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Tuesday, 6 November 2007

STILL LOOKING FOR FRANCES

What a busy few weeks I've had. I'm trying to trace my Great Aunt who was sent as a British Home Child by Barnardo's, to Canada in 1912 at the age of 14.

After months of searching and e mailing, I finally had a reply from Barnardo's saying that she was living in a place called " Biggar " in Saskatchewan. She married a Mr Harry Smith in 1924 and had 8 children.

RESULT !!

But I still need to know WHY she was taken from her Mum and Dad and where she was living when she first went into care.

I have e mailed the local Biggar newspaper and asked if they would run my story and I e mailed their local MP to see if she could trace the Smith family there for me.

I'm all e mailed out but I DESPERATELY need to trace her Children or Grandchildren to let them know we exist here and how much we all want to meet them.

It's all been really frustrating and time consuming but if I can just make contact with one of her siblings there, I'm happy.

It was my Dad's 79th birthday yesterday bless him and I took GREAT pleasure in telling him I'd found her. He is ALWAYS wondering what became of her as she was his only Auntie.

I'm anxiously waiting for an e mail from one of the hoards of people I've contacted ,to see if they can get me ANY kind of information on her family.

I'll keep you informed of my progress.

Night night all, sleep tight.

 

2 comments:

pharmolo said...

Have you tried ancestry.com? Good luck!

emabecmar said...

my last name before i got married was Smith. And I have a brother who is 43yrs old named Harry Smith. I hope you find what your looking for. (((((((hugs))))
Cindy