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    Possibly the child would be given a new name,...

    Possibly the child would be given a new name, after all people acquire nicknames in life that end up being used instead of proper names, my first name was changed at two and a half and I can't...
  2. Well in an ideal world which Australia was not...

    Well in an ideal world which Australia was not always for some, it could be seen easy to join your family.
    In the early days unless you came from a wealthy or middleclass family. One sure way of...
  3. Now thats a really scary thought enough to put...

    Now thats a really scary thought enough to put you off researching for ever, so I will rename a file if it has the same name Thank you.
  4. Becoming agedi is not my ambition, I wouldn't...

    Becoming agedi is not my ambition, I wouldn't mind being able to store my information like a geni though
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    Interesting the fibs you find when doing family...

    Interesting the fibs you find when doing family research a second cousin of mine, grandfather made himself 15 years younger to get free passage overseas, even used that age when he married an 18 year...
  6. Curious gedcoms please tell me how they work

    Often when you go into someones site you see a tag asking if you want to download a gedcom.

    This is one of the areas I know nothing about.

    Has anyone downloaded a gedcom could they give me some...
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    I envy you, my pictures have been lost in...

    I envy you, my pictures have been lost in cyclones, left with friends with other possessions we treasured, who shifted and we shifted too, taken by a family member to show someone doing research and...
  8. My great grandmother use go to town, Cairns to...

    My great grandmother use go to town, Cairns to shop early in the morning from Queerie on the rail motor and then because she wanted to be home in time to make my great uncle tea, when he got home...
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    NO time machine to go back to the past

    Yes we often lived in places in outback Australia where there was no electricity. Some times for as long as two years at a time, that last place had water to the front of the section so we were able...
  10. Road Atlas walking with your fingers.

    The most useful book I have for family tree research is a Collins Road Atlas of Britain and Ireland given me as a present in 1997. I have found that family in the early days appear to start off in...
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    Ships that pass in the night

    Kathy let me see she was engaged in 1949 probably about 18 then most people get married at 21 I have a funny feeling she might have been 23 when she did so that would be 5 years later maybe 1954/5 I...
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    Characters that made life interesting.

    Yes I guess that was a long time ago as our country has always been forerunners in welfare reform (good and bad) in the mid 1920's when the first effects of the world economic depression was felt...
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    Kathy and Archie Cunningham Dundee

    Thank you everyone I am just realizing that my life is full of brick wall stepping stones I just never realized it till I joined this forum.
    Since 1964 I have been trying to find this family, when...
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    Still waiting

    Dont believe everything you are told the petrol companies were sending films around to my uncles engineering workshop in the early 1960's telling and showing us that by 1980 no fossil fuels would be...
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    The less you have the less you get

    What an interesting story, we lived in a house in Western Australia once where they put the panels on the wrong side of the roof so they were useless, maybe the plan was to have a cold shower on a...
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    Missed education

    Even today a lot of very clever people for a variety of reasons can't read or write, some but not all of them have very impressive signatures. Some look like a hen has scratched around on the paper...
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    watching from the sideline

    I have watched quite a few of these on TV and they look rather fun.

    A lot of people seem to have become part of historical villages where they work and produce goods and services in the way they...
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    You can change it, choose your favourite name or...

    You can change it, choose your favourite name or the equivelent of your own name in another language.

    What could be worse though than your husband wanting to name the newborn after his first girl...
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    What a wonderful story, just what I imagine might...

    What a wonderful story, just what I imagine might have happened in the past something to dream about.
    Quite often children were named after the area they were found in, an adopted cousin of my dads...
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    Nothing changes really just the era we live in,...

    Nothing changes really just the era we live in, some people know how to work the system to benefit themselves others dont.
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    Whats in a Name ? What about yours?

    I am continually surprised considering all the trouble that a lot of couples go to when deciding the name of their baby, by the fact that so many people, don't know why they got their name or its...
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    Remittance Men and Women

    Not all black sheep were convicts, it was very common to send remittance men and women often with their families overseas to get them away from the area where they had disgraced themselves.

    A...
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    quick rise to the top

    Gives a whole new meaning to upstairs maid doesn't it? At least she didn't abandon her children,totally leaving them on someones doorstep. I have often wondered if they might have picked the correct...
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    Whats in a name?

    Hi Colin
    This distant ancestor of yours unless she named her sons after her father, possibly named them after their father, they may even have the same father for all we know. Also as a compliment...
  25. Hi there Megan Just thought of an even more...

    Hi there Megan
    Just thought of an even more likely way your ancestors would have kept in touch or known about what was happening to their errant son or brother. Word of mouth, probably a lot more...
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