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Australia / Re: Police in New South Wales
« on: Friday 28 January 22 11:16 GMT (UK)  »
You can get a transcription of certificates/s in NSW from the various transcription agents.
Much cheaper than an actual certificate.  Also if you don't want all the info, or only want specific info, it can be cheaper still.

Dawn M

Australia / Re: NSW research
« on: Sunday 26 December 21 10:32 GMT (UK)  »
No 1983 record for BETT Jane/Jeane in Ryerson.
There is a group of indexers working on the Hornsby paper but I'm not sure what stage they are at, or even whether they are working as far back as 1983.

Dawn M

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can anyone help with this contraction?
« on: Sunday 26 December 21 10:24 GMT (UK)  »
What about postman?

Dawn M

World War One / Re: Shore leave from Royal Navy WW1 HMAS Sydney
« on: Sunday 26 December 21 07:08 GMT (UK)  »

Given that you posted your enquiry yesterday, which happened to be World Prematurity Day, have you considered the possibility that your grandmother might have been born prematurely - and thus she was conceived later than mid February 1917.


These were my thoughts too.  Don't know about survivability rates for premmies in that period, though.
Dawn M

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help deciphering name
« on: Wednesday 03 November 21 06:11 GMT (UK)  »
I read the surname as Neller.  Sure can't make the capital as K.

Dawn M

Australia / Re: Montgomery - Toowoomba, Queensland
« on: Wednesday 29 September 21 04:20 BST (UK)  »
Interested in your MONTGOMERY query to see if any relation to me, but I think not.  Mine were mostly in New South Wales.
I'll try to attach a snip of the notice from Toowoomba Chronicle for you
Dawn M

The Lighter Side / Re: Why do they add extra names?
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 09:07 BST (UK)  »
As an indexer for the Ryerson Index, I can assure you that lots of people apparently go by / are known by names which bear no relation to their given names.   :)  :)  :)

Dawn M

Australia / Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 09:05 BST (UK)  »
You said you were looking for death notices.
I can give you some, as listed above.
They won't be any different at the Library, as they are snips from the actual pages in the papers.

 ???   ???   ???

Dawn M

The Lighter Side / Re: Why do they add extra names?
« on: Wednesday 25 August 21 08:54 BST (UK)  »
As has been asked - where the family Catholic?
I have five Christian names, but only three on the official record.

My mother wanted Dawn, which I'm known by. It's my second name.
My godmother (Mum's stern older sister) insisted her chosen name be my first name.  This is a real bugbear but at least when people ring me and ask to speak to (that name), it's probably a scam as they obviously don't know me.
My father wanted another name. 
So those three are on my Birth Certificate.
But when they got to the church for my baptism, the priest said 'She has to have a saint's name' and he added Anne.  And then when I was confirmed, I chose Cecilia as she is the patron of musicians and I fancied myself in that category.  (Didn't eventuate, though  ;D  ;D )
Dawn M

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