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Missing Relatives

My husband is trying to locate his parents.Who he hasn't seen in years. He does know they lived in Calgary Alberta.He would like medical info. and pictures if possible.
Grandparents - William Benedict Mountain
Was a railway Coductor.
Wife Alice Ward. They lived in the same house for yesrs in Calgary. Murray Duncan Shaw is my husband's father.
He was married to Nola Shirley Shepherd.
Murray's parents. Charles Eric Shaw. A condutor for the railway. Wife Vera May her maiden name is unknown. Murray divorced Nola and remarried. Think her first name was Patricia. Murray and Nola had two son's.

susan coppell - shaw - 2007-12-30 17:16:21

Doris Jillian c1920

I am looking for a relative that left England in approx. 1948. Doris Jillian Hawksworth who could have been travelling by another name possibly Broadhead married a Farmer in Sask and went on to have at least one daughter. It is very probable that she had a heart complaint. I would love to hear from anybody that has any information regarding this lady.
Kind Regards

Jennie Ferris - 2007-12-29 17:05:46

Marguerite Langevin Livingston

I am looking for information about Marguerite and Ulric Livingston. I believe that she died in Ft. Saskatchewan in 1984.

Liz Craven - 2007-12-29 06:15:09

Camrose Book

Greetings. My grandfather arrived in Canada in 1922 and had registered to stay with M. Kurtzberg in Camrose, who is mentioned in A light into the past: a history of Camrose, 1905 - 1980 on Page 178. Ironically my relatives (Shapiros) never went there, but stayed in Calgary. Do you have the page referring to Kurtzberg? Another person in the same area was Woolf Perel. Thanks.

David Goldman - 2007-12-26 08:23:08


ANDERSON. Norman Wesley. Born Ireland 1870. Physician. Appears in 1901 census as living in Lumsden, Saskatchewan, Canada. Would like to make contact with any descendents of this man. I have more info and photos of him.

Rachel - 2007-12-24 06:37:43

Gwenneth Elain Schrader

Gwenneth is my half sister. I would like to make contact with her as I am 81 years old and won't be around much longer. Our father was quite well known in Edmonton. Bertrand Austin Schrader aka:Bud His 2nd wife's name is Ellen. They had Gwenneth around 1950 I believe. Our father drowned in an auto accident at Traverse Dam. He was buried at Beechmount Cemetery Field of Honour.

Lyle Schroeder - 2007-12-22 20:10:14

Anderson Family

I am looking for family of the late Pete Anderson and Dr. Anne Anderson. Any history of Pictures of late Jim Boy Anderson from Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement. Also looking for Raymond Derocher went to Heinsburg School with him in 1970's

Anderson - 2007-12-19 01:18:37

Search geneology

Surname Schweitzer, Keephills AB

Roxann - 2007-12-14 17:01:11


Seeking death record/obituary/cemetery for W.H.Cross, approx. 1919-1929, in Edmonton.

He was the farmer who adopted my father, J. Reg Ash, a Barnardo boy (orphan) from England and raised him through his teen years in Beeton, Ont.

My father was a journalist for the Edmonton Journal, and probably came to Edmonton with Mr. Cross, who was a farmer. I am curious what brought them to Edmonton.

Jim Ash - 2007-12-13 12:15:12

find family members

Father's name Douglas Earl Brown. mother's name Florence Mcdonald (Brown). Father's second wife Mary. other children I know of William. Father from Alberta lived in Cumberland on Vancouver Island, died in 70's. Any other information would be helpful, thank you.

val - 2007-12-12 13:03:02

Marriage Record

I am trying to find a record of the marriage of James Guy Frizzell and Alice Carrie Morgan. They were married about 1907 in Morningside. Can anyone assist me in that regard?

Thank you.

Doug Frizzell - 2007-12-12 08:26:19


I am looking for anyone with the last name Volorney, Valorney or Walorny from the Nestow Tawatinaw or Vega Alberta areas. My Great Grand-Parents are Alex and Julie Volorney.

Chantelle Volorney Smearer - 2007-12-11 09:26:26


My grandparents came in Canada in the early 1900's from England. My grandfather was Harry Wild and my grandmother was Daisy Harris-they stopped in Thunderbay, Ontario, but Daisy had siblings that travelled out to Alberta. Somewhere around Calgary.
Does anyone know them?

Judy Brown - 2007-12-09 10:26:30

Louisa Ellen Marsden

Looking to find information on my great grandmother she was married to Frederick Marsden who passed away in 1916 in WW1 she lived in Edmonton for years but am interested in finding out what he maiden name was. Please email me if you have any ideas. Thanks

Melisa - 2007-12-08 15:41:43


My name is Riley, my parents names are, Robert william Gibson and Jo-anne.
My Grandparents were Milton and Hannah (Emma) Gibson.
my aunts and uncles are Charlie & Lois,Donna and Richard,Betty and Glen, that is the ones I can recall. I was born in Grande Prairie, and miss my family on my fathers side.
please if you know or belong to my family please e-mail.
20 years with no contact is too long.

riley - 2007-12-08 01:46:32

John Norris

Looking for any info on John Norris and family of Edmonton (circa mid 1800's).Also would like to get in touch with any of John Norris' decendents as I am a decendent of John's sister Mary.

james ford - 2007-12-07 14:40:48

Foy - Foye -Beaugard-Beauregard-Ducharme

My Grandfathers name was Leon (Leo)Foy (Foye) born Midnight Lake,Sask. Siblings name were Norman, George,Mary, Alice, Florence, Josephine.
Leo's parents names were William(Guillaume) Foy (Foye)and Sarah Simpson she later married a Ducharme. Williams parents names were Edward (Edouard) Foy (Foye) and Margareurite Houle
Anyone having these names in their history can you please email me and perhaps we can trade info for family tree.

Marlene Contenti (nee Foy) - 2007-12-03 11:01:30


I am searching for my grandfathers mothers name.he was born HAUSER, KILLAM,1916 on the 13 of March

Jackie - 2007-12-02 16:23:33

Look-Up please

Robinson, Spedden, Whitefish Lake,Ab
Could someone look and see if there's Robinson's buried in that area please.
John George Robinson b. abt 1863 and Ralph W. Robinson b. abt 1896.
Thank you.

Patricia - 2007-11-26 12:10:37

Want to find grandmother.

Gladys Irene Guss born in Minnesota(1898) married D. Cooley near Edson, Alberta in 1914. They split and she moved to Ootsa Lake with her father Joseph Guss in abour 1918. Her name is in the Burns Lake history book but never to be found again. Has anyone ever hear of her?

bonnie - 2007-11-25 18:57:43

Record of mother

Mary Drobka,Pakan Alta.2007.My mother Mary Drobka came to the Pakan Andrew district in the early 1900s. she married Dimitry Hrihirchek at Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox church at Wostok in 1912. If anybody has any info about my mother or Dmitry please send me an E-Mail. My E-Mail is welchuck@hotmail.com

William Elchuck - 2007-11-24 15:37:03

searching for adoptee

Searching for relative, born in Calgary 1963 and adopted by rural Protestant family..birthname of boy: Paul Andrew

Heather Darney - 2007-11-22 00:57:10

Frederick Clark Graham deceased looking for

My father is deceased, but I am seeking information about his birth family,mother Mary Clark Kippling Saskatchewan gave him up August 1924 Edmonton He was the eleventh child born to Mary Clark. A brother was a professor of agriculture at the University of Saskatoon. (from what we have obtained so far. I am just seeking information for a family tree. Thanks.

Lynda - 2007-11-20 11:59:05

Searching info of mother

My mother Mary Drobka came to the Pakan district in Alberta some time in the early 1900s from Ukraine. She married Dmitry Hrihirchuk in 1912 at the Ukrainian Orthodox church in Wostok. I would appreciate any info about her.

William Elchuck - 2007-11-18 16:34:23

RE: Kruzynski Danylo

I am trying to locate any information on Kruzynski, Danylo b:June,15,1882 in Biliavtus, County of Brody, Austria. Arrival Date in either U.S or Canada approx. 1909-1911 Anyone with this information, PLEASE CONTACT ME ....THANK-YOU ...

Shirley - 2007-11-17 13:47:14

Obituary Lookup Please

Colmer, Edmonton, 2002
Would somebody please look up an obitutary in the Edmonton Journal for James (Jim) Arthur Colmer 74, wife Edith Colmer April 13/2002. The online data base start in May 2002. Thank you very much for your help.

Cheryl McMullen - 2007-11-16 20:57:31

Looking for family DOB march 11 1969

I am looking to find any information about my family. I was born march 11 1969 in Alberta.

Scott martin - 2007-11-15 19:16:40

Born OCT.17/1946

Was born in Calgay at the HOLY Cross H
Put up for adoption in Calgary Alberta.
A couple of years a go after posting on this site some one sent me a picture by e-mail of a native women, I desregared it but now feel I should have contacted the person who sent it.Could that person please do so again.
Don't want to cause any problems just want to know a little about my birth family.After all I am 61 and time is running out.

Sheryl Treber - 2007-11-15 16:37:15

Burial at Calmar, Alberta

He was my great-grandfather. I would like to know if you have any vital information about him and his wife. They came to Canada in 1893 from Russia (German background) Her name, anything would be helpful, Thank you.

Fandrick, Teodor and wife(s)? - 2007-11-15 10:07:54

phillip's family lineage

My grandfather, John Stuart Phillips was born in kingston,ontario in 1877, may 18. My father, John Stuart Phillips, was also born in Kingston, Ontario. Trying to track lineage of my father's side of my family. This is the extent of my knowledge.

phillips, kingston, ontario,1877 - 2007-11-14 10:25:47


FRANCIS, Thomas m Martha Jane MOORE in Ontario & moved west early 1900's. Searching for all/any descendents. Children: William George Samuel Francis, Elizabeth Jane Francis, Mary Selena (May) Francis, Edward Freeman Francis, Thomas Leo Albert (Bert) Francis, Ithmar Waldo Moore Francis, Ethro Francis.
Diane in Saskatchewan

FRANCIS - 2007-11-12 22:18:20


I am trying to find any information on the following people: Ksenia\Kzenia Mikiw.. Her parents names were:(Father) Ilko Miskiw, (Mother) Anna. Ksenia was born in January,28,1889 in Billivats, County of Broda maybe spelled (Brody), Halchyna, Ukraine. If there is any records or informtion please contact krushinsky_shirley@hotmail.com.

Shirley Krushinsky - 2007-11-10 11:21:18

Willian John Busby

I am trying to locate some information on William John Busby who married Jennie Decheau, married on August, 14, 1920 in Vermillion, Alberta anyone with some information can contact me at krushinsky_shirley@hotmail.com

Shirley Krushinsky - 2007-11-10 11:07:12


Am looking for any information on Harold Cooil, lived in Alberta, married
Mary Gunderson,

LYNNE - 2007-11-09 16:17:40

Pincher Creek Orphanage

Looking for any information on Edward Counce (later changed it to Clark) and/or his sister Margaret Counce both of who were sent to the orphanage in Pincher Creek when my Grandfather (Edward) was nine years old. Please contact with any info.

Counce,Clark Margaret or Edward - 2007-11-06 21:50:45

mother info

William Elchuck,Edmonton.1912 , I am searching information about my mother who came to the Pakan district from Ukraine in the early 1900s. She married Dimitry Hrihirchuk at the Wostok Ukrainian Orthodox church in 1912. Arrival date, ship, any other info?

William Elchuk - 2007-11-03 16:07:32

Samuel Blakemore - grandfather

Samuel Blakemore, (buried as Blackmore)died in October 1933. He had come from Birmingham England to mine gold. Can anyone tell me about why he would have been in Edmonton prior to passing away in Deroche Mining camp? I recently located his unmarked grave and would like to know more about when and how he might have come to Canada to mine gold. Thanks, Susan

Blakemore, Edmonton, Hatzic - 2007-11-02 11:12:59

Search for Barry Family

I am looking for relatives of my mother. My mother was born in Medicine Hat Canada. Grandmother's maiden name Barry. Grandmother's father was Michael Barry. My grandmother was named Nora Mary Barry married grandfather Emil Borg

Audrey - 2007-10-31 10:55:30


I am wondering if anyone knows what family ran a grocery store in Gunn, or Onoway during the years 1925-1950 . Heather.

hvisser7@telus.net - 2007-10-28 23:56:36

marriage record

Am looking for a marriage record for Robert Ford Deville(1889-1933). Robert Ford Deville is buried Onoway Country Cemetery, died November 1933. Robert Ford Deville, married Elsie?. She came from Scotland. Their children were Elsie , Isabelle, Dorothy , Robert. Mary, Margaret, Donald, Richard. Anyone with any info or memories of this family please reply. Heather.

heather visser - 2007-10-28 23:53:39

Albert Charles Cole

Looking for information for A.C.Cole who had marrried Margaret Francis Susan Parr. Albert was a bank messenger for the Imperial Bank in 1915 when he enlisted with the C.E.Force. they lived in Edmonton Aberta and had three children, Violet 1909, Maureen 1911, and son Albert 1913.

paddyk - 2007-10-28 08:55:16

Tracing Kouzma Rasputnei

This might be my grandfather's brother. I have an arrival in Quebec in 1925. Any trace of whereabouts from here?

Paula Soane - 2007-10-27 18:36:49

searching for records re: Lyka

Looking for records of Lyka in Thorsby, Albeta. Not sure what grandpa's first name was. Immigrated from Ukraine. Married once, had 6 kids, then married Pearle, had 6 more. Some of the kids were Nick Lyka, Edward Lyka, Robert Lyka, Amelia Lyka (my mom), William (Sinco) Lyka. Nick Kyka is deceased, but his wife Alice still lives on the old homestead in Thorsby, which is within about 5 km of the old grange. Want to know more info about my grandfather and his 2 wives (mail or Ukrainian brides)

Harvey Means - 2007-10-26 15:31:16

FORD / Magee

I am looking for any knowledge/relationship of a man named "Dad Ford". He had a group 'Dad Ford & the Boys', that played on an Edmonton radio station , perhaps in the 1930's-40's. They were fiddlers. I don't know his first name, he was an uncle to my grandmother Matilda Magee Whitson (nee Ford). Mary Ann Ford would have been his sister, she married Thomas Magee. Am wondering if this sounds familiar to anyone??

Thanks alot, Sherry

sherry - 2007-10-25 19:04:15

DRIVER / DAKIN, Edmonton abt. 1913

DRIVER / DAKIN, Edmonton, about 1912 / 1913.
My grandparents, William Joseph DRIVER and Lily DAKIN, came from England and Married in Edmonton 6 Feb. 1913.

The family story is told that one of the two moved from England and the other followed. I assume it would have been about 1912 or early 1913.

Would love to find the ship's records of when they arrived. Any thoughts?

Richard Driver

Richard Driver - 2007-10-25 17:14:31

lost relatives

I am looking for persons with the surname of Newton. They originate from
Quebec (Otter Lake,Buckingham area)
My great grandfather is Edward Newton who is buried in Kapuskasing,Ontario.
Edward Newton originates from Ireland.
Some of Edward's sons are Noble Newton
and Wesley Newton.
Also I believe there is Newton descendents still in Quebec. Ivory Newton (in Quebec,possibly in Ontario
had approx. 6 children)

Sandra Newton - 2007-10-25 09:27:28

lost relatives

I am looking for persons with the original surname of "Newton".

Sandra Newton - 2007-10-25 09:20:35

lost relatives

My name is Sandra Newton of Kapuskasing
Ont. I am 62 years old.
I am looking for my first cousins who
definitely live in B.C. our Father's
were brothers. It is possible one of my
cousins live in Austin, B.C. There are
about 6 brothers and sistes. This family lived in Atikokan,Ontario in the 50's
The surname is "Newton"

Sandra Newton - 2007-10-25 08:41:40

James Arthur Anderson

I am looking for information about my father James Anderson born in Saskatchewan in April 1922. Some of his siblings are, Len (Tilly) of Mission BC, John, Shirley

mel greco - 2007-10-23 16:02:53

Gus Nelson

Nelson, Solomonson, 1899

I'm looking for descendants of Mr. Gus Nelson born in Sweden 25 feb,1871, Hulu, Bosebo parish, J?nk?pings l?n, and came to Alberta 1899 and settled in the Burnt Lake District. He married Margaret Bergstrom also from Sweden in 1902-03. They had nine children; Anna Matina, Gregor, Gerda Maria, Ida Margaret,Signie Adelle, George Rudolph, Dagney Rosina, Gustof Adolph and John Frederick.

I think it is possible that Gus originally had patronymicon Salomonson but upon arrival to N.America used his father's surname Nilsson. Gus wrote a few letters to a niece in Sweden (H?cksvik or V?thult) Ida Sofia M?rtensson.

If anyone knows anything about Gus and if he changed his name to Nelson then I have the right person.

I know that Gus j:r and Fred served in WW II and Gus was captured in Dieppe but escaped.

If this is the family I'm looking for Gus Nelson was an uncle of my paternal grandfather. Gus father's name was Salomon Nilsson.

Gus had three siblings in Sweden, Edvard, Axel and Ida Sofia. Axel went together to N.America with Gustaf in 1892, Ellis Island, NY may 9,1892 with steamer "SERVIA" from Liverpool.

Thomas Edwass - 2007-10-23 12:17:00