Bridget nee Hunt. I recently read on Patrick's death certificate, that Mary was a deceased infant. I had not known about this previously, and...
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    A Mary Ann Griffin/Patmore dilemma.

    Hi genies, me again, with another problem, in 2013 I had a terrific amount of help from various members in sorting out a family that I had difficulties with. My problem now is, an entry on a death certificate. The informant was an elder son. He has put so much info on the certificate, and also...
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    Electoral rolls for NSW 1903-1909

    Hi all, Are electoral rolls between 1906 and 1909, only available for lookups through the main library in NSW? I would like to find the first electoral roll record of George and charlotte Wall, and Henry Joseph and Ada C. Patmore arriving in Wollongong. It will finish off their story. I know...
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    Filling in the missing years.

    Hi Genies,:) I would like to ask how to fill in the missing years for two families. I can't locate them on any site I have access to. I thought maybe electoral rolls?? Any ideas? HENRY JOSEPH & ADA CHARLOTTE (WALL) PATMORE DaveHam9, kindly found him in Newcastle on the Electoral Roll for...
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    Confusing records

    Hi all, I am just getting something off my chest.:( I found a death notice in a Sydney paper dated 15th September 1852, for Hannah Wilkins, died 1st February 1852 in Manchester UK. It was inserted by her sister Eliza Nichols,who lived in NSW. She was a clue to a brick wall for Eliza, I had been...
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    What am I.

    Any idea what this might be?:confused: Thanks for any information.Joan
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    Australia Day

    Happy Australia Day to all my fellow Aussies, hope you had/have a good day. Joan • The two animals featured on the Australian coat of arms are the Emu and the Kangaroo – the reason for this being that neither animal can walk backwards, but always go forwards...
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    Patmore, in Wollongong 1913 Electoral roll.

    Hi, I hoping some kind person can help me out, I am researching a couple , known as Henry Joseph PATMORE, and his wife Ada Charlotte nee WALL, they married in Paddington NSW, in 1900. His father was Joseph PATMORE. I have limited resources for NSW records. I am hoping find out when they...
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    problems for the aged

    Three old blokes sitting on a park bench discussing their toileting problems. The first bloke a 70 year old says," I have trouble with my bladder. The second bloke a 75 year old says, well I have trouble with my bowels. The third guy says, well I'm 85 years old and I have no trouble in that...
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    If only people could be like this

    :) Gemima Chook and her new friend Smoky. A stray cat wandered into my friends kitchen, made itself comfy on a recliner chair, and went to sleep. It was very thin and looked hungry. We named it Smoky, he's a lovely, gentle, clean cat. Likes other dogs and cats, also has taken a shine to Gemima...
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    My favourite food, well, one of them.:biggrin:
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    Netherlands birth certificate.

    Hi all, does anyone know how I would I get an 1890 birth certificate from Holland, I have the name, date of birth and fathers name, but no mother. Cheers Joan:) Thanks.
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    Australia day.

    :D "Happy Straya Day cobbers", what ya up to on this great day. Prawns and Lamingtons for us..:)
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    Icy Conditions

    POLICE WARNING Advice to anyone travelling in icy conditions should take with them Shovel, Blankets or sleeping bag, Extra clothing including a scarf, hat and gloves. 24 hour supply of food and drink, De-icer, Rock salt, Torch and spare batteries...
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    Help in finding Frederick Pieper in Netherlands

    I am searching for the birth of Frederick Pieper, he was born in Overijssel, Enschede. Holland on 10th May 1890. His father's name was Gerard, ( Gerardus?). He came to Australia on the HNLMS Koningin (Queen) Regentes in 1910, it was a Dutch Coastal Defence vessel. Thanks in advance for any...
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    Lipstick on the mirror

    :kissu:Lipstick in School (You've got to love this Headmistress) According to a news report, a certain private school in Newcastle upon Tyne was recently faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was...
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    Birthday greetings for Gibbo

    Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Be it known that on the 28th December in the year 2012, our good friend gibbo had her 50th birthday. Why wasn't we told? We missed it!!:kissu: Happy Birthday Gibbo..