Post by doreenmcisaac on Mar 29, 2008 17:30:51 GMT -4
I am research The Emberley family. My great grandparents were John & Matilda Emberley. According to the census reports of 1911 they lived in Springhill, Nova Scotia. My grandmother was Bessie Emberley. She married George MacDonald in Westville Ns I appreciate any information on the Emberleys. According to the census there were four children. Bessie, Mable, Norman and Darsey? .
Have you tried the Nova Scotia Historical Vital Stats website? You might be able to find births, deaths and marriages there. I found it to be a wealth of information for my own family tree. You'll be able to find deaths up to 1955 on this website. After that date, you can find obits at the library on their Chronicle Herald cd that's on their computer. The obits on the C.H. go up to 1999. Also as well, you might try the website Nova Scotia Obituaries and check their database too.
To save you some time, I just found two John Emberley's on the NS Vital Stats - John Emberley, age 45, died September 24, 1919 in Springhill. He was a miner and was born in Newfoundland. He died of stomach cancer, and he was married, but it doesn't state who his wife was. The other John William Emberley, born August 12, 19353, died at age 20 on December 1, 1955 in Halifax, of a fat embolism as a result of a fractures femur he suffered in a car accident. His dad's name was Edmond Emberley. The first John might have been your g grandfather, I don't know. Haven't found any marriage records of your grandmother Bessie, but if you check out the NS obits you might find her. It takes some patience and time to find out what you're looking for, but I've been very lucky finding alot of info online. If you like, I can send you the various website I use for my research to your private email. Mine is - firstname.lastname@example.org
I found a death certificate of Annie Jane Emberley, daughter of John & Matilda (Cook) Emberley. Both of them are originally from Newfoundland. Annie died at age 5-1/2, on February 16, 1921 which makes her birth 1915, so she wouldn't have shown on the 1911 Census. At the time, the family lived in Pictou and had been living there for about 2 years. You can find this info on the NS Vital Stats website. All of the other Emberley deaths are probably relatives of yours, as they all originate from Newfoundland. You will also find the info I gave you in the previous email.
The first John Emberley who died in 1919, had to have been your ggrandfather. The dates fit, as does the locale. Matilda (Mrs John Emberley) signed Annie Jane's death certificate, so I presume that her husband John was the one who passed in 1919, and that was the reason why he didn't sign Annie Jane's death certificate instead. There are also other Emberley deaths on the NS Vital Stats website. George Carelton, son of John, who died 1918. In all, there are 13 Emberley deaths on this website. I would imagine most of them are ancestors.
There are 8 marriage registries for Emberleys as well on the NS Vital Stats. They all appear to be from Newfoundland. You might want to check with the Newfoundland Historical Society for more info. You could also try Canada 411 for the family name in Newfoundland, as well as the NFLD Archives.