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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Jan 2015 11:30

Probably best not to start a brand new thread. After all, the OP of the original does state "we are pretty sure he emigrated to australia". The background research is often done so that we can work forward. If its all in one place, Helpers can read and build on it rather than having to start again.

Joonie had found what it probably the passenger listing that you couldn't find and you have now summarised the research and formulated what else you need help with.

If you wanted to, you could edit your Opening Post - make sure you don't Delete! - and alter the title to include 'Australia'


stephen Report 22 Jan 2015 11:22

Graham, Silvia, MarieCelest and Detective.

I've now gone back and added a summary on the Martin family thread

But will try and start up a new one here with a cross reference if you think that will be better.

Thanks, stephen


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 22 Jan 2015 10:37

Martin family thread. It's best if Stephen were to add to the thread he already has rather than start a new one. That way there will be no duplication of research.


MarieCeleste Report 22 Jan 2015 09:37

And I'd also suggest to Stephen that when he does start his own thread that he adds the word Australia to the title so that the people best able to help him spot it quickly.


SylviaInCanada Report 22 Jan 2015 00:29


I would change what Graham posted to say .................

you WOULD have a better chance of getting information if you started your own thread instead of piggybacking on this old thread ................

but I'm sure that you know that, anyway :-)


Graham Report 21 Jan 2015 22:28

You might have a better chance of getting a response by starting a new thread on the Find Ancestors board. rather than on this old thread Stephen. ;-)


stephen Report 21 Jan 2015 20:11

we are trying to find out what happend to our ancester francis william martin he was born in essex walthamstow in 1907 his father was charles john martin and his mother was francis martin,in the 1911 census they lived at 112 longellow rd walthamstow,he set sail for brisbane in 1923 from london aboard the esperance bay his occupation was a farm worker on the ships passenger list, his address was 71 gosport rd walthamstow,if anyone can find out what happend to him when he settled in oz we would be very grateful ,we think his brother charles william may have joined him many thanks stephen marden


MarieCeleste Report 15 Jun 2014 11:23

Hello Peter, welcome to the boards.

Two things - firstly, you mustn't post email addresses on the boards - it's not a secure site and you're putting yourself at risk of spamming and idiots. People respond to requests on the boards, not by email. If anyone did wish to contact you privately then they just click on your name to send a private message.

Secondly, you need to start your own thread rather than tagging on an old one where it will likely get overlooked. Go to the front page of the appropriate board (probably Find Ancestors) and click "Add Topic". Would be a good idea to read the "Help Clinic" link under TOOLS over on the left of these pages to get an idea of how to get the best results for your request.

Good luck.


Graham Report 28 Jun 2013 17:24

I'm not looking for anybody in Australia.


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Jun 2013 17:43


Australia is like Canada .............

a) records are kept province by province (or state by state), so you have to know where someone lived.

b) both countries have MUCH stricter privacy rules on when information such as bmds can be released to the public.

so, no matter which genealogical site you go to, you will find it more difficult to find and access records within the last 100 years.

FMP does have an Australian site, which seems OK.


Graham Report 27 Jun 2013 09:41

Thanks for the offer though :-)


Graham Report 27 Jun 2013 09:40

I don't think I actually have any close relatives in Australia to look up. All I meant was that, if I thought I did have family there and decided to sign up for the Australian site, I would expect to be able to research those family members there. It would be the same if I signed up for a site anywhere else. It would be to research possible relatives in that country.


Gai Report 27 Jun 2013 09:22


Australia has strict privacy laws so you won't see recent BMD's but if you need help just ask and we can have a look at what records are available.



Graham Report 26 Jun 2013 13:46

That sucks. If I went on an Australian site, it would be because I wanted to look at Australian records.


Gai Report 26 Jun 2013 10:09

There is no difference between the Uk and the Australian site as far as records go as they are exactly the same.

The only difference between the sites is we see advertising for Australian products.



SylviaInCanada Report 25 Jun 2013 22:19


those sites are basically the same as this one!!

when is acting up for me, I sign on with GR NZ or SA

The only difference is that if you sign up with GR Australia, you get billed in Australian $ not UK £

so it doesn't really help ................... you just get the same helpers, and more or less the same records


Graham Report 25 Jun 2013 21:13

If you scroll down to the bottom of the page (right down until you can't scroll down any further) there is a link to GR Australia and other GR sites. ;-)
I'll probably get told off now for advertising :-D


Gins Report 25 Jun 2013 17:18


Just go to the board you want to post on and click the Add Topic buttom which is situated towards the top right of the board.

Write your question in the white box that appears and then click Submit


phyllis Report 25 Jun 2013 17:04

Thanks for your reply Rose. Can thou tell me how to start my own thread? I shall be grateful for your help.


Nyx Report 13 Jun 2013 19:33

Welcome to the boards Phyllis, as this is an old thread you would do better to start your own and someone will try and help. :-)