Dave I will look over these George Dowds.. Apparently this woman from Australia's grandfather was raised in a boy's school of some sort... bad experience. I'll send the list to her. Not sure if he is one of them or not.
So the 1921 census is the next census .. that won't be released forever...
My father's name was Herbert Dowds, born 1911 Belfast - in July..
Do you have any information on George Dowd's mother? A lady in Australia had been looking for a George Dowds.. not sure if it is the same George Dowds.
You are very helpful - thank you very much..
Yes Dave this is exactly my Shaw family! The Shaw family that raised my father because they lived on Hazelnut and I found that address in my father's Canadian army book!
I wish I could link up with some of their family .. wouldn't that be wonderful.
I also wish I could connect the dot...
Re: Dowds of Belfast - and Shaws
Hi again Jackia and Dave
I guess I should have given more detail of my Maggie Dowds - she would be my grandmother and she was born a LONG time ago .. I think about 1887. My father was born in 1911. Maggie Dowds is a maiden name.. all that I know. Probably...