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Trying to find family in Australia
« on: Tuesday 05 March 13 01:57 GMT (UK) »
Christina L* she left England about the 1960s time mark and paid 10 pounds to go to england does anyone know how i can find out about her
 
* Moderator comment: name removed as possibly still living.  Also, assume you mean she paid 10 pounds to go to Australia? *

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Re: Trying to find family in Australia
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 March 13 01:58 GMT (UK) »
Or a newspaper that covers all over Australia a popular one that is a daily newspaper eg Ireland is the Irish Inpendent and England is the Times

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Re: Trying to find family in Australia
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 March 13 02:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi blue,
 
 RootsChat is meant for finding ancestors, rather than living relatives.

Personal details of any people known or thought to be living will be removed, in accordance with RootsChat policy, to avoid spamming and other abuses. So people here will be able to give you general tips and hints how to proceed, but not any concrete details.

You will also find more tips here:
Topic: Tracing Living Relatives
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,261434.0.html
and
Topic: Searching for living relatives and Rootschat
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,142443.0.html
 
Immigration records from that time are held at the National Archives of Australia.  Bear in mind that they have not all been indexed and may not be available online.
http://www.naa.gov.au/
 
The only national newspaper is The Australian, but it is not read widely and isn't really the kind of paper to carry a "looking for..." column.  You may have more luck with some of the magazines that do run such sections - Woman's Day and some of the cheapie weeklies such as Take 5 and Let's Chat come to mind.  If the lady is family, someplace such as the Salvation Army may be able to help you track her down.
Other people may have  some more ideas of how to trace a "lost" person.
 
Prue
 
 


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Re: Trying to find family in Australia
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 March 13 06:44 GMT (UK) »
Try searching here:

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/Login.htm (log on as a guest)

My better half was a 10 pound Pom in 1960 and her name (and the whole family) is there.   ;D

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Clarence, England then Australia from 1912.
Copeland, England.
Lascelles / Lovett / Stevens, England.
Langford, England (Reading and Southampton).
Kipp / Rigbye / Randall, Germany then Victoria, Australia from 1849.
Boothman / Clifford / Marsden / Johnston in Australia

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Re: Trying to find family in Australia
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 March 13 12:48 GMT (UK) »
If you have some idea of where they went and the name is not too common then you may have some luck with the White Pages telephone directory.

http://www.whitepages.com.au/

The other place to look is the Ryerson index of newspaper death.notices.  It's a bit hit and miss - and your person my well be still alive, however it's worth a look.

http://www.ryersonindex.org/

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Re: Trying to find family in Australia
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 March 13 04:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi ...  the 'National Library of Aus' (Canberra) has an 'Ask a Librarian' service (on-line) ...they will check electoral rolls from approx 2 years after their arrival ...up to present day ...if the name/s aren't too common.

As already has been suggested ...check the 'National Archives of Aus' (on-line)... for their immigration details ....FULL name/s etc.

Valerie (WAus)
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Cork (Dunmanway) O'Brien
London//Lambeth    Small   Muggeridge 
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Re: Trying to find family in Australia
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 06 March 13 04:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi

You had to be on the Electoral roll before 1984 or had to become an Australian Citizen

http://www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/British_subjects.htm

Muss

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Re: Trying to find family in Australia
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 10 March 13 02:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi blue and any others with Immigrant family,
I don't know how many of you are aware of the "Welcome Walls" in Western Australia. There are over 400 panels in Fremantle alone and more in Albany and the project is ongoing. We visited it last March when on holidays and were thrilled to see it as an online resource as well.

More than a third of WA's population arrived from overseas. Some moved through the port to homes in other states. My in-laws actually transited through but, obviously as it was their first foot fall on Australian soil it was considered their arrival port too.

Anyway, good news is there is a website has lots of info

BETTER NEWS (yes I'm shouting in excitement!!!)
you can search for names

BESTEST NEWS (shouting and using bad grammar)
I have seen arrivals in the 1960's and 1970's so it goes much later than other records.

Just click along the links at the top in the black strip for "history" and "search names" for the information.

http://museum.wa.gov.au/welcomewalls/

Hope it helps

Cheers
mabeljessie
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