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Offline gransworld

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Re: England to Canada 1912
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 27 April 05 23:38 BST (UK) »
I'm  not   sure  how  it's  done  in  UK  but  obits  in  Canada  have  the  names  of  children  listed  in  most  cases so  if  you  get  it  you'll  have  some  luck.
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Re: England to Canada 1912
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 28 April 05 21:40 BST (UK) »
Thanks, it's on it's way to canada already, look forward to letting you know how I get on, thanks again!

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Re: England to Canada 1912
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 14 July 05 14:54 BST (UK) »
Hi I am also looking for relatives wh o came from england to canada around 1911 and 1912. In 1911 my great grandfather JOHN BENJAMIN SELBY  came to canada, he was born the 21 september 1884 in nottingham and his wife along with 3 children came to canada the following year, 1912. Lucy Darby b abt 1885, Doris selby, Mabel caroline selby  b july 1907 and John cyril selby born june 29 1911 in loughborough leics. Can you help me with this information.
barrow upon soar , leicestershire:   Darby
loughborough, leicestershire : selby
rempstone , nottingham, selby
nottingham: whitehead
watford, hertfordshire : hull
Derbyshire: Selby
kegworth leics, annable
melton mowbray:Darby

Offline samthompson

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Re: England to Canada 1912
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 14 July 05 15:36 BST (UK) »

John Benjamin Selby born served in WW1 and lists his address as Smith Mills, Quebec - wife is Lucy - he is an engineer

there are another set of papers in WW1 for a John Selby born 1878  that are slightly different - wife is Lucie and they live in Montreal, born in Aldershot, England - he is also an engineer

These two could be the same person - perhaps he was turned down for service on one form so applied again. That would explain the differences in the information.

Quebec is one area I am not very familiar with (I don't speak French, unfortunatley) so I can't be of much help there. The war records for the two files above are avialable - here is a link on how to order the files

you may also try getting a volunteer from this site to copy the files for you and send them to you - please read the guidelines for submitting a request first

The main public building of Library and Archives Canada is located in downtown Ottawa at:

395 Wellington Street
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0N4
Library and Archives Canada - (613) 996-5115 or 1-866-578-7777 (toll free in Canada and the US)

Anyway, good luck and if I can think of anything else I will let you know


Source: Library and Archives Canada's website (

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