I am trying to trace my Great Grandfather, August Bartels born in the 1860's in Rushtok (Rostok) Germany. His father is noted as Charles Bartels and mother as Miyarna Bartels. He was a Seaman and came to Australia and married in Queensland, Australia in 1895. He stayed and had many children, some being called August Ludwig, Mathilda and Augusta. I have been sent an 1867 from Mecklenburg-Schwerin - Malchow - with a family Charles, wife Mariane and children August, Auguste, Mathilde Ludwig and Julius. It could possibly be them but I have no proof they are the correct family. I have been sent a newspaper clipping of a schooner called Mary Agatha which founded off Cape Finistere in 1883 and an August Bartels, Able Seaman was one of the crew rescued. I also have been sent a census of 1900 showing a Frau Bartels nee Pralow, widow. I haven't been able to determine if any of these people are my family. If any can help to help find a birth certificate for August in the 1860's, it would be appreciated as it might show who his parents were and where they were from and their birth dates etc. or a marriage for Charles and Miyarna.