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Mila

Mila Report 6 Nov 2012 06:20

Birth certificate was handwritten with no errors.Why on earth did he marry his cousin???Did you have to be married to an Australian Citizen to stay here back then?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 6 Nov 2012 18:42

Thing is Mila, haven't actually found that marriage. It may have happened someplace else (perhaps where people didn't know they were related?)

Whilst marriage between cousins is legal (well, it is in England) many people frown on it and also fear that any children of the union may have a much increased risk of birth defects. I wonder if this has contributed to the family mystery?

Don't know anything about Australian residency but would have thought that as it was part of British colony then marriage wouldn't be necessary to stay there.

As previously suggested you need help from our Oz experts but you need to attract their attention. Go to page 1 of this thread and then to your very first post on that page. Click "edit" and you can then get back to your heading to amend it - add the word Australia to the end of the title.

Will still continue to look for anything useful.