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Offline Anthony

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Michael & Joseph Graham
« on: Tuesday 18 October 05 22:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Everyone. My name is Anthony & I live in Belfast.
Looking for information on Michael & Joseph Graham my Uncles.
They went to Canada in 1928/29, I know Michael was in Belleville Ontario in 1950?.

Michael was born in Belfast 1896? Joseph born 1908.
Their Father was John Graham Mother was Mary Jame McCabe Graham.
Brothers
Mark
Daniel
Sitters
Mary Ann
Elizabeth
Kathleen
Alice
When they went to Canada they where living at 31 Little George's Street Belfast.

Any info would be great


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Re: Micheil & Joseph Graham
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 October 05 01:01 BST (UK) »
Anthony,

Here are some websites that might be useful.

Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid:
http://www.islandnet.com/ocfa/homepage.html

Belleville is in Hastings County.

Hastings County GenWeb:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~onhastin/

The local library might have old city directories, obituaries, cemetery and funeral home records.  You could email via their "Ask a Librarian".
Belleville Public Library:
http://www.bellevillelibrary.com/

Ontario GenWeb:
http://www.geneofun.on.ca/ongenweb/

I did a search and there were 38 listings for people with the surname Graham now living in Belleville, Ontario.  You could send an old-fashioned letter to them all, just in case:
http://www.geneofun.on.ca/ongenweb/

Is Micheil's name pronounced Michael or Mitchell?

Good luck!
Josephine
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Re: Micheil & Joseph Graham
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 October 05 14:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Anthony,

If they arrived in 28/29 they should be in this database http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/020118_e.html

It is an index to the passenger records for 1925-1935.  If you find them in the index, you can order the entire record, which will give you more details about them - sometimes including how much money they brought with them, the name and address of an employer, friend, or relative in Canada as a contact, and other details. 

You can either order the microfilm reel through interlibrary loan and look for the record yourself, or order photocopies from the Archives for a reasonable fee. 

I think you will have to try a few spelling variants to find Micheil.  (There is only one Michael Graham in the database - could be him.)

Happy hunting!

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Re: Michael & Joseph Graham
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 19 October 05 19:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Josephine & Martha.

Thank you for your reply, I have Michaels Immigration Record not much in there to help me.

I sent Letters to all the Grahams in Belleville but no luck got 2 replies.

When i was spelling Michael i was thinking of something else, Sorry but anyway thank you so much for your help.

If you need any help with Northern Ireland research just send me a message anytime.



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Re: Michael & Joseph Graham
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 19 October 05 21:32 BST (UK) »
Anthony,

Have you written to the Belleville library?  It might be worth a try.

Thank you for your kind offer of help!  I'll PM my info to you.

Regards,
Josephine
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Re: Michael & Joseph Graham
« Reply #5 on: Monday 03 December 18 06:48 GMT (UK) »
 Hello Anthony,

My name is Aaren and my grandfather was Joseph Graham. He was born in Belfast in 1908. I was told he moved to Alberta, Canada in his late teens where he met my grandmother. They had 3 girls & 3 boys. Years later he moved to British Columbia. He was a painter by trade. I believe he passed away in the mid 1970's in North Vancouver, British Columbia.

I'm fairly certain his mother & father's names were Mary (McCabe) & John.

I don't have any information relating to Michael.

I hope this information is of help to you.

Sincerely,

Aaren

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Re: Michael & Joseph Graham
« Reply #6 on: Monday 03 December 18 07:00 GMT (UK) »
Hi Aaren,

Welcome to RootsChat

Unfortunately Anthony has not been back on the site since 2012 so may not pick up your message since his emails were not working.

Joseph Graham - born 29 May 1908 Belfast Ireland  to John Graham and Mary McCabe -
Joseph passed away 10 September 1979 Lions Gate Hospital Vancouver.  Joseph was widowed.
Spouse Martha Johnson  - Occupation Commercial Painter. Informant was his son also "J"
Cremation - North Shore Crematorium

Death Certificate :- http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/752fe229-166c-423e-91a5-24661b021f3d

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL1H-69X



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