Okay, dear readers of my blog, today I’d like to pick your brains in regard to family history.
For the Canadians: are there online indexes to search for a birth in in Disley, Saskatchewan? I’m looking for a birth circa 1920/21. My relatives arrived in Montreal in November 1919 as newlyweds and returned home to England in 1922 with their son.
For the Americans: are there online indexes to search for a marriage in New York City in the early 1950s? (I have their wedding photo somewhere, I must dig it out and post it here ~ it’s terrific, a perfect snapshot of the time.) I don’t know the maiden name of the bride. I have the death certificates for the husband and wife, and someone has helpfully written “Mary” in the space for maiden name on her certificate. I also know both Social Security numbers, although I can only find his on the online SS death index (hers was gleaned from her death certificate). And on the subject of Social Security numbers, when are they issued? Are they like British National Insurance numbers and issued around the age of 16? Do you have to be a US citizen to have a Social Security number? Any advice or help or information would be very gratefully received.
Isn’t this photo fantastic? My brother found it years ago behind a painting my Grandad had done.
Sadly, there aren’t any details recorded on it and it’s in a sorry state around the edges. However, after a process of elimination, we decided that the girl playing with her necklace is my Grandmother (we all have clear memories of that being a habit of hers, in her later life she always wore a large-ish solid gold cross), the 2 other children are her younger siblings and the lady is their mother, none other than Emily Pink.