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Offline Wendl

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What does S.O.S.B.W. stand for on immigration entries?
« on: Tuesday 10 August 04 14:06 BST (UK) »
Can anyone advise what "S.O.S.B.W" stands for under the heading who paid passage on immigration records from Ireland to Canada in the early 1900's???  Thanks in advance for your help
Barrie/Barry-Forfar
Broun/Brown-Kirriemuir, Forfar, Angus
Carr-Belfast
Close -Belfast, Antrim and Down, Mageraghall; Ontario, Canada 
Crowe- Belfast
Gardiner/Gardner-Belfast, Scotland
Hennion- USA
Hedley- Belfast
Lawlor-Belfast, Down: Ontario, Canada
McPherson-Esquising, Ontario
McKernan-Australia
Ramsay-Kirriemuir,Scotland
Thompson-Derry; Ontario-Canada
Walker- Kirriemuir,Forfar,Dundee Scotland
Wilkinson-Belfast

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Re: What does S.O.S.B.W. stand for on immigration entries?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 10 August 04 14:18 BST (UK) »
I have encountered this acronym before, I was told it stands for 'Society for Overseas Settlement of British Women'.

Type in SOSBW in your search box, I think you might get some info.

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Re: What does S.O.S.B.W. stand for on immigration entries?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 10 August 04 14:31 BST (UK) »
Hello Tom,

Thankyou so much for your reply, I have recently found my Grt Grandmother and her family's immigration records, and as a result was trying to decipher what this Acronym was.  Your inisght is greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Wendy Thompson
Barrie/Barry-Forfar
Broun/Brown-Kirriemuir, Forfar, Angus
Carr-Belfast
Close -Belfast, Antrim and Down, Mageraghall; Ontario, Canada 
Crowe- Belfast
Gardiner/Gardner-Belfast, Scotland
Hennion- USA
Hedley- Belfast
Lawlor-Belfast, Down: Ontario, Canada
McPherson-Esquising, Ontario
McKernan-Australia
Ramsay-Kirriemuir,Scotland
Thompson-Derry; Ontario-Canada
Walker- Kirriemuir,Forfar,Dundee Scotland
Wilkinson-Belfast