Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Genes Extras

Genes Reunited subscription bonuses

As a way of saying thank you to our subscribers, we have launched Genes Extras. You'll find exclusive competitions and discounts on family history magazines, days out and much more.

Take me to Genes Extras


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

birth in Canada 1845ish, can you help please.

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Susan Report 19 Aug 2005 13:33

I have been looking for John Guerin on the 1861 census when he would have been 14ish. I have found his parents and sister in army barracks in Newcastlr -u - Lyme. I have now found a 'John Guerin' aboard an English navy ship but it says age 16 born Canada. My John was definately not born in Canada but I wondered if he may have run away to join the navy and lied about his age and birthplace ( how possible is it for a 16 year old from Canada to be in the navy in England?) Could anyone check if a John Guerin was born in Canada about 1845. Hope someone can help. Sue