Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Janet & Adam Mills

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the death of my great grandfather’s sister, Euphemia McWhinney nee Harley.  This week, I decided to search for articles about the next child in this family, Janet Mills, nee Harley.

I had in my database that Janet died in 1951, and since the names Janet and Adam Mills are both common names, I narrowed my search to articles in 1951. There was no article found for Janet, so I then thought I’d search for Adam’s death notice, and changed my search to the decade 1930 to 1939, and found Janet’s death notice.

Janet Mills death notice
“About People – Mrs Janet Mills,” The Dandenong Journal, 21 May 1931, p. 5, col. 5; digital images, Trove (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article201083774 : accessed 8 Nov 2016), Digitised newspapers and more.

I then decided to check the source for the death year of 1951, and found that I did have the right year there. I had noted that her death entry was registration no 4793 of 1931. The incorrect death year was a typing error, that has now been corrected by finding the death notice.  I was now able to add the date of death, 14 May, as well.

The next entry in the search results was Adam’s death and funeral notices.

Adam Mills death & funeral notices
“Family notices,” The Argus, 27 April 1939, p. 10, col. 1 & 2; digital images, Trove (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12121907 : accessed 8 Nov 2016), Digitised newspapers and more.

There was also another death notice for Janet in The Argus, which provided her date of burial:

Janet Mills death notice
“Family notices: Deaths Mills,” The Argus, 19 May 1931, p. 1, col. 1; digital images, Trove (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4399197 : accessed 8 Nov 2016), Digitised newspapers and more.

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