My kin and kith are strongly rooted in Nova Scotia. My early years were in
Cape Breton, but now I am living a contented retirement in New Brunswick,
just outside of Saint John. It's been written and with a large measure of
truth that Atlantic Canada's greatest single export has been that of our
sons and daughters, who since the beginning have left the region to find
work and opportunity. In the case of my own family, that outward migration
has been to the Boston States, to Ontario, and to a lesser extent to Upper
New York State.
Good luck with your efforts with the City of Peterborough. From what I
remember, your grandparents, Harold and Edith lived originally in Oshawa,
later moving to Peterborough where they both passed away, around 2000.
This is only a suggestion, but one you might wish to consider. On your
browser, Google "funeral parlors in Peterborough, Ontario". There are only
about a half-dozen. Most, if not all modern funeral parlors are now online,
and maintain an archive of the obituaries of their deceased clients. Go to
each link, and search out their names [your grandparents]. After only 11
years, it is likely that there will be a record of their demise and an
obituary which should provide names of family members who predeceased them,
and family members who were still alive at the time. The obit may also
include some reference to a place or places of employment, membership in a
union, fraternal or religious organizations. The obit may also include the
names of your grandfather's parents and clues to their origins. It
represents a start, and a relatively easy one, I would think.
Again, good luck.
"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingertips." ---
Bruce Campbell wrote:
I,ve been thinking maybe I should contact the city of Peterborough and see
what they can tell me about my grandfather.
Maybe they can get me in touch with a relative I do not no.
I'll get back too you.
This is starting to get exciting.
Mike where are you from?"