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Thelma Swain nee Beck, Sydney Australia

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Anne Report 10 Apr 2013 21:39

I am trying to get a copy of a death notice for my cousin Thelma. She lived in Manley in Sydney. Whether she died in NSW I do not know. Her family came from Adelaide. She was married two may be three times. I believe a death notice appeared in one of the Sydney newspapers on 9th March 1979 but I cannot find it. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Anne Coletta


Gai Report 11 Apr 2013 11:10

Hi Anne,

Swain, Thelma Doreen (Becky)
March 6, 1979 dearly loved mother of Paul, Karen and Peter, loved daughter of Frederick and the late Mabel (Mabs) Beck, loved sister and sister in law of Ron and
Jean, Ken, Stan and Margaret. Loved aunt to Phillip, Gregory, Anthony and Angela.



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 11 Apr 2013 11:23


Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

If you wanted to purchase the certificate @ ASD 31, you can using the 'buy now' button from the search result.

Not sure if this will bring up the search result or not

If it doesn't go to

and repeat the search


Anne Report 11 Apr 2013 13:44

I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your help, another loose end sorted

Anne :-)


Valerie Report 12 Apr 2013 05:49

Hi Anne ...the 'Ryerson Index' (on-line) shows Thelma's death notice was in the 'Sydney Morning Herald 8/3/1979.
'Ryerson's will do a (free) 'look-up' of this notice.

The 'NSW State Library' (on-line) has an 'Ask a Librarian' service ...they too will check newspaper death notice/s (if given date).
They also check electoral rolls - past & present.

If you wanted an actual copy of her death cert. (which should give ALL her details) ..a 'transcription service' (on-line) will provide this for about $20.

Valerie (WA)


Aussietrish Report 12 Apr 2013 08:57

If you want to purchase a death certificate you can use a transcription agent and save a lot of money . I have used this lady and found her very proffessional

It will cost $18.00

The only difference is the transcribed one is in black and white. All the information is intact and exactly as the legal copy but cannot be used for legal purposes.
Wish I had known this when I started researching in Australia. you can get 2 transcribed certificates for the price of one legal cert.


Anne Report 12 Apr 2013 09:34

Thank you so much for all the help that has been given to me. I have been able to trace family members from all parts of South Australia and New South Wales. Can you imagine the party if we could all get together!!!

Thanks again

Anne :-)