Message from discussion name change
From: "Leah Koester" <ljk2...@telus.net>
Subject: name change
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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:19:19 GMT
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I have a question regarding name changes. We have a relative who died approx
1933, b. in 1879.
Now, he is very difficult to find any information on. When he left his wife
and chidren in 1922 he was said to have gone to the states, but there are no
records for him at all. Now, maybe he didn't leave Canada, he could have
stayed here. I have a feeling he changed his name. I know at some points in
his life he used his middle name, for example on his daughter's school
record he signed it with his middle and then current last name.
My question is is there anywhere to look for name changes in Canada and the
United States? Or is the end of the research for him.
Another question, where would I look for police departments, or databases
that would have handled paupers back then? By this I mean police had called
his family they couldn't afford to pay for the return, nor did they want
anything to do with him. So the police have to do something with the body?
I would need info for both Canada and the United States.
Thanking You in Advance
People will not look forward
to posterity, who never look
backward to their ancestors.