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McIntyre Family Tree - GLEN INNES, NSW, Australia branch

Journal by abigail2

Hello, and welcome to my journal. My name is Abigail McIntyre and I am building this family tree for my children. Any assistance will be graciously considered. Especially tips to make this journal more interesting.

We all have to start somewhere, so I have decided to start with my husband's father, Colin Alexander McIntyre (1), my children's grandfather. CAM (1)was born in Glen Innes, NSW, Australia, about 1924. He married my husband's mother, Dorothy Joan Patterson, at Liverpool, NSW, on December 27, 1946. At the time of his marriage Colin was 32, a maintenance engineer, living at Kogarah, on Rocky Point Road. Unfortunately, Colin and Joan were separated before my husband's 2nd birthday. Colin died in Queensland, in 1986. As my husband was estranged from his father for most of his life, family details on his father's side are mostly hearsay. His mother and her parents are also deceased. My husband and my two sons are the only males left of our generation to carry on the McIntyre family name.

I know Colin (CAM 1) had brothers, so we can assume my husband may have male cousins and uncles, etc., he has never met. Colin was a soldier when he was young, and fought in World War 2. I would like to hear from any soldiers who served with him in Papua New Guinea.
Colin was reputed to be an excellent marksman and agriculturist.
I was told Colin studied agriculture at Sydney University, and was known to raise experimental crops, including tomatoes, among others.

Getting information has been frustrating.

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on 2008-07-04 06:28:29

abigail2 , from Cambridge Gardens, NSW, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jul 2008. is researching the following names: MCINTYRE, PARKER, MOFFAT and 12 other(s).

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by allycat on 2008-07-06 16:37:10

I think I found something!!! Look at the second and third entries ...

The National Archives of Australia

You can actually order copies of these records for a small fee.


by abigail2 on 2008-07-06 17:00:13

You certainly did! Now I have documents confirming family stories. Not just hearsay.

Thanks again allycat. You are brilliant!

by abigail2 on 2008-07-24 21:19:01

Just wanted to let everyone know that a cousin i had never met before saw my posts and responded. We have been in contact via email and telephone.
Cousin put us in touch with an aunt - last surviving relative of father's generation. We are planning to visit her in the near future.


by allycat on 2008-07-24 22:13:31

Very happy for you both.

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