Greetings from down under. Were in the first week of winter; so far its very mild, average day temperature is 20 °. The whales are migrating north for winter. (we are luck enough to live next to the sea).
Many thanks for replying to my e-mail. I have just started to do a search my on my grandparents Thomas Byrne and Teresa Gleeson. So far Ive gone to the local Mormon genealogy centre, put an ordered in for the relevant microfilms of my grandparents birth dates. Four weeks later, all excited I went back to looked up their birth dates only to find there were six Thomas Byrnes born in the same year! I thought I could look up each name on the microfilm, no such luck. I now have to apply for the birth certificate. (the question is which one to choose? As it would be costly to order all six - the Aus $ is pretty awful). When I checked my grandmothers birth date (1896) on the microfilm box it said 1896 but when I checked the film it only went to the end of 1895. I need the patience of a saint the rate Im going.
Will keep you informed as to the outcome of my search.