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Offline Matt Williams

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Melbourne - early 1970s
« on: Friday 12 November 21 13:25 GMT (UK) »
I recently (well about 8 months ago) started trying to find my sister's father for her and it has turned out to be extremely difficult. It would appear that he is a Turkish man and I believe was residing in Melbourne in the 1970s, or impregnated 2 women in Melbourne in the early 1970s.
I am hoping to find out anything more about his name at all.
I know there used to be an archive where I could look up addresses using a names as it recorded census data and addresses up until I think the 80s, but I lost all of my family heritage links.

If anyone at all has any pointers about where I could go here with this limited information.. I would appreciate it, because I am pretty well stuck at the moment

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Re: Melbourne - early 1970s
« Reply #1 on: Friday 12 November 21 13:31 GMT (UK) »
This person could still be alive if born in the 1940ís or 50ís. 

Rootschat has a strict no living persons policy so his name needs to be removed from your post

There are no census records covering that period
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Re: Melbourne - early 1970s
« Reply #2 on: Friday 12 November 21 13:40 GMT (UK) »
Are you thinking of the electoral rolls?


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Re: Melbourne - early 1970s
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 November 21 13:53 GMT (UK) »
Are you thinking of the electoral rolls?
Ah yes, that is what I was thinking of

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Re: Melbourne - early 1970s
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 November 21 13:54 GMT (UK) »
This person could still be alive if born in the 1940ís or 50ís. 

Rootschat has a strict no living persons policy so his name needs to be removed from your post

There are no census records covering that period

Hi CaroleW
Thanks I have removed the name

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Re: Melbourne - early 1970s
« Reply #5 on: Friday 12 November 21 14:03 GMT (UK) »
Are you thinking of the electoral rolls?
Ah yes, that is what I was thinking of

If he was a Turkish man he man not have been enrolled to vote. I had a very quick look and there arenít too many men with that first name listed, but I couldnít find a good match for the surname. It might be worth you having a look yourself though.  :)

Has your sister considered taking a DNA test? Any matches might give you a starting point.

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Re: Melbourne - early 1970s
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 November 21 14:04 GMT (UK) »
I recently (well about 8 months ago) started trying to find my sister's father for her and it has turned out to be extremely difficult. It would appear that he is a Turkish man and I believe his name was Yyyyyy yyyyyyy (spelling unknown) and he was residing in Melbourne in the 1970s, or impregnated 2 women in Melbourne in the early 1970s.
I am hoping to find out anything more about his name at all.
I know there used to be an archive where I could look up addresses using a names as it recorded census data and addresses up until I think the 80s, but I lost all of my family heritage links.

If anyone at all has any pointers about where I could go here with this limited information.. I would appreciate it, because I am pretty well stuck at the moment

Hi there, 

RE Census to 80s etc  I think you mean Electoral Rolls, and so you may be referring to a subscription based commercial website ...Ancestry dot com dot au.

Your person of interest, as CaroleW has  posted may well be living.  I have deleted his name from the topic heading in my post, and in my quoting of the opening post.

To be eligible to be on electoral rolls in Australia in the 1970s, you needed to be an Australian, or  British Subject with permanent residency status in Australia, AND you needed to be at least 21 years of age (until 1973) or a at lest 18 years of age (from 1973), AND have a permanent address at which you had resided continuously for the immediately previous three months. 

Electoral rolls in the 1970s were compiled electorate by electorate and polling places within each electorate and then within each polling place, by strict alphabetical order by surname and then by given names.

You may be able to view historical electoral rolls in person at public libraries. 

There are many people alive in Australia who were born more than 100 years ago.   Their names and other identifying details are sensitive pieces of information and are protected by privacy laws, regulations and practices in Australia. So I am not surprised that you are unable to find your sister's father.   There are organisations with trained staff who are fully experienced in these matters. 

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Re: Melbourne - early 1970s
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 November 21 14:08 GMT (UK) »
Topic headings need to be modified by each poster  :D

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Re: Melbourne - early 1970s
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 November 21 14:13 GMT (UK) »
Are you thinking of the electoral rolls?
Ah yes, that is what I was thinking of

If he was a Turkish man he man not have been enrolled to vote. I had a very quick look and there arenít too many men with that first name listed, but I couldnít find a good match for the surname. It might be worth you having a look yourself though.  :)

Has your sister considered taking a DNA test? Any matches might give you a starting point.

She has, the only good connection is in fact a half sister, but that lady has no information herself except a name, which she is not at all sure about the spelling of it.

Yes I also fear he was working here as some sort of diplomat or translator. Which would possibly mean there is almost going to be no record of him at all that I can think of