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    Don't forget this, on the same page: "Nearly...

    Don't forget this, on the same page:

    "Nearly 60 million pages of digitised records are already published online, with new content added each week. Access to these records remains free of charge"....
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    Hi Stephanie, If the fellow survived the war,...

    Hi Stephanie,

    If the fellow survived the war, he most likely is in a battalion photo of officers taken in France in 1918. There seems to have been quite a lot of them taken, often more than one...
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    One of the least expensive methods of updating...

    One of the least expensive methods of updating your style would be changing your hairstyle, which cost virtually nothing - so any woman can wear a new hairstyle. The main difference between...
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    The portrait was taken in the 1870. The style of...

    The portrait was taken in the 1870. The style of the dress with frills and apron, and the hairstyle tells us that. Also the square border around the image was typical in the 1870s. In the 1880s it...
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    Hi Gerald, the clothes date somewhere between...

    Hi Gerald, the clothes date somewhere between 1900 and 1910. By 1914 big hair was out and women were wearing a less dressed/formal style. Standup collars went out in 1912, and big hats were in...
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    The young woman's jacket has the wider sleeves...

    The young woman's jacket has the wider sleeves popular in the 1890s, though still being worn after 1900. I would like to get a magnifying glass on the the back of her skirt, as there seems to be a...
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    I agree that both photos were taken in the 1890s,...

    I agree that both photos were taken in the 1890s, but I would veer towards the beginning of the decade. In the 1880s ladies' hair styles were fairly severe, with hair parted in the middle and pulled...
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    Finding people in passenger indexes can be...

    Finding people in passenger indexes can be dependent on their economic status. Poorer passengers with an assisted passage were carefully documented. People who did not qualify for assistance, ie,...
  9. Most local libraries would have free access to...

    Most local libraries would have free access to Ancestry and Find My Past and various other useful databases. Very easy access for most people, unless you are in regional Australia.
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    The usual place to check addresses is in the...

    The usual place to check addresses is in the Sands & McDougall Post Office Directories, which lists alphabetically and also by suburb and street. The State Library of Victoria has these digitised at...
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    Although you found a mirror which fits the round...

    Although you found a mirror which fits the round space, this piece is so clearly a patriotic piece intended to highlight the service of a man of the household. I can't help thinking that the mirror...
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    The clothing is typical for the 1880s, with the...

    The clothing is typical for the 1880s, with the narrow cut of the man's and the woman's jacket, the sloped shoulder line, the man's short hair, sidewhiskers and droopy moustache. I think I can see...
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    Mon. Inscriptions, St Alphege's, Greenwich

    Hello folks,

    I have found a record of a burial for a Mary Buckley in the registers of St Alphege's, Greenwich. This occurred in 1855 and she was aged 75. There is also a death in the Greenwich...
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    Thank you Brabazon, that is very interesting to...

    Thank you Brabazon, that is very interesting to learn. As time has passed and the book I was helping with now been published - only in 2016 - I can now reveal the purpose of my inquiry was to learn...
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    Those hats in the front row are a particular...

    Those hats in the front row are a particular style which you may be able to research further. The brim is short in front and wide at the sides, downturned. I think this dates to the late 1920s, but...
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    You should go back to an earlier prediction of...

    You should go back to an earlier prediction of early 1880s. In the 1870s women's hair was very elaborate and even women in the provinces could copy pictures from newspapers. They tended to wear it...
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    The curved corners of the mountboard indicate the...

    The curved corners of the mountboard indicate the photo was taken in the 1880s. The clothing is consistent with that period as well. The man's sloped shoulderline, the narrow cut of the coat, which...
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    If you re-read my message you will see that I...

    If you re-read my message you will see that I gave you the information from Log of Logs. I don't imagine it would be online - it would still be under copyright, unless some sort of deal was done...
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    Was Thomas Lindsay the class of person who could...

    Was Thomas Lindsay the class of person who could pay a substantial sum for a passage to Port Phillip? Do you think he arrived with a bit of capital?

    That aside, the usual place to look for...
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    Just remembered I have the 1847 Port Phillip...

    Just remembered I have the 1847 Port Phillip Gazette on CD, and there I found:

    No. 12. December, 31st, 1846.
    POST OFFICE, MELBOURNE.
    LIST of letters lying in this Post Office, unclaimed,...
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    The Bounty migrants are the ones most likely to...

    The Bounty migrants are the ones most likely to be named on a list, seeing someone had to be paid for their arrival - but who is to know if the list survived?

    If Lindsay was a Bounty migrant, it...
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    A lot of arrivals to Port Phillip before and...

    A lot of arrivals to Port Phillip before and after 1842 were by coastal vessels. If you haven't checked the offline indexes you should probably do that. And keep in mind that a lot of the arrivals...
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    Neither William nor Elizabeth Chick are buried at...

    Neither William nor Elizabeth Chick are buried at the Coburg Cemetery, (but you can check other cemeteries here https://www.gmct.com.au/deceased-search.aspx ). The Frenches are buried in the...
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    Thanks geneius, but you are covering old ground...

    Thanks geneius, but you are covering old ground now. I just needed help with that specific task of working out how to locate that address in 1871.

    Happy New Year, everyone!
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    Hi Peter, I did indeed find it there, though I...

    Hi Peter,

    I did indeed find it there, though I found it by looking for the neighbors. It was in Kentish Town (which I would never thought of looking in) - and I still can't figure out how to find...
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