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Canada BMD's Post 1956

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Margee Report 14 Jan 2013 18:21

Colin's thread:

Don't know why you'd dig up this old thread to add to, Colin.


mgnv Report 26 Aug 2011 22:37

Fergus - Thanks for the update. Sounds like the best result possible.


Fergus Report 26 Aug 2011 21:46

To all that have helped me I would like to say a huge thank you, I have recently made contact with my dad's brother's family and some other relations who I didn't know I had. Sadly my uncle passed away in 1999.

This would not have been possible without the help received from the people above who helped me. I will be eternally grateful.




Fergus Report 6 Jan 2011 07:22

Dear All,

really appreciate the help, I have Rachel Dawson as born around 1831. Also I don't have a Donald Lamont on my tree, but doesn't mean that he shouldn't be there. Did he come from Braemar Scotland or Forfar as it seems my family were in Braemar in the early part of the 19th Century moving to Fofar in the middle to late part of the century.

Again thanks for all your help



JaneyCanuck Report 6 Jan 2011 02:47

Just to agree with mgnv on the destination part -- it's pretty unlikely that an English-speaking agricultural tractor driver was really destined for Montreal. He likely just put down the city where he would be arriving. Leaving you with no idea where he really went.

Other than the Drouin collection for Quebec, there are pretty much no vital records (BMDs) accessible in Canadian provinces for the second half of the 20th century. (Generally, births are closed for 100 years, marriages and deaths for shorter periods, but still too early for your search.)

One resource for deaths of people who were in the military is the Legion's "Last Post" online. This one is so close (dob c1926), but I think it's unlikely your uncle managed to be in WW2 and the Korean War before coming to Canada and then in the regular force in Canada.

Sergeant James D. LAMONT
Date Deceased: July 11, 1994
Age: 68
Service Information
Service Number: D147464
Units: Royal 22nd Regiment
Period of Service: WW 2, Korean War, Regular Force
Legion Branch Information
Member Title:
Legion Branch: Centreville Branch
Location: Centreville, New Brunswick

Google is about the only resource in this situation -- use and try variations of his name, like "James D Lamont", "Lamont James Dawson", etc., and once you have results click "Pages from Canada" on the left.

Here is a James D Lamont in Renfrew County, Ontario (the Ottawa River valley, west of Ottawa, rural/small towns). His wife's parents were born in 1885 and 1890, so that's the right kind of age range.


Margee Report 6 Jan 2011 01:34

There's a George Dawson Lamont in Canada but much earlier. He was born 1878 in Ontario. His father Donald was born 1841 in Scotland.


**Ann** Report 6 Jan 2011 01:15



**Ann** Report 5 Jan 2011 19:23

nudging up for Canada help or advice on James Dawson Lamont 1928


Fergus Report 4 Jan 2011 16:23


really not sure but looks as if it could have happened this way



**Ann** Report 4 Jan 2011 15:50

Hello Fergus!

Did you have a sleepless night? Thanks for the e-mail, glad the doc came through.

Was wondering re the Shirley.....same era as James, wonder did James sail and stay with family already out there?



Fergus Report 4 Jan 2011 15:34

Thanks for all the help so far the Shirley Dawson Lamont could be a distant relative as one of my gt gt gt grandfather's brothers married a Rachel Dawson.

I really appreciate the time and help given by you all.




**Ann** Report 4 Jan 2011 14:30

Thanks ladies, just thought there may be a connection there with the middle name Dawson.....back to the drawing board then!


Margee Report 4 Jan 2011 11:35

The baptism of Shirley Dawson Lamont gives father's name as John, can't make out his second name but it's not Dawson, could be Harold.


mgnv Report 4 Jan 2011 09:56

I don't have the right sub to access the Drouin records, but one can tell it's a 1932 birth for Shirley - whether it's her birth or not, I can't tell.

Does his passage image say where he's actually going?
Disembarking at Montreal usually does rule out the 4 Atlantic provinces, but Montreal was really the gateway to the other 6 provinces.


LadyKira Report 4 Jan 2011 08:28

I did check that image but it is very very faint and almost impossible to read.


**Ann** Report 4 Jan 2011 00:36


I do not have access to Ancestry records, but Quebec Vital & Church Records 1621/1967 have a record in the name of Shirley Dawson Lamont.

No idea what time scale or what type........but it just jumped out at me!

Can anyone with ancestry take a look?



AnnCardiff Report 3 Jan 2011 23:52

well how nice it is to see such a positive response from a poster!!!

Happy New Year to you Fergus!!!


**Ann** Report 3 Jan 2011 23:43


If you would like the original document, click on my name to the left and send me your e-mail and i will wing it across to you.



**Ann** Report 3 Jan 2011 23:41

Well Fergus,

It dosn't take a lot does it!!!!!!!!! At least now you have what part of Canada he may have settled in.

There are a couple of excellent researchers on here regarding Canada. I would now change your heading (keep this thread so they know the background) insert something like. CANADA BMD's POST 1956 ,and ask their advice as how to get a little further.

Good Luck


LadyKira Report 3 Jan 2011 23:39

A bit more info in your gen forum posting.

I am trying to find relations that I have never met, James Dawson Lamont was born in 1928 in Aberdeen Scotland and is my uncle. However I am not sure whether he is still alive. All I know is he married and moved to Canada at some stage, not sure whether he married in Scotland or when he got to Canada.

His mother was a Christina Burness Gourlay Lamont (my grandmother who I never met either) and daughter of a John Thomson Lamont and Jemima Lamont.

Any help or guidance on how I could go about finding out what happened to him would would be really appreciated.


Fergus Lamont