To those who previously responded to this thread. I have once again reached a dead end in trying to bridge the gap between the Willliam Henry Smith, married in Coom to Frances Ellen Davis, to his parents in Castlemaine.
The archivist from the Anglican church has been very kind and helpful, however the records from that date of their marriage seem to be missing.
Does anyone know any other records that might bridge the gap?
I was wondering if there might be mining liscences issued that might contain details of the miners orgins? Maybe I could chase this as a lead.