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TRACING YOUR FAMILY TREE

1 – Make a Start
As you will be entering a lot of similar information it will be necessary to set some standards. By
this I mean how you show each piece of information. For your name I suggest you enter your
name as all your names, then any nickname in brackets, then your surname in capitals. Only
enter a nickname if it is very different to your name: do not enter Bob if your name is Robert. Your
date of birth should be date month, year perhaps with the month abbreviated. For example, 24
December 1964 or 24 Dec 1964. Always include the century, as your family tree will certainly
extend back to the 1800’s and maybe the 1700’s. Your place of birth should be as detailed as
possible. Include the hospital name and address, if known, the place where your birth was
registered, the suburb, city and state. It is generally not necessary to show the country.

So let’s start with you. Start a new page in your notebook and enter your full name. Then enter
your date of birth and place of birth as well as your parent’s names, using maiden name for your
mother. You now have one person with some basic information, on your family tree. Later you will
add your spouse and children.

2 – Another Generation – Spouse and Children


Before moving on to the next generation, it will be necessary to think about how you are going to
organise things. Initially, I suggest each person be shown in a box with his or her name and date
of birth only. These boxes are be arranged on the page and connected by lines, which we will
explain as we go. Also each box should be given a consequtive number which you will write in the
bottom right hand corner. This number (which we will call Ref No) will refer to a page in your
notebook where you can add further details of that person.

Each generation will be shown on the same row of your family tree. Your and your siblings (and
your cousins) will be on one line. Your parents and their brothers & sisters will be on the line
above you, your children on the line below you. Allowing for children and perhaps grand children,
draw your box, enter your name and date of birth, and put number 1 in the bottom right corner of
the box. Go to your notebook and add the number 1 to top right corner of the page you entered
your details.

The next people to be added to your family


Myself tree will be your spouse and children.
1 Traditionally, husbands are shown to the left
Full Name: Charles Giles Fulton of their wife, so draw a box in the appropriate
Date of Birth: 18 Aug 1943 position, enter your spouse’s name, and date
Place of Birth: Arcadia, NSW of birth with Ref No (2). These two boxes are
to be joined by a double line. The date your
Father: William Fulton (4) marriage can be entered immediately below
Mother: Ann Julia Anderson (5) this line.
Spouse: Poppy Grey (2)
Date Married: 15 July 1995 My Spouse
Place Married: St Marys Hill, NSW 2
Children: None Full Name: Poppy Grey
Date of Birth: 24 Dec 1965
Go to the second page of your notebook, put the Place of Birth: Hornsby, NSW
Ref No (2) in the top right corner and enter their Father:
full details of name, date of birth, place of birth. Mother:
You can also add the following details, name of Spouse: Charles Giles Fulton (1)
spouse and their Ref No (This is you so the Date Married: 15 July 1995
number will be “1”), date married, place married.
Now return to your own page and add details of Place Married: St Marys Hill, NSW
your spouse and their Ref No (2), date married Children: None
and place married.

Children are best shown connected to their mother on thefamily tree but listed on both their father
and mother’s pages of your notebook. Draw a small vertical line down from her box, and a
horizontal line, use a small vertical line to connect a box for every child below this horizontal line.
Start in the left box; add the name, date of birth and Ref No of the eldest child. Continue across
adding other children in decreasing age order. Give each box a Ref No and add their full details
on the relevant pages of the notebook. Finally, return to your page and your spouse’s page and
add the name, sex, date of birth and Ref No for each child just below the spouse. In addition, start
a new page of the notebook for each child.

3 – A Third Generation – Siblings and Parents


Having added your own children you can now work up your tree to you parents. From your box
add a small vertical line and a horizontal line. Your brothers & sisters will be shown below this line
on the same level as yourself. Draw sufficient boxes, allowing room for spouses to be added
later. Enter details of your siblings (name, date of birth and Ref No) in the boxes.

Then add full details of name, date of birth,


place of birth, on the next pages of your My Sister
notebook. Don’t forget to put the Ref No at the 3
top of each page. Full Name: Julia Fulton
Date of Birth: 25 July 1945
Your parents will be added above this last line Place of Birth: Quakers Hill, NSW
similarly to yourself and your spouse. Draw a
small vertical line up from the horizontal line, Father: William Fulton (4)
add the box for your mother and to her left a box Mother: Ann Julia Anderson: (5)
for your father. Join them with a double line and Spouse:
add the date of their marriage below. Add your Date Married:
father’s name, date of birth and Ref No., them Place Married:
add your mother’s name, date of birth and Ref
No. Go to the next page in your notebook put Children:
your fathers Ref No at the top and add his
details: (Full name, date of birth, place of birth,
name of spouse, date of wedding, place of wedding, children). Them complete your mother’s
page in the same way. You can now return to your page and the page of your siblings and add

My Father My Mother
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Full Name: William Fulton Full Name: Ann Julia Anderson
Date of Birth: 12 Sep 1922 Date of Birth: 24 July 1920
Place of Birth: Stanthorpe, QLD Place of Birth: Kempsey, NSW
Father: Samuel Linn Fulton (6) Father: Arthur Bruce Anderson (8)
Mother: Hilda Atherden (7) Mother: Florence Mary Clissold (9)
Spouse: Ann Julia Anderson (5) Spouse: William Fulton (4)
Date Married: 8 June 1944 Date Married: 8 June 1944
Place Married: Quakers Hill, NSW Place Married: Quakers Hill, NSW
Children: Children:
Charles Giles Fulton (1) Charles Giles Fulton (1)
Julia Fulton (3) Julia Fulton (3)
your parents’ details.

You can add your father and mother’s parents to both the family tree and their pages of your
notepad. In the coming pages we are going to use free information on the internet to find more
details of these 4 people.

4 – Your Tree is starting to grow


Your tree now has 3 generations and shows your parents, your brothers & sisters, yourself, your
spouse and your children. Using the Ref No in each box you can find that person in your
notebook and see more detailed information. This has been written down from your own
knowledge and / or memory but as your tree grows upwards to earlier generations and outwards
to more distant relations you will need to gather this information from other people and places.

5 – Sources of information
The best source of information of the recent past, say the last 100 years is family members. With
each generation being 25 to 30 years your grandparents will provide a lot of information on your
direct ancestors. Great aunts, uncles, and distant cousins, are the best sources of outlying
branches of your family tree.

Apart from people there are lots of information hidden away in birthday books, photo albums,
Christmas card lists, and, of course, the family bible. Another source well worth looking out for is
newspaper clippings. Offen these can just be a favourite recipe but sometimes they are about a
family member. In particular birth, wedding, anniversary and death notices can yield a lot of
information.
6 – What to include in your notebook
This is your family tree so it is up to you to decide what to include. Here is a list of some of the
information you can include:

Name Children’s Names


Date of Birth Occupation
Place of Birth Census
Birth Registration No Electoral Roll
Date of Baptism Residence
Place of Baptism War Service
Education Immigration
Date of Marriage Date of Death
Place of Marriage Place of Death
Celebrant’s Name Cause of Death
Names of Witnesses Death Registration No
Marriage Registration No Date of Burial
Spouse’s Name Place of Burial

We will discuss each of these in more detail later. But perhaps the best items to include are the
family stories and verbal history.

7 – Family Photos
These are very valuable in adding to your family tree. Often they give an insight into the life that
your ancestors lived. While portraits will show you what your relatives looked like, it is the candid
shots that show how and where they lived. Don’t forget to turn the photo over and check the back
for names & dates.

8 – Using the Internet


Free geneological information is available at many places on the Internet. These will provide
basic information but if you want to obtain more detail you will have to pay for it or subscribe to a
group. We will give details of the various Birth Death & Marriages information available for NSW,
and later, Queensland.
9 – BDM – New South Wales
The address is http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm. However, please
read on before you click on this link.

Introduction
The Registry's historical records are referred to as Online Historical Indexes. These show limited
information about birth, death and marriage records in the following years:

• Births 1788 to 1908


• Deaths 1788 to 1978
• Marriages 1788 to 1958

Making a Search
Step 1: Enter the last name and/or given name of the person you wish to search. (When entering
the given name, type in only the first given name and second initial. If you provide too much
information the record may not be found.)
Step 2: For Marriages, enter the bride and/or groom's last name and/or given name. (When
entering the given name, type in only the first given name and second initial. If you provide too
much information the record may not be found.)
Step 3: Select the type of event you wish to search by clicking the appropriate radio button (Births
or Deaths). To access the Marriage search screen from the Births and Deaths screen, select the
“Go to Marriages Search” button to the right of the screen.
Step 4: Enter the range of years when the event may have occurred. The date must be entered in
four (4) digits and you must enter a date in the 'from' field.
Step 5: If you know the district in which the birth, death or marriage event was registered, enter
the name of the district. This field is optional.
Step 6: If you are satisfied with the details you have entered, click 'Search Now'. You can also
click 'Reset' if you want to clear all the fields you have entered.

After you have selected 'Search Now', the system will retrieve matches to the search criteria you
have entered.

Search Results
A search result from the Online Historical Indexes contains the following information:

• First name
• Last name
• Year the event was registered
• District (place the event was registered)
• Unique Registration Number
• Parent's given names for birth and deaths, spouse’s first and last name for marriages.

More Information
If you want further information about a record, you can purchase a Family History Certificate
online. As the record you have chosen includes the registration number, you will receive a
discounted fee of just $27.00 per certificate compared to the standard fee of $35.00.
10 – Extending your Family Tree – Adding Death Details
From the section above you can see that the most recent information is for deaths. These are
available up to 1978 just 40 years ago. Lets find the death date of someone on your family tree
that died prior to 1978. As an example, I will use my mother’s mother, Florence Mary Clissold. As
she was married when she died we will have to use her married name of Anderson.

I have used the From Date as 1890 to have less irrelevant results.

Although there are 75 results, I can use what I know to eliminate irrelevant results. She died when
I was quite young and that she and her husband lived at Austral Eden on the Macleay River,
which runs through Kempsey. Her details are shown on the second last line.
You can now add boxes for her parents just above her. At the moment, you can enter her father’s
name and her mother’s first name only, together with the next Ref No’s. On my mothers mother’s
page of the notebook I can add her year of death, place of death, death Registration No, fathers
name, and mothers first name. On her parents notebook page you can enter their first names. We
will return to them later to find more information.

So, knowing approximately when she died we can find out quite a bit of information.

My Mother’s Mother
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Full Name: Florence Mary Clissold
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Father: George Clissold (10)
Mother: Esther UNKNOWN (11)
Spouse: Arthur Bruce Anderson (8)
Date Married:
Place Married:
Date of Death: 1954
Place Died: Kempsey
Death Registration No: 32705/1954
Children:
Julia Anderson (5)
11 – Extending your Family Tree – Adding Marriage
Details
We want more, so lets try her marriage, Click on the “Go to Marriages Search” button and
complete what we know.

Again I have used the From Date of 1890 to have less irrelevant results and the To Date of 1955
being 1 year after her death.

Only one result! This is good. In your notebook you can add more details; year of marriage, place
of marriage, marriage registration no. and on your chart you can add the year of marriage.
12 – Extending your Family Tree – Adding Birth Details
So far we have marriage details and death details as well as her parents’ names. So lets try for
birth details remembering that births are available up to 1908.

We are gradually moving back in time so will set the From Date at 1850 to ensure we obtain all
available information.

Again just one result. We can add year of birth, place of birth, birth registration number to the
notebook, and add the year of birth to her box on the family tree. So my mother’s father and
mother’s details are shown below.
My Mother’s Father My Mother’s Mother
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Full Name: Arthur Bruce Anderson Full Name: Florence Mary Clissold
Date of Birth: Date of Birth: 1887
Place of Birth: Place of Birth: Petersham, NSW
Birth Registration No: Birth Registration No: 6467/1887
Father: Father: George Clissold (10)
Mother: Mother: Esther UNKNOWN (11)
Spouse: Florence Mary Clissold (8) Spouse: Arthur Bruce Anderson (8)
Date Married: 1918 Date Married: 1918
Place Married: Marrickville, NSW Place Married: Marrickville, NSW
Marriage Registration No: 8755/1918 Marriage Registration No: 8755/1918
Date of Death: Date of Death: 1954
Place Died: Place Died: Kempsey, NSW
Death Registration No: Death Registration No: 32705/1954
Children: Children:
Julia Anderson (5) Julia Anderson (5)
13 – Extending your Family Tree – Adding Siblings
So we have found out a lot about my maternal grandmother. Did she have any brothers &
sisters? To do this we will look for people with the same surname and with the same parents.

Six children are shown, all with surname clissold and with George and Esther as parents. So
there are five more people to add to your family tree. The boxes for these are to be added on the
same row as Florence Clissold. Each will have a page in your notebook, where you can record
their name, year of birth, place of birth, birth registration no, father’s full name, and mother’s first
name.

You can also see that George Clissold has a second name of Archibald so you can add that to
his box on the family tree and to his page in the notebook.
14 – Extending your Family Tree – Mother’s Surname
The last piece of information we need about my grandmother is her mother’s surname. We can
look for it on the marriage search page as follows.

Unfortunately, no results were found for this search. However, all is not lost. Remember, if you
provide too much information the record may not be found. So lets remove the bride’s name,
which will return marriage details for all grooms named George Clissold.

And there it is my great grandmother’s surname is Moseley. The clerk writing the record shows
her name as Ester, which is probably a mis-spelling. You can now add the year of marriage to the
double line on the family tree. Also you can add her surname to her own, her husband’s and her
childrens’ records in your notebook. The marriage year, place and registration no can also be
added to her husbands and to her own notebook entry. These are shown below.

Each of the other children would have a page in your noebook. By repeating the same process of
Death, Birth and Marriage searches you should be able to find more information about George,
Esther and their children; and extend back another generation.
15 – Florence Mary Clissold -- The story unfolds.
“Florence Mary Clissold was born in 1887 to George Archibald Clissold and Esther
Moseley in St George, NSW. Her parents had married in 1875 in St George, NSW. Two
children (Alice and Bessie Ann) were born there, the family moved to Petersham, where
the next three children (Arthur E, George W, and Florence M) were born. The family
moved again, this time to Marrickville where their last child (Alfred J) was born. In 1918,
she married Arthur B Anderson in Petersham, NSW. She moved to a farm at Austral
Eden in the Kempsey district. Their daughter, Allison was born in 1919. She died in
1954.”

My Maternal Grandfather My Maternal Grandmother


10 11
Full Name: George Archibald Clissold Full Name: Esther Moseley
Date of Birth: Date of Birth:
Place of Birth: Place of Birth:
Birth Registration No Birth Registration No:
Father: Father:
Mother: Mother:
Spouse: Esther Moseley (11) Spouse: George Archibald Clissold (10)
Date Married: 1875 Date Married: 1875
Place Married: St George, NSW Place Married: St George, NSW
Marriage Registration No: 1611/1875 Marriage Registration No: 1611/1875
Children: Children:
Alice Clissold (12) Alice Clissold (12)
Bessie Ann Clissold (13) Bessie Ann Clissold (13)
Arthur W Clissold (14) Arthur W Clissold (14)
George E Clissold (15) George E Clissold (15)
Florence Mary Clissold (9) Florence Mary Clissold (9)
Alfred J Clissold (16) Alfred J Clissold (16)
Date of Death: Date of Death:
Place Died: Place Died:
Death Registration No: Death Registration No:
16 -- BDM – Queensland
The address is https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m Once again.
please read on before you click on this link.

Introduction
The free online historical index search tool allows users to access the records of all:
• births that occured in Queensland between 1829 and 1914
• deaths that occured in Queensland between 1829 and 1929
• marriages that occured in Queensland between 1829 and 1929.

Some early church records for births and deaths exist. These records are not listed within the
above ranges, as the date of event is not known. These records are stored with a year of event of
1800. To retrieve these records perform a search with a 'year from' of 1800 along with any other
required fields filled.

Searches are not case sensitive, that is, you can use upper and lower case and get the same
search result.

Required fields
To search for an event, the following fields need to be filled:
• family name or given name(s)
• year to search from.
To refine your search, fill as many fields as possible.

Years to be searched
When entering the year to be searched, you must enter a four-digit year in the 'from' field. The 'to'
field can be left blank. This will result in a search of the range bounded by the year entered in the
'from' field and the latest year for which records can be searched (1914 for births and 1929 for
marriages and deaths).

Year of registration
The year of registration is not necessarily the same year as the event. Events that occur in
December may not be registered until January of the following year. For example, where the date
of birth is 22 December 1928 and the registration date is 8 January 1929, the year of registration
is 1929. A late registration will also have a different registration year to the date of the event. For
example, the date of birth is 12 November 1829 and the registration date is 28 June 1850.
Historical index prefixes

Code Description
B Brisbane
C (or blank) Country

Births
L Legitimation
M Marine birth
O Memo birth
R Late registration

Deaths
M Marine death
F Australian Imperial Forces
F War death

Marriages
Commonwealth marriages
N
(post 01/09/1963)

Church records
BBP Baptism
BMA Marriage
BBU Burial

Knowing that my father’s father, Samuel Linn Fulton was married in Queensland I am going to
search the Queensland BDM index.
So he was married twice. In the notebook, we
My Paternal Grandfather simply enter his name, birth and parents
6 details followed by spouse, marriage and
Full Name: Samuel Linn Fulton children for each spouse in turn. You will
Date of Birth: have to start a page for his first wife as she
Place of Birth: has not appeared before.
Father: As Samuel Linn married Hilda in 1920 and
Mother: the Queensland death records extend up to
1929 we might find the date of Annie Maria’s
Spouse 1: Annie Maria Atherden (17) death.
Date Married: 1912
Success, her death is shown along with the
Place Married: Brisbane, QLD place of death, death registration no, and,
Marriage Registration No: 1912/B11483 importantly, the names of her parents.
Children: Unknown

Spouse 2: Hilda Atherden (7)


Date Married: 1920
Place Married: Brisbane, QLD
Marriage Registration No: 1920/B25774
Children:
William Fulton (4)
My Paternal Grandfather’s First Wife My Paternal Grandmother
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Full Name: Annie Maria Atherden Full Name: Hilda Atherden
Date of Birth: Date of Birth: Jan to Mar 1894
Place of Birth: Place of Birth: Dover, Kent, England
Birth Registration No: Birth Registration No: Vol 2, Page 1017
Father: George Atherden (18) Father:
Mother: Maria Godden (19) Mother:
Spouse: Samuel Linn Fulton (6) Spouse: Samuel Linn Fulton (6)
Date Married: 1912 Date Married: 1920
Place Married: Brisbane, QLD Place Married: Brisbane, QLD
Marriage Registration No: 1912/B11483 Marriage Registration No: 1920/B25774
Date of Death: 1919 Date of Death:
Place Died: Country, QLD Place Died:
Death Registration No: 1919/C4600 Death Registration No:
Children: Unknown Children: William Fulton (4)
17 – Time to pause.
So we are moving back in time and have nineteen people on the family tree, spreading over 4
generations. This information might help your relatives to remember people and stories they have
forgotten, a browse through photo albums might reveal photos of people you have just
discovered. A redrawing of your family tree might be necessary to re-organise people into a better
position.

A search of NSW BDM of the names that you found in the Queensland records, and vice versa,
might reveal more information.

A repeat of your previos searches of NSW BDM and QLD BDM might reveal more information,
particulally if your searches are of a general nature.
18 – FreeBDM – United Kingdom
http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/cgi/search.pl

But it is time to go back to the UK and check the BDM for our relatives. We will first try for the
birth of Hilda Atherden. We have chosen date range based on her date of marriage. This
assumes she was married between 15 and 40 years old.

From the results below you can see that she was born in Mar 1894. As the registers are issued
quarterley, this date is actually the date registered and is between Jan to Mar. She was born in
Dover, Kent, England. The birth registration is Dover, Vol 2a, Page 1017. This information can be
added to her page in your notebook.
Clicking on the link for Dover will give you details of the District of Dover. Clicking on the link for
the page number shows other people registered on the same page. Generally, these people will
be unrelated, but not in this case.

You can see that my grandmother had a twin, Emily. You can add her to your family tree and your
notebook. At the moment we have no information on the twins parents.; we are going to check
out another resource on the web.
19 – Another Free Resource – FamilySearch.org
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

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Online records. Much of the information is online at FamilySearch.org, which has several types of
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Searching FamilySearch.org

Required Information
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parents).

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FamilySearch will not search for:
• A first name only.
• Middle names. FamilySearch will ignore middle names unless you check the Use exact
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may not list parents, spouse, event, year, or country.

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• Event
• Year range (If you select year range, you must provide a year in the Year box.)
• Year
• Country
• Use exact spelling (If you check Use exact spelling, you may not list parents, spouse,
event, year, or country.)

So lets try a search for the parents of my father’s mother. I have searched using her first name,
last name, and date of birth.

This is the result; just one giving her christening date and place.
Clicking on the link on her name takes us to the IGI record as memtioned above.

This also shows her parents. We can now add these to our family tree and create new pages in
the notebook for them and Hilda’s twin Emily.
My Paternal Grandmother Her Twin Sister
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Full Name: Hilda Atherden Full Name: Emily Atherden
Date of Birth: Jan to Mar 1894 Date of Birth: Jan to Mar 1894
Place of Birth: Dover, Kent, England Place of Birth: Dover, Kent, England
Birth Registration No: Vol 2, Page 1017 Birth Registration No: Vol 2, Page 1017
Date of Christening: 3 June 1894 Date of Christening: 3 June 1894
Place of Christening: Hougham, Kent, Place of Christening: Hougham, Kent,
England England
Father: John Atherden (21) Father: John Atherden (21)
Mother: Emily Jane UNKNOWN (22) Mother: Emily Jane UNKNOWN (22)
Spouse: Samuel Linn Fulton (6) Spouse:
Date Married: 1920 Date Married:
Place Married: Brisbane, QLD Place Married:
Marriage Registration No: 1920/B25774 Marriage Registration No:
Date of Death: Date of Death:
Place Died: Place Died:
Death Registration No: Death Registration No:
Children: William Fulton (4) Children:

Her Father Her Mother


21 22
Full Name: John Atherden Full Name: Emily Jane UNKNOWN
Date of Birth: Date of Birth:
Place of Birth: Place of Birth:
Birth Registration No: Birth Registration No:
Date of Christening: Date of Christening:
Place of Christening: Place of Christening:
Father: Father:
Mother: Mother:
Spouse: Emily Jane UNKNOWN (22) Spouse: John Atherden (21)
Date Married: Date Married:
Place Married: Place Married:
Marriage Registration No: Marriage Registration No:
Children: Children:
Hilda Atherden (7) Hilda Atherden (7)
Emily Atherden (20) Emily Atherden (20)
Date of Death: Date of Death:
Place Died: Place Died:
Death Registration No: Death Registration No:
20 – Searching for missing information
Lets continue on the Atherden line and see if we can find the surname of Emily Jane. We will
search for their marriage details, with a date before June1894 and in Kent, England to
accommodate the twins’ birth details.

and the results are:

We have one result and if we click on the link to the Page we have:

Emily Jane;s surname of “Clark” which we can add to the family tree and the relevant pages of
your notebook.
21 – More Missing Information
My Grandfather was married twice, first to Annie Maria Atherden and then to Hilda Atherden. We
have already determined that they had different parents so were not sisters. Maybe, they were
cousins as so they had the same Grandfather. Here are their entries in the notebook again.

My Paternal Grandfather’s First Wife My Paternal Grandmother


17 7
Full Name: Annie Maria Atherden Full Name: Hilda Atherden
Date of Birth: Date of Birth: Jan to Mar 1894
Place of Birth: Place of Birth: Dover, Kent, England
Birth Registration No: Birth Registration No: Vol 2, Page 1017
Date of Christening: Date of Christening: 3 June 1894
Place of Christening: Place of Christening: Hougham, Kent,
England
Father: George Atherden (18) Father: John Atherden (21)
Mother: Maria Godden (19) Mother: Emily Jane Clark (22)
Spouse: Samuel Linn Fulton (6) Spouse: Samuel Linn Fulton (6)
Date Married: 1912 Date Married: 1920
Place Married: Brisbane, QLD Place Married: Brisbane, QLD
Marriage Registration No: 1912/B11483 Marriage Registration No: 1920/B25774
Date of Death: 1919 Date of Death:
Place Died: Country, QLD Place Died:
Death Registration No: 1919/C4600 Death Registration No:
Children: Unknown Children: William Fulton (4)

So we are looking to see if George Atherden and John Atherden have the same parents.
Information we have so far is shown below:
Annie Maria’s Father Hilda & Emily’s Father
18 7
Full Name: George Atherden Full Name: John Atherden
Date of Birth: Date of Birth:
Place of Birth: Place of Birth:
Birth Registration No: Birth Registration No:
Date of Christening: Date of Christening:
Place of Christening: Place of Christening:
Father: Father:
Mother: Mother:
Spouse: Maria Godden (19) Spouse: Emily Jane Clark (22)
Date Married: June to Aug 1868 Date Married: Jul to Sep 1894
Place Married: Dover, Kent, England Place Married: Rye, Kent, England
Marriage Registration No: Vol 2a Pg 1255 Marriage Registration No: Vol 2b Pg 15
Date of Death: Date of Death:
Place Died: Place Died:
Death Registration No: Death Registration No:
Children: Annie Maria Atherden (17) Children:
Hilda Atherden (7)
Emily Atherden (20)

First, to have the same information on the parents of the two wifes of Samuel Linn Fulton (6) we
will try to get the marriage details of George & Maria

The results are


Again clicking on the Page Number we get

This shows that they were married in Dover, Kent, England between Jun to Aug 1868 and the
Marriage Registration No is Vol 2a Page 1255.

22 – Rootsweb.com
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search and enjoy.