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Thomas Wylie McKELVIE

Thomas Wylie McKELVIE Mount Morgan Cemetery Register Section: 2, Row: F, Grave: 153, HS, Notes: MR MacKelvie on headstone. Headstone reads – In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Brother Thomas W. MacKelvie 1878-1911 In God’s Care   The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser, Qld. Fri 20 Jan 1911 p2 Burning Fatality At Mount Morgan Mine Mount Morgan, Thursday. A man named T. McKelvie fell into a …

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LINDFIELD

I feel a sense of sadness when a line of the family just dies out.  This is what happened to my half G Uncle & half G Aunt. My 2nd G Grandmother, Mary Ann Flower supposedly married George Lindfield and then gave birth to 3 children, George 1847 in Winchester, Hampshire, Silva Ann 1850 in Hastings, Sussex & Richard Thomas 1851 St. Mary Magdalen, Sussex.  Little …

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Guide: Ancestorian Tips and Tricks

From time to time, you may see posts with the hashtag #AncestorianTipsandTricks appear in the Ancestorian Discussion Feed.  Sometimes these posts are prompted by a question a member has asked. Sometimes, they are in response to an information need spotted by a member of the Website’s Admin team. They are just quick snippets of information about ways of using the Website.   This Guide pulls together the various …

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Simeon Edward EASY

Simeon Edward EASY Mount Morgan Cemetery Register Section: 3, Row: N3, Grave: 141, HS, Notes: Permit 10/05/04 Simeon’s  name is on the Linda Memorial.   Headstone reads In Sad & Loving Remembrance Of Simeon Easy Who Was Accidently Killed At Mount Morgan on the 12th January 1902 Aged 27 yrs Gone but not Forgotton Erected by his Sorrowing Widow.     The Brisbane Courier, Qld. Wed …

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States Admittance to the Union

<> A few weeks ago someone was asking about historical place names. in the thread the question arose about what you should call the States in the USA with historical content. yesterday someone posted the attached file to two genealogy software groups on Facebook.  <>

FROM WINDOW, HE SAW……… Shared on behalf of Rosemary Lock

A ‘ball of fire’ – the first Nazi bomb on Britain? East Anglian Daily Times, Wednesday September 3, 1969 The ‘ball of fire’ which burst from the sky one moonlit night and gouged out this hole in the Suffolk landscape left just as big a dent in the memory of Mr Bert Lock the 64 year old manager of Icklingham Farms, near Bury St Edmunds. For …

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Henry PLUMB

Henry PLUMB Mount Morgan Cemetery Register Not Recorded Qld BDMs Henry Plumb Died: 13/01/1893 Reg. no: 1893/C/4521 Mother: Louisa Goult Father: Samuel Plumb   Headstone reads – In Loving Memory Of Henry Plumb Who Was Killed At Mount Morgan On January 13, 1893 Aged 18 years   lord thy will Be done.   Morning Bulletin Rockhampton, Qld. Thu 19 Jan 1893, page 6 MAGISTERIAL INQÜIRY AT MOUNT …

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Trying to find the maiden surname and birthplace of Sarah Bradford (prev Coombs, nee Unknown).

Please, Sarah, give me a clue as to your origin. My ancestor was Sarah Bradford (prev Coombs, nee Unknown). Born about 1791, died 16 Feb 1851, just a few weeks short of the 1851 census which would have given her birthplace. Sarah married Dorset born George Coombs in about 1810 and they had their first child Matthew George Coombs in 1812 in London, baptised June 1813 …

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The Journey of Finding the Ancestry of Edward Morley born c1740 by Judy Brodie

My Journey to try and find the parents and siblings of Edward Morley. This part of my Morley Family I started working on over 45 years ago, to find my ancestral line. Edward Morley born c1740 died 1804 and married Elizabeth Crow on the 13th June 1763 in Mildenhall. The surname has many variations of spellings including Mole, Moley, Moll, Molle, Morley and Morly…. In all …

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Eventually, brick walls do develop cracks… and then crumble.

Something that I kept returning to over many years, was finding the when and the where of the death of my 3 x Great-grandfather, John Matthews. The good news was that it must have been between the 1871 census (02 Apr), when John, and his wife Rosetta (nee Martin) are in Torquay with four of their children, and the 1891 census (05 April) when Rosetta is …

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