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Title: Where did she go
Post by: Taylor111 on Sunday 14 October 18 00:04 BST (UK)
Looking in to my great uncles child. She was born Beryl O N 1920's Wandsworth, London to Mabel Howe and Thomas James Nichols. Some reason she is not on their 1939 record but in some sort of house, but then back with her mother and sister in Birmingham in the late 40s early 50s.
Her sister dies very young and her mother in 1961. Beryl marries a Iwan M (no birth record) they marry 1950's  Droitwich, Worcestershire, United Kingdom. They are both on a ship heading to Canada in 1950's... and that is where is stops, not sure what happened to her or her husband, if they had children etc. Any help would be grand please.
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: ..claire.. on Sunday 14 October 18 00:30 BST (UK)
Hi

It looks like she came home when her mother died as she is on another passenger list docking in New York 17th January 1962 onboard the Queen Elizabeth.

Her address on the manifest was 2112 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. So she was still in Canada.

There are some good overseas researchers on here that I'm sure will be able to help further.

Claire
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Taylor111 on Sunday 14 October 18 01:08 BST (UK)
Thanks Claire, hopefully someone can look further, I pay for ancestry but only for the UK records at the moment, hiking prices of children's school ware and C around the corner, hobbies take a back step :-)
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: ..claire.. on Sunday 14 October 18 01:18 BST (UK)
Hi

Yes, it can be an expensive hobby :)

Did you get my message ? I think the lady in question is possibly still alive, well in 2017 she was.

Claire
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: amondg on Sunday 14 October 18 09:25 BST (UK)
On the outward passenger list 21 March 1957 both give the address of 90 Mildenhall Road, Birmingham. Does that match your records?
Iwan birth date is 12 -4-1924,( 12 April 1924).

From his name I expect he is Polish and fought with the Polish Free Forces WW11 and then could not go home after the war. 

ADDED he says he is Stateless
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Taylor111 on Wednesday 17 October 18 07:11 BST (UK)
Yes that is him, I found that record too, I wondered if they had any children in canada or if he changed his name as not anything for a Iwan.
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: ..claire.. on Wednesday 17 October 18 14:12 BST (UK)
Hi

If you google the name Iwan itís Welsh variant is John , the Germanic and Slavic variant is Ivan - thatís  the biblical form of John.

I think I may have seen a John Mikoluk in the records

Claire
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Taylor111 on Wednesday 17 October 18 15:41 BST (UK)
Thanks Claire, I had seen John too, but didn't know the meaning thank you. I will have to beg folks to look at the John records, as I don't have the overseas ancestry, I pay for the £12 monthly one, and have credits regally on scotlandspeople, Scottish family too.  :-)
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: ..claire.. on Wednesday 17 October 18 23:59 BST (UK)
Hi Taylor111

I've just checked the address in Vancouver that Beryl gave in the 1962 shipping manifest (2112 West 8th Avenue) to see who was living there in that years Voting List

MIKOLUK   John - a machinist
and Mrs Mikoluk - forename SHEILA

And another couple were there too.

In 1974 the couple were still in Vancouver at 3873 31st Avenue West, in the Voters list this time they were Mikoluk - Mr J (dyesetter) and Mrs B.

I've also spotted a record dated 17 Jan 2000 from the Daily Times Obituary Index for a John MIKULIK aged 85 died in Burnaby BC - which is just to the East of Vancouver. Looks promising.

Claire
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Jamjar on Thursday 18 October 18 02:50 BST (UK)
Donít know what this is, but she is on it and looks like alive in 2017. If the case, then her name should be removed from this thread, as per RC policy of discussing the living:

https://www.bcliberals.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Real-Time-Donations-Jan-25V3.pdf

Jamjar
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Taylor111 on Friday 19 October 18 09:40 BST (UK)
Not sure about the Sheila, her name was B and she married to the M surname, I am praying to find a her alive, she would be the last person alive to be able to identify her father in my great grandmothers wedding photos and his other siblings wedding weddings, I have 3 in total from 3 of her fathers siblings weddings, she is the last one if alive to be able to recognise her father.   
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Taylor111 on Friday 19 October 18 09:44 BST (UK)
yes I found these, too, I have written a letter up and I am posting today at a hefty cost of £11 so it gets there within 10 days, or its up to 6 weeks, and time is key. I have also joined a local facebook group for that area and asked if anyone knew her, no joy. I have also messaged the local white rock historical society, which said it would get back to me Monday just passed, but they have not as yet. Fingers crossed for me. 
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: susano on Friday 19 October 18 09:48 BST (UK)
I wish you good luck.  Please keep us informed. 

Susan
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: ..claire.. on Friday 19 October 18 09:55 BST (UK)
Good luck from me too. I hope all goes well and as Susano says please keep us informed  :)

Claire
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Taylor111 on Friday 19 October 18 10:02 BST (UK)
I will do :-) Thank you.
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Jamjar on Friday 19 October 18 10:24 BST (UK)
Taylor, did you not see that her name had been altered in your original post.

You have posted it again.

You cannot post information on the living as per RC policy.

Jamjar
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Taylor111 on Friday 19 October 18 12:07 BST (UK)
I'm so sorry, understand now.
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: JDC on Saturday 20 October 18 13:40 BST (UK)
Good morning Taylor,

The BC Archives has been good for me to find ancestors in British Columbia. Here is the link: http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy. It is a free site :-) You may want to look at the Archives Canada website as welll.  Another free resource you may want to access id the cemetery finding aid for BC: http://bccfa.islandnet.com/. All of these resources have been useful for me.

Hope this helps, JDC
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: sarah on Saturday 20 October 18 15:14 BST (UK)
I have removed this ladies name again, please do not keep posting details of this lady who is very much alive, it is against our rules to publish details on a living person.

Sarah
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: Taylor111 on Tuesday 06 November 18 17:29 GMT (UK)
Hello guys, just a quick update, I wrote to the address I found and have had a reply, It is the person I am looking, they sent me a few photos, though I still can't tell who their father is in the photo sent to mine, the photos are a 2-30 year age gap. Hopefully they won't mind being a penpal relative, I love hearing any old stories about any family members, but we will see. I am thankful they replied. 
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: susano on Wednesday 07 November 18 03:11 GMT (UK)
So happy you got a response and have connected with some relatives!!

Susan
Title: Re: Where did she go
Post by: ..claire.. on Saturday 10 November 18 15:55 GMT (UK)

Thatís brilliant news. Glad we could help too.

Claire