--- In email@example.com
, bob gillis <robertgillis@...> wrote:
> Eliza McGegor has been found
Not sure what this means. I haven't found any record that fits her dates and her mother's "STENHOUSE" (or anything I can think of like it). But I'm not actively working on it now, other than what I couldn't find on ancestry.com.
> Have you looked to see if Mary Jane McMillen Mclean had an obituary?
> Join CAN-ONT-GREY and ask there. The only list you have posted to is
Bob, I appreciate the suggestion. Right now I have about a month and a week left of my ancestry subscription and am trying to stay focused on finding as much as I can there. Then I plan to take a break from ancestry, clean up my Legacy Family Tree file which has been neglected, and try some other groups.
I wish I could multi-task, but couldn't even when younger. I will definitely try the Can-Ont-Grey group then. I'm not very hopeful about an obit because this family has some difficulties. Mary Jane's husband didn't report her death as far as I can tell. I did find one death record that fits the info I've collected and family "stories." But it wasn't reported by a family member so far as I remember right now. I don't want to leave any possibility out, though, and when I join the group, will ask. My matenal and paternal grandparents all have history in Grey County so I definitely need to join the group!
> Have you searched the Montreal and Quebec Passenger Arrivals? Go to
> Library and Archives Canada at
> > Immigration and Citizenship Passenger Lists, 1865-1935 at
I did checkPassenger Arrival records but it was unproductive. There were a few Mary MCMILLANs about the right age, none had other names on the ship that meant anything. Usually the Mary MCMILLAN was a servant, as I remember. But there seemed no way to know if the person was "my" Mary Jane.
> Look for both McMillan and Smail<
There were no Smail's on board. On one of the census records it showed that John and Margaret Smail immigrated before Mary Jane was born.
> It could be that the Smails were related to Mary Jane McMillen.
I thought of that, but there seems no way that I know of (I am not an experienced researcher so easily could be missing a way to find out) to connect the families, especially since the Smails were from Scotland and Mary Jane from Ireland.
> > I don't know if it would be possible to find a record in Ireland of a
> > child born out of wedlock, even in Church records. I tried a few
> > searches on sites that had names of some British Home Children, but
> > no luck.
> The Irish births are by County
> You should join an Ireland list., there are 202 of them but many of
> them are county and surname specific and ask how to find her birth record.
Irish lists are also on my future agenda (plus Danish, but that's another story.) I have no idea what county since all records simply list her birthplace as "Ireland." But I have other Irish ancestors, including her husband whose parent's immigrated much earlier, so will need to join a list that focuses on his county at least. 202 sounds overwhelming, especially without a county. but I will try checking out surname specific ones.
> Rest answered in another reply
I'm not sure what you mean by another reply? Hasn't reached my mailbox anyhow. :)
Thank you for the suggestions. When I am able I will follow up on joining the other groups.