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Death Notices in Newspapers
« on: Wednesday 11 August 21 08:47 BST (UK) »
I have looked for death notices in the newspapers (through Ryerson Index) but none of the three deaths I am looking for, appear to me, to have not as yet been digitized.

1. Helen Rosalie Prescott d. 2009  The Advertiser (SA) on 4 March, 2009

2. Rosalind Madge Bierwirth d. 1983  The Age (Melbourne) on 9 April 1983

3. Rudolph Bierwirth whose notice appeared on 29th and 30 November, 1993

Is anyone able to help please?  Hopefully the death notices would give me more information than I have currently.

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Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 11 August 21 11:36 BST (UK) »
The State library of Victoria will have the Age on microfilm and you can use their 'Ask a librarian' service.

https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/visit/ask-librarian

They are however currently closed - @#$% Covid!

SA is relatively germ free but are also currently closed so you will have to keep an eye on reopening times.

https://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/ask-us

They are usually very helpful.

Debra  :)

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Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 12 August 21 00:19 BST (UK) »
Thank you Debrea,
State Library of NSW is also closed until end August (at this stage!)  We cannot travel further than 10km from our homes, so even if it were open, I still can't attend!
Thank you anyway.
Dunscore


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Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 12 August 21 01:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Ancestry have "Australia, Newspaper Vital Notices, 1831-2001" and I found Rudolf's Death and Funeral Notices in the Age 30.11.1993. It is not Indexed so you have to manually search.

If you do not have access to Ancestry send me a PM with your email and I will send you the notices.

Keep Safe, Cass

ps still trying to find Rosalind's s notices .......  Just found her death notices

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Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 12 August 21 02:02 BST (UK) »
Is this the Rudolph Bierwirth you are looking for
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/215925742/rudolph-bierwirth
Milligan - Jardine Glencross Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark Faulds Cuthbertson Bryson Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale Cater Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)

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Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 12 August 21 02:14 BST (UK) »
During the pandemic Ancestry have been giving free access to their Library Edition from home, if you have a NSW State Library card, or Australian National Library Card, using their e-resources. (For a couple more months only I think).  ;)

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Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 15 August 21 08:15 BST (UK) »
Dunscore
If you care to give me your email address, per Personal Message system, I can let you have a jpg for Helen PRESCOTT notice in Adelaide Advertiser.
Will go now and look for the others.  Cross your fingers.
Dawn M
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Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 15 August 21 08:40 BST (UK) »
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I can also give you jpgs from THE AGE (Melbourne) for Rudolph BIERWIRTH - DN 29/11/1993 & 30/11/1993 plus Probate from 13 December 1993. Probate will give you his address; unfortunately Executors not family members, but solicitors.

No joy with Rosalind BIERWIRTH notice - I don't have access to 1983 of The Age.
As stated by Debra, you could get this from State Library of Victoria but they probably charge.
If you are located in NSW you can get it from SLNSW also but I believe their charge is something like $16.50 (though it may be more, now, as that was a couple of years ago).

Dawn M
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Re: Death Notices in Newspapers
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 25 August 21 07:45 BST (UK) »
Thanks Dawn,
Appreciate the info you supplied.  Think I will wait until I can get to the Sydney Library, although that may be a while off yet!!
Dunscore