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Offline grammatj8

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Just a General Question
« on: Sunday 01 January 17 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Im trying to wrap something around my head.  The family tree I am doing, the parents didn't register some of the children when they were born for birth certificates.  Would they not need birth certificates for marriages, work.  For example my motherinlaw, now deceased since 1970, born 1923.  No birth certificate.  One of her brothers I found got a "delayed birth certificate in 1969, he was born in 1908.  It tells me he was looking for a pension of sorts.  Anyhow, long story short, I was wondering this because we can't find a birth certificate for the motherinlaw, and would have liked one for the records.
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Re: Just a General Question
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 01 January 17 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Do you have any idea of where the birth was.  Is it possible this is an "overseas" birth (especially if the parents were living in India (military service), or even born on a ship.
Think outside the box a bit, maybe look for arrivals on ships etc.
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Re: Just a General Question
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 01 January 17 21:23 GMT (UK) »
Oh yes, she was born in Toronto.  Rootschat and I have been all over trying to find info some years ago.  We just had a family gathering recently which got me back into checking this out.  And that was why I asked the general question.
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« Reply #3 on: Sunday 01 January 17 21:51 GMT (UK) »
Could she have had a different name at birth to the one you think she had?  Do you know for sure who her parents were?

She could have been older or younger than you or even she thought she was.  Lots of discrepancies happened. 
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« Reply #4 on: Sunday 01 January 17 21:57 GMT (UK) »
Yes, Robina Deuchars is the relative I am talking about. Her Dad was George McEwan Deuchars and her mother was Florence Francis Purcell.  Her Mom and Dad were married in Toronto June 6, 1907.  She has 8 brothers and sisters.  6 of them were not registered.  One brother had a birth certificate called a Delayed birth certificate that he got in 1969. 
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 January 17 13:16 GMT (UK) »
The majority of delayed birth certificates are obtained by people applying for old age pensions, with a smaller number for those obtaining passports.  In Canada from 1952 to 1965 people 70 years of age or older were eligible for the pension.  In 1966 the age was lowered to 69, 1967 to age 68, 1968 to age 67, 1969 to age 66 and in 1970 to age 65, which is the eligible age to now.

Proof of age must be provided to obtain this pension, which caused some problems for people whose parents never got around to registering their births.  Somewhere in a sub-basement vault of the old age pension bureau is likely a vast store of birth information which can not be found elsewhere.

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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 January 17 19:35 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Manawakian.  I thought so, but I just needed to hear it.   :)
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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 03 January 17 19:40 GMT (UK) »
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Johnston – Guelph
Deuchars – Scotland
Tierney – Ireland
Brubacher
Shevers – Scotland
Mitchell  - Fraser, Murray, Gauld, Metcalfe, Anderson,
Shand, Thain, Robson.