Family trees for Australian Prime Ministers

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Hi all, I have started working on a sub-project of building the family trees of Australian Prime Minsters from Edmund Barton to Bob Hawke. This would be the first time the genealogy of Australia's leaders have been on a public website. The GEDCOM is stuck somewhere in Wikitree management so hopefully will get loaded soon :). I have most PMs back at least five generations. Possibly the most interesting link so far is that Harold Holt and Bob Hawke appear to be cousins - at least they both have ancestors with the same surname from the same small village in Cornwall. I'd love to hear from anyone related to any of these lines. John
WikiTree profile: Edmund Barton
asked in The Tree House by John Cherry G2G5 (5.4k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

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Hi John,

I seem to be related to Menzies through his grandmother Elizabeth Band.

My 2xgreat grandfather is Thomas Band and his Victorian death certificate also lists his parents as Robert Band and Isabella Cunningham and his birth place as Fife, which would seem to make him Elizabeth's brother.

I have been searching for records and I have found the birth records of what appear to be siblings for Elizabeth, although I can't find Thomas. I can find him in the census though.

 I have also found ship records. It seems that both Robert Band and his family and his brother David Band and family emigrated to Australia (and some of Robert's children travelled with David), so I'm still trying to place the children and confirm that the information is correct.

I would appreciate help trying to pin down Elizabeth's siblings. I'm 99% they are related, but without the birth information it isn't 100%.
answered by Alison Oldfield G2G Crew (520 points)
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Apologies that my tree is still blank. I'll work on uploading the information I have, with sources.
answered by Alison Oldfield G2G Crew (520 points)
Alison, I don't have anything new than what is on the site. Have you been thru the database on FMP & Ancestry?  John
I have a pretty detailed family tree on ancestry.com, but I now need to transfer it elsewhere because I no longer have a subscription.

I was going to transfer it to Family Search

The shipping sources I also found elsewhere.

Apologies - I'll try and figure out how easiest to transfer my information over at least for this branch of my tree.

I have searched on Ancestry.com and also on Family Search, but I'll try some more. Thomas definitely existed as a person, and it seems unlikely that there could be parents of the same name emigrating from Fife to Victoria at pretty much exactly the same time.

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