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Re: Ruxtons in Australia

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:58 am
by SarahND
Thanks so much, Trish!
That confirms that he did have a son, so I'm on the right track. It would have been nice of them to give a name and address :roll: , but I guess that would be too much to ask! There are a number of possible people in the white pages (since one can only put in a first initial) but I suppose the ones in ACT would be the most likely? Or do people in Australia move about as much as those in the U.S., in which case they could be anywhere...

Thanks again :D

Re: Ruxtons in Australia

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:54 pm
by trish1
People do move, but many stay in the one state or even town all their lives (my husband lives 20 minutes from where he was born - I have moved interstate). I would certainly follow up those in Canberra - there seem to be a couple with an initial which seems likely. It was nice to confirm the son & I think your thoughts re his children are probably correct


Re: Ruxtons in Australia ** birthday bumped post **

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:22 pm
by SarahND
This one was a lot of fun, starting out in Brazil, passing through Aberdeen, onto Australia, leading to London, off to India and finally ending up back in Australia. In addition, it attracted the notice of a distant cousin and put me in touch with another branch of the family!

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