Category Archives: Brick Wall

In Search of the Birth of William George Baker

In Search of the Birth of William George Baker This is the first post of a series that I intend to write to show my research into finding the UK birth record of my GG Grandfather William George Baker. William George Baker married Sarah Baldwin in Woolwich Kent in 1863. They came to New South …

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Brick Wall – William Thomas (Wallaroo Miner) and his wife Mary

I have been trying to determine when my ancestors William & Mary Thomas died William Thomas The only possible death record in SA that I have been able to find that matches to William is this: Surname: THOMAS Given Names: William Date: 1882-08-30 Sex: M Age: 73y Status: N Relative: (not recorded) Residence: Wallaroo Mines …

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Brick Wall Research – Arthur Hanratty

My GGG Grandmother, Mary Ryan or Hanratty, was born in the mid 1830’s at Dungog, New South Wales. No record of her birth has been found. According to her death certificate in 1909, her father’s name was Arthur Hanratty (Pig Merchant). The following information is everything that I have been able to find on ‘Arthur …

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