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    Jeff Bird - mainly tracing old Londoners

    Hi there I am a recently retired resident of Bondi Beach in Sydney and have become an avid family history buff. It seems most of my ancestors lived around London before moving here in the late 19th and early 20th century.The earliest is John Mc Millan (full name William John McMillan) who was...
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    John Allan - what did he do wrong?

    My great grandfather, John Allan, was born into a fairly affluent family in Islington, Middlesex on 9 May 1849. After marrying Sarah Ann Martin in March 1878, he came to Australia, where he eventually died as a penniless alcoholic in 1912. Apparently he was a "remitance man", who was sent money...
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    Where was Arthur Bird all those years?

    My purported grandfather, Arthur Bird (born 13 Sept 1885 in Ashfield) married Nellie Jean Allan in 1909 and my father was born in 1924. However the electoral records don't confirm they were living together during those years. In fact the last official records of Arthur living at the same address...