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I have just read JaneyH_104 reply and did not know that DNA samples from objects such as stamps and envelopes was commercially available.  I did a search on the internet out of interest and found a company in Australia that had this service available.  Their charges were just over $300 Australian dollars.

I do not know the parents of my grandmother and have a number of matches that I am not able to work out how I am connected to them.  I have used a colour code to identify those that I know are linked to me and also looking at their shared matches.  One person who I think may be connected to my grandmother has replied to a message but this was very vague and I was simply given the names of 4 families that were her area of interest.  Building a tree using her 4 families could be a way to find something out but will take time and maybe even some certificates purchased.

I do have a cousin in England who may be willing to complete a DNA through Ancestry.  An Aunt in England I think is still living, aged in her 90s, but I am sure she would not agree to a DNA.  Initially when I was trying to find out about her grandparents and my great grandparents she was quite reluctant to tell me anything and just said I wish people would not try and find things out, just leave things as they are.  I do have letters that she wrote to me and using these for DNA may be the way to go.  I also have letters that were my mothers. Thinking about the cost of around $300, I don't think is too much when over the years I have paid researchers in England over $2,000 with no results.  The researcher completed a thorough investigation and in the end simply said that some people like to keep their past hidden and do not want anyone to know about this and your grandmother might have been one of these people.


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I have 149 cM across 10 segments.  The person only has 3 in their tree so quite difficult to work out.

Frustrating because I have a large brick wall and DNA is really the only way I can work through this.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Obtaining English certificates from overseas
« on: Saturday 15 June 19 11:32 BST (UK)  »
Hi jinnyf,
I too have ordered a large number from the GRO and have had no problems at all.  It is very easy and you can pay by credit card which makes things easy.  The exchange rate fluctuations does not have a huge impact on the cost.  I think there is a small cost on the credit card for an overseas transaction.
Regards Kaybron

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I did a DNA test about a year ago hoping it might lead to finding out about my grandmother and possible links to her parents.  My top match has no tree and I have sent 2 emails and no reply.  My second top match has 13 people on a tree and is managed by someone.  I have received a reply to an email sent and hopefully we will work out our connection.  One person has sent me an email stating we have a connection.  The person has over 16,000 in their tree and addressed their message to me as Hi Elizabeth  Can you please look at my tree and let me know where you fit in.  My name is not Elizabeth therefore not a high priority in replying.

On a positive note a success story with DNA for my husband in the next few weeks.  He has sent a kit away and we are waiting for the results which are likely to have an impact on his family.  He supports me with my interest in family history but does not do anything apart from listen to what I tell him.  A request was made for him to take a test which he willingly agreed to and we are waiting for the results to come through.  Using some very good trees put together by several people and one that I have recently put together for him with the basics of his ancestors, is going to go a long way in working out the relationship.

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Australia / Re: Death of Joseph Heuzenroeder 1885
« on: Sunday 02 June 19 03:51 BST (UK)  »
Thank you majm.  Joseph first started a chemist ship in Tanunda and then it appears that he moved to Horsham/Dimboola.  It was interesting reading the information that you have discovered.  Thank you.

Regards Kaybron

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Australia / Death of Joseph Heuzenroeder 1885
« on: Sunday 02 June 19 02:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi,

I am trying to find the date of death of a Joseph Heuzenroeder (chemist).  I have found an article in a Horsham paper that has information about a Council Meeting and Joseph's death.  The article appeared in the 1 September paper and mentions that the council had received a letter from the Horsham Hospital applying for burial expenses of Joseph Heuzenroeder (chemist) Dimboola who died in hospital shortly after his admission.  I have looked in the Vic BDM and am not able to find an entry. There is an entry for the death of an infant daughter but not one for Joseph.


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The Common Room / Re: Has anyone ever Paid for reasearch
« on: Saturday 02 February 19 04:28 GMT (UK)  »
A professional researcher is beneficial to those who have no time/inclination for genealogy but have money to pay for the service.

I also believe this comment is a bit harsh and unnecessary.  As stated previously by goldie61, it is a bit difficult when you live twelve and a half thousand miles away to conduct some research.  I personally devote many hours to family history research and take my research seriously.

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The Common Room / Re: Has anyone ever Paid for reasearch
« on: Saturday 02 February 19 01:02 GMT (UK)  »
As I live in Australia and all of my past relatives were born in England I have relied on researchers frequently. My grandmother has been my brick wall and I paid a researcher to try and find information about her.  She was not able to provide anything other than what I already knew and in her last report stated that some people did not want their background discovered and my grandmother was probably one of these.  She was able to look through records that I would not have been able to look through and provided quite extensive reports for me and suggestions as to where I could further look if willing to spend money.  I have also used a researcher from the Sussex area who was able to partly answer my brief. She did provide a quite extensive report and gave an insight into what living in Sussex in the mid 1800s was like.
   
I also use a couple of researchers to hunt up newspaper reports for me, quite often an article where there has been an inquest by a coroner and this has been reported in the paper.  These have been quite simple where I have simply given the researcher the date of death of the person and they look through relevant papers at the archives.  I have found this to be very helpful and well worth the money.
 
My most successful researcher has been a person in Canada.  He was fantastic and well worth the money spent.  He was able to find out what happened to a great Aunt and her husband and also their child.  The great Aunt moved to Canada in 1926 and it was very difficult to find out when and where she died. He was able to find newspaper articles, access death records and provided me with a will. He also was able to find out about their adopted child and details relating to his wife and children.  A great researcher who was persistent and determined to find out what I wanted to know.

I do conduct extensive research into the researcher beforehand to make sure they are well qualified to complete research.  Although I have paid quite a bit over the years I do not mind paying for research where I am able to receive a professional and comprehensive report of findings.  Another person is really looking for something, maybe something very small but significant, that I have missed.

RootsChat has been helpful and I have posted a few requests on this forum which have resulted in successful outcomes.

Regards Kaybron

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Travelling People / Re: Lambert Family
« on: Tuesday 22 January 19 05:21 GMT (UK)  »
I can see that you have made more than 3 posts. Now you will be able to send a Personal Message to me and we can exchange emails.  All you have to do is use the icon that looks like a page. If you hover over this it mentions Personal Message.  Click on this and then you will be able to message me.

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