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MAHOOD, gave birth April 24, 1969 at Misercordia Hospital
Looking for birth mother, last name Mahood. She would have been 16 (born 1953?) living in Edmonton or area. She was of Irish ancestry. She named the baby BRIAN JAMES, born at 32 weeks in Misercordia Hospital. The birth father was 19 (born 1950?) a university student who was Métis. Anyone who knows who this mother might be, please contact me.
Jodie Dickin - 2018-11-18 21:51:34
Set of Twin Girls
I'm trying to locate a set of twin girls born in May 1940 in the Behula Home for Unwed Mothers in Edmonton. Mother was Alice Amanda Young and was only 19 at the time. Twins would be 78 now and their half sister who is 74 is looking for them. Adopted father was 41 at the time and a grain buyer and the mother was 38 and a nurse. Birth mother was originally from Wetaskiwin. Twins may not know they were adopted.
Young (Birth Name) - 2018-11-09 15:07:19
Walker, Stratford, 1871
Looking for death or burial information for William Walker who died approximately in 1871. He had been living in Stratford, Ontario. VPQ Testing only Donna has edited this post but I was not able to delete it:
Pat Pettitt - 2018-10-17 03:27:57
Testing VPQ Functionality on NEW Edmonton Branch Website
Please don\'t respond to this, Pat, as I\'m just testing VPQ Functionality on new Edmonton Branch Website. Regards, Donna Parker.
Donna Parker - 2018-10-07 20:48:51
December 3 1972 my aunt was forced to give away her son..believed to be born in Fort McMurray Alberta to Jean Ann Moyer deceased less than a year later. Auntie Jean has a living twin in Alberta currently. THANK YOU for your time. 200 some descendants are currently at our family reunion. SENT TO RESEARCH GROUP AUG 18!!!
Tammy Hopfe - 2018-08-18 13:09:20
The Nanaimo Family History Society (NFHS) received a collection of pictures and memorabilia and would like to return them to their rightful owner. If you know a K.E. Ross (nee Boyle) please contact the NFHS so arrangements can be made to return them.
Dean Ford - 2018-04-12 22:59:06
Searching for resting place of my Grandmother and her baby stillborn near Seba Beach November, 1936.
Grandmother's name: Mary Daciuk, baby was named Vassily. Does anyone have the contact for All Saint's Cemetery, near Seba Beach to see if she is there?
Robin Casas - 2018-03-22 11:49:19
I am searching for information on the Ganske families who homesteaded near Yorkton, Saskatchewan in the 1890s, came to Leduc, Edmonton and Tomahawk in the early 1900s. For example, the families of Charles and Julia Humph Ganske, and of Wilhelm Ganske and Emelia Conrad Ganske. Can't trace them out of Canada back to Germany/Russia (e.g., Galicia).
Frank Jenkins - 2017-12-12 21:26:05
Birth and adoption
Any thing on Percy Harland gullion
Gullion ,Edmonton ,1910 - 2017-12-12 21:25:45
Muriel Phillis Hall Greene
Born and baptized Montreal 1923 and 1926.
Got married Montreal 1944 with Thomas Scotland who died in 1945.
I just learned that 3 or 4 years ago she was still alive and probably living in Edmonton where she could have made a second marriage with Mr. Greene. No more information. Thanks to anyone who will help me.
Michel Marcil Hall - 2017-10-10 00:36:59
to find out if he is still around. This is for my mom. He lived in edmonton, and was a sailor in the 50s and was probably born in the late 30s. He may have lived in calgary alta for awhile
audrey hjelden - 2017-06-24 14:12:20
Lyle Brady and family
I am looking for any information on the lyle Brady family. I was told that lyal is deceased, and I know he lived in Edmonton Alberta. I do not know who his parents were, but the family came from the Mountain Park of Alberta at one time. Thank for any assistance.
Barbara Ost - 2017-05-31 07:41:08
Searching for Bio Sister
DANIELS (?) , EDMONTON, 1983 or 1984
I am helping my brother search for his birth sibling born March 3, 1983 or 1984.
Her given name at birth was Rose, middle name Lynn.
She was fair and had reddish blond hair and blue eyes as a child.
Her adoptive father was a salesman at the time and her adoptive mother was a dental assistant and of English descent. They had no other children when she was adopted.
Erin - 2017-04-08 14:29:06
Schur, Mennie, Edmonton 1944-1955
Looking for information for Walter Carl Schur and/or Helen Mennie. Interested in marriage details, photos etc. Both born and lived in Alberta.
K Carlson - 2017-03-29 12:57:25
In Search of
Baby girl was born April 12 1968 @ Misercordia Hospital in Edmonton. Mom was Jackie Frere born 1951. She later married Bruce Pennock and lived in Edmonton. She has now passed. Dad was Neal Milton Armstrong born in 1950 in Elnora. Neal died in a MVA in 1969 just after turning 19. We do not know the name of the child. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Armstrong/Frere - 2017-03-29 10:07:42
MOORE, JAMES JOSEPH
I am searching for information about Lieutenant James Joseph MOORE.
He died during WWI at Vimy Ridge,France on April 9, 1917. He was 37 at the time, so was born around 1880.
At the time of his death, his parents, James and Nancy Moore lived at 8825, 85th Avenue, Bonnie Doon, Edmonton, Alberta.
His father, James Moore, is from 102, Saxony Rd., Liverpool, England.
Thank you for any help you can provide.
Stanley Moore - 2017-03-26 21:56:07
William Evans born 1889 Pyle BRIDGEND WALES
Looking for relatives of my great uncle married Mary emigrated Alberta 1920's 30's daughter Louie who had four children Bernie Dorothy Ethel Edith, have a photo with school mission Sunday school van saying on back Miss Tubbs driver
Pamela powell - 2017-03-24 18:10:24
Did your mother or grandmother spend the war years in Robertson, South Africa?
I am searching for 'Paddy' who was born about 1935 in the UK, married in about 1960 and moved to Edmonton. She is reported to have had 5 children. Paddy spent WW2 years in Robertson South Africa with about 10 other British children, in the care of Auntie Marjorie and Jean, attended school (learned in Afrikaans), were visited by the Royal family in 1947. She may have told her story to her children or even grandchildren. She may have given one or other her maiden surname as a middle name. If this rings a bell, please contact me!!!
Cleghorn, ailie - 2017-03-24 18:09:59
Looking for info on Wilfred Joseph Como (Comeau)born 12/12/1886. He also went by Wilfred Adelard Como (Comeau)
Dianne Como - 2017-03-20 18:14:47
Looking for adopted brother
I am looking for my brother who I just found out existed. My brother was born in March 1957 - I do not have exact day in March. I am assuming Calgary since I was born there (in 1964) and my parents married there. As birth sibling I received non-identifying info. from the Albert government. My mother passed away in 2002 and I am not able to receive any identifying info. unless I am a parent of the adopted child. I found out that the adoptive parents were both 31 and lived in an urban area and already had a 7 month son. Adoptive Mother was Scottish and had a Grade 10 + nursing aide diploma and adoptive Father was Scottish/Welsh and had a Grade 8 education and was a construction foreman. My brother was described as a handsome boy with brown hair, brown eyes and a medium complexion. Good natured. I live in Surrey, BC (suburb of Vancouver).
I really want to find my brother and let him know that I exist as well.
Lance Morrow - 2017-02-24 00:05:05
kISKO, EDMONTON, 1965 - looking for parents of Helen (Bida) or William Kisko.
Kisko - 2017-02-11 12:00:48
Mike DEMERS *abt 1974, raised in Edmonton, born in Saskatchewan, living in Victoria, B.C. is a musician who currently performs as a tribute artist to Roy Orbison. Mike may have still have family in Edmonton? Any information re his parents & grandparents would be greatly appreciated.
SCHMIDT, ALLAN W - 2017-02-01 20:29:36
Looking for information
David Andrew Shaw, Peace River Distruct, born 1899, had a lumber mill, does anyone have information about him particularly date of death
Joyce agar - 2017-02-01 20:25:41
Ernest & Sherry Jensen
Trying to locate this married couple in Canada. He is a farmer and also a semi driver
V>LEE BURNS - 2017-01-31 23:36:50
Seeking a fella named Jimmy Delorme, who came to visit his cousin, my Mother, Phil Riley who lived in Grimshaw, AB in 1955-56. He looked younger than her, so perhaps was born about 1922. He was an incredible artist, wore khakis and cowboy boots. I have his photo.
Caron Paulovich - 2017-01-26 20:10:55
Looking for information on my dad's side of the family. He was adopted at 3 years old from Edmonton, Canada area and brought to the US. His birth surname is Decoine I believe. His adopted name is Noseworthy. From DNA testing on myself, I have found many relatives to be of Cree Indian decent, which I believe my father to be. He passed away many years ago. Any information would be appreciated. I just want to know more about that side of my family, heritage, culture, etc.
Theresa - 2017-01-26 20:10:14
looking for family
Hi there I am looking for any of my adoptive family or information my grandfather's name is George Nelson born 1909 I believe and passed away 2005 in Alberta. My grandmother is Patricia Yager not sure about anything else on her. They had about 5 or six kids that I know of including my mother Sharlaine that were all adopted only sibling names I know of could be Albert and Mike. That's all I know so any help I will appreciate thank you
sheri mckague - 2017-01-19 23:15:54
Twin Birth time
My twins were born in 1986; but I can't remember what time. They were born at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. The mother's name was Brenda Ferguson.
Brenda - 2017-01-19 23:13:20
YANKOWSKY, EDMONTON, 1955
In response to the JEAN YANKOWSKY query by Gina Andrews in 2004, please contact me for more information. The email provided in 2004 is no longer valid.
Lorri Jankowski-Arndt - 2017-01-16 22:02:20
Young- Ferguson Family
Christopher Young (S. Edmonton Scale Master) born Aug. 1864 in Ontario, lived in Strathcona, Alberta in 1901 census, listed as a lodger. Died Aug 1915, buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Edmonton. Married Alice Ferguson (also born in Ontario -Lanark County), 21 years his junior. Christopher Young was a member of the Forestors in Stratcona. I would really like to hear from anyone with information on this family as we have a family reunion planned for July 2017.
Grace Young - 2017-01-16 12:30:40
looking for half brother, father was black name jimmy mayes, mother was white, alberta blas
given or adopted out to jimmy mayes nephew or niece would be 56 years old and I believe raised in Edmonton he was born in Calgary
lynne ritsco - 2017-01-04 01:57:33
Edmonton ,1911- Wanting info on Robert and Bertha Schneider and children Paul, Johannah, James and especially George and William to see if the changed their spelling of their last name from sch to sny because of WW1. Believe George and especially William (could be my father is my family ) I have been searching for more than 15 years. Any relationship to Hawely, or Panther family.
william snyder - 2016-12-25 17:27:14
Looking for any information on an arsene boucher from lac la biche alberta
Hi i am looking for any info on a Arsene or arciene boucher not sure how to spell the first name sorry. He had a son called raymond with a women named Liz Desjarlais (nee) Sinclair , any information would help i am looking to find Arciens parents,grandparents ,great grandparents please and thank you
Lauren Sinclair - 2016-12-22 12:29:17
LUND, ALBERTA, CALGARY, 1923, 1911 to 1923 - searching for my Grandmother and her family
LUND, ALBERTA, CALGARY, 1923, 1911 to 1923
Helen Mary Lund (aged 18 years, Roman Catholic) ) married Arthur Le Gros (aged 24 years, Church of England) in Alberta, in St Mary's Rectory, Calgary, on 26th Feb 1923, I am trying to find out more about my Grandmother and her family in Canada from the time she was born until she left Canada, soon after her marriage to travel to Jersey in 1923. On her marriage certificate her father is named as John Lund (from Ireland, Cork) and her mother is named as Margaret Smith (surname before marriage), John did not sign the marriage certificate, Margaret did sign, others who signed the marriage certificate as well as Arthur Le Gros and Helen Lund were Arthur Lund, who I believe was Helen's brother and George Fraser. Helen was either born in Ireland before the family emigrated or in Canada. From teh 1911 Irish Census, I believe her father was a gamekeeper in Dunblane, Ireland and her mother's full name was Margaret Ellen Lund ( a copy of the full 1911 census details are given below this message, however Helen is not recorded on this census)
Helen Mary Lund died in Jersey at the age of 26 years when my mother Ethel Sarah Le Gros was just 7 years old. I am trying to find out more about Helen for myself and my mother who is now 92 years old - she knows very little about her mother and has never seen a photograph of her mother. I would like to find out more about my Grandmother to share these details with my mother and my family.
If anybody can help me with this research I would be very grateful. Many thanks for reading and considering this query. Best Wishes Pamela
Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion
Lund John 50 Male Head of Family Church of England
Lund Margaret Ellen 46 Female Wife Church of England
Lund Arthur 12 Male Son Church of England
Lund Harry 10 Male Son Church of England
Lund John 7 Male Son Church of England
Lund Mabel Margaret 5 Female Daughter Church of England
Pamela Black - 2016-12-22 00:02:36
Looking for any and all information about my maternal grandfather and grandmother. GEORGE GABRIEL GORDON DeLORME, COLD LAKE, ALBERTA. Date of death unknown. Born in FORT RESOLUTION N.W.T. Date of birth unknown.
NORMA JEAN RAINEY, BORN CALGARY, 1931, DEATH EDMONTON, 1964. Her parents were DAVE AND BERTIE RAINEY.
Heard they may have met at Bakers Sanatorium outside of CALGARY, ALBERTA.
Valerie - 2016-12-20 14:58:05
SEEKING MARILYN JUNE MORENO
LIVED IN EDMONTON UNTIL 1967, PARENTS FRED AND DOREEN
MORENO - 2016-12-11 23:00:24
Seeking contact number for ED and DARLENE BITTNER, who lived in Calgary, in 2007. Brother Anthony Jackson, Campbell river, b.c. Urgent we talk. sister joan
joan nunweiler - 2016-09-16 20:23:25
Sydney G Smith
SMITH, EDMONTON 1962- 1968.
Sydney Smith went to the University of Alberta in 1963 and 1964 and was in the Arts program. She may have been there still in 1968 as she is listed as a student. In 1968, she lived in Edmonton at the Garneau Tower Apartments suite 605, 86th Ave and 111 Street. Her room mate was Enid L Jones who went to UOA and had become a teacher by 1968.
Please contact me if you have any knowledge on either Sydney Smith (female) or Enid L. Jones.
Janice Davis - 2016-08-31 12:42:51
I am just staring on search the Bowles family. My grandfather was John Thomas Bowles passed away December 13, 1976. He was married a third time. The last time to my grandmother Marie Kathleen Hugo (passed away Nov. 12, 1988). He lived in the Clyde, AB area and later they moved to Edmonton, ab. If anyone has any information that would be great. I am also - trying to gather information from other family member. There also Bowles that moved to BC and ON.
Shelley - 2016-08-31 12:41:36
Stierle family from Volhynia to Grande Prairie, Alberta
Hello to all ...
Does anyone have access to the local history book "Along the Wapiti" (Wapiti River Historical Society, 1981)? In this book is an article published about the Stierle family in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
I found out that theyare originally fromVolhyniaand that they belongto my relatives.
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Regards from Germany,
Jurgen Mundt - 2016-08-18 13:56:41
Gainer Block Murder 1902
I'm looking for any information on a murder that happened in Edmonton at Gainer Block which at the time was a Butcher's building. Today it is a bar\ lounge. I'm told a 9 year old boy was murdered there... any information would be great thanks.
Trista - 2016-08-08 12:28:28
lillian mclaren [nee tickle]
I am looking for information on the McLaren family who lived in Calgary Alberta Lillian emigrated from England with her parents Daniel and Ellen Tickle in 1911/1912 my last known address 05p Calgary east alberta 421, 30a, nw Calgary I think Lillian died in 1977 she married into the McLaren family and Lillian visited England in 1962 any help would be appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org
kenneth benson - 2016-08-04 16:16:08
Looking for info on detected family
Herald Gerald Hoines, born 1910 in Viking Alberta. Married Delta Mae (missing maiden name desperately want) born 1914 Alberta. Looking for herald Gerald Hoines parents info. Settled in Viking Alberta.
Tiffiny - 2016-08-04 16:15:09
I'm looking for my siblings, Paul, Mark, Pauline.
Do not know last names... Our father has passed away some time ago whom I never meet.. Siblings in Alberta... I'm the oldest sister to them Tammy Ilkuf,
All I know he was on the Namao army base in Edmonton. I was born in 1966...It's been a long hard road trying to find and look for information that you have no answers too.
Mother will not tell me anything...... grrrrrr
I would be very excited to find anyone of my siblings.
Tammy Ilkuf - 2016-07-24 21:02:40
I am looking for ANY information regarding Myrtle Iverson who was buried in Beechmont Cemetery in Edmonton in April 1924. She was originally from Saskatchewan of Norweigan descent. She was 19 when she passed away.
Michaela - 2016-07-20 01:06:40
He was my grandfather George Bailey of Port Credit Ontario brother I remember he and great Aunt Margaret coming to visit when I was very young. I know he homesteaded, Are you related, I would like to know what happened to him.
Margaret stevens - 2016-07-13 22:07:51
GIBSON, Helena Victoria
This is a bucket list item for me. I have never seen a photo of this lady, she is my grandmother. Her maiden name was Shepard and she married John A Gibson in Lambton county Ontario in 1885. They lived in Strathroy and had 8 children. By about 1906 they were all in Alberta. Helena and girls lived in Edmonton and John and some of the boys lived on a large farm near Westlock AB. The oldest son was Maynard, married to Lena Edgson and they farmed in the Clyde AB area. They left Clyde in the late 1930s and moved to Fairview AB. Their descendants may be my last hope of finding a photo. Helena died in 1916 and is interred in London ON. John died in 1938 and is interred at Clyde. I may be the last grandchild still living although cant be sure since the family was somewhat fractured. I left Canada over 50 years ago. If any one can help I would be eternally grateful. My email is email@example.com.
T V Gibson - 2016-06-29 21:00:07
My father William Fred Snyder(?) was born either in 1903 or 04 either in Calgary or Bruderheim to Fred Snyder/Elsie Donough.(sp) He came to the US in Sept 1923 to St Paul Mn and was with a brother George. Previously he had been to the state of Washington in 1921 probably to visit a relative. His occupation was listed as farmer and he was of German descent. After many years of searching for my grand parents have absolutely turned up nothing. He could have changed his name or lied about his information but this is all I have to go on. Any help would be appreciated.
William Snyder - 2016-06-24 10:52:50
or gill family edmonton
Trying to contact Jerry Paravicini re Orgills
I think my mother Evelyn could be your mother's cousin
lynn waft - 2016-06-21 21:34:21
further to yesterday's query...
...about settlement in Drumheller. Many of the children of my grandmother's first marriage moved to Edmonton or Beverly as did my grandmother and her second husband John Kishkan -- my grandparents. So the names I'm curious about are Yopek and Kishkan.
Theresa - 2016-06-15 13:13:39