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Offline carol80

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1861 & 71 Census
« on: Friday 21 July 06 02:37 BST (UK) »
Looking for the following Family in Canada somewhere.Poss Toronto
John Attwood b 1833 Eng (Occupation unknown later worked in a store)
Sarah b 1833 Eng
John B b 1855 Eng
Charles F b 1857 Eng
Ada E b 1859 Eng
Thomas E b 1861 Toronto
George W b 1866 Toronto
Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Stonehouse(York,Durham,Canada)Laurie(Scotland,York)Biddiss(All)Love(Scotland,Australia) Byers(Durham)Demaine(York)Dennison(York)Raine(Durham)Jefferson(Durham)Muir(Durham)
Johnston (Scotland)Hunter(Scotland)Johnson(York)
and many more.

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Re: 1861 & 71 Census
« Reply #1 on: Friday 21 July 06 17:30 BST (UK) »
Hi Carol,

Unfortunately, without knowing where in Canada they lived, you are unlikely to find them  :( 

There is no national index for either the 61 or the 71 (not even on pay sites like Ancestry.ca).  A heads-of-household index is availalbe for 1871 Ontario (http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02010803_e.html).  There is one John Attwood age 32, but that seems a bit too big of an age gap to be your guy.  There were also 2 John Atwoods, but both in their 20s. 

I saw the 1881 US census entry that you must be working off of and noticed that Thomas and George are recorded as born in Canada - how did you find out it was Toronto? 

As you probably have noticed, civil registration of BMDs didn't start until 1869, so that's not much help.  I did check the Ontario birth records 1869-1872 just in case they had a child between George and Caroline, who had perhaps died, but nothing came up. 

Perhaps someone else knows of a Toronto index for 61 or 71 that could be checked? 

Toronto city directories for the 1860s are available here

http://digitalcollections.torontopubliclibrary.ca:8000/WebZ/Authorize:sessionid=0

but I could find no Attwoods or Atwoods. 

Sorry I couldn't be of more help!

MJP
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Eagle (Yorkshire), Prior (Berkshire), Buckland (Nottinghamshire),
Short (Devon), Sinclair (Caithness, Scotland), Patterson (Co. Tyrone, Ireland)

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