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tracing family relatives


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near wigan

Am new to the site and was wondering if anybody could help me.

I am trying to find about my surname Newell and to trace it back. Unfortunately it has come to a halt with my grt-granfather John Basil Newell. He was born in 1892 ( according to his marraige certificate which i have bought from 1916 ) to my grt grand mother Bessie Isabel Stone ( also 1892 ) from Liverpool.

They moved to Canada in 1919 and she returned with 2 kids in 1921. Her passport says Brockville, Ontario and my grand dads army records say birth as Perth, Ontario, which arent a million miles apart.

Why Canada?, Why Brockville or Perth? and where was my grt grandad from? are all unknowns. I am not sure if he was canadian or english. His father was called John Henry Newell who was deceased in 1916, but again i can find nothing else about him.

Other family lines i have flukely traced back to the 1700's, but i am knackered with the one that matters.

Any help greatly appreciated or tips on where to go looking that i may have not already looked.


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