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Searching for a Death in Australia

I have a Edna Smith born Sep 1812 who past away in 2000's, she had emigrated to Australia back in 1962 ish. She lived with her Daughter Shirley Fountain in Brisbane. Edna had previously been married to a George Fountain before leaving England. Her maiden name was Tatley.

Can someone look up a death record for her for me.


Stephen Smith

3 comment(s), latest 5 years, 7 months ago

Searching for Smith ancestors, anyone research these family members

I have a George Smith born 1880, William Henry Smith 1897 and Frederick 1900, all born in Nottingham . They lived with their mother Rebecca Smith nee Chaplain in Nottingham in 1911, I have this from the 1911 Census. They have a brother Albert which I know about (I am a decendant).

Is anyone researching Smith's which may help me trace their ancestors.

I know some about the Chaplain's it is the Smith's I am having trouble with.


Stephen Smith

Searching Makings in Suffolk changing surnames from Meakins

I have Fancis Meakins 1803 - 6 married to Lettice 1808 -11 (maiden name not known). I don't know when they were married, it woulf be about 1829. They had 6 children bewteen 1830 and 1850, one being Henry Makings, who I written about previously.

1841 census Meakins
1851 census Makins
1861 census Makings
1871 census Meakings and Makings

I believe Francis's father is Robert Makings (or similar spelling) 1761 born in Stanton. I do not know the name of his wife or when they got married.

How do you search for persons born before 1800's? I can only find family search web site, but this is not complete yet and doesn't contain the persons I am looking for.

Can any one help?


Stephen Smith

1 comment(s), latest 7 years ago

Seeking information on Frances Allaway

Francis Allaway born in quarter Dec 1890 daughter of William & Louisa. To my knowledge Frances was never married.

She had a son, Francis Sydney T Allaway in October 1913 in Cinderford. It is unknown who the father is.

She also had a daugheter, Evelyn around 1925. I can't seem to find her birth record. I understand she was registered as Evelyn Hawes/Howes. It is unknown who her father is. It is most probably that Evelyn and Francis have different fathers.

I understand that Evelyn married a Leslie/Lesley Evans. I can not trace the marriage.

I don't believe they had any children.


Stephen Smith

2 comment(s), latest 7 years ago

Trouble finding census's

I am finding on numerous occasions that one or more census's can't be found during my research. There may be many reasons why this may be the case; such as mis-spelt surname or christian names, incorrect data entry, no entry given. But there is another reason being census records destroyed by fire or similar fate.

It's the latter I am inquiring about. Are there any details of what census records are not available. If there is, then I could refer to the list to save many hours searching for something I will never find. It will also indicate that I could continue searching.

Thanks in antisipation


6 comment(s), latest 3 years, 1 month ago