Looking for info on Elizabeth Wright Amsden from England, to Canada, to US

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in Genealogy Help by Robin Williams G2G Rookie (250 points)

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Hi Robin, welcome to wikitree, hope you are enjoying it so far?

I clicked on you profile and see she is your grandmother? You may be extremely lucky... There is only 1 birth registered in the GRO index (uk births) for an Elizabeth Grace Wright born between 1887-1901 (two years either side of her birth). Her mothers maiden name was Williams and she was registered in West Derby.

GRO Reference: 1889  J Quarter in WEST DERBY  Volume 08B  Page 404

Hope this helps, I'll see if she's in the census for you, do you know when she emigrated? 

If you edit your post with her wiki ID added, other folks will find it easier to help you, just a little tip for getting the best help on g2g :-)

by Lizzie Griffiths G2G6 Pilot (130k points)

"England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XYN-8WL : 1 October 2014), Elizabeth Grace Wright, 1889; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, West Derby, Lancashire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

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Some additional information from "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007" on Ancestry:

Name: Elizabeth Wright Amsden
Birth: 21 Feb 1889 in Liverpool, United Kingdom
Also Known As: Elizabeth Wright /Wright/
Race: White
Father: Robert Wright
Mother: Mary Williams


This information matches perfectly with the record Lizzie quoted above, as the West Derby registration district covers a number of areas in and around Liverpool and her mother's maiden name matches too.
by Paul Masini G2G6 Pilot (395k points)

Here she is with her family in the 1891 census:

Robert Wright   Head M 42 England
Mary Wright     Wife F 32 Wales
Thomas Wright   Son M 18 England
Robert Wright   Son M 10 England
William Wright   Son M 8 England
James Wright     Son M 5 England
Elizabeth G Wright  Daughter F 2 England

"England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7328-N2M : 10 December 2017), Elizabeth G Wright in household of Robert Wright, Bootle Cum Linacre, Lancashire, England; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Lancashire county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.


Also her baptism from "Liverpool, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1906" on Ancestry:

Elizabeth Grace Wright


Birth Date:
21 Feb 1889

Baptism Date:
28 Apr 1889

Baptism Place:
Bootle, St Mary, Lancashire, England

 Robert Wright  

 Mary Wright 

Nice work, beat me to it :-)

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