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michael bowskill, shane gibbons, cindi gibbons

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natalie Report 27 May 2011 13:51

please help me people!!!!
this is such a confusing story but will try to keep it short.
shane gibbons (female) started a thread searching for michael bowskill.
he was born in england in 1939. his mother was freda (elizabeth) bland who married george bowskill.
michael bowskill married linda woodcraft in england and migrated to australia with her.
he later divorced linda and had a child with shane (female) gibbons, her name was cindi born 1970 or 1971.

shane has since started athread searching for michael bowskill (cindi's father). i am also michael bowskills daughter (born 1980 in ballina nsw australia)

i found her posts and have tried to contact her via this site to NO AVAIL!!!

i have also sent her private msg's that have gone unread...

if anyone can PLEASE help me or provide any information, i would be forever in your debt..

i have tried every other avenue, (including contacting the police) to find them.

every response will be reply'd to..

does anyone know of shane or cindi gibbons???????????????
however small your information may be,,,,, please help me. regards, natalie gibbons.


jax Report 24 Nov 2013 23:02

Hi Michael welcome to the boards

As Natalie posted this two years ago she may not be checking for replies now.

Click on her name and send a private message, if her email address is still the same she will be notified


PricklyHolly Report 26 Nov 2013 09:18

Hi Michael

I communicated with Shane and Cindi and after reading this thread back in 2011, i then communicated with Natalie.

I do know that the three of them were in contact with each other after that and they are aware that Michael passed away.

Do click on Natalie's name as i am sure she will be interested in any information you have regarding Michael.

As Michael is a new member i will send him a PM.


Ebbie Report 28 Nov 2013 23:06

Hi mike,
Has Linda been i touch with her brother?
It appears that Linda's brother and his daughter Susanna have been searching for her.


Locator Report 30 Nov 2013 00:26

Hi Mike

I have to say if you do decide to send Natalie a private message as suggested, could you please choose your words more carefully, after all you do not know what kind of relationship this lady had with her father, she was born some twelve years after the episode you are speaking of, her father could well have become a different person from the one your wife knew, also it is unfair that he is not alive to be able to speak up for himself..


jax Report 30 Nov 2013 01:39


Looks like Michael deleted :-S


Locator Report 30 Nov 2013 08:12

Genesreunited took it out once it had been reported...


jax Report 30 Nov 2013 13:03

So the post was still there at 00.26 and was reported and removed by GR before 01.39 ??

Have GR started working nights now :-)


Locator Report 30 Nov 2013 18:11

If you are referring to the the time of my posted my comment, Mike's comment was not there when I posted my comment, why let it bother you anyway, as long as the very strongly worded post is not there to cause distress to this man's daughter.


jax Report 30 Nov 2013 18:19

If there was no comment there, why have you replied to him?

I was just confused when it came up in my threads (as you can see I had posted before) that there was no Michael post

Sorry to have asked you what I thought was a sensible question


Locator Report 30 Nov 2013 18:39

Sensible question about what exactly, come to that what was your question, I comment when something occurs to me, when I read it is beside the point.

As long as I do my best to save this ladies feelings, who does what when does not matter....

I was not 'replying to him' I was appealing to him that should he do as suggested he should possibly choose his words more carefully.

It is a shame that what he wrote was left up there several days before being reported, sad that people are quick to report when a post is repeated, yet no one thought to have that taken down....


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 Dec 2013 12:29

Regardless of the why or wherefores - did anyone contact Michael off board while his post was still up?

From what I remember, it was the only post he had made on this site. With his post gone, it will be rather difficult to find him to send a PM unless he also has a tree on here.


patchem Report 3 Dec 2013 17:54


PricklyHolly said that they would send Michael a pm.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 Dec 2013 22:04

Ah right - thank you. I'd missed that :-)


PricklyHolly Report 7 Dec 2013 12:25

I sent messages to Michael and Natalie.

Natalie's is still unopened.....Michael opened his but i didn't receive a reply.