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Are genealogists really closet history buffs?

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,

As you research your family tree, I'm sure you are finding that you have to re-learn your history again. But instead of dusting the covers off your old tomes in the bookcase, why not stare into cyberspace ... and see all the libraries in the world with the click of a mouse.

TOP FIVE:-

The History Channel

World History Timeline

e History - World History Timelines

Camelot Village - Britain's Heritage & History

Giant World History Timeline Chart

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Atlas of the Human Journey - The Genographic Project

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,

Below is a link to National Geographic which is a well-known and trusted source of information worldwide. But what has this got to do with genealogy I hear you ask? Well, go grab a cuppa and sit back and have an enjoyable time viewing the story of man:-

National Geographic

And if this grabs your interest, you may very well wish to participate in their genographic project.

The cost is very reasonable at under $100 and is the cheapest DNA testing I've seen on the net so far.

Allycat.

Augustavus PETERSEN of Smalem, Sweden and Cordelia Martha VALENTINE of Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji

For username: Fijianbanshee

Augustavus PETERSEN (also known as Gustav) was born about 1836 Smalem, Sweden according to records held online at FamilySearch. He married 3rd September 1861 at Lomaloma, Vanlia Balavu, Lau, Fiji, to Cordelia Marthar VALENTINE. Augustavus PETERSEN died August 1885, Fiji, Pacific Islands.

There is an IGI individual record at familysearch.org for Cordelia Martha VALENTINE and it states that she was born 7 June 1843 Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji, Pacific Islands, died 31 JAN 1915 Naselesele, Taveuni, Fiji, Pacific Islands, and was buried 1 FEB 1915 Naselesele, Taveuni, Fiji, Pacific Islands.

I have found another conflicting birth record for Cordelia also at familysearch.org - it has birth: 7 JUN 1841 Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji, Pacific Islands, death: 1 FEB 1915 Naselesele, Tavenui, Fiji, Pacific Islands.

Cordelia was the daughter of William VALENTINE@@ born abt 1815 Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji, Pacific Islands and a Fijiian woman, Kasanita LIKUTABUA##, who was born abt 1820 Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji, Pacific Islands. Record states that they had married abt 1840 Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji, Pacific Islands.

##Also known as Adi Kasinita Likutabua of Varata Tailevu, Fiji.
@@Website link below states that William VALENTINE was an American.

Augustavus & Cordelias children were:-

1.William PETERSEN;
2.Pethric Albertina PETERSEN;
3.Elizabeth PETERSEN;
4.George PETERSEN;
5.Edward ETERSEN;
6.Thomas Ernest PETERSEN;**
7.Frank PETERSEN;
8.Albert PETERSEN.

It is known that Augustavus PETERSEN travelled to the Pacific from Sweden in the mid 1800s with a brother who settled in Australia. It is probable that he came to Fiji as a sea Captain and was a blackbirder who kidnapped and sold slaves.

No other information is known about him prior to his coming to Fiji {possibly because of his questionable occupation}.



Do these family names, locations ring any bells with anyone?


INTERESTING WEBSITES:-

Tovu Tovu Resort - mentions the PETERSEN and VALENTINE families

American and British Claims Arbitration Tribunal: Fiji Land ... - mentions William Valentine and his two brothers - half castes by an etc.

CousinConnect.com

FijiGenWeb

RootsWeb MessageBoards - Oceania - Fiji - Valentine family

Fiji Mailing Lists - browse archives, join the list

Page of Fijiian Websites

Australia - BDM's CHIPCHASE in State/Colony of New South Wales

BIRTHS 1788 to 1906

Registration No./Last Name/Given Name/Parents Given Name/District
V1845793 30A/1845 CHIPCHASE, JOHN parents: JOHN & ANN
V1848117 33A/1848 CHIPCHASE, ANN parents: JOHN & ANN
V18516969 45C/1851 CHIPCHASE (MALE), parents: JOHN & ANN
V1851590 51/1851 CHIPCHASE (MALE) DECEASED parents: JOHN & ANN

DEATHS 1788 to 1976

V18512501 102/1851 CHIPCHASE, INFANT
V1845255 30B/1845 CHIPCHASE, JOHN INFANT
4276/1892 CHIPCHASE, HART parents names: UNKNOWN & UNKNOWN, PARRAMATTA
11462/1906 CHIPCHASE, HARRY 23 YRS SYDNEY, SYDNEY
33417/1958 CHIPCHASE, DOROTHY parents: JOHN & UNKNOWN, BELMONT
15235/1964 CHIPCHASE, ERNEST LINDMAN parents: ARTHUR EDWARD & DOROTHY, BELMONT
30639/1965 CHIPCHASE, ARTHUR EDWARD parents: THOMAS & ELIZABETH ANN, NEWCASTLE
15669/1964 CHIPCHASE, JOHN parents: ARTHUR & DOROTHY, BELMONT
290/1950 CHIPCHASE, JOHN HENRY parents: JOHN HENRY & DELIA, SYDNEY
16805/1926 CHIPCHASE, EDITH A parents: WILLIAM & ANNIE, SYDNEY
15385/1970 CHIPCHASE, MARIE parents: FREDERICK & MARTHA, NEWCASTLE
106785/1976 CHIPCHASE, FREDERICK parents: ARTHUR EDWARD & DOROTHY

MARRIAGES 1788 TO 1956

22012/1955 CHIPCHASE, JOHN HENRY parents: THOMPSON & JOAN, BONDI
172/1928 CHIPCHASE, JOHN H and AIKEN, DOREEN A, SYDNEY
7742/1937 CHIPCHASE, ERNEST LINDMEN and HARVEY, FLORENCE JOYCE ALLISON, MAYFIELD
26603/1940 CHIPCHASE, FREDERICK and SHOESMITH, MARIE, NEWCASTLE
8069/1941 CHIPCHASE, JOHN HENRY and WALSH, VIOLET ELIZABETH, CHATSWOOD
6518/1942 CHIPCHASE, STANLEY and JULIAN, HAZEL DELORES, TAMWORTH
1403/1945 CHIPCHASE, ROBERT and MARSHALL, ELIZABETH, BELMONT
18711/1950 CHIPCHASE, THOMAS WILLIAM and PURCELL, MARJORIE MABEL, RYDE
776/1868 ROCHESTER, ROBERT and CHIPCHASE, ANN, SYDNEY
2489/1914 MACNAUGHTON, JAMES R and CHIPCHASE, DELIA, CANTERBURY

SOURCE: NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Australia - RATHBONE families in Queensland 1829 to 1914

Queensland Historical Index Search

BIRTHS 1829 to 1914

Reg # Family name Given name Fathers given names Mothers names

1905/C007944 Rathbone Thelma Gwendoline Edwin Joseph Ann Eliza Miller

1893/C010276 Rathbone Ida Elvina Thomas Herbert Mary Alice Jaggard

1892/C011441 Rathbone Richard Richard Hannah Mary Oldam

1891/C010508 Rathbone Thomas Josiah Leslie Thomas Herbert Mary Alice Jaggard

1901/C008330 Rathbone Grace Evelyn Edwin Joseph Anna Eliza Miller

1898/C009831 Rathbone Alice Doreen Thomas Herbert Mary Alice Jaggard

1897/C006965 Rathbone Arthur Richard Hannah Mary Oldham

1899/C008173 Rathbone Blanche May Edwin Joseph Anna Eliza Miller

1896/C008288 Rathbone George Leslie Edwin Joseph Ann Eliza Miller

1896/C009692 Rathbone William Francis Albert Thomas Herbert Mary Alice Jaggard

1891/C009264 Rathbone Elsie Frances Edwin Joseph Anna Eliza Miller

1883/C002457 Rathbone Alice Maud Edwin Joseph Anna Eliza Muller

1884/C002285 Rathbone William Edwin Edwin Joseph Anna Eliza Miller

1887/C005818 Rathbone Mabel Richard Thomas Hannah Mary Oldham

1887/C007353 Rathbone Robert James Edwin Joseph Anna Eliza Miller

1887/C009460 Rathbone Irene Maud Thomas Herbert Mary Alice Jaggard

1889/C008248 Rathbone Frederick Joseph Edwin Joseph Anna Eliza Miller

1889/C010263 Rathbone Muriel Elizabeth Thomas Herbert Mary Alice Jaggard

DEATHS 1829 to 1914

Reg # Family name Given name Fathers given names Mothers names

1895/C000864 Rathbone Gilbert John Moor - - ** born England aged 21 years

MARRIAGES 1829 to 1914

Reg # Subjects family name Subjects given names Other party's names

1903/B002685 Rathbone Lillian William Henry Anderson

1913/B014026 Rathbone Alice Maud Ernest William Friederichs

1914/B015663 Rathbone Richard Alice Pitts

1900/C001423 Rathbone Emily Samuel Frederick Walker

1911/C001916 Rathbone Florence Arthur Batten

1914/C003007 Rathbone Ida Elvira Arthur Sidney Williams

1912/C002989 Rathbone Irene Maud Wilfred Flexmore Hudson

1911/C001933 Rathbone Mabel Herbert Tangney Rapkins

1877/B005672 Rathbone Mary Charles Eaton

1882/C000404 Rathbone Edwin Joseph Anna Eliza Muller

1886/C001514 Rathbone Thomas Herbert Mary Alice Jaggard

AUSTRALIA NSW & QLD: Looking for connections with Catherine Mary CANTWELL and John GORDON

John GORDON (Snr) married Catherine Mary CANTWELL* abt 1859 and they had at least one known child, John Francis GORDON (Jnr) born 25/7/1860 Picton NSW Australia, died 29/8/1924 aged 64 years. Both sets of parents' names unknown at this stage.

*Catherine Mary CANTWELL was somehow related to my ancestor Patrick CANTWELL (gg grandfather) 1827-1875 who was a former coalminer in Clough, Co.Kilkenny, Ireland and emigrated to Australia in 1851 with other family members aboard the 'Garland'. They followed James CANTWELL 1797-1857 who was previously transported to Australia in 1834 aboard ship 'James Laing'. His son, Patrick CANTWELL was a goldminer and may have been in QLD perhaps say 1851-1853. [More info available.]

John GORDON (Jnr) married at Charleville QLD Australia in Feb 1890 to Hannah Jane LYNCH born Charleville 1/11/1870, died 29/4/1925 aged 54 years. Hannah was the daughter of Thomas LYNCH and Ellen MOLONEY.

John & Hannah GORDON had 9 children:-

1.Mary Catherine GORDON born 1892 Charleville QLD (spouse BARRON)
2.William John GORDON born 1894 Charleville QLD
3.Lillian May GORDON born 1896 Charleville QLD (spouse WARNER)
4.Gertrude Mabel GORDON born 1898 Charleville QLD (spouse HUDSON)
5.Thomas Francis GORDON born 1902 Gowrie Junction
6.Eileen Florence GORDON born 1907 Gowrie Junction (spouse HENRY)
7.Evelyn Grace GORDON born 1909 Oakey QLD (spouse BERGHOFFER)
8.Edward GORDON born 1910 Burton NSW
9.Thomas GORDON born 1913 Burton NSW, killed in action New Guinea 29/1/1943 W.X.14883.

Any response appreciated, and all information graciously received.

Regards, Allycat, Qld, Australia.

Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific...

Dear FamilyTreeCircle Members,- This link is to a website full of thousands of links to other websites. So many that I shall not even bother trying to mention here. Suffice to say it's absolutely brilliant if you are tracing ancestors/descendants in these regions.

FREE Databases on Australia, NZ and Pacifica

Allycat, Qld, Australia.

Australia/United Kingdom: Casualty Results LE BROCQ

SOURCE: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

In Memory of
Gunner DANIEL TALLAN LE BROCQ

3554, 13th Bde., Australian Field Artillery
who died age 21
on 18 July 1916
Son of Andrew James and Mary A. Le Brocq, of Eltham, Victoria, Australia. Native of Korumburra, Victoria.
Remembered with honour
RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX

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In Memory of
Private NORMAN EDWARD LE BROCQ

3080, 56th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
who died
on 27 March 1918
Son of John Henry and Susan Le Brocq, of 18, Park Avenue, Glennuntly Victoria, Australia. Native of Stawell, Victoria.
Remembered with honour
ST. POL BRITISH CEMETERY, ST. POL-SUR-TERNOISE

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In Memory of
Flight Lieutenant PETER LE BROCQ

130141, 144 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died age 19
on 21 July 1944
Son of Edward and Hazel Maud Le Brocq, of Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton.
Remembered with honour
ALFORD CEMETERY, LINCS.

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In Memory of
Civilian SUSAN ISOBEL LE BROCQ

Civilian War Dead
who died age 61
on 01 December 1940
of 24 Coventry Road. Daughter of Alfred and Isobel Le Brocq, of St. Helier, Jersey. in Coventry Road Shelter.
Remembered with honour
SOUTHAMPTON, COUNTY BOROUGH
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