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Three brothers, Adam, Archie and John William was supposed to have gone to Alberta from Ontario. Have found one by Luduc possibly another also in the same area. Any information about these men would be appreciated.

Sandi Ellison - 2008-03-30 20:53:00

Tracing Fitzpatrick?


Investigating my family history. My grandfather who died in the UK in 1962 has recorded the name Gordon Fitzpatrick , 10810 97 Ave,Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in his old address book. Can any one throw any light on this gentleman; there may or may not also be a son involved Pat Fitzpatrick (maybe born around (1920 +or- 5yrs) who possibly served in Europe during the 2nd World War. Any thoughts please.

Dion Steward - 2008-03-29 17:49:53

seeking information on ancestors

I am looking for any information on my father Lester C Phalen (may be spelled Phelan). He was born in Innisfree, Alberta, Canada October 7, 1914 to Edward Alvin Phalen (may show as Alvin Edward) and Grace Churchill Phalen. They came to the US via British Columbia around 1923. I am seeking any information on Lester, his parents and theirs. Let me know if anyone can help me out. Thank you. Nancy Phalen

Phalen - 2008-03-29 00:20:12

Giddings Family

I am looking for information on the Giddings family who resided in Calgary Alberta 1900-1911.

Thomas b. 1851 England
Mary Ann b. 1858 England
Alfred Henry b. 1877 Quebec
Drucilla b. 1880 Quebec
Thomas Corneilius
Corneilia Ruth
Maudie May
Mary Ursula
Minnie Alma

Yvette David - 2008-03-27 21:25:02

Baldwin - genealogy search

Baldwin - looking for relatives of Hartley Baldwin b. 1870, Sarah Baldwin b.1877 from Lancashire, children Albert, Annie, Alice & Gertrude.
Lived in Edmonton 1911. Mother Mary Baldwin. Came to Canada abt 1910? Richard Baldwin father possibly. Sister Mary Alice (Baldwin) Parker.

c jensen - 2008-03-26 20:59:06

St Augustine Mission School Smoky Lake AB

GABOURY, Codesa AB, 1949-1952, Paul Gaboury attended St Augustine Mission School for Grades 1 to 4. He is looking for other students who attended. seeking names and a photo of First Communion taken on the front steps of the Mission School. does Sidney Pittman sound familiar?

Laurie Gaboury - 2008-03-26 16:20:36

train accident, 1907

Davidson,Edson, 1907. My grandfather, Roderick Charles Davidson, was going to homestead around the Edson area according to family history. His wife Sarah and only son Roderick (9 months) were killed in some kind of train accident at the station in front of his eyes. They are buried in a mass grave I am told with other victims. Does anyone have any information about this accident or where they may be buried? I believe it would have been in January or February, as the story goes, Grandpa stayed with the rest of the family in tents in -50c weather before moving due to great sadness.

Kate Hall - 2008-03-25 16:50:29

Son looking for his biological mother

I am actually trying to help my boyfriend find his biological mother. He was born July, 15th 1980 in Tomahawk, WI and he doesn't have any information about it because it was a closed adoption other than the doctors name. He is now almost 28 years old and very happy, but since we are talking about moving forward in our own relationship, we would both like to know his biological family health history just for when it comes to having kids of our own. Please email me with any information you may have. Thank you!

Shauna - 2008-03-24 22:20:58

Haraldson Family History

I am searching for information on Anton Haraldsen and his brother Harald Hansen Haraldsen. They both homesteaded in Canada in the early 1900's. I have homestead records for them, but they both returned to USA. I would like to find records of when they first crossed into Canada and in particular what happened to Harald Hansen Haraldsen, who later changed his name to Harald Hansen Gaarder while living in the US.
Also, require any information on an Ole Robole, single, farmed near Cadogan AB about 1950's. He attended Camrose Lutheran College in early 1900's and is buried somewhere in Alberta. Thanks.

Marlene Ozga - 2008-03-24 11:45:46

John Alfred Ridley

RIDLEY,MILLARVILLE,1901 - John Alfred Ridley came to Alberta with a daughter Laella b. 1885 in Ontario, and a son Wesley John born 1883. A sister, Cecilia Sophia Ridley born 1876, married Wm Royal Murray from Manitoba, at the Ridley farm in Millarville, Alberta on the 14 June 1899. Cecilia and William had 4 children: William Stanley born 1900, Reeve Ridley born 1903, Jean 1904, and Ronald A. born 1906. Cecilia and William both died and buried in Stettler, Alberta.A sister Mary Ann b. 1873, stayed in Ontario with her husband James Kerr. Another son Sylvester Reeve born 1877, moved to Calgary. All Ridley and Murray information welcome. Laella was believed to have married a Murray as well.

Debbie Ridley - 2008-03-23 11:20:08


Looking for obituaries of WILLIAM G. DAVIDSON BORN 1861 in Ontario and his wife AGNES MCFARLANE DAVIDSON born 1865 in Ontario. Agnes is listed as living in Edmonton in 1928 per an obituary of her brother in Ontario in 1928. Any other information would be very helpful thanks

Wilfred Yusek - 2008-03-17 17:55:20

Alberta Census 1916 + 1921

Just wanted to know when these two census will be available for public view.

Terry Thomas - 2008-03-17 15:35:15


I have this person in my tree born in 1866 in England named Jane Ann AMES. After she was married and on her marriage cert she refers to herself as St Hilda Jane WELDRAKE formerly AMES. Does anyone know what the "St" stands for? Could it be some sort of position in a church or missionary?

Formstone - 2008-03-15 09:47:33

searching for my grandfather

Searching for my birth grandfather - he was a grain buyer - born in scotland - died somewhere in Saskatchewan 1939 at the age of 58 - he had five children one of which was my birthmother - my grandmother came to Canada at age 20 from England - does any of this sound familiar - family isn't aware of my existence - I've been searching for 35 years - please help thank you.

sandra brown - 2008-03-13 19:25:43


I am looking for information on Joe Houston, or Huston, perhaps an RCMP office in or around Massy Ontario.
As well as a woman named Edith Drucela McGuvier. I was told she was a silent screen actress.

Houston, or Huston - 2008-03-12 22:19:03

McLaughlin, Brothers James, John Jack, Dan and Barney

Looking for information about four McLaughlin brothers who homesteaded in the Mannville, Alberta area starting in 1903. Looking for documentation of homesteads, birth and marriage certs, etc. Looking especially for information about my great grandfather, James, who was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1881 and who emigrated here in 1903, arriving in Monntreal and travelling through Winnipeg, Man. to the Mannville area.

K. McLaughlin-Phillips - 2008-03-12 21:29:48

MARTIN, Alberta 1907+

Samuel Alexander Martin b: 27 Mar. 1879 left Richard's Landing, Ontario about 1907. An obit for his father in 1916 refers to his son in Alberta. We would like to find his death record in Alberta.

L. Martin - 2008-03-06 17:01:17

Bell, Charles Alexander

Bell, Edmonton, b. Aug 1877buried May 6 1946 Mt Pleasant Cemetery.
Married to Florence Scott
3 daughters, Edith Florence Bell McNeill, b 1908 deceased 2000;
Nellie b 1910 married Krause (I believe);
Marion Elizabeth Bell, b Sep 25 1909 d. about 1991, daughter Penny
My wife Donna is daughter of Edith and we are trying to find details of family and ancestry.
Florence had a sister Jennie married to a Cryderman. They had a son Jack Cryderman (possibly living in Chatham)

Jack McGee - 2008-03-01 23:37:52

Carr - Alberta

Carr(m)1912-born in Alberta married to a woman of Norwegin decent born 1913. 3 children born to above Carr: 1934(m),1936(f),1940(m) I have not found geneology informtion for these dates, any information appreciated.

Methodist or United Church

Janet Morgan - 2008-02-29 23:33:45

Tilda Moren

We are trying to locate the proper burial place of my grandmother deceased march 3 1938 in Elk Point Cemetery (no grave marker). It seems that some records are missing, and I am hoping some one knows how to find where she may be...

betty moren - 2008-02-28 13:50:05

Bellingham family

I am trying to locate members of the Bellingham Family who emigrated to Saskatchewan after WW1 or just before.They were at one time in Hudson Bay Sask. They were George Horace Bellingham, his wife Emily (jenny?), and children: Alfred, Horace,William, Vera, Viola, and Viola. they came to Alberta. William and Alfred lived in Calgary, one sister married and lived in the Hanna area. During WW11 George and wife lived at general delivery Edmonton, and was a retired janitor...
Any relatives, or information would be of help, and I would be willing to share what I have thus far....
Horace's wife Emily was married previously to a martin James Sales who we also are trying to find info on as well...

betty moren - 2008-02-28 13:46:01

Patricia O'Connor or Ellis

I'm looking for information on Patricia O'Connor born in 1907-08. She married a man with the last name Ellis. In 1938 she was seperated from her husband, had one child and was living in Diamond City, Alberta.
Any information at all would be appreciated. Please e-mail j.helgason@telus.net
Thank you

Janet Helgason - 2008-02-28 12:51:37

family gistory

Berg, St. Lina, 1900

Don Soucy - 2008-02-27 16:33:59

Looking for Kozak and Donaldson info


i'm looking for information regarding Harry (Harold) Kozak born abt. 1880 in possibly Ukraine.
I'm pretty sure he was burried in Alberta, but I don't know where and only suspect he died about 1933. He could be burried in the Smoky Lake/Vilna area. Any insight would be great.

He married Waselyna Gordey b. 1900-1986. (I have info on her family line and children.)

*I'm also searching for any information/ images, journals or pictures of the above and of :

David Donaldson b. 1873--? in Perthshire Scotland died ?
Lived in Edmonton in 1914, married to Helen Duncan b. 1878-1967 burried in Nelson B.C.

Also any info/diaries/images of :

Gerard E. Blais b. 1897-1957 in Quebec and lived in Edmonton.
Rodolphe A. Blais b. abt 1875 in Quebec
Fredoline Blais b. abt 1875 in Quebec

K Shaughnessy - 2008-02-26 16:03:03

any info

I am searching for information on Kenneth Hird son of Walt Hird. Kenneth died in 1974-1975 in Williams Lake BC.

Kenneth Hird - 2008-02-25 22:29:11


Trying to find the death dates of Francis and wife Susan REINHART GRIEVE/S
Last known area was living in BROOKS ALBERTA abt 1920-1935

Any help appreciated much

GRIEVE Francis/Susan - 2008-02-21 07:27:34

Angus Jack. Medicine hat

My father, Angus Beaton Jack, along with his brother Alexander and two sisters went to Medicine Hat from Scotland around 1910/11. I cannot find any trace of them. The two brothers returned to Scotland and fought in the 14/18 war. When my parents married they returned to Medicine Hat in 1926, on the SS Montclare into Quebec.
Any information would be greatly appreciated. The two sisters married in Medicine Hat and Red Deer, their descendants still live in the area.
Thank you Ian Jack

ian beaton jack - 2008-02-21 07:12:55

Robbs,Hanna Alberta,1921

I am searching for death records & or tombstone picture for Lucia Lanphier Robbs (nee Bellamy) born Yorkshire England 1894, married in Ontario and died in or near Hanna Alberta 1921. She died in childbirth but don't know if the child survived. Married to Joseph Victor Robbs, born Lincolnshire England app. 1889.

Alison - 2008-02-18 13:19:23

Duncan McDougall, North West Company / Catherine & Raphael Tremblay

Duncan McDougall Jr (North West Company) late 1700's - early 1800's

Catherine & Raphael Tremblay (Lac La Biche AB mid 1800's)

Duncan McDougall of the North West Company is my ancestor.

I researched Duncan & Iliche having a son named Caleb and found out that the information Viola refers to is from the historical fiction book "Columbia". I contacted the author Pamela Jekel to find out if there was any truth to Duncan's part of her story and she said that the son, Caleb, is fictional.

Although Duncan was married to Iliche from 1812 to when he left in the spring of 1817, so it is certainly possible that they had children, but so far I cannot find any mention of any children from the two of them.

If anyone finds any more information on Duncan McDougall Jr or Sr of the NWC or Catherine & Raphael Tremblay of the Lac La Biche area, please contact me. Thanks much.

T - 2008-02-15 20:19:23

Eva Melnychuk

Looking for granchildren, great grandchildren of Eva Melnychuk (Lakusta) nee Zawatski, interred Nov.11,1970 at Eastgate Gr-Or cemetary.

Tracy Lakusta - 2008-02-14 11:27:53

James/Joseph Barton


I am searching for a relative named James A.Barton. He was also known as Joseph Barton and was born at Lethbridge, Alberta in either 1902 or 1903. He is listed in the 1911 Edmonton census and in 1931 at Detroit, Michigan after that I have lost track of where he was.

Any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Sharon Dyer nee Barton - 2008-02-13 01:19:11

Death from 1894

I am looking for info on My Great Grandmothers Death Mary Ann Watson in Edmonton Nov 9,1894 and was buried Nov 11,1894 @ Edmonton Cemetary.

Suggestions on possible death cert or Burial records ect

Thanks Maureen

Maureen - 2008-02-10 16:10:13

Ellen Murray

I am attempting to trace relatives of Ellen Murray, b. 1899 Stevenston Ayrshire Scotland , father David and three brothers killed in Hillcrest Mine Disaster in 1914, another brother John killed WW1 in Canadian Army, her mothers maiden name was Elizabeth Cannon last known address in 1918 was 631 12th ave.N.E. Calgary

Robert Murray - 2008-02-08 08:28:18

James Sands

I am looking for information on a Corporal
James Prentiss Sands who served in World War 2 in Holland. Cpl.Sands died in Holland in April of 1945 and is buried there. He saved the life of Mr. Stan Mac Dougall of Sydney, Nova Scotia and he would like to find out about any surviving members of Cpl. Sands's family. We are not sure of the hometown of the Sands family, it could be either Horsburgh or Forestburg. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Catherine K.

Sands,Horsburgh, 1941 - 2008-02-06 19:13:14

My Grandfather's nieces and nephews

In the early 1900's my grandfather and his brother came to Red Cliff to work in the brick factory for the winter. One winter by grandfather's brother brought his wife. She passed away and the children were either given to local families to raise or were taken from him. I have been told that some of the decendants live in Calgary. My grandfather's name was Johann (John)Wenzowski. My cousins all spell their surname differently - some of the variations are Winzoski, Winzowski, Wenzoski, Wenzowski. I am looking for some of these cousins.

Deb Wilson - 2008-02-06 16:36:45


looking for any information on john leo duffy was married to gertrude ivy brown (date unknowen) lived in or near Lacome Alb. in 1923 when my grandfather james thomas duffy was born. that all i have any info would help

adam duffy - 2008-02-06 10:55:40


Searching for Benjamin King KELLY and Anne DUNNING and their descendants. This couple were married in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1853. On the 1870 USA census they were living in Waterford, Racine Co, Wisconsin. On the 1880 USA census they were lving in Roland Townhip, Isabella Co, Michigan. By the time of the 1901 census for Canada they were in Duhamel, Alberta where they are buried in the New Norway Cemetery. There were 12 children: Eliza, Theressa, Martha, Sarah, John, Nancy, Mary, Isaac, Alfred Delpha, Guy and Effie born between 1855 and 1878. If any one has any information on these folks I would be very pleased to hear from you. -- Olav

Olav H. den Ouden - 2008-02-04 16:57:57

Robertson famly

I am trying to contact any of the family of CHARLES ROBERTSON that lived in the Leduc area in 1943. He also had family living in Edmonton. Also a grandson in the RCNVR. Some of his family also lived in BC. hjrbudro@hotmail.com

Harold "Bud "Robertson - 2008-02-04 14:40:14

Charles Edgar Wells

Looking for any information on Charles Edgar Wells who died in Blackfalds, Lacombe Co., Alberta, Canada. He moved to Canada from Iowa after 1900. He was married to Martha ? and they had six children. I know of one child (Homer Roland Wells) who died in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada in 1966. All of Charles' children were born in the US.

Carolyn Wells - 2008-01-29 15:38:06


Hi, There was no name posted for a response.
You might want to contact the hospital again. Talk to the head of the department.If no response - keep asking. Find out the policy of the hospital-they may release bodies to a specific funeral home in Edmonton.
Contact Funeral home in the area - They may have some knowledge about what the hospital does with the remains.
Cheers & Good Luck, Stella

Stella - 2008-01-29 11:27:49

Cousin Search

First name:Brett, Born:August 23rd 1983 in Fort McMurray - I'm looking for my cousin. I know this isn't much information to go on. I do not have a last name to go by either. I know she was born in Fort McMurray, her lenght, and weight and her mother's name, Brenda. Other then that, I am at a loss.
If anyone may be able to offer some informatiion in regards to Brett, it would be much appreciated. Thanks a million, Michelle

Michelle Barrett - 2008-01-28 23:48:25

Burial Place of My Mother

Jean Barbara O'Shaughnessy died October of 1974. She donated her body to the University of Alberta Department of Anatomy. We have been assured that her remains were buried but no one can tell us where they are.

O'Shaughnessy - 2008-01-27 23:46:42

Bell - Pothier

Bell Irene,
Pothier, Raoul Alfred
Seeking information on I. Bell married to R.A Pothier, lived in Calgary in the 1940's, both passed away and burried in Calgary in the 1940's early 1950's. Irene bell died of cancer and Raoul A. Pothier in tragic truck accident.
One child Therese Marie Pothier was born in Maine USA, unsure of birthplace of siblings.

Albert Gelinas - 2008-01-25 11:25:50

Velie Family

Looking to share information on the Velie family. Have info on Velies starting from Henry Velie, Austin Henry Velie, Reginald Velie, William Velie, Stephen Velie right to the present Velies in Manitoba as well as the Green family.

Harold Velie - 2008-01-23 15:49:50


Smart,Edmonton,1915. Searhing for descendants on Alexander and Rachel Smart.They lived on Athabasca St. Edmonton in 1915. Some of their children were Thomas, James Ernest, and Jason Gould who was killed overseas in WWll.Any info would be appreciated.Thank You

Donald - 2008-01-21 11:54:43

Searching for US or Canadian MCCOLLUM ROOTS

Granfather was Jack McCollum born in County Tyrone Northern Ireland. Grandmother was Sara Hackett (Staffordshire England). Jack McCollum resded in Victoria BC and then moved to Alberta. Any information would be welcome.

MCCOLLUM - 2008-01-19 10:24:01

Edward and Peter Gallagher, Klondyke Goldrush

Hi, I am researching my family and I believe that both Edward and Peter Gallagher where last seen in Portland Oregan in the Klondyke Goldrush. They both then disappeared. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Any other information on Gallaghers at the time or since would be appreciated. Thank you


Gallagher - 2008-01-17 15:51:57

Ritchie Cemetery, Edmonton

Hello. I'm looking for any information on the unregistered Ritchie Cemetery that was used between 1893 and 1899. It was located in Oliver School District # 622 in Strathcona County here in Edmonton. It's legal land description is either Section 7 or 8 of T52 R24 W4M. I would really appreciate any information on the subject.


Brad Drouin - 2008-01-16 10:47:19


I am looking for my family who came to Canada in 1905 to set up a farm(Township 52,section 34,Range 6,4) near Vermillion.
Father Isaac(aged 55) and possibly Robert sent for the his wife and rest of the family 1911 onwards.
Lizzie,Ellen,Elizabeth,George,David,Susan and Mary.
Eldest son James died on board SS Royal George.

Rebecca - 2008-01-15 15:32:13


I am seeking to find the history of Herbert Middleton's real father and mother as well as his step dad Ralph Pichard who owned a garage in Wanham.
Thank you.

darlene - 2008-01-13 00:04:03