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Nicola

Nicola Report 10 Jan 2013 17:02

Thankyou very much for your kind advice, so glad i checked on here before simply upgrading my ancestry account. much appreciated.

mgnv

mgnv Report 9 Jan 2013 19:09

Clarifying MC's post - In Ont, births are closed for 97 y (marr for 82 y), so you couldn't buy the b.cert anyways.

Who can apply for a birth certificate?
FAQ
The following people can apply for a birth certificate: If the application is for your own birth certificate and you are at least 13 years old. If the application is for your child’s birth certificate and you are named as a parent on your child’s original.
http://www.ontario.ca/government/frequently-asked-questions-birth-marriage-and-death-certificates

Incidentally, I see Ontario's quite relaxed abt this - in BC, I don't have the right to buy my children's b.certs since they're adults and alive.

The most recent census available for Ontario is 1911, but the most recent Canadian census available is 1916, but it only applied to the 3 prairie provinces (AB, SK, MB). 1921 should be available a year from now (but probably not indexed by then).



Thelma

Thelma Report 8 Jan 2013 16:07

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
about J Ivan Miller Name: J Ivan Miller
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Occupation: News Editor <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Electoral District: Hamilton West
Year: 1945

Also Florence
Cecil John
Ruby
All mentioned in Mundia trees
Seems they had seven children.

Thelma

Thelma Report 8 Jan 2013 15:33

Speculation only.
There are eight trees on Mundia.com, none of which mention your man but he could be there as Private.{living}
His father
Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913
about James Ivan Miller Name: James Ivan Miller
Date of Birth: 31 Dec 1898
Gender: Male
Birth County or District: Wentworth
Father's Name: James Miller
Mother's Name: Mary Rosanna Storey
Archive Name: Archives of Ontario
Archive Series: MS929
Archive Reel: 148
===================================
His mother
Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913
about Florence Elizth Stevens Name: Florence Elizth Stevens
Date of Birth: 20 Aug 1901
Gender: Female
Birth County or District: Wentworth
Father's Name: Jno William Stevens
Mother's Name: Gracekinght Scott
Archive Name: Archives of Ontario
Archive Series: MS929
Archive Reel: 156
==========================================
Their marriage
Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928
about Florence Elizabeth Stevens Name: Florence Elizabeth Stevens
Birth Place: Hamilton
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1902
Father Name: John Stevens
Mother Name: Grace Scott
Spouse Name: James Ivan Miller
Spouse's Age: 22
Spouse Birth Year: abt 1899
Spouse Birth Place: Hamilton
Spouse Father Name: James Miller
Spouse Mother Name: Mary R Storey Miller
Marriage Date: 26 Feb 1921
Marriage County or District: Wentworth





MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 7 Jan 2013 20:31

No idea if this is your chap:

Canada, Voters Lists, 1935-1980
Name: Richard F Miller
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Occupation: Painter
Electoral District: Hamilton West
Year: 1957

He was a painter living 314 Locke Street South with Ivan J Miller, sports editor and Mrs Florence Miller. Also at the same address appears to be Loretta Galevan, clerk.

The voter lists given no ages or relationships.

No other records before or after with the same middle initial.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 7 Jan 2013 20:20

No, don't bother Nicola!

Canada has much stricter privacy laws than we do and, as a general rule, the release limits on records are around 100 years for births and 80 years for marriages. In a lot of cases Ancestry will just give you a similar index for a marriage as it would for one in this country so you'd still need to buy the cert. There are a few, very few, exceptions.

It is quite good for older records, though.

The census just goes up to 1911, like ours.

Nicola

Nicola Report 7 Jan 2013 18:35

i have a branch thats were born in Canada and im really shocked that the certificates i wanted cost 4 times as much.
Does anyone have worldwide access on Ancestry? if so what is the information like for canada? does it have births/deaths/marriages and census etc ?
I have a relative Richard francis miller born 20/8/1932 apparantly at lake erie in ontario, canada, no idea who his parents were without the cert.
he married a Margarita/Rite Mcbride around 1960 in Hamilton canada.
they went off to belfast, ireland after that.
Usually id get the marriage cert for parents names but its 65/75 dollars which is a heck of a lot, so im wondering whether to just upgrade my Ancestry account.
All advice appreciated.

Nicola x