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The Common Room / Re: Canada - Where to look next?
« on: Saturday 05 January 19 23:16 GMT (UK)  »
Do you know for a fact that she was living in Ontario at the time of her passing?  Could she have been living away from "home", possibly to attend university or college?  Is there a chance that she left Ontario, in search of an employment opportunity?  Did she have any other relatives living in either Canada or the United States - could she have been living with them for a short time?

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!
« on: Wednesday 02 January 19 21:43 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Carol:

Sorry for the late reply.  I started a project and an expected one-day project turned into a 5-day project.  (If you're going to do something, do it correctly.)

The photo is one of my favourites.  I love the contrast between the white snow and dark branches.  You may use the photo any time; I find it most useful to look at during our occasional hot summer days.   ;D   It temporarily makes me feel a bit cooler.  ;)   Lisa

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Merry Christmas Everyone!
« on: Monday 24 December 18 20:00 GMT (UK)  »
RootsChat is invaluable, especially for those of us "across the pond".  While we can search the internet for some genealogy records and information, there is nothing like RootsChatters who graciously...
      answer questions about photographs
            restore our treasured photographs
       share information about our ancestors' neighbourhoods
                suggest how we might be able to obtain local records
         offer to check local records
...and much more.

Thank you and Merry Christmas to everyone, from rainy California. 

(Photo taken when I visited my brother; I thought this one was more interesting that a rainy road.)   ;)

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Hi Gadget - thank you for suggesting that method.  I will want to gather all of the posts I've made.  Earlier this year, I started a tree on one of the pay sites (my previous/only tree was on paper - yes - paper - shows you how long I've been researching  ;D ) and I may find in the posts additional facts to add to my online tree if I reread my posts.

Thank you again, Lisa.

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Thank you all very much.  I am quite thankful for the guidance and wonderful help in the past as well as today.

A few years ago, a relative shared the photographs with my aunt.  Yesterday I was placing the photos in archival-safe sleeves and noticed the notation on the back of No. 2 photo stating that she was Carrie.  No. 2 does seem to have darker eyes than No. 1 and No. 3 which fits in with the Mumford family as most of the family members that I knew also had brown eyes.  However, a couple of you think No. 1 and No. 2 are the same person which means that the person who identified Carrie wrote down the incorrect name (that happens).

I will try to find out who has the original photographs; perhaps she may have more and only gave my aunt the "best" photos.  If I find anything further, I will let you know the results.

Gadget, thank you for mentioning the Dora Stuart thread.  I forgot that I posted that one.  :-[  During the past year I have been trying to sort/clean up all of my genealogy paperwork/photos and one thing that will be very helpful to me will be to start a spreadsheet of any threads that I post or have posted.  I look forward to rereading the thread; again thank you for reminding me.

Like a lot of people may be experiencing these days, the past year and a half has been challenging for me and genealogy and kind RootsChatters brighten my day.  Thank you and I also wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.  Lisa

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Hello.  I am sorting my photographs and came across three women.  The photo on the left (I've posted her before) is my great-grandmother, Dora Emmeline Stuart.  The photo on the right is supposedly my great-grandmother as well.  The photo in the middle is supposedly my great-great-aunt (Carrie Mumford - sister-in-law of Dora Stuart).

Carrie and Dora appear to have similar jewellery.  To me, the women in the centre and right photos look somewhat alike.  Opinions would be gratefully appreciated on whether the left and right photos are the same woman and the centre one is a different person, or, could all of the photos be of the same person.

Perhaps the women were given similar jewellery and they are two people who just look somewhat alike?

Would anyone be able to suggest roughly when the photos were taken, please?  (Dora was born circa 1861.  Carrie was born in 1858.)  It has been suggested that the left photo was taken mid-1880s.

Thank you for any guidance.  Lisa

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United States of America / Re: Obediah Ralph
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 21:53 GMT (UK)  »
1887 should have read:
"Primary Immigrant": Obadiah Ralph  Ralph, Obadiah
Arrived Michigan, 1887
"Household members": Obadiah Ralph
Source: Naturalization records for Oakland County, Michigan

"Primary Immigrant": Ralph, Obadiah
Arrived Michigan, 1868
"Household members": Obadiah Ralph
Source: Naturalization records for Oakland County, Michigan

I'm continuing to look for him in Canada, c1880s.

Update:  I've not yet found him in the 1880s.   :(

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United States of America / Re: Obediah Ralph
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 21:48 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry, I stepped away for a few moments.  I will verify that the info is the same and will reply shortly.

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United States of America / Re: Obediah Ralph
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 21:15 GMT (UK)  »
Perhaps this is a different man, but found on one of the pay sites is:

"Primary Immigrant": Obadiah Ralph
Arrived Michigan, 1887
"Household members": Obadiah Ralph
Source: Naturalization records for Oakland County, Michigan

(Apologies if this was already mentioned; I didn't open the suggested links)

Added:  There is also a record for the above man for 1868; same details as above.

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