|Wedding cake for June's wedding crafted by Kit McLoughlin (nee Forfar) - my maternal grandmother|
A short post today. I just had to crow about finding a marriage between Edward Forfar and Mary Kinniburgh this morning before breakfast.
As I sat down with my early morning cuppa, I was chuffed to find a reply to a query I made to the Prince George Genealogical Society in my Inbox. An exchange of emails made me think a bit harder about where I should be looking for Eddie and Mary's marriage and I realised that I had confined my search to just one province - British Columbia. So I started to head east...I looked in Alberta - no luck - I looked in Saskatchewan - no joy. Manitoba? Bingo!
Edward Forfar and Mary Kinniburgh married on 10 October 1921 in Winnipeg. The registration number is 1921-038153. I searched here. It will cost me about $30 to get a copy of the certificate which I think I will order just because I might get all sorts of interesting information including residence before marriage and parents' details. Yay!
While I was on that exciting path...Ding!...my Inbox delivered another email....this time from the Royal BC Museum in response to my email about a Will/Probate for Edward Forfar. No less than 37 pages had been located and would cost me $33.50. Was I interested?
It may have been a Labor Day Public Holiday in Oz but those Canadians were slaving away - God bless 'em. And I had five minutes to make a decision before heading off to the salt mine.
I rang and confirmed the purchase. Hoorah! More lubberly information on its way.
Thank you Robin from Prince George Genealogical Society and thank you Diane from Royal BC Museum. This is one happy family historian.