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Old 07-30-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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Grosse Ile (Grosse Isle), Quebec, was the stop that was most heavily used by Irish immigrants I believe. It closed in the early 1930s. Grosse Isle was a quarantine station and a first stop for immigrants headed to Montreal (which does indeed have a port... it's on the St. Lawrence River).

It was common for quarantine stations to be set up on islands. Immigrants would be given a medical check up and do the paperwork processing before continuing to the mainland. Just like Ellis Island in New York.

Halifax, Nova Scotia was also a heavily used port for immigrants, however, so there's also a possibility that your ancestors passed through there.
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:00 AM
 
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I found her, and thank you for the responses and offers of help. Records have her name spelled different ways in different places and I found her by searching my grandfather, which led to her. And coup of coups, a record of the birth and death (stillbirth?) of my mother's brother, whom she has been seeking for ages. Every name on the certificate spelled incorrectly, but unmistakably the thing I sought.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:40 PM
 
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I found her, and thank you for the responses and offers of help. Records have her name spelled different ways in different places and I found her by searching my grandfather, which led to her. And coup of coups, a record of the birth and death (stillbirth?) of my mother's brother, whom she has been seeking for ages. Every name on the certificate spelled incorrectly, but unmistakably the thing I sought.


Thanks for letting us know. Glad that you found the record.
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