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Gins Report 29 Jan 2013 11:19

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
Name: James Morton & Dorothy Conroy
Location: Kootenay West, British Columbia
Occupation: Painter
Electoral District: Kootenay West
Year: 1953

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
Name: James M & Dorothy G Conroy
Location: Kootenay West, British Columbia
Occupation: Tester, C.M
Electoral District: Kootenay West
Year: 1965

They appear on the voters listings until the 1970s but there is no Pen* with them. James full name, according to a tree on Ancstry is 'James Morton Conroy'

Just thought it might give you something to work on


Gins Report 29 Jan 2013 11:08

Hello Ann-Marie

I think you are going to struggle with this one for two reasons:

1) If she was adopted and you dont know for sure who the adoptive couple were

2) Canada have strict privacy laws and most records have a 100 year rule

Can you post the details for Dorothy please


Ann-Marie Report 29 Jan 2013 10:33

Bump x


Ann-Marie Report 23 Jan 2013 12:36

Yes this is her birth x


Gins Report 23 Jan 2013 10:11

Sorry, I hadnt noticed the middle initial. Is this her birth?

Births Dec 1912
Jones Emily G Cornwall St.Asaph 11b 528


Ann-Marie Report 23 Jan 2013 09:56

It's a possibility, there is no known ties to lancs and there is no middle name of m but one thing I've learnt is you are only as good at information as the person telling so I will ear mark it, thank you :-)


Gins Report 23 Jan 2013 08:51

Might this be her mom?

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2006
Name: Emily M Greenhalgh
Birth Date: abt 1915
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1969
Age at Death: 54
Registration district: Farnworth
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 10c
Page: 212


Ann-Marie Report 23 Jan 2013 03:12

Hi all-

I'm not sure if anyone can help me out with Canadian records or advice on how to go about looking for them;

Story so far and info I have:

I am searching for information on a Penelope Greenhalgh, birth details:
England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005
about Penelope Greenhalgh
Name: Penelope Greenhalgh
Mother's Maiden Surname: Jones
Date of Registration: Jan Feb Mar 1943
Registration district: St Asaph
Registration county: Wales
Volume Number: 11b

Her actual dob: 09-01-1943

I have the certificate and know details are correct for the above, now it does say far left of the certificate "adopted" so I thought gro messed up and sent it out in error.

I have found a passenger record :

UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 about Emily G Greenhalgh
Name: Emily G Greenhalgh
Gender: Female
Age: 36
Birth Date: abt 1913
Departure Date: 27 May 1949
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Destination Port: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ship Name: Aquitania
Search Ship Database: Search the 'Aquitania' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Cunard White Star Limited
Official Number: 135538
Master: R B G Woollatt

landing at Halifax Nova Scotia
home address: Crumpsall, Manchester 8
occupation: Housekeeper
country of last permanent residence: Canada
Intended permanent residence: Canada
Travelling with daughter Penelope

Which also matches up with information I have. I have spoken to a distant relative of penelopes birth mother who told me Penelope is know as "penny" and was adopted by
Dorothy and red Conroy (Dorothy is Emily's younger sister) and she believes penelope grew up in Canada as a Gresley-jones Conroy but is not sure if this was official.

Now Dorothy passed away last fall in Richmond bc and she thinks penny could be in Vancouver area but she doesn't know if she married or is alive etc

I have information on Penelope's English parents Stanley and Emily whilst they were in England, I know that Stanley remained in the country and had another family but I'm unsure of what happened to Emily, I could find no further marriage deaths etc here in uk, and the relative I spoke to was unsure if Emily even returned she does not recall an aunt Emily growing up so I don't know what happened to her. But it's Penelope that in interested in as she would be my aunt in law if she was still alive but I don't know where to begin to start looking on this one, so if anyone can help or offer any advice on where to start it would be greatly welcomed thank you :-)