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    1. Re: [Fiji] Andrew Edward
    2. Nicola Davies
    3. Hi Robert, I have had success looking at the Australian Trove Online Newspapers, for shipping movements (also family notices for Fiji families). Also I have found some publications on Google Books contain details about people in Fiji. But I'm looking for an unusual name, Andrew Edward is extremely difficult to search for because you get so many people with those two names as first names. However, I did get this one promising result. Is it possible he lived in South Africa first? The family I am researching in Fiji (Ludolph) also came from South Africa, but in the early 1900s. http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=fiJYAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Andrew+Edward%22+Fiji+engineer&dq=%22Andrew+Edward%22+Fiji+engineer&hl=en&sa=X&ei=5teLU_v7FMeHkwXdkoHYCQ&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAQ Good luck Nicola Davies Auckland, New Zealand -----Original Message----- From: fiji-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:fiji-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Robert Carson Sent: Sunday, 1 June 2014 10:58 p.m. To: FIJI@rootsweb.com Subject: [Fiji] Andrew Edward I am seeking information about Andrew Edward, born 1841 Nigg, Kincardineshire, Scotland. According to family legend he went to Fiji where he married. He is last recorded in Scotland in 1862. To trade he was a mechanical engineer. My theory is that he went to Fiji to install a steam engine for use in a cotton mill, and it was later re-used in a sugar mill on the Salialevu Estate on Taveuni. According to Fiji Times Online dated October 31, 2010, machinery (steam engine and gear train) has survived in the remains of a sugar mill there. The gear wheels bear the words Blaikie Brothers Engineers, Aberdeen, and the date 1863. Blaikie Brothers’ ironworks were a fairly short distance from his home on the southern outskirts of Aberdeen, so I am assuming that he worked there. Are there likely to be any marriage, death, burial or other records for Andrew? Any information will be gratefully received. Robert Carson, Glasgow, Scotland This list is adoptable. If you would like to volunteer to adminster this list, click here: http://resources.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listrequest.pl ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FIJI-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    06/02/2014 07:53:32
    1. Re: [Fiji] Andrew Edward
    2. Louise O'Sullivan
    3. Hello Robert, I can keep an eye out for certificates, when I do my own research, can you confirm that his surname is Edward. Louise O’Sullivan On 1/06/2014, at 10:58 pm, Robert Carson <r.j.carson@talktalk.net> wrote: > I am seeking information about Andrew Edward, born 1841 Nigg, Kincardineshire, Scotland. According to family legend he went to Fiji where he married. He is last recorded in Scotland in 1862. To trade he was a mechanical engineer. My theory is that he went to Fiji to install a steam engine for use in a cotton mill, and it was later re-used in a sugar mill on the Salialevu Estate on Taveuni. According to Fiji Times Online dated October 31, 2010, machinery (steam engine and gear train) has survived in the remains of a sugar mill there. The gear wheels bear the words Blaikie Brothers Engineers, Aberdeen, and the date 1863. Blaikie Brothers’ ironworks were a fairly short distance from his home on the southern outskirts of Aberdeen, so I am assuming that he worked there. > > Are there likely to be any marriage, death, burial or other records for Andrew? Any information will be gratefully received. > > Robert Carson, Glasgow, Scotland > This list is adoptable. If you would like to volunteer to adminster this list, click here: http://resources.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listrequest.pl > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FIJI-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    06/01/2014 05:04:46
    1. [Fiji] Andrew Edward
    2. Robert Carson
    3. I am seeking information about Andrew Edward, born 1841 Nigg, Kincardineshire, Scotland. According to family legend he went to Fiji where he married. He is last recorded in Scotland in 1862. To trade he was a mechanical engineer. My theory is that he went to Fiji to install a steam engine for use in a cotton mill, and it was later re-used in a sugar mill on the Salialevu Estate on Taveuni. According to Fiji Times Online dated October 31, 2010, machinery (steam engine and gear train) has survived in the remains of a sugar mill there. The gear wheels bear the words Blaikie Brothers Engineers, Aberdeen, and the date 1863. Blaikie Brothers’ ironworks were a fairly short distance from his home on the southern outskirts of Aberdeen, so I am assuming that he worked there. Are there likely to be any marriage, death, burial or other records for Andrew? Any information will be gratefully received. Robert Carson, Glasgow, Scotland

    06/01/2014 05:58:07
    1. [Fiji] NA research
    2. Michael Elliot-Jones
    3. Bula List, I need to know if there are any qualified genealogists in Suva who offer research services (and, who you know are competent.) Appreciate any suggestions. Thanks MEJ

    10/14/2013 10:18:50
    1. Re: [Fiji] Rev Charles Lelane & family
    2. Nicola Davies
    3. Hi Peter, Have you seen this death notice on Trove - http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/home LELEAN - ( By cable)-On 15th inst , at Fiji (suddenly) Edith Annie wife of Rev. C.G. Lelean, eldest daughter of William E. and Annie B. Shoobridge, of Bushy Park. The spelling of the surname is different but is it the same person? Perhaps you can find the daughter's one on there too, there seems to be quite a lot of Fiji family notices published in the Australian papers. I see there is also an obituary for Rev "Lelean" on that site. Kind regards Nicola Davies -----Original Message----- From: fiji-bounces@rootsweb.com [mailto:fiji-bounces@rootsweb.com] On Behalf Of Peter Ryan Sent: Sunday, 19 May 2013 2:10 p.m. To: FIJI@rootsweb.com Subject: [Fiji] Rev Charles Lelane & family Importance: High Hi All, I am interested in what information Fiji has on Rev Charles Lelane & family. His wife, Edith (a very distant cousin of mine) died in 1906 presumably of typhoid in Ba Province, Viti Levu & their daughter, Ella died the next year. Does anyone have any photos of their graves? Thanks for any assistance, Peter, Melbourne, Australia This list is adoptable. If you would like to volunteer to adminster this list, click here: http://resources.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/listrequest.pl ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FIJI-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    05/19/2013 08:29:44
    1. [Fiji] Rev Charles Lelane & family
    2. Peter Ryan
    3. Hi All, I am interested in what information Fiji has on Rev Charles Lelane & family. His wife, Edith (a very distant cousin of mine) died in 1906 presumably of typhoid in Ba Province, Viti Levu & their daughter, Ella died the next year. Does anyone have any photos of their graves? Thanks for any assistance, Peter, Melbourne, Australia

    05/19/2013 06:09:55
    1. [Fiji] Captain Thomas Morton
    2. Marilyn Treloar
    3. I'd like some advice on how to find any information about the time Capt Morton lived on Fiji managing a plantation at Rewa River in the period 1865 - 1875. thank you Marilyn

    09/07/2012 03:53:54
    1. [Fiji] Port Stephen
    2. Maureen
    3. Could anyone tell me if there was a place named PORT STEPHEN on any of the islands around 1850. I am trying to find the birth of Emma Crumrety/Cromarte born to William Crumrety/Cromarte and his wife Caralin(?) about 1854. I think William was Irish and Caralin was from one of the islands. Emma seems to have lived her life in Fiji, marrying John Alfred JOYCE on 31 July, 1878, having five children and only coming to North Queensland in 1896 where she took her life in 1899. Family story goes that she was very lonely and homesick. I have found all her children registered in Levuka, although they were (according to the European Census 1875) living at Wai Kava in Vanua Levu. Any help greatly appreciated.

    08/10/2011 02:04:49
    1. [Fiji] PICTON-SMITH
    2. Maggi
    3. It seems one of my ancestors married a Harold PICTON-SMITH who was involved in Government between 1971-1979. He died in 1982 in Suva. He was married to a Mary Bride MacCarthy at the time. Would anyone one on the list have cemetery records of Suva or know where I can get some research done to confirm the actual date of death. Maggi Perth Australia

    08/08/2011 12:31:04
    1. [Fiji] [Admin] List Addresses
    2. Manaia Alofa
    3. Hello Listers: Any concerns/questions, please contact: FIJI-admin@rootsweb.com. To subscribe/unsubscribe: FIJI-request@rootsweb.com. To subscribe in Digest mode: FIJI-D-request@rootsweb.com. To send a message/post to the List: FIJI@rootsweb.com. >>>>>> FYI Only <<<<<< Mode = manner/method/way. There are two modes in which to subscribe: 1. The -L mode now the "regular" mode. All regular subscribers receive posts/messages made to the list as separate/individual emails. 2. The -D mode and now the "digest" mode. All digest subscribers receive posts/messages made to the list as one BIG email. If you previously subscribed to the list in both -L and -D modes using the same email address, you will find that you are *no longer* subscribed in Digest mode. The new software doesn't permit the same address to be subscribed in both -L and -D modes. Therefore, if you wish to receive both modes, you will need to subscribe to the Digest using a different email address. Please give me a contact should anyone need further elaboration. Regards, --Manaia [List-Admin] FIJI-admin@rootsweb.com (30 members total)

    08/07/2011 04:16:06
    1. [Fiji] Pyster Jessie May
    2. Karen & Peter
    3. Hi Listers, I am trying to locate where my Great Aunt is buried in Fiji. My Great Uncle was in the Police in Suva. She died I think in the 1950's. Would there be anyone who would be able to help me in locating her grave and possibly getting a photo of it. Many thanks Karen

    04/30/2011 05:15:23
    1. Re: [Fiji] Scanlan Family 1870-1877
    2. Lee Goleby
    3. Thank-you Christine and Nicola for your advice. What you have had to say is very valuable, and I will request some LDS Fiji records. I've been looking through the newspaper records on the Trove website, and found accounts of the trial of Patrick SCANLON for murder in Fiji in 1877. Patrick had severely beaten a young Solomon Islands man who died a short time later. SCANLON was found not guilty at the trial, but the judge let it be known that he disagreed with the verdict. It was an all-white jury, and an obvious gross travesty of justice. There are also a couple of online books that comment on the trial and its aftermath. It would be interesting to view Fiji newspaper reports of the murder and trial. Are there any websites that have images or transcriptions from Fiji newspapers of that time? Regards Lee

    04/25/2011 10:08:40
    1. Re: [Fiji] Scanlan Family 1870-1877
    2. Dear Lee, I do not know of any online versions of the Fiji Times, although I have requested the National Library of NZ, which holds a full run of the newspaper, to include it in Paperspast - The NZ equivalent to Trove. Maybe you could also request it! Christine On Apr 25, 2011 6:08pm, Lee Goleby <leemgee@internode.on.net> wrote: > Thank-you Christine and Nicola for your advice. What you have had to say > is > very valuable, and I will request some LDS Fiji records. > I've been looking through the newspaper records on the Trove website, and > found accounts of the trial of Patrick SCANLON for murder in Fiji in 1877. > Patrick had severely beaten a young Solomon Islands man who died a short > time later. SCANLON was found not guilty at the trial, but the judge let > it > be known that he disagreed with the verdict. It was an all-white jury, and > an obvious gross travesty of justice. There are also a couple of online > books that comment on the trial and its aftermath. It would be interesting > to view Fiji newspaper reports of the murder and trial. > Are there any websites that have images or transcriptions from Fiji > newspapers of that time? > Regards > Lee > ----------- FIJI ----------- > Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Fiji > which comprises the Fiji Islands and Rotuma. > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > FIJI-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes > in the subject and the body of the message

    04/25/2011 01:19:22
    1. Re: [Fiji] Scanlan Family 1870-1877
    2. Christine Liava'a
    3. In Kaivalagi- census of Europeans resident in Fiji 1874-75, there is listed a P Seaulau, married, 1 wife, 3 chidren at Dreketi, SavuSavu District. I think this is a misreading of P Scanlon. The other facts fit. Your best chance of finding out anything about them is to access a microfilm copy of The Fiji Times for those years. The children who were born in Fiji should be listed in the Fiji Birth registrations, which start at Cession- 1874. These registrations are available through the Mormon church microfilms, or by writing to the Fiji Registrar of BDMs. Christine On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 8:01 PM, Lee Goleby <leemgee@internode.on.net>wrote: > > My great-great grandparents, Patrick Scanlan and Elizabeth Scanlan nee > Campion, and family lived in Fiji from 1870 to 1877. I don't know where > they lived. > > They had a daughter, Catherine (Kate), who was born in New Zealand before > the move to Fiji. > > Children who may have been born in Fiji include: James, Richard Patrick (or > Robert Patrick), Elizabeth (Betty), Margaret (Maggie), and Isabella > (Belle). > > The family legend is that the Scanlans lost everything due to a "Fiji > Hurricane" - I don't know which one, but they returned to New Zealand in > 1877. > > Is there anyone who could suggest how I go about researching this family > during their time in Fiji? > > Regards > > Lee > > ----------- F I J I ----------- > Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Fiji which > comprises the Fiji Islands and Rotuma. > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > FIJI-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes > in the subject and the body of the message > -- Christine Liava'a Pacific Islands Interests group NZ Society of Genealogists Fiji in World War 1 http://www.freewebs.com/fiji/ NZ Agent; Tongan Research Association http://www.latrobe.edu.au/anthropology/tonga/ Pre-1839 Foreigners in New Zealand http://sites.google.com/site/pre1839settlersinnz/

    04/24/2011 04:07:59
    1. [Fiji] Scanlan Family 1870-1877
    2. Lee Goleby
    3. My great-great grandparents, Patrick Scanlan and Elizabeth Scanlan nee Campion, and family lived in Fiji from 1870 to 1877. I don't know where they lived. They had a daughter, Catherine (Kate), who was born in New Zealand before the move to Fiji. Children who may have been born in Fiji include: James, Richard Patrick (or Robert Patrick), Elizabeth (Betty), Margaret (Maggie), and Isabella (Belle). The family legend is that the Scanlans lost everything due to a "Fiji Hurricane" - I don't know which one, but they returned to New Zealand in 1877. Is there anyone who could suggest how I go about researching this family during their time in Fiji? Regards Lee

    04/22/2011 12:01:58
    1. Re: [Fiji] [Admin] List Addresses
    2. Shirley Luciano
    3. Remove me from the list On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 2:49 PM, Manaia Alofa <manaiaalofa@yahoo.com> wrote: > Hello Listers: > > > Any concerns/questions, please contact: > FIJI-admin@rootsweb.com. > > To subscribe/unsubscribe: > FIJI-request@rootsweb.com. > > To subscribe in Digest mode: > FIJI-D-request@rootsweb.com. > > To send a message/post to the List: > FIJI@rootsweb.com. > > > >>>>>> FYI Only <<<<<< > > > Mode = manner/method/way. > > There are two modes in which to subscribe: > > 1. The -L mode now the "regular" mode. All regular > subscribers receive posts/messages made to > the list as separate/individual emails. > > 2. The -D mode and now the "digest" mode. All digest > subscribers receive posts/messages made to > the list as one BIG email. > > > If you previously subscribed to the list in both > -L and -D modes using the same email address, you > will find that you are *no longer* subscribed in > Digest mode. > > The new software doesn't permit the same address > to be subscribed in both -L and -D modes. > > Therefore, if you wish to receive both modes, you > will need to subscribe to the Digest using a different > email address. > > Please give me a contact should anyone need further > elaboration. > > > Regards, > --Manaia > [List-Admin] > FIJI-admin@rootsweb.com > > > (30 members total) > ----------- F I J I ----------- > Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Fiji which > comprises the Fiji Islands and Rotuma. > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > FIJI-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes > in the subject and the body of the message >

    04/21/2011 02:33:34
    1. [Fiji] [Admin] The most frequently asked question of subscribers is:
    2. Manaia Alofa
    3. Rootsweb mailing lists are automatic and are managed by list robots. These robots take care of subscription requests and bouncing (rejected) emails. The most frequently asked question of subscribers is: ***************** "Why have I been unsubscribed?" Answer: If your list mail cannot be delivered for any reason, the list robot unsubscribes you after a certain number of failed attempts. (For the FIJI list the maximum member bounce score is: 3) This can happen for a number of reasons - some of the more common reasons are that your mailbox is full, your spam filter is blocking the list mail, your ISP is blocking list mail from Rootsweb, you have put an automatic responder on your email.... If you were unsubscribed and did not wish to be taken off the mailing list, simply subscribe again. However be forewarned that if whatever caused the list robot to unsubscribe you the first time is still happening, it will simply remove you again after a specific number of bounces--3--(rejected list mail to your email address). But as a courtesy to all FIJI listers, I can re-subscribe you manually. Just let me know. ****************** Other questions asked are: "How do I unsubscribe?" Answer: Simply follow the instructions at the bottom of every list mail message. ****************** "Why is my mail not getting to the mailing list?" Answer: Make sure that you are sending from the same email you are subscribed under. The list robot does not recognize names. It only recognizes email addresses. If your sending email address is not on the subscriber list, your email will be rejected. ****************** "Why am I not getting list mail?" Answer: Check the HelpDesk notices in the yellow box for announcements about any technical problems with Rootsweb mail. http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/ If you don't find the answer to your problem on the HelpDesk page you need to check if you are still subscribed to the list. You can get a list of all your subscribed to mailing lists from Password Central: http://passwordcentral.rootsweb.com/ If Password Central doesn't include all lists to which you should be subscribed, re-subscribe to any lists that are missing from your subscribed lists by sending a new e-mail to: LISTNAME-request@rootsweb.com (replacing the word LISTNAME with the actual list name). Put only the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject and message body of your e-mail. ****************** Should anyone need further elaboration then you may give me a contact. --Manaia [List-Admin] FIJI-admin@rootsweb.com My gratitude to Lorine McGinnis Schulze for sharing.

    04/21/2011 08:52:25
    1. [Fiji] [Admin] List Addresses
    2. Manaia Alofa
    3. Hello Listers: Any concerns/questions, please contact: FIJI-admin@rootsweb.com. To subscribe/unsubscribe: FIJI-request@rootsweb.com. To subscribe in Digest mode: FIJI-D-request@rootsweb.com. To send a message/post to the List: FIJI@rootsweb.com. >>>>>> FYI Only <<<<<< Mode = manner/method/way. There are two modes in which to subscribe: 1. The -L mode now the "regular" mode. All regular subscribers receive posts/messages made to the list as separate/individual emails. 2. The -D mode and now the "digest" mode. All digest subscribers receive posts/messages made to the list as one BIG email. If you previously subscribed to the list in both -L and -D modes using the same email address, you will find that you are *no longer* subscribed in Digest mode. The new software doesn't permit the same address to be subscribed in both -L and -D modes. Therefore, if you wish to receive both modes, you will need to subscribe to the Digest using a different email address. Please give me a contact should anyone need further elaboration. Regards, --Manaia [List-Admin] FIJI-admin@rootsweb.com (30 members total)

    04/21/2011 08:49:45
    1. Re: [Fiji] FIJI Digest, Vol 5, Issue 1
    2. Manaia Alofa
    3. *** RESPONDED OFF-LIST *** Thank you. --Manaia [List-Admin] ________________________________ From: freemck <freemcmail-newsgroups@yahoo.com.au> To: fiji@rootsweb.com Sent: Wed, January 12, 2011 11:59:23 AM Subject: Re: [Fiji] FIJI Digest, Vol 5, Issue 1 unsubscribe ----------- F I J I ----------- Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in Fiji which comprises the Fiji Islands and Rotuma. ------------------------------- To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to FIJI-request@rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    01/13/2011 02:39:57
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