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Looking for parents names of Vida Christina Mooney (nee Baker ) from Tingha. N.S.W.

Journal by sla45435

I'am the grandaugher of Vida Christina born about 1882 - married Alan John Mooney. First son was my father Allan David Mooney. My maiden name was Sheilagh Mooney. Allan David Mooney was my father. He was born in Tingha. N.S.W. on 4th March, 1905. I'am just starting to reseach my family history.

My Grandparents had 8 children, they lived at Waratah, Newcastle and in their retirement years, they lived at Killaben Bay. Lake Macquarie. N.S.W.
My father was a builder in Newcastle, N.S.W and he had a nickname of Blue Mooney.
Would love to hear from relatives of Vida Christina Mooney (nee Baker ) and Alan John Mooney - who, might be able to help me in my research about my family.
signed: Sheilagh La Greca ( nee Mooney )

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on 2007-04-02 09:01:03

sla45435 , from Upper Coomera. Queensland. 4209 Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2007. is researching the following names: MOONEY, BAKER, BAKERMOONEYMCLEANLAGRECA.

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by sla45435 on 2007-04-02 09:12:41

Looking forward to (hopefully ) hearing from someone ( who might be related to me ) in future.
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to list my little article on your "Website"
Would appreciate your help in how to go about - continuing my research in future.

As I'am still learning how to send photo of myself to you. Have to get my daughter to do this for me - and, show me how to do this.
My question? Could I send the photo later - perhaps - in couple days?
Thanks, Sheilagh La Greca

by sla45435 on 2007-04-02 09:15:24

Looking forward to checking your Records each day.

by allycat on 2007-04-02 13:17:38

Dear Sheilagh, Hi there and welcome.

If you have a look here, I think I've found your grandmother's birth record, free to search on the web:-

25382/1882 BAKER, VIDA parents names: DAVID D & ANN M at BUNDARRA

NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages - Birth Record

32197/1965 MOONEY, VIDA parents names: DAVID & ANNIE at LAMBTON

NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages - Death Record

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I would highly recommend that you purchase your father's Birth Certificate if you haven't a copy already. Link below.

Buy Now - Birth Certificates - Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages NSW

Looks like your grandparents married in 1903 at Bundurra.

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If you goto this website link, it is to another free site.
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What to do here is, signup as a free member at their homepage. Click on the EMIGRANTS TO AUSTRALIA board. Post a new topic (like a journal here). Try and find out the full names and birth records of your father's siblings and where/when they were born. With genealogy we generally start with ourselves and work backwards trying to obtain as many records as we can on each member in our family tree building upon layers of information so as to build all the branches and create the bigger picture. Photos are fantastic too.

Think about how you are going to store all your information as you will soon be overwhelmed, believe it or not.

Some people go out and spend $ on software packages like 'FamilyTreeMaker', however this is not necessary as there at lots of great FREE stuff. Search here on familytreecircles in the top right-hand corner for 'free', 'freebies', 'newbies', and 'PAF' and have a read of journals I have submitted.

Have fun,
Alison from South East QLD, Australia.

by sla45435 on 2007-04-02 23:18:50

To Editor South East Qld, Australia

Hi Alison,
Many thanks! I'am so excited - so nice of you to check for me. I'll send for certificates of my father and grandparents. Will have fun following all your suggestions. My smart eldest daughter is coming down this afternoon - to tutor me on how to do lots on my computer. Looking forward to continuing researching my family - families infuture.
Best Regards,

by sla45435 on 2007-04-06 02:44:07

Hi ! Have found parents names of Vida Mooney. Please Edit this journal. Yesterday, friday, I received a reply back from my cousin Nel- who has some documents:- ex: Birth Certificates, etc. Awaiting mail, next week.

by jennytoso on 2014-08-01 00:30:16

DENNIS MOONEY was born in Kings County Ireland on the 29th November in 1840 and he was only 12 months old when he arrived in Australia with his parents in the assisted immigrant programme aboard the ship Joseph Cunard in 1941. At age 15 he won a court case against Patrick Maid who had stolen 3 pound off him. His father, sister Jane and brother John were also called as witnesses in court for the hearing. Dennis worked all his life as a labourer in a variety of jobs.

He married CHRISTINA MOONEY nee MCDONALD when he was 31 and together they had three children. The wedding was held in the Catholic Church at Myall River in Port Stephens NSW on the 29th November in 1872. Her siblings Donald and Catherine were the witnesses at the ceremony. Christina was born in 1833 in Inverness Shire Scotland and died on 28th July 1914 at Tinga in New South Wales. Her Father was ALLAN MCDONALD who lived from 1790 1876 and her Mother was ANN MCDONALD who lived from 1805 - 1888.

i. ANN JANE KENNEDY nee MOONEY b. 25th Aug 1874 Invelell; d. Dec 21st 1965, Ashfield NSW aged 91.
Married FREDERICK WALTER KENNEDY m. 1901. b 1880 Invernell; d. 1940 Lismore aged 60.
ii. DANIEL MOONEY b. 1876; d. 1936 Mayfield NSW aged 60.
iii. JOHN ALLAN MOONEY b. 23rd Sep 1878Tingha NSW; d. 23rd Sep 1955 Newcastle Hospital NSW aged 77.
Married VIDA MOONEY nee BAKER m. 1903. b. 1882 Bundarra NSW; d. 1965 Newcastle aged 83.

In his late 30s Dennis is registered as living at Invernell but by the time he turned 60 he was living in Tingha NSW. The last registered address for Daniel was when he was aged 74 and his mail was going to C/- Public School, Moor Creek, Tamworth, NSW.

Dennis died in 1929 of chronic myocarditis and senility aged 89 in the Newcastle Hospital in New South Wales. His body was interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sandgate, NSW, Australia. Christina had preceded him passing away at age 80 in 1914

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