- mother's name Jane Fitzsimm*
- Annie SKELLY
- Mary Jane TATTON
In fact this is how I had already found Annie Skelly and obtained some certificates to verify she was the sister of my Margaret Hudson. So why had I not previously found Mary Jane Tatton?
Looking back at my records I can now see I was only able to seacrh to 1929 on the Qld BDM site at the time I searched ....Mary Jane lived to 1953. In any case you have to enter a family name now in the Qld BDM site to search for a death which is no use if you don't know the married name.
So the lesson - whenever a new database becomes available check it, even if you've done a similar check in another database before. And follow through on the ancestry hints, it's not that time consuming to just ignore those that are no use.
I'm busy now researching Mary Jane TATTON - I have obtained her death certificate and first marriage to Edward SHIELDS so know I'm on the right track.