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Query by McMac

On a hunch, I looked for a missing brother of my great-great-grandfather in Australia. I found a record of a William McDonnell who was the right age, transported aboard the Norwood in March of 1862. After his sentence, eh moved to Augusta, where my search has ended.

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on 2012-09-03 10:16:56

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by janilye on 2012-09-04 04:30:16

by McMac on 2012-09-04 08:53:34

This is fantastic!! I am very new to this kind of search, so I am grateful for your help.

My uncle has traced our family back to County Kildare, and William's parents ( William and Anne) are as far as he has been able to go. Apparently the parish records were moved to Dublin for safekeeping, but the courthouse burned and there went all the records. All the information we have on this William is a birth year. I had been told one of the brothers had disappeared without a trace (although my uncle says I have the wrong brother. But we know nothing about William, so I still say he's missing).

I think the only way to know if this is 'my' William is to find out where he was born or his parent's names. Do you know if there is a way to do that in Australia? The story I had is that the family farm had been sold, and one or more brothers remained to work the farm, and one disappeared. All I know is, we have information on marriages and children of all the brothers but William.

Where would you suggest I go from here? And thanks so much!

by janilye on 2012-09-04 16:23:06

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