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Offline LMP

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America via Canada
« on: Friday 15 April 05 20:53 BST (UK) »
Hello
Can anyone help, have a william Hughes who in 1907 left England and entered   America via Canada.

I not sure if his plans were to  stay in Canada but than  he changed his mind and went to America (Boston)!

I am completly stuck as where to start ??? ???
LIZ

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Re: America via Canada
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 20 April 05 14:41 BST (UK) »
Liz,

Let me have a few more details on him ie date / place of birth and anything else you can think of or know that may be useful.

I have recently started searching for family that emigrated to Canada and found some had drifted down into US.

Adrian
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Re: America via Canada
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 21 April 05 21:22 BST (UK) »
Hello
William born  approx 1880 to Ellen and William Hughes .

Born in  the workhouse Bridgenorth Shropshire

Father seems to have disappered William left England to look for him

William later married Maud Clarke who was from Canada

Thats all I have
    Liz

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Re: America via Canada
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 May 05 06:46 BST (UK) »
this was quite common, usually entering via montreal or quebec city. Just so you know, it wasn't uncommon for alot of people on both sides of the border to intermarry. Therefore it's quite common for people to find that if they do have relatives from back east as I do, it's quite likely there will have been some cross border migration. I just found out last year I have some distant cousins in california ;D
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Re: America via Canada
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 04 May 05 08:42 BST (UK) »
 ;D
hello,
  Thank you, , would there have been some kind of offical application to enter America fom Canada?
  Liz

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Re: America via Canada
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 28 May 05 16:54 BST (UK) »
Hi Liz,

Up until 1908 you could come and go across the boarder as you pleased.  There was quite a few ferry crossings as well between Ontario and New York.

Karen
Gandley (but known as Stanley in Canada)- Ireland to Birmingham
Ball, Kempson & Franklin - Birmingham
Shorter - Surrey
Dyer - Devon
Dawkins - Co. Cork, Ireland
Heffernan - Ireland
Huck - Alsace, France
Reinhart - Baden, Germany
Bowman & Ellis - England
Etheridge - Gloucestershire

Who all came to Canada in a little row boat, clap clap, clap your hands!!

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Re: America via Canada
« Reply #6 on: Friday 03 June 05 23:40 BST (UK) »
I'm interested in the Canada to U.S. immigration.

My paternal grandmother's family left Feltham, Middlesex, and ended up in Cook County, Illinois, but I can find no record of the immigration to the U.S. They were in Middx for the 1871 U.K. census and in Illinois for the 1880 U.S. census.

Was there an advantage to going to and through Canada to get to the U.S.? Was travel between particular ports more likely? For example, I believe they left from London, so is there "most likely" Canadian arrival port?

Thanks for any assistance you may be able to provide.
LUFF:  Illinois; Middx; Surrey; Berks
HEARNE:  Kent; Norfolk
HATHAWAY:  USA; Gloucestershire
OVENDEN:  Kent
WELLER:  Kent
SIMKINS:  Berks
WILLIAMS:  Bucks
CHARLEWOOD/CHARLWOOD:  Berks
HOPKINS: Gloucestershire
GILBERT: USA; Somersetshire
COCKS: Berks (?)

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