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Re: Massey
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 21:14 BST (UK) »
I expect you have seen this... lots of information about the family here.

https://westendvancouver.wordpress.com/biographies-a-m/biographies-m/massey-hugh-alexander-1883-1915/

Have you checked your father's military records from WW2?  I don't know about privacy/who can access UK records from WW2... but as you are his daughter, I would think you might be entitled to view them.  Perhaps they would say where he was born. 

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 21:14 BST (UK) »
There is an anc tree with John Peter Massey 25 September 1910 - 1973 Scotland.  Photograph attached. This looks like Sue's tree.

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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 17 October 17 21:22 BST (UK) »
There is a also a private tree for Hugh Holland Massey and another public one giving date - 28 July 1909 - 21 December 1973 - Surrey South Western, Surrey.

and Leah Barbara Massey 19 October 1912 -  8 March 2008 - Warminster, Wiltshire. England.

Poster just asked for a way of getting the birth certs without having to pay $50 so it would be worth an e-mail to the suggested RAOGK volunteer mentioned in reply 3 - the sixth on the list initials M M.

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

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Re: Massey
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 18 October 17 09:25 BST (UK) »
I don't know of any way a RAOGK volunteer could access birth certificates in British Columbia prior to 1904.  These records are restricted. 

Next of kin with proof of death may be able to request a copy from BC Vital Statistics.  The current cost of birth certificates in BC is $27.  It may be worth emailing to inquire.  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/life-events/births-adoptions/births/birth-certificates

Do you have his death registration or certificate?  Is the birth date and place of birth included on this document?

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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 18 October 17 09:56 BST (UK) »
The RAOGK volunteer in Vancouver is a very, very helpful chap. As I understand it - with written authorization from the person who is eligible to apply for a birth certificate he can access and purchase a birth certificate on there behalf - which would be cheaper than the $50 dollars the poster quoted.

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Re: Massey
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 18 October 17 11:35 BST (UK) »
Sandra,

Perhaps that is possible and certainly worthwhile for Sue to inquire about with BC Vital Statistics.  I believe the Vital Stats office is in Victoria so would be a ferry ride away for a volunteer in Vancouver.  There is an email address on the link that I provided in my previous post.

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Re: Massey
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 18 October 17 15:03 BST (UK) »
Runkitty
Thank you so much for all your info and suggestions. It is just the definite place of birth that I would like to discover. If they were born in Vancouver, I would like to know why Kelowna is mentioned.
I believe I can get my father's birth certificate but not the others, because of their 120 years since birth rule. I have a world subscription to Ancestry but most of their records seem to be Quebeck.

Sue
Massey, Wheldon, Briggs, Earle, Thornhill, Holland, Adams, Giles, Wheals, Sperring.

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Re: Massey
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 18 October 17 15:31 BST (UK) »
Susano

Thanks for your reply. On my father's flying training documents from Cranwell, it says that birth place was Vancouver 'as per birth certificate'. I thought maybe Kelowna might be included in the Vancouver district. I think I shall send for the birth certificate - I have his death certificate - and presume that the other children were the same. I now have to find out where the 'Kelowna' reference came from!

Thanks for all your help and suggestions.
Sue
Massey, Wheldon, Briggs, Earle, Thornhill, Holland, Adams, Giles, Wheals, Sperring.

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Re: Massey
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 18 October 17 15:46 BST (UK) »
Runkitty
Re WW2 records, I know my father was in India flying people to & fro over the Himalayas and he later met my mother there - I was born in Karachi in 1949. I have no birth certificate!!
The website that you mention is fantastic. My brother sent it to me and this is what prompted me to look into the Canada births question. I shall try to find out where the Kelowna thing came from.
Sue
Massey, Wheldon, Briggs, Earle, Thornhill, Holland, Adams, Giles, Wheals, Sperring.