E. Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick
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E. Lauraine (Smith) Syrnick

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E. Lauraine Syrnick formerly Smith
Born 1930s.
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E. Lauraine Smith was born to David Laurie Smith and Ella Beatrice Whittier on 20th of October, 1937 by caesarian section. Was an only spoiled child as the first one died at birth Grew up & went to school in MacGregor, Manitoba where graduating from Grade 12, went to Winnipeg to Commercial College.. I have my own birth certificate but do not want to post it.

Ordered my DNA kit from Family Tree - full MT test on 27 Dec 2016 - need to take this test - n0 idea why I have been putting it off.

Note the following: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/Smith

Picked up a key chain which states the following: “From the Old English ‘amid’ meaning blacksmith or metal worker. Smith is Britain’s most popular name Eariest record found - Aelfword pe Smith, Somerset, 1100."

Motto: semper fidelis - Always Faithful

At our wedding Bill Roberts, our next door neighbour, gave the speech to the bride. He was in WW2 as a bomber and not sure where he took his training, but found the following in Barbara Dougal Merriman's column: which gives the places in Canada of training schools during WW2: Malton, Ontario (No. 1 EFTS) London, Ontario (No. 3 EFTS) Boundary Bay/Sea Island, Vancouver (No. 8 EFTS) Stevenson Field, Winnipeg (No. 14 EFTS) Portage la Prairie, Manitoba (No. 14 EFTS) Edmonton, Alberta (No. 16 EFTS) Caron, Saskatchewan (No. 18 EFTS) Chatham, New Brunswick (No. 21 EFTS) L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec (No. 22 EFTS) Pearce, Alberta (No. 36 EFTS) Windsor Mills, Quebec (No. 4 EFTS) Prince Albert, Saskatchewan (No. 6 EFTS)

      • NOTE: UPON MY DEATH - wish my files to be transferred in full to Julia Lane McDonald and Karen Laurie (Syrnick) McDonald and also the Vane and Criddle files to Nicole Abeyta.

Special Note: this morning received word that Judith Crettenden passed away on Friday, August 30, at 7:10 pm. in Australia from her husband Ron. She has been sick for a number of years fighting breast cancer.


Some of the information in my profiles came from these books:



"TRAILS, OLD and NEW -The book is a small 119 page paper back re MacGregor and District 1872-1967 dedicated in the memory of the pioneers of MacGregor and District. it was edited by Rupert Leslie Taylor. Cover picture(crocuses) from painting by Thelma Bennett. Printed by the Public Press Ltd. The cover |i expect is MacGregor Tartan but that’s only an observation. It does not have a date of publication that I can readily see. Hope this helps with your search. (received from Janice Lamb nee Fotheringham who still lives in MacGregor. MB, Canada}"

Note: Just found some old pictures of Winnipeg - were I now live. Will post here.

Letter: recvd from Australia Hi Lauraine, Yes, as for a few diseases in childhood had wiped out some crowds bloodlines also! My Pa mentioned getting sick and Dr came and told parents he wouldn’t make the night, some of his siblings had already passed and thought he was a gonner! – he lived to 93. Also my Nan had TB when she was a teenager (born 1920’s). My Mum was always a bit sus about the smallpox vaccine, which was eradicated by the time I was born in the 70’s. The TB injection leaves a similar scar but I’d rather have that than the disease for sure! All of my kids are vaccinated against everything available with only one having a severe reaction to triple antigen (Whooping cough portion). I do hope something can be found with modern day detections on DNA patterns to treat all things a lot more effectively programmed/ tailored to fit each body. One of Pa’s nephew’s (Noel Ede) went to Uni in Adelaide, was a professor who discovered the link between pregnancy and Rubella/measles vaccination. It’s beyond me how it all works but fantastic that we can mostly live longer healthier lives. .....maybe someone will invent a fire without the smoke damage (haaahaaha). Regards, Karen MacDonald

      • Note: for research purposes:

PEI was July 1, 1873

Newfoundland was March 31, 1949

    • recvd from Scotland: The Parish Minister had to keep a record of income and expenses, so often (NOT ALWAYS) you will see a page in the record of marriages and births called Mort Cloth Rentals. While it won’t tell you what date the death took place it will give the date the Mort Cloth was rented to place over the deceased. Of course it would depend on whether or not the family could afford to rent one. Not all, but most parishes had 2 Mort Cloths.....one for the poorer folks and one for those who had more money. The cloth covered the body to the grave yard where it was removed before burial. I have seem many films and must say not all parishes put this info in the register book for births and marriages, but on occasion you get lucky. And note....it may say “Joe Smith’s wife” and not give her by her first and maiden name. Worth the ‘shot’……

Note: 1791-1841 it was called Upper Canada

1841-1867 it was called Canada West.

It has been Province of Ontario, Canada since Confederation on July 1, 1867.

I have never heard it called British Colonial anything, but the non-US British colonies, that now make up Canada were regularly referred to as British North America. answered Dec 23, 2016 by Dave Rutherford G2G6 Mach 5 (57.1k points) selected Dec 23, 2016 by Dale Byers

Long life can run in Shetland families as per the following: LONGEST LIVING IN SHETLAND:

Edith Alma LEGG 110 years 292 days (died in 1870) Mary Ann WINWICK 110 years 143 days (died in 1871) Mary Ann MAWBY 109 years 297 days Jemima INKSTER 109 years 66 days Francis James PHILLIPS 109 years - (died in 1892 ) Lilian SNOWDON 108 years 237 days Agnes MADDOCK 108 years 184 days Agnes MARTIN 108 years 179 days Christina CLARK 107 years 238 days William James BELLINGHAM 107 years (d. 1985 in New Zealand)(.

Notes: On marriages in Scotland from Anne, leader of group in Scotland: "This is not two couple with the same names marrying 8 days apart. It's the same couple having their banns called in two different parishes.

The church was interested in recording the fact that the intention to marry had been proclaimed and no objections had been offered. It wasn't necessarily interested in recording the actual marriage ceremony. If the bride and groom lived in different parishes the banns had to be proclaimed in both, so this generates two records of the same event. The dates may be the dates when the Session Clerk noted that the banns had been called, The spelling difference is not significant - the clerk wrote it down however he thought it should be written down, and even if the couple could read and write they probably never saw the entry in the parish register, and if they did the idea that there was a 'correct' spelling wouldn't have occurred to them.

The original documents on SP will tell you whch parish the groom lived in, and which parish the bride lived in. They will probably also tell you which parish they were married in (usually the bride's) and you may even be lucky enough to get the actual date of the marriage ceremony. Anne"

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I know we are third cousins, and I'd like to send you our relationship diagram so you can help with with pictures or our common relative. My father was born in Treherne, MB & I was born in Wetaskiwin, AB.

Gordon Syms, email is [email address removed] phone 905-333-4488, living in Burlington, Ontario.

posted by Gordon Syms
Have been asked to merge Robeshaw-Robeshaw-1 with Robichaud-3. I agree this should probably be merged but want to know about one item first. In 1789 where was the Bay Colony? Was it in Massachusetts and why would I have that name? Just want to make sure it is correct before approving this merge.


Dear Lauraine, I just joined WikiTree and I'm not sure of the proper protocol for asking questions and sending messages between members. I recently found your post on Henry Sibley d.1765 and his arrival in Halifax with Cornwallis in 1749. You have obviously researched this extensively.

I descend from Stephen Sibley, Wittenberg (St Andrews) and have extensive information on all the families descending from him but have almost no information on his ancestry or his wife. I show him as a son of Henry but can find no proof of this. I have seen an online posting that suggests that Stephen might actually be the son of Henry's 4th son Ezekial. This wouldn't work mathematically for me as I have Stephen's 4 children being born between 1788 and 1796. Can you or anyone else help?

posted by Murray Marchant
I would like to be on the CanadaTeam but unfortunately cannot see well right now. I would very much like to have most things forwarded to me about the Team, Especiailly interested i New Brunswick Ontario, Manitoba, Sask. Alberta and British Columbia
Hi Lauraine

I have no access nor any knowledge as to how to find documents in England. I have asked around and everyone suggested Family Search, but I have never done it myself so can not be of much help I only have experience of South African sources. So sorry, but do try Family Search, and lets be hopeful :-D

Have a nice day Ronel ps: It might be a good thing to ask in G2G, there are people with far greater experience ready to help.

Lauraine, I posted a picture of how to find it ...look again (-:


posted by Maggie N.

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