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Offline veryoldgal

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 23 October 14 07:58 BST (UK) »
As an after thought, if there is anything that I can do to assist any of you in your research, please, just ask me and I will do my best.  I cannot say thank you enough.  Lesley

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #28 on: Thursday 23 October 14 12:56 BST (UK) »
Ah, just remembered something about foundlings in Italy, relating to why he might not know his mother's name/gave his father's name as the same as his:

https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Italian_Infant_Abandonment
Colombo was a common foundling surname, apparently particularly common around Milan. 
(of course he might have inherited it from an earlier generation).

The Queensland Archives says this of the G. C. Colombos record in 1882 I found:
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Queensland Votes and Proceedings often contain lists of people who took the Oath of Allegiance to be naturalised:
    Votes and Proceedings A - Z 1880-1885 (PDF, 65KB)
These records are available on microfilm in the Public Search Room at Runcorn, and at the State Library of Queensland.

I don't know if any further information would be found there, though.
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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #29 on: Thursday 23 October 14 13:28 BST (UK) »
Thank you for that.  Isn't it sad.  It hadn't even crossed my mind.  I am going to keep digging anyway.  You never know what you will find.  I have found out so much since my first post.  It is nice to come across people who are so willing to help

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #30 on: Thursday 28 December 17 13:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lesley,

I would love to chat, Joseph is my gg grandfather. I believe he came from one of the Italian Islands. He was a fireman on boats, and then had a fish and chip shop in the valley and Petrie Tce. I know abut about the children etc.
Thank you
Jason
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