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SAWERS - Mystery of a mother and 2 children - Melbourne

Desperately trying to solve this family puzzle....

My grandmother was born Beryl Eliza Sarah SAWERS in Bendigo April 1895. Her brother Norman Stocks SAWERS and sister Harriet Robina SAWERS are simply a mystery, it's like they vanished!

All I can confirm is their DOB, and the fact they were both alive when my grandmother was born.

For reason's I can't explain, their father Henry James SAWERS left Australia (sometime between 1896 and 1904) and settled/ ...
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Is anybody living in Pretoria South Africa, able to visit the National Archives to photograph or copy a file for me?
I'm trying to find if the relative concerned had any descendants. I have the file reference from the Deceased Estates Index.
In return, I should be able to do the same from the UK's National Archive.
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Closed records at National Archives

My 2x great-grandfather was naturalized in 1933, and originally a German citizen. I have searched for his individual records on the National Archives website, but it says his records are sealed and closed from the public for 100 years, and will not be opened until 2034.

I was just wondering if anyone knew why his records might be sealed? I can only think that it is because he was previously a German citizen and was ...
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Charles Aldham

Hello. I am struggling to find an ancestor. His name was Charles Aldham and he was mentioned in the Wedding Certificate of his daughter in 1873. His daughters name was Mary Aldham and on the wedding certificate his occupation was that of a traveller.
Mary married Walter Welsby on June 5th 1873.

Any help would be great fully appreciated.
Also, what sort of occupation was a traveller?

Thanks Jon
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Emmigration from Germany (Pre-WW1)


I am struggling to trace my German/Polish roots through my 2x great-grandfather, Richard Wolff. (The surname could also have been spelt Woolf or Woolfe.)

I have his naturalization certificate which says he was born in Festenburg, Silesia, Germany, which is now Twadogora, Poland. It also says his parents were Sicbalus Wolff and Louise Richter. He wasn't Naturalized until 1938, and his children were born in Cornwall in 1905 and 1907. His also married Bessie ...
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Harry MATTHEW, born 1868, London

My 10year brick-wall is finding Harry's birth certificate to know who his family are.
His 1898 New Zealand Marriage certificate states he is 29, a Cook, born in London.
Father is Joseph Matthew, a Cook.
Mother is Susannah Augusta Matthew, Maiden name Teakes/Feakes.
I cannot find a marriage for Joseph & Susannah. I cannot find Susannah Feakes either.
But I do have a birth certificate for a Susannah Augusta MATTHEW born 1847 in Stepney (did ...
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minnie / Eliza / mary

Thanks to all who have helped us please help us again. My great great great gran dad was Stephen Ainsworth /"ebsor born in 1788 married Elizabeth guy and had serveral children Stephen 1836, Charles , joseph. Stephen married Emma spilsbury he married under the name of ensor and had several children Walter 1864, Mary, Stephen 1869, Minnie 1877,Eliza and albert 1878. Stephen 1864 died in 1878 and although the family were together in 1881 Emma ...
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Emily Ness

We are trying to find our great, great, great grandmother on the 1841 census, she does not appear to be with the rest of her family. Emily Ness was baptised 11 April 1830 at St.John Deritend. her parents william Ness and Elisabeth Page. Born Bridgnorth,married there in 1820. Emily married Samuel Phillips 9 August 1847 at St.Martins Church Birmingham. On the certificate it looks like Nest. the rest of Emilys family are in Lower Trinity ...
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hi i am trying to find out about my great great grandmother sarah tranter. she was born we think 1836 to a william tranter and ann standley.she married abraham groutage 14 november 1858. we think we have a census in 1841 in prices street aston birmingham . this is when it get interesting because when you type in tranter on the internet there is a inventor of the tranter gun and that was around prices ...
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Filtering Ancestry Record Hints

I have gone into the all hints section on the ancestry website then clicked on all records. I was wondering if there was a way to then filter the results down by type e.g military records so that I could see all the military records for all the individuals in the tree.
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