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help!!!!! australian genealogists

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angela

angela Report 6 Dec 2012 22:16

i'm stuck!!
I'm looking for living relatives of Kenneth Harold Reginald Martin. born 1926, medway, kent. died 1985 australia, wanneroo. he married sybil p king in 1945. 2nd marriage to margaret howard in 1973. he left for australia. i need help tracking any living cousins i may have.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 7 Dec 2012 00:39

According to Findmypast his first marriage was in 1949 not 1945 and there are too many Martin/King births to be certain which may be their children.

Kath. x

Lynski

Lynski Report 7 Dec 2012 05:27

Have you tried Search All Trees under the Search button above?

You can put the names of the family in and see if anyone else has them.

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.

I would suggest that you delete the automatic message about looking at their tree. Most members will not open their trees to you until a connection has been established so just type your own message about who you think you may have in common.

Reggie

Reggie Report 7 Dec 2012 10:13

Who registered his death?

Did Sybil die? Or were they divorced?

Reggie

Reggie Report 7 Dec 2012 10:16

Is this the right Sybil?

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Birth Date: 1 Oct 1924
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1971
Age at Death: 47
Registration district: Maidstone
Inferred County: Kent
Volume: 5f
Page: 1438

Reggie

Reggie Report 7 Dec 2012 10:17

Have you tried looking yourself for possible children on freebmd?

Reggie

Reggie Report 7 Dec 2012 10:20

Name: Sybil P King
Spouse Surname: Martin
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1949
Registration district: Hatfield
Inferred County: Hertfordshire
Volume Number: 4b
Page Number: 73
Find Spouse:

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Dec 2012 10:52

There is a well documented tree on Ancestry owned by Paula Watson. She lives in the USA.

A message she posted on another site
http://goo.gl/Z9IJK

“I will be grateful for any help in locating this man, my dear mother-in-law's brother, who left England c1954 and is buried in Perth. She is 90 now and has no information about his last decades. She thinks he married twice and had a daughter, c 1960, in Western Australia.”
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She has his death details as
Date 2 May 1985
Location Como, Perth, Australia
Description
Kenneth Harold Reginald MARTIN of Como, Perth WA; Aged 59 MEMORIALISED AT KARRAKATTA CEMETERY; MC SECTION Cemetery Garden, Wall or Path Site 6 Position 0030

Unfortunately, you can’t apply for the death certificate until 30 years after the event – 2015.

If you were to contact them, it’s possible that the Cemetery will provide you limited details of his internment.

Paula also posted on the Ancestry message boards in July of this year
http://goo.gl/2Zssr

“ X thinks he married both times in the UK. I have found a Margaret Martin living at his address in 1977 and 1980 and think she is Wife #2. I find them at 79 Quarkum Street, Wanneroo during those years. The daughter's name is Sally/Sallie and she was probably born c 1963.”

It might be worth contacting Paula and see if you can pool resources.

angela

angela Report 7 Dec 2012 11:25

all the info you have found is what i have found. paula watson is the american cousins family i have just found. wanted to try genes reunited to see if it through up anything new. we don't know if kenneth had children. if he did then it means i may have many more cousins alive in australia. thank you for all your hard work x :-D

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Dec 2012 11:32

Edit your title to include Australia - someone with better resources/knowledge maybe able to help ;-)

At least Paula looks as if she has done a lot of the ground work...and you have a new branch to explore. The US records don't have the same privacy restrictions - it can be quite scarey at times!!!

Reggie

Reggie Report 7 Dec 2012 11:42

There is only one possible UK birth for the daughter named by Paula........in 1960, in Camberwell, with second initial 'P'....

She could, of course, be the daughter of the second wife from a previous marriage/relationship

If the man re-married in 1973 in the UK, he couldn't have fathered a child in Australia in 1960.

Angela..........

Use freebmd!

angela

angela Report 7 Dec 2012 11:42

thank you and if you find they had children then please let me know x

angela

angela Report 7 Dec 2012 11:43

thank you and if you find they had children then please let me know x

Reggie

Reggie Report 7 Dec 2012 11:46

Try looking for them yourself...............................

Did you READ my post?

angela

angela Report 7 Dec 2012 11:52

i did read your post and i did try looking on the bmd. i only found a ronald j martin and no sally or sallie. i am new to all this and only stumbled across paula when i googled their names. until a few weeks ago, i only knew of a brother on my dads side, and thats all i've known. tried to find the rest of the family for paula and my uncle ron because i think it will make them smile x

angela

angela Report 7 Dec 2012 11:52

i did read your post and i did try looking on the bmd. i only found a ronald j martin and no sally or sallie. i am new to all this and only stumbled across paula when i googled their names. until a few weeks ago, i only knew of a brother on my dads side, and thats all i've known. tried to find the rest of the family for paula and my uncle ron because i think it will make them smile x

Reggie

Reggie Report 8 Dec 2012 20:56

The birth which MAY be Sally is too recent for freebmd............

I'll send it by PM

angela

angela Report 9 Dec 2012 00:24

thank you so much for your help. you've been amazing xx :-D