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Canada / 1921 Canadian Census now free to search.
« on: Saturday 02 September 17 16:32 BST (UK)  »

From the Ontario Genealogy Society Newsletter dated Sept. 2, 2017,

"Editorís Note:  The 1921 Census of Canada has been available since 2013 on, but was only accessible for free to those with a Canadian IP address.  It is now available to all researchers for free on the LAC (Library and Archives Canada) website."


World War One / WW1 CWGC Appeal For Relatives Dec. 2016
« on: Wednesday 07 December 16 15:22 GMT (UK)  »

Commonwealth War Graves Commission has issued an appeal....

"We wish to make contact with family members of the following casualties."

BARR, Henry Keith d. 25/10/1916, 38th King George's Own Central India Horse

BROWN, John Nixon d. 05/08/1914, Cameron Highlanders

CAMPBELL, William d. 01/03/1916, Highland Light Infantry

COWAN, George d. 10/12/1917, King's Own Scottish Borderers

SAPWELL, Arthur Frederick Charles, d. 15/06/1919, Royal Munster Fusiliers

SAPWELL, Christopher Lorton, d. 16/08/1918, Army Veterinary Corps.

WYSE, Robert, d. 09/02/1918, Royal Scots

Further details of these men can be seen here,


The Common Room / Free Access to Canadian Records on Ancestry
« on: Thursday 30 June 16 19:54 BST (UK)  »

In celebration of Canada Day, tomorrow July 1, Ancestry is giving free access to Canadian
records now till July 2.


United States of America / Obit. for Barbara Dinette Doyle
« on: Sunday 03 January 16 14:20 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All  :)

I am looking for an obit. for Barbara Dinette Doyle (nee Robertson) b. 1888 Pictou, Nova Scotia
who died December 10, 1939 in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her husband was Martin Nicholas
Doyle. I am hoping her obit. mentions her sisters.

I have posted on the Canadian board for her elusive sisters, Margaret and Jane Robertson.

Thank you  :)

Canada / 2 Sisters, Pictou, Nova Scotia
« on: Saturday 02 January 16 21:42 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All  :)

I need a little help finding two Robertson sisters who are being elusive.
Maggie (Margaret) b. 1875 N.S. and Jane b. 1874 N.S., father is Joseph Robertson,
mother is Christy Cameron.
Their last appearance is on the 1891 Canadian Census, this is the family,

Robertson, Joseph, age 38, b. N.S. miner, widow
Robertson, Jane, age 17
Robertson, Maggie, age 16,
Robertson, John Jas, age 15
Robertson, Maria, age 12
Robertson, Christie, age 9
Robertson, Rosie, age 6
Robertson, Barbra, age 3

Some of this family went to live in Massachusetts, but I am not finding them there either.

Thank you, :)

The Common Room / Free Find My Past this weekend
« on: Wednesday 05 November 14 11:30 GMT (UK)  »
Hi everyone,

Free to peruse this weekend  :)


Durham / Sunderland Daily Echo Look up
« on: Friday 17 October 14 12:37 BST (UK)  »

Can sks :)have a look for an article about Anthony Greaves and a crushed foot on June 11, 1904.


The Lighter Side / Old Occupations
« on: Tuesday 29 July 14 01:43 BST (UK)  »

I was recently looking for an old occupation and came across this,

Seeker of the Dead ....During the plague, old women were employed to diagnose the plague from the buboes and count the dead to enable compilation of Bills of Mortality, for which they were
paid from 3 to 4 pence per corpse. :o :P

My question is.... what did old men do. ???


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Stockport street address
« on: Sunday 17 November 13 08:23 GMT (UK)  »

This is from my gg Aunt's death cert. Sarah Ann Chappell d. 1902. The street name is ???agstaffe, Stockport.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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