I thought that I would use Fridays to document some of my research
finds. Some are small and just supply me with a more complete picture of a
family members life, while others are larger, more important pieces in
the genealogy jigsaw. The finds are what keep me
going as they provide a sense of satisfaction, enjoyment and purpose to
the whole endeavour.
My Stevens/Stephens branch of the family tree has been a source of numerous finds over the years. When I disregarded the 'known facts' and looked at it through fresh eyes I found a lot of information that was not in the official family history. Forgotten people in family trees are always a source of sadness and it is satisfying to rediscover their lives, however long or short and acknowledge and remember them.
Mary Stevens is my great Aunt, the daughter of John Patrick Stevens and his wife Ada Louisa Jones. Born on 4th August 1914 at Jugiong, New South Wales she survived for just twenty four hours before dying on the 5th August 1914 due to prematurity. Unfortunately she was not included in any of the previous family histories and no headstone is recorded for her within the transcriptions for Jugiong Cemetery where she was buried on the 6th August 1914. After finding her death in the NSW BDM Death Indexes I sent off for her certificate and waited to discover more details about her.
NSW BDM Death Index Listing for Mary Stevens
||Father's Given Name(s)
||Mother's Given Name(s)
Source: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
| Death Certificate for Mary Stevens|
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