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From: Liz <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Canada Migration: ROE/nee WILSON
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 22:38:50 +0100
> My grandmother Charlotte ROE nee WILSON migrated to Canada around 1906. She
> went without husband or children, not sure if anyone else was with her.
> Question is: What papers, passports etc were necessary at that time to go
> to Canada? If she wasn't divorced at that time (unlikely), would she have
> had to use her married name? Or would she have been able to revert to her
> maiden name? How stringent were the identity checks?
Passports were not required until the First World war.
I am in a similar position ... my gt grandmother is said to have gone to
Canada at about the same period and rumour is that she travelled with,
and under the name of, an unknown man (she was a widow). Certainly she
cannot be traced under her married name or maiden name.
As far as I have been able to discover there was no reason why she could
not have used any name she chose, and to travel as some man's 'wife'
would be easiest of all.
Liz (Greenwich UK)