edgewater has been a Family Tree Circles member since Dec 2010. is researching the following names: WOOD, GARLAND, HOLLOWAY and 4 other(s).
Do you know which State/Territory?
Thanks for your response. Migrated 1910 lived at Cargo NSW and then to Sydney. Had 6 children
You need to obtain their Death Certificates. Should state how long in colony and give you other clues. See if there were any Wills.
State Records NSW keyname search type in 'Charles Wood'. I did a quick search and there are the following results, do the same then click undescored words in red box.
You searched for charles wood
Assisted Immigrants 8
convict exiles, 1846-50 1
Convict Index 12
Convict Pardons 6
Criminal Jurisdiction 3
Deposition Registers 2
Divorce Index 1
Gaol Photographs 4
Insolvency Index 2
Randwick Asylum 1
Register of Auriferous Leases 2
Registers of Firms 1
Registers of Police 3
NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages click left hand side 'search indexes'
Thank you. You have given me some very useful info Charles Wood was my father in law but I know almost nothing about him other than his immediate family etc and that he was killed in a railway accident about 1939. I will look into your suggestions asap.
You're welcome. If you contact the State Rail Authority of NSW (now known as RailCorp I'm sure you could request a personal employee history on your late father-in-law and no doubt plenty more info would be available considering he 'was killed in a railway accident'.
Regarding the railways - there would also be Government Gazettes that you could look through. Perhaps you could join your local family history group for 12 months membership so you could utilise their resources (and cut down on genealogy costs). Check out your library too.
Thanks for your suggestions. I'm afraid I can't afford to join anything these days as I am an aged pensioner and there is nothing left over these days I'm afraid. I had been working on my father's Ducth family for more than 20 years and it was quite expensive but I was able to go back to the early 1600's quite an achievement I felt. The Wood and Garland and Lawrence families are something I do just to fill a few hours. I am of course still interested and have quite a few questions about them but as much as I would like I just can't afford the expenses attached to these search. I do of course have a lot of infor given to me by family members relating back to the 1800's but am curious about more details. Thanks again for your help
Rootschat is FREE. Register as a new user, have same username 'edgewater' if not taken so others can find you if necessary. Scroll down to their 'Australia' childboard and post some lookup requests clearly stating the information you already have including your sources so as not to waste genealogists time which is very valuable.
There are Genforums for practically every surname out there (well almost) and there are ones for countries ... register as a new user if you wish to post topics. Holland Genealogy Forum and surnames HOLLOWAY Family Genealogy Forum for example.
RootsWeb hosted by ancestry is an enormous and valuable resource too. Learn how to use the website by reading getting started up the top. You can join a mailing list, search family trees, and check out the Message Boards for localities and/or surnames.
Perhaps it's time to think about putting your family tree online and sharing all your hard work. Geni has good privacy controls and you can invite your living relatives from all over the world to collaborate on the 'same' tree.
The Sydney Morning Herald 10th Jan 1939 p14.
Also, as mentioned by allycat I find Rootschat a great site that has answered many of my geanealogy questions.
Thank you for your respnse
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