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Free Access to Australian Immigration Records over Easter

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Margery, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Margery

    Margery LostCousins Member

    Ancestry.com.au is offering free access to their Australian Immigration records until Monday 21 April. I have already found the arrival of my husband's grandfather from Ireland in 1886:D.
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  2. Mike

    Mike Member

    Thank you for posting this. I have had a happy few hours checking immigration records and learnt a lesson about reading carefully.

    I found what looked like a relative. One of the records had a column titled "Relations in the Colony"

    It said "Sister Margaret's child living at ..." My relative did have a sister Margaret so I was confident this was her. I just did a quick check on my tree to see what I had for Margaret.

    To my surprise she had married a "Hugh Childs"

    I checked the immigration record again. It didn't say "Sister Margaret's child living at ..." it said "Sister Margaret Childs living at ..."
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