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Offline Michelle56

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How do I trace my family?
« on: Thursday 26 October 17 18:36 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Could you tell me how easy/difficult it is to try and trace someone who emigrated to Canada in the

1950's.

Michelle
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Lesbirel / Lisbrel - Liverpool - Channel Islands/Jersey

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Re: How do I trace my family?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 October 17 18:39 BST (UK) »
Have you found them on any passenger lists, that would be a starting point? FindMyPast have passenger lists from 1890 - 1960.
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Re: How do I trace my family?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 26 October 17 18:46 BST (UK) »
 Yes I Have.

They sailed on 29th April 1955 from Liverpool to Quebec on board the Franconia.

I know that they settled in Toronto.
May / Aberdeenshire - Cairnbulg - Inverallochy
White / Fairley- Lanarkshire - Glasgow - Hutchesontown
McLeod / Glasgow - Greenock - Liverpool
Beavan / Goodwin / Hesketh / Martindale / Poole / Quinn / Rimmer -Liverpool
Lesbirel / Lisbrel - Liverpool - Channel Islands/Jersey

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Re: How do I trace my family?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 26 October 17 18:53 BST (UK) »
Ancestry have Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980, they may be on there.
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Re: How do I trace my family?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 26 October 17 19:56 BST (UK) »
Thank you. I just hope I fine the right family.

Is it possible to research marriages from 1970's and 1980's?
May / Aberdeenshire - Cairnbulg - Inverallochy
White / Fairley- Lanarkshire - Glasgow - Hutchesontown
McLeod / Glasgow - Greenock - Liverpool
Beavan / Goodwin / Hesketh / Martindale / Poole / Quinn / Rimmer -Liverpool
Lesbirel / Lisbrel - Liverpool - Channel Islands/Jersey

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Re: How do I trace my family?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 26 October 17 20:00 BST (UK) »
Canada does not have a BMD index as does the UK.  The privacy laws are quite strict. The latest marriages available are 1932 ish.  Are the people you seek living  ??? Or can you give names and year of birth - or any other details  ???

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Re: How do I trace my family?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 26 October 17 20:26 BST (UK) »
The people I am looking for are still alive.
I do have names and years of birth.
Michelle
May / Aberdeenshire - Cairnbulg - Inverallochy
White / Fairley- Lanarkshire - Glasgow - Hutchesontown
McLeod / Glasgow - Greenock - Liverpool
Beavan / Goodwin / Hesketh / Martindale / Poole / Quinn / Rimmer -Liverpool
Lesbirel / Lisbrel - Liverpool - Channel Islands/Jersey

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Re: How do I trace my family?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 26 October 17 22:26 BST (UK) »
I have the same question about my ancestor who migrated to Canada between 1839 and 1851. He did not like that country and returned with his family to England. Considering that a few years later he went to Darlingford in the Upper Goulburn country of Victoria - well known gold seeking area that the time was closer to 1851.
my George Thomas Gilbert was born 1806 in Shirehampton - a stones throw from the Port of Bristol. He married twice -
 m1.31.1.1837Midsomer Norton to Elizabeth FORD b1811d1844 m2.27.4.1845.S'hmptn. Elizabeth COXb1813S'hmptn.d1857.

I have no idea of ships or areas of settlement in Canada.
Any clues?

Cheers
Jack Gee
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Re: How do I trace my family?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 26 October 17 22:51 BST (UK) »
The people I am looking for are still alive.
I do have names and years of birth.
Michelle

Have you tried searching http://www.canada411.ca/

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