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Technical Help / Re: WINDOWS 7 AND WINDOWS 10
« on: Tuesday 23 April 19 12:36 BST (UK)  »
I had windows 7 home premium, upgraded to windows 10.....had nothing but trouble so took my home computer to a tech shop, changed it back. All good now, and am extremely happy. I don't think that windows will just let people flounder, there woul be an uproar!

Family Bibles / Re: Found Cave Family Bible
« on: Sunday 28 October 18 19:27 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Jane,
Just going back over some entries....John Rendall Cave...hmmmm!
He started out in my mind as being a benevolent good looking bloke who captured my actress grandmother's heart but descended fast when my research found him to be a "blaggard". In the 1930's he was still working at Port Adelaide as a merchant, was prosecuted through the courts twice at least for failing to provide for his family as per maintenance orders.    ???
He had a several women, the last of whom ran the Royal Admiral Hotel at Port Adelaide and farmed pigs.  He died at the hotel in 1957. His son, John George visited him there prior to his death after no contact at all for many years.   

The Common Room / Re: Private Thanks - No Thanks!
« on: Tuesday 17 April 18 12:13 BST (UK)  »
Hello to all rootschatters,

I am not an experienced chatter and have put up a few queries to which many helpers offered their suggestions. To all of these I have said my thanks (I hope), however as a newbie and not very computer literate it was daunting to do things correctly ie not knowing how the site operates! So I hope I haven't upset any of you.
One person came on instructing me to thank helpers, which I had already done, but probably privately. I didn't know!!!! I felt a bit small when they did.

Anyway, after all that, a beautiful rootschatter saw one of my posts, it was right up his alley, and he tracked down an unknown ancestry line back to the 1600's complete with documentation!
 I was amazed since I had none of the info to begin with!
So, once again .........Thankyou!, thankyou!, thankyou! for all you did to help me.
I now have the paternal line, names, occupations, addresses, reasons for my GGGrandfather's moves here in Australia and I love you dearly.

 :-* :-* :-*

Australia / Re: Henry Dowling and immigration to Tasmania and Victoria in early 1840s
« on: Tuesday 25 October 16 03:12 BST (UK)  »
Hello hookleg,

I was just looking through the recent posts and saw your query.  I don't know if this may help at all, but my distant cousin whom i met through researching my tree has both Dowlings and Snells listed.

She has a "Beard Family Tree" on Ancestry if you are a subscriber....Pam Ferguson. (hope i can say her name???)

As far as i can tell her earliest Snell is Robert Snell c.1730-1783 from Bruisyard, Suffolk.

Christopher Dowling 1835-?, unknown place of birth.   His Dowling grandson, George Edward Dowling (South Australia) married Myrtle Daisy Bay Beard, hence the tree name as our relatives came from that unification.

Everything one turns up is interesting, don't you think?

Chris      ;D

The Common Room / Future Learn
« on: Saturday 19 March 16 21:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Everyone,

I heard of this offer through rootschat, joined and sped through the first week, enjoying Q&A immensely.

Then came the Google hangout to discuss the course. Firstly I had to join google plus which was a trial in itself and then when I finally got going on it, there was no legible sound...cutting in and out, and the picture was pixilating badly.

I know I'm a long way away in Aus but I couldn't sit through it.

Has anyone else had problems?


Europe / Re: Julius August Wilhelm MOLDE from Neustadt Holstein b26/4/1853
« on: Sunday 31 January 16 02:43 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Ian,

Yes this is my Julius, I have extensive facts and articles about the Molde Family here in Australia.
Two of his grandsons were champion Australian and English boxers, and there are many articles about them, however they were brutal to the females in their families, resulting in my cousin (found through Ancestry)changing her name and never wanting to know of them again.

My G.Grandmother, Augusta, Julius' wife died as a result of burns received from a house-hold accident in 1901, age 40. She was ironing with a cinders iron, from which cinders fell onto her clothes. The family story is that Julius was sitting nearby reading his paper and failed to help her in time.
Unfortunately, many of the Family stories I have collected have been correct. This one we shall never know.

Thankyou for the info on what do I call myself, Danish, German or Prussian?

The other side comes from Prussia....Cottbus, on the emigration records and Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany in the Church Book Duplicates.



Europe / Re: Julius August Wilhelm MOLDE from Neustadt Holstein b26/4/1853
« on: Friday 29 January 16 05:05 GMT (UK)  »
Hello again Jamcat,

This census is interesting in that this Joch Molde is an apprentice Tailor which was my Molde's occupation also. He is the correct age/birthplace and it is hard to go past it.

Why would it be in the Danish Family Search? Was Schleswig Holstein not far away?



Europe / Re: Julius August Wilhelm MOLDE from Neustadt Holstein b26/4/1853
« on: Thursday 28 January 16 09:33 GMT (UK)  »
Thankyou Jamcat,

I have had much trouble researching in Germany, this is indeed my G Grandfather, and gives me at least the occupation of his father and mother's name.!!!! Terrific!

Isn't it great when you have been stuck and the slightest bit of info sends you on a high again???

The most help I have had on hard stuff has been through Rootschat.   ;D

Thanks again,


Australia / Re: Looking for photos
« on: Tuesday 29 September 15 05:56 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks,  treetotal and cell,

yes that is my tree on Ancestry and if it wasn't for a beautiful rootschat member in Sweden I wouldn't have all the Swedish info on the family!   
 National Archives has supplied me with some of my research as has Trove, which has given me great insights through newspaper articles.

 I will try the State Records Office.

Previously I have been a member of SA Family History Soc, and stopped my membership due to living so far away, and not being able to pop in. (I live 360 K's away on a farm in the South East of SA)            Oh well, best I go back!!!!

Thankyou cell, for the kind mention of my tree, it has been a lot of research. I am now trying to "flesh-out" my ancestors. When I began I knew nothing of any of them, only family stories handed down, (some have been quite accurate amazingly) and I am an only child so no-ones brains to pick.

I will also move my query to Australia as you suggest.

Thankyou again,

Chris    ;D

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