Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

New Military Records

New military records

Was your ancestor a war hero?

View thousands of brand new military records, including Chelsea Pensioner records, Military Nurses, Prisoners of war and much more.

View military records today


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

LOVAAS , Lillian Valda - Rockhampton, Qld

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Barbara Report 23 Nov 2012 02:02

Is there anyone who can provide any information on this lady or her family...?
MOTHER: Agnes Ada LOVAAS formerly Agnes Ada OLIVE
DOB for Lillian was 14 February 1930.
Thanks in advance


jax Report 23 Nov 2012 02:17

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
about Agnes Ada Oliffe
Name: Agnes Ada Oliffe
Birth Date: 25 Nov 1908
Father's Name: John Joseph Oliffe
Mother's Name: Eva Victoria Mclaren
Birth Place: Queensland
Registration Year: 1908
Registration Place: Queensland
Page Number: 19752
Registration number: 004673


jax Report 23 Nov 2012 02:32

Her parents

John Joseph Oliffe/Olive
1860 – 1937
Eva Victoria McLaren
1883 – 1959

She died in 1968 according to a tree on ancestry

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 23 Nov 2012 02:32

Marriage from Qld BDM (online) - note this is AFTER Lillian was born:
Lovaas Thorstein Emil
Olive Agnes Ada

Father - from NAA Recordsearch:
Lovaas [Loeraas], Thorstein [Torsten/Torsteen] Emil - Nationality: Norwegian - Alien Registration Certificate No 2528 issued 11 June 1920 at Brisbane

May have had sons named Trevor and Arnold and another daughter Shirley (from NLA Trove). Lillian appeared in amateur threatre productions according to newspaper articles at Trove. :-)

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton), Friday 12 January 1945
LOST at Tivoli Theatre, Thursday's matinee. Identification Card and Ration Card in folder. Finder please return to LILIAN VALDA LOVAAS, 97 Cambridge St. Reward.

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 23 Nov 2012 02:44

The Arnold Emil LOVAAS who wrote about Cawarral must be connected. Contact Central Qld University or Cawarral State School.


Barbara Report 23 Nov 2012 03:55

Hello Cherilyn
Thank you for your reply - much appreciated.
You were very quick with all of that information - do you have a connection to the family at all.....?
You note the marriage took place after the birth of Lillian - I was hoping to find more on this event....

۞ Cherilyn ۞

۞ Cherilyn ۞ Report 25 Nov 2012 08:02

The birth or the marriage?

You can't get the birth cert but you can get the marriage one, though Qld certificates are a bit pricey.

As mentioned, info from Qld BDM index online, NLA Trove, NAA Recordsearch and also just Google. :D

Good luck, do let us know if you decide to get the marriage certificate.


Barbara Report 25 Nov 2012 09:24

I believe the people concerned (I am attempting to do them a favour) do have the Marriage cert. but have always wondered re father of Lillian, her having been born prior to the marriage.
I have a copy of the Birth and parents are shown as LOVAAS, Thorstein Emil and
OLIVE, Agnes Ada but there is some query in their minds due to the number of years between birth and marriage..
I have checked all the same sources that you mention, so I guess it will remain a closed book.
Thanks again.