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Author: Norman Einstein, 29 Jan 2009)
...do you have any ancestors who emigrated to Australia?
I have a few lines which take me to Australia, my great, great, great grandfather, James Poole, moved to Melbourne, Australia in the 1870s leaving his wife and children in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK. I would love to discover why James took this journey alone and whether he intended to send for his wife and children later? He died out there in 1882 according to his wife and son's grave headstone in Nab Wood Cemetery, nr Shipley, West Yorkshire.
My great, great Uncle Jack Thompson also emigrated to Australia in the 1920s, so would love to trace his line further, so better get on whilst the records are free.