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« on: Tuesday 17 October 17 17:45 BST (UK) »
John Peter Massey my father,  was born in September 1910 in Vancouver or Kelowna. Also his brother 1909 and sister, 1912. Their father Hugh Alexander was an Insurance Agent working in Vancouver.
Is there any way I can find their birth information without having to pay 50 dollars for each certificate?I would be so grateful for any suggestions.

Thanks, Sue Humphries, Canterbury England
Massey, Wheldon, Briggs, Earle, Thornhill, Holland, Adams, Giles, Wheals, Sperring.

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Re: Massey
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 17:49 BST (UK) »
http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy

But I think they were born too late.
Have you found them in the 1921 census?

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Re: Massey
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 17:55 BST (UK) »
http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy

But I think they were born too late.
Have you found them in the 1921 census?

Births only go up to 1903

Familysearch is the same unfortunately.


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Re: Massey
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 17:58 BST (UK) »
Try RAOGK volunteer on this link - the sixth on the list initials M M used to sometimes answer questions on the Canada board.

https://www.raogk.org/lookups/region/british-columbia/

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Re: Massey
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 19:59 BST (UK) »
The family left Canada in 1914 at the outbreak of w.war 1 & returned to England.
Massey, Wheldon, Briggs, Earle, Thornhill, Holland, Adams, Giles, Wheals, Sperring.

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Re: Massey
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 20:38 BST (UK) »
1911 census they are in Vancouver.  It just says BC for the boys' place of birth.  Has the birth months...
Hugh sr - March 1882
Leah - Nov 1884
Hugh - July 1910 (must mean to say 1909!!)
Peter - Sept 1910

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/SplitView.jsp?id=63835

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Re: Massey
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 20:45 BST (UK) »
Are you looking for full dates of birth... or do you have those?  Is it location that is of primary interest (Vancouver or Kelowna)?

Using the information you provided and the information on the Canadian 1911 census, I can see a John Peter Massey born in that year/month on the 1939 register.  This might be your father.  If you need his full birthdate, you can look there.  (Sorry - I am not allowed to do a 1939 register look up for you)

Have you checked passenger lists? 

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Re: Massey
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 21:03 BST (UK) »
I see the Hugh Alexander died in WW1... was Royal Navy.   

Sometimes military records show birth information for children.

If you have access to findmypast...there is a record set called  "Royal Naval Division 1914-1918 Transcription" .  On Hugh Alexander's record, it says that the children were born in Kelowna.  I am not entirely sure where they got their information from.

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Re: Massey
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 21:08 BST (UK) »
Looking at the other military records on findmypast for Hugh Alexander, I don't see any that list his children in the actual record.  Though, the records are not as complete as many I have seen. 

Looks like his military files are at the National Archives.  I wonder if the children's births would be recorded in any of these

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7680070

But, if they are the same as the ones on findmypast... there isn't a lot of information there.  I wonder where that Royal Naval Division Transcription record set got their information about the children.  They say it is from records...wonder where those records are??

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