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Hi Deb,
   It's too early in the morning for me to have assimilated all that info (and I have to dash off now)  :)

   If you can find any probates for those who died in NSW then I am happy to photograph them for you next time I am there

   There is a gap in the online probate indexes from 1891 to 1927 but I can check the microfiche index when I am there.   I will check for one for William SMITH who died 1912 in Granville.


Family History Beginners Board / Re: Family of Robert George Douglas
« on: Monday 15 October 18 07:48 BST (UK)  »
Hi kimberlyanndouglas

Welcome to rootschat  :)

Just adding more info about the 1982 death in Victoria

From Victoria BDM - free to search

Death 1982
Robert George DOUGLAS
Father William DOUGLAS
Mother Mary Ann (GORDON)
age 77

Born Govan Scotland
Died Footscray Victoria


adding : better link

Australia / Re: WA Probate records ?
« on: Friday 12 October 18 11:44 BST (UK)  »
Hi Marg,
   Here are the contact details for W.A. State Archives   Perhaps it is worth sending an e-mail and asking them directly.


Australia / Re: CARSTAIRS - Fife/Perthshire/Adelaide
« on: Tuesday 09 October 18 22:40 BST (UK)  »
Hi Gemmatonner,
   Welcome to rootschat  :)

    I suggest that you try whitepages


Australia / Re: Grace Inglis
« on: Monday 08 October 18 21:23 BST (UK)  »
Hi Karen,
   Just to eliminate one possibility.

   On NSW BDM there is a death of a Grace WEST in 1984 with mother Margaret and no father given.

   However the grave makes clear that she was born in 1915 and had maiden name O'Meara  So this is not your Grace.

   With only 1 parent name and a fairly common name like Margaret, it means that there could be more false hits.

   I wonder if you could ask the grandson if he could just tell you where Grace is buried ....?  That seems like a reasonable request and isn't being nosey about the rest of her life (if that's what he is afraid of).

( I did search passenger lists on national Archives for Inglis and Wardrop while it was on its last wobbly legs)

Australia / Re: Grace Inglis
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 21:04 BST (UK)  »
I haven't found one ...  :(

I also looked for a marriage for Grace/Gracie INGLIS/WARDROP in NSW and W.A. without success.  A marriage after 1951 is too recent for other states.

If we knew the parents' names we could do a wildcard search for the death of Grace * with parents Blah and Blah

Australia / Re: Grace Inglis
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 20:19 BST (UK)  »
Hi Karen,
   From Victoria BDM (free to search)
there is a death of a Grace INGLIS in Victoria in 1984 but I don't think she is the correct lady as it says she was born in Adelaide.

Death Victoria
1984 Grace Caroline INGLIS, father Andrew INGLIS, mother Euphemia WATT, reg 9415
Place of Birth Adelaide, Place of death Chirnside Park

What were Grace's parents' names?


Australia / Re: John COOK
« on: Saturday 22 September 18 20:59 BST (UK)  »
Hi Annette,

Many thousands of people flocked to Victoria in the early 1850's as a result of the gold rush.

There was an uprising by the miners, The Eureka Stockade, but (just checked) this was in December 1854 so after your man had died.

Here is Victorian BDM - free to search


Australia / Re: switzer
« on: Friday 14 September 18 23:34 BST (UK)  »
Just adding more notices for the birth of baby and death of Katie.  So very sad.

Birth Baby

Death of Katie

Funeral notice for Katie


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