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Missing Friends records

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. Names below are from records created between 1889 and 1955.
  • Abbreviations:  b. = born;  Chapman County Codes are used for States/countries.
  • Scroll through the list. Some names were spelled incorrectly in the records.
  • Names without a surname, eg 'Ruby (Aboriginal)', are listed under the first letter of the name.
  • Names beginning with 'Mc' precede other 'M' surnames.
  • Names are from five (5) different series of records.
  • This is an ongoing project, with about 8,000 names yet to be added. Progress reports will be in my email newsletter and on What's New.
  • See also 'Other Suggestions' (below 'Copying Service').
  • 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.
  • For names below, I can obtain copies of the original records (this link leads to instructions).

Names beginning with:  A - G    H - O    P - Z



ADAMS Frederick John
ADAMS Frederick John
ADAMS William
AHLBRANT Theodore
AIDE Ellen (see WALSH Ellen)
ALCORN Violet Emily Alexander
ALLAN .. (b. c.1874; brother of W F ALLAN)
ALLAN Annie Alexandra
ALLEN Josephine ?
AMEDEE Joseph Jules
ANDERSON Harold Townsend
ANDERSON Jack (see ANDERSON Leo)
ANDERSON Leo (or Jack)
ANDERSON Mary
ANDERSON Peter
ANDERSON Willie (Aboriginal)
ANDREWS David
APPLETON William
ARUNDELL Randolf R
AUKWOOD George (see AUKWOOD Harry)
AUKWOOD Harry (or George)
AYRES Edward Osborne
AZIZ Abdul
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BACHELOR Sarah
BADDERY Mahomet M F
BARCLAY Henry Frederick
BARKER George A (junior)
BARLOW James
BARNETT Arthur Herbert
BARRER Emily (part Aboriginal)
BARRETT Joseph
BARTLETT Ernest Wilmot
BATEMAN Enos
BAYNES Percy
BEAVIN George (see BEVAN)
BECHELET Mary Ann
BECHER Harry Fane
BECKETT Charles
BECKMAN Carl
BERGHOPER Ludwig
BEVAN George (or BEAVIN)
BLACKMAN Albert
BLAKE Egbert Mabille
BLAKE William
BLAKEMAN William Moss
BLAND Henry Jessey
BLANDFORD William Albert
BLEASDALE John
BOLGER Walter F
BOLIVER (Kanaka)
BOLTON John
BONDSWORTH Jack
BOOTLES Sydney
BOXHALL Frederick
BOYLAN James
BOYNE Thomas
BRADBURY Joseph Theodore
BRADY Rose Ann
BRANTIGAN Jacob
BRENT Frank
BRILMAYER August (see BRYLMAYER)
BROOKS James
BROWN James (son of Ann)
BROWN Janet
BROWN Maria Elizabeth
BROWN Ralph William
BROWN William (b.SCT; was in USA; sister Anne)
BRYLMAYER August
BUCHANAN Michael Angelo
BUCKINGHAM Thomas
BUCKLEY John McNaughton
BURCHALL Mary (Aboriginal)
BURNETT Richard
BURNS Margaret
BURNS Michael
BUTLER John
BYRNES Lizzie
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CAESAR Augustus
CAESAR Sheridan (see CAESAR Augustus)
CAIRNS Edward Michael
CAMPBELL Hughie
CAMPBELL James (junior; of Djuan)
CAMPBELL Robert (husband of Jemima)
CARRIGAN Edward John
CARRINGTON George
CARROLL Mary
CASSON Fred
CHRISTIE Emily (see CHRISTIE Emma)
CHRISTIE Emma (or Emily)
CHRISTIE John
CHURCH William Joseph
CLARE George Augustus
CLARK Joshua
CLARK Thomas Joseph
CLARKE Alice (wife of George)
CLAYDON Robert William
CLAYDON Robert William
CLEARY John
COBINE James
COLE Frederick
COLLINS James
CONSIDINE John
CONWAY John
COOLEY James
COOPER Herbert Septimus
CORNER Harry Lewis (see CORNER Henry Lewis)
CORNER Henry Lewis
COWLEY Alice
COWLEY Henry
COYES Henry (see DE COYES)
CRABTREE Joah Robert
CRAIG George
CRAWFORD John
CUNNINGHAM Patrick John
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DALTON Charles
DAVIES David (b.Wales)
DAVIS Dorothy Joan
DAVIS Francis Walter
DAVIS Frederick Howard
DAWES Alfred Ernest
DAWSON Joseph
DAY Jack
DE COYES Henry
DELANEY John
DETMERING Friedrich
DILLON Catherine
DILLON Edward
DINEEN Julia (Cissy)
DIXON Alice
DOBINSON Wilhelmina
DODDS Hugh
DOLBY Robert William
DORRIES John
DOYLE John
DOYLE Thomas
DRINAN Patrick
DRINON Patrick (see DRINAN)
DUCLER Albert ?
DUNEMANN Cecil Frederick W
DUNN Harry
DYNON Nellie
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EASTLEY Thomas
ECKBURRA Ida
EDMONDSON Joseph
EDWARDS Rose (daughter of Alfred)
ELBOROUGH James
ELMS Clara Ann
EMMETT Edward Webber
ENGEBRETSEN Julius Hagbart
ENGLAND Agnes
ENGSTROM William Herbert
ENTWISTLE Fred
EVANS Edwin
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FALZON Anthony
FAULKENER William
FENTON Sydney
FERGUSON John (son of James)
FIELDING William
FINCH John
FISCHER Heinrich Carl Elias
FISHER Clara Kathleen
FITCH James
FLANDERS Thomas Michael
FLANNAGAN James
FLETCHER Charles George
FLOOD Andrew
FLOOD Joseph Edward
FORD Charles Frederick
FORD Ida
FORDE Patrick
FOX Charles
FOX Thomas
FRANKLAND Ernest Carter
FRASER William Ernest Leonard
FREEMAN William
FROST Henry George Mayhew
FROST William Staunton
FULLING Edward
FULLINGTON Edward
FULTON John
FURNIVAL Gerrard
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GALIEH Elias
GALLAGHER Thomas
GARDNER .. (brother of Jess GARDNER)
GARNER William
GEDDIE Frank
GEORGETTI William
GILMORE Nellie (nee DYNON)
GILMORE Robert
GLESSICH Ferdinand
GOLDEN James
GORDON Lewis Alexander
GORDON Lou (see GORDON Lewis Alexander)
GOW Mary
GRAHAM John James
GRAHAM John James
GRAHAM John Logan
GRAHAM Joseph
GRAHAM Robert
GRAHAM William Robert
GRANGE Joe
GRAY Alice (nee DIXON)
GRAY Gilbert
GRAY Joseph
GRAY Richard S
GREAVES Charles Edward
GREEN Edward George
GREEN Eugene Sidney
GREEN Sydney A
GREVILLE .. (Professor)
GREY Alfred James
GRIFFIN Gordon Lewin
GRIFFIN Maud
GRIFFITHS Charles Henry
GRIMSTONE Charles Herbert
GROVES Selma
GUNYAH (Aboriginal; see BURCHALL Mary)
GUY Richard
GWYNNE John
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Names beginning with:  A - G    H - O    P - Z

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

Genealogy is my business (not just a hobby), so I charge fees for my time, regardless of the result. I've spent over 35 years learning about (and indexing) original records, and it takes time/money to consult my index, travel to a record office in Brisbane, find the relevant bundle/volume and file/page, and send you the results.

Option 1:  If you want a digital image of the original document (sent via the Internet), 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. If you need traditional paper photocopies, or digital images posted on a USB thumb drive or a CD, extra fees apply (see Delivery Options). 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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