Looking for info about maternal and paternal family.

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Maternal Grandmother was Doris Bamber born Apr 15 1921 England Died July 29 1976 in Ontario Canada.  Her Parents were James and Elizabeth(Bell) Bamber.

Maternal Grandfather Charles Krick born Jan 15 1924 in Haldimand(unsure) Ontario Canada died July 6 1967 in Ontario Canada. His parents were Charles and Lillian(Zimmerman) Krick.

Paternal Grandmother Betty Oxford born May 10 1924 and Died Nov 15 1997 in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada. This is all of the information I have.

Paternal Grandfather Francois Alexander Pigeon/Pidgeon born Dec 26 1912 in Essex(unsure) Ontario died May 29 1998 in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada. His parents were Joesph Pigeon and Mary(Cada/ Cadet).

I got some of this information through a trial Ancestry account and some from family. I am interested in finding out information about my paternal grandfather Francois Pigeon and grandmother Betty Oxford because I can't find anything about them anywhere. I am also interested in Marriage and possible divorce records for John and Cora(Cook) Krick. They are my Maternal great great grandparents. Also the Bambers I can't find any information on them because they are from England.

Thank you
in Genealogy Help by Amanda Pidgeon G2G Rookie (130 points)

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Since you've had luck with Ancestry before, if you live in North America, you may have access to a free version of Ancestry called Ancestry Library at your public library or at a LDS Family History Center.

Family Search (http://familysearch.org) is also a great place to find records, especially for Canadian and British ancestors. Here's a link to an indexed transcription of Francis Alexander Pigeon's birth registration: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMHV-8HW :

name: Francis Alexander Pigeon
event: Birth
event date: 26 Dec 1912
event place: Sandwich, Essex, Ontario
gender: Male
father: Joseph Pigeon
mother: Mary Cadet
registration year: 1940
registration number: 903060
film number: 2435006
digital folder number: 4530281
image number: 00067
Citing this Record

"Ontario Births, 1869-1912," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMHV-8HW : accessed 03 Nov 2012), Francis Alexander Pigeon, 1912.

Betty is born a little late for you to find a birth record for online. If your mother has her own birth certificate and proof of Betty's death, you should be able to contact the Ontario Vital Statistics department and order a copy of her birth registration or certificate.

For Canadian Census records, automatedgenealogy.com is great for 1851, 1901 and 1911, as well as the 1906 census of the Prairie provinces. Library and Archives Canada census collection (http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/census/index-e.html) is the best for 1871, 1881, and 1891.

If you think the Kricks divorced in Canada, the only way for them to have formally divorced would have been through an Act of Parliament. (http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-906.008-e.html) Library and Archives Canada has a database that indexes references to divorces between 1840 and 1968.

by Erin Breen G2G6 Pilot (303k points)

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