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Missing Friends records

Surnames P - Z

There are several different series of 'Missing Friends' records, all of which are superb for family history, with historical background and/or biographical details and physical descriptions. Many records also say when/where the subject was found (or last seen), what alias he/she used, etc, and usually the enquirer's name/address. There are records for:

  • People sought (for many reasons) by relatives or friends.
  • Runaway children (including eloping daughters).
  • People missing and suspected of being mentally ill.
  • Wife / child deserters.
  • Women who abandoned a child.
  • Fathers of illegitimate children.
  • Absconders from reformatories or from employment.
  • Missing beneficiaries of wills.
  • Suspected bigamists.
  • People sought as witnesses to a crime.
  • Various other missing persons.

Explanation of names below:

  • Most were born in the United Kingdom, Ireland, western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA or Canada.
  • Some people 'disappeared' decades before the Missing Friend record was created. These names are from records created between 1894 and 1955.
  • This is an ongoing indexing project, with about 8,000 names yet to be added (click this button to be notified):

  • Names are from five (5) different series of records.
  • Abbreviations:  b. = born;  Chapman County Codes are used for States/countries.
  • Scroll through the list. Many names were spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • If there are several entries for a name, investigate them all. They may be for the same person or for different people with the same name.
  • See also 'Other suggestions' (below 'Copying Service').
  • For names below, I can supply copies of the original records (this link leads to instructions).

Names beginning with:  A - G  (or no surname)    H - O    P - Z

PARK Samuel
PARKER Henry Frederick
PARNELL John
PARRAVICINI Domenico
PATTISON Ellen
PAXTON Robert
PEARCE Frederick
PEAT John William
PENNY Thomas
PETIE Joseph
PHILLIPS Benjamin Charles
PICKERSGILL .. (daughter of George PICKERSGILL)
PIPER Edward
PITT Harold
PLASTRIER Herbert Septimus Le (see LE PLASTRIER)
POOLE Annatte
POOLE Rose Ellen
POPE Minnie Louisa (nee TAYLOR)
PORTER Frederick
POULSEN Albert Arthur
POULSEN William John
PRICE Eliza
PRIEST Percy
PRIOR Jessie Flora
PURCELL Peter
PYBURN Newtown
PYNER Richard
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QUINLAN Martin
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RADFORD William
RAE Nicol
RANDLES William
RANKIN .. (wife of George M RANKIN)
REASON William
REID Alfred Frederick
REID Elizabeth (married name WOLFF)
REID Thomas
RICHMOND Lily
RIEDEL Emil
ROBBINS Arthur
ROBERTSON Jack
ROBINSON Harry
ROBINSON Ralph Henry Emmerson
RODGERS James
ROOKER Albert Edward
ROONEY Arthur
ROONEY William
ROOT Harry
ROSE William
ROSS STEWART Carrie (see STEWART)
ROSWOOD Rose Madaline
ROWE William Thomas
RUSSELL George
RUTHERFORD Edward
RUTHERFORD Richard
RYAN Christopher
RYAN Frank William
RYAN Michael
RYAN Mick
RYAN Thomas Francis
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SAYRING Rose Ann (nee BRADY)
SCANLAN Michael
SCHMIDT Robert
SCHULTZ George
SCOTT Fred Beall
SCOTT Gregory Grant
SCOTT John Franklin
SEABY Arthur John
SEARLE John
SHANKS John
SHANNON John
SHAW James
SHEPLEY John Tirton
SHEPPARD Bill (see Israel SHEPPARD)
SHEPPARD Israel (Bill)
SHERWOOD Bert
SHIRMER Frederick William
SIDDAL Stephen
SIEGLE August
SILVER Frank
SINCLAIR Donald
SINGH Tologue
SMITH Charles
SMITH Frank (b.c1840s)
SMITH Harry (b.c1840s England)
SMITH John (b.c1882)
SMITH Maude (b.1880s)
SMITH Rolley
SMITH Wilhelmina
SMITH William Percy Augustus
SMYTH Farrell
SMYTH James
SNELL Martha
SOUL .. (Professor)
STANLEY Mary Ann (nee THOMPSON)
STEINBURN John
STEINMAN Harry
STEPHAN Oscar Harold
STEPHENS Allen
STEPHENS Richard
STEVENSON Charles Lanham
STEWART Carrie Ross (Mrs)
STEWART Edward
STRUVER Frederick Julius
STUART William (b. c1885)
SUESSE Albert
SULLIVAN Arthur M
SULLIVAN Richard William
SUMMERS W H (male; English)
SUTER Thomas
SUTHERLAND Alexander Ronald
SUTHERLAND Alexander Ronald
SWEENEY Bernard
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TAIT John Leslie
TAYLOR .. (Miss or Mrs; see McCARTHY Mary)
TAYLOR Henry (husband of Lizzie)
TAYLOR James
TAYLOR Lizzie (wife of Henry)
TAYLOR Minnie Louisa
TAYLOR Thomas
THOMPSON .. (Miss)
THOMPSON David Aird
THOMPSON Dick
THOMPSON Jessie (part Aboriginal)
THOMPSON Mary Ann
TIBBITS John
TIMMINS Arthur James
TRAIN James
TRENERY Arthur
TROSS .. (resigned from NSW police)
TURNER Frank
TYER Frank
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VALENTINE Robert
VERRAN Annie
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WAKLEY Thomas Frederick
WALSH Ellen
WALTER Samuel
WAN WA
WARD Edward
WARD Frederick
WARD Sydney Arthur
WARR Harry
WATSON Arthur (from YKS)
WATSON Billy
WATSON Hector (occupation: carpenter)
WATSON John (b. c1870s)
WEBER Heinrich
WEBER Karl
WEISTRAND .. (male)
WELBY Richard Arthur
WELDRICK Walter
WELLS Allan Warren
WELTON W
WENZEL Nicolaus
WESTWELL James
WHALEN Bridget
WHITE Ambrose Joseph
WHITE Patrick
WHITE Richard Spencer
WHITE William James
WHITE William Samuel
WHITEHEAD John
WHYMOND James
WHYTE William James
WILKINSON John Thomas
WILLIAMS Dan
WILLIAMS Sarah Ann (Mrs)
WILLMET Adelaide
WILLS John
WILSON Alexander Hay
WILSON Charles
WILSON George (b. NZ ?)
WILSON Jack
WINGLE Minnie (part Aboriginal)
WISEMAN Thomas
WOLFF Elizabeth (wife of Rudolph REID)
WONG GOW
WOOD Alexander (Paddy)
WOOD George Arthur
WOOD Hector Norman
WOODS Alfred
WOODS H (occupation: surveyor)
WOODWARD Janet
WRAGGE A D
WRAY James
WRIGHT Jack (see Octavius Morden WRIGHT)
WRIGHT Octavius Morden
WRIGHT William (b. c1870s)
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YATES Ernest Edmund
YATES James
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ZEPPENFELD John
ZUIHETTI Gimi ?
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Names beginning with:  A - G  (or no surname)    H - O    P - Z

Copying service. Allow several weeks for a reply (I am often away for family reasons).

As a professional genealogist, I've spent thousands of hours indexing original records, and it also takes time to travel to a record office, order a bundle/volume, find the relevant file/page, order photocopies or take digital photos, and send them to you; so I charge fees for these services:

Option 1:  If you want me to copy the original document, my fee is $12 for one entry plus $5 for each additional entry requested at the same time. If the same name is listed (above) twice, that is two entries. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).

Option 2:  I will (for a fee of $5 per SURNAME) provide source references (the record office, its location number for the source, a page number if applicable, and approximate date) so you can do the work yourself. See how to send requests and payment (my email address is on that page).





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