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Canada / Re: Ontario: Miller (Mueller), Goetz (Gotz), Saylor, Von Mittlehauser
« on: Saturday 09 April 11 00:24 BST (UK)  »

If you are looking for books about Lambton, try the ourroots site.  It is free to register and read the books online.  I found several books about Lambton here.  Hopefully, they will help with your search - if they aren't too early ???


Canada Lookup Request / Re: Jeffrey marriage and census please
« on: Saturday 09 April 11 00:12 BST (UK)  »

According to the Library and Archives Canada site, the "Home Children" started arriving in 1869.

If you look under "Canada Resources" here on Rootschat, you will find a thread on Home Children.,355348.0.html


Canada Lookup Request / Re: Jeffrey marriage and census please
« on: Friday 08 April 11 16:21 BST (UK)  »

You can search and view the 1901 (and 1911) census for free at the automatedgenealogy site..  He is Robert B. Jefferey here:

Just click on Split Screen at the top of the page to see the actual image.

The 1891 census is available for free on the Library and Archives Canada site.   Here is the link to the search page.  Just enter Robert Jeffrey and you will find him.  You can choose to view the original as a JPEG or PDF.

**ADDED - oops- I have duplicated Debbie's census info.  Sorry :)


Canada / Re: McGill University Directory of Graduates
« on: Friday 08 April 11 03:46 BST (UK)  »

I just checked the Toronto Public Library catalogue and they have a few McGill Alumni books.   The first two are in book form and the others are on microform.   

1. Directory of graduates 1946 by  McGill University. Graduates' Society (1946)
2. Directory of graduates, 1890-1965. [4th ed.] BY McGill University. Graduates' Society (1966)

3. Graduates of McGill University, Montreal, corrected to January, 1895 BY McGill University.
4. Graduates of McGill University, Montreal corrected to July, 1909. by McGill University

The 2 books and the 1895 microform are at the North York branch.   Both microforms and a copy of the 1966 book are at the downtown Reference Library.

I understand from other postings in this forum that the librarians will do a look up for you.  You could try and see if they can help you.  I have given you all the information required to find the books/microforms. 

If they can't help you, I will be near the Toronto Reference library a few days before Easter.  The 1946 book isn't there, but the 1909 microform could answer your question.   If you don't mind waiting even longer, I can get to the North York branch sometime after Easter and check the 1946 book.   :)


Forgive my ignorance of American geography, but in the posting of 1930 cen Miami his father is born N ? Caroline and M born S Carolina, is this within the same area of Virginia as the details for the pos birth match 1900 cen of John ??

North Carolina and South Carolina are states.  They are directly under Virginia.   :)


P.S.  I have used the Italiangen site too - a great resource!

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Photo for dating please
« on: Wednesday 06 April 11 22:10 BST (UK)  »

I found a listing for him in the Lain directory of Brooklyn, 1897 - at this address.   He is Chas. A. Thompson.

Here are some links to other New York City directories.  You might find him here:

RK :)

Canada Lookup Request / Re: bertram Dalton
« on: Wednesday 06 April 11 21:52 BST (UK)  »
Awesome Polarbear!!

I wondered if Daisy might have another name.  No wonder I couldn't find her :-\


Canada Lookup Request / Re: bertram Dalton
« on: Wednesday 06 April 11 21:20 BST (UK)  »

I had a look on the BC Archives site and on Familysearch - and I don't see a death for Daisy.  I did find a marriage for Frances Margaret Dalton to James Moir, July 20, 1921 - this was on the BC Archives site:,Marriages,Deaths


Canada / Re: Lookup request: Canada, Ocean Arrivals (Form 30A), 1919-1924
« on: Wednesday 06 April 11 17:46 BST (UK)  »

You had a few questions.  I will see if I can answer them for you:

If the information from the border crossing card (musician, wife Gwendoline, born 1899 etc) is correct, then the form 30a Ocean Arrival is also correct.   The border crossing card says that he arrived on the Pittsburgh on April 19, 1923.  This means that these 2 documents are for the same person.  If you can confirm the Uncle in Hamilton, that will clinch it. 

I wouldn’t worry much about different birth years.   This happens all the time!  The US border crossing card says 1899, and you said that the 1911 census also has 1899.  This is likely the right date.  Whoever filled out form 30a must have been off by a couple of years.   

As for free records at the LAC – there are all kinds of records on their site that are free to search, view, print, save, etc.   Just to name a few – there are  Passenger lists, CEF attestation papers, census records, western land grants ...  The LAC is a great resource, but sometimes it is a bit of a challenge to negotiate through the site and find the records.   

The Form 30s are not searchable by full name, only by last name.  Once you find the microfilm number that contains the last name you are searching for (there is a list on the site),  you then go to another page on the site to access that film.  Page through until you get to the surname grouping that contains the surname you want, then within that group, the records are arranged alphabetically by forename.  It is a bit time consuming at first, but once you get the hang of it, you can find a record fairly quickly.  Most other records on the site are searchable by full name.   Much of what they have is online, but for any microfilmed records that are not online, you can get the films free through interlibrary loan.   They will also make copies of records (ie WW1 service records) and send them to you.  You only pay the cost of photocopying and mailing. 

There are many other free resources to help with your research.  Have a look at the Canada Resources thread here on Rootschat.  It is always a great idea to check out the Rootschat Resources thread for any place you are researching.         

The border crossing card from 1945 is an American document.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be on a free online site.  HOwever, if you have the Ancestry Library Edition at your library, you can see the forms for free from your library computers.  I have given you the microfilm numbers from the National Archives (US).  They may send out their microfilms through interlibrary loan.  Also, the Family History Centres may be able to get the film.  Check with your local one. 


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