Jim LaBossiere is a Wonderful WikiTreer

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Many many thanks to Jim, my 7C3R, who used his considerable skill and knowledge to finally answer the question of whether the Thomas Sword found in Lovell's Montreal Directory for 1870-1871 could be found on the 1871 Montreal Census at the address noted in the Directory.

Thomas is not one of our ancestors in common, so it really was an act of genealogical kindness to pull together the different resources to sort this out.  

The answer, unfortunately, is that the occupant of that address on Census night was not Thomas and family, but was the next occupant, Edward Bell, who is listed at that address in the following year's Lovell's Directory.

Back to the drawing board - but at least that clue was followed up and can be ticked off the to-do list!  

Thanks again, Jim!

Cheers

Shirlea

WikiTree profile: Jim LaBossiere
in Appreciation by Shirlea Smith G2G6 Pilot (181k points)

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Hi Shirlea: I sincerely appreciate the recognition. It was a fun exercise. I enjoy the sleuthing part of genealogy. One of my life long friends, who is so serious about genealogy, he bought his own microfilm machine years ago, once said, "To be a good genealogist, you have to be part CSI as in Crime Scene Investigator."  We are fortunate that so many resources are now on line, but we still have to know how to use them to their fullest and be aware that many resources will likely never be on line.

Jim
by Jim LaBossiere G2G6 Mach 2 (23.5k points)
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Indeed, Jim is always helpful, well done for acknowledging the fact.  laugh

by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (402k points)

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