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Looking for info on James Larder born in England in ~ 1861, emigrated to US, lived in Lackawanna, PA late 18-early 1900s, maybe married to Margret Wood, with whom he had a son John Larder, here is the second gap he seems to have married Selena Cooper

sometime in 1900, after census and before birth of his daughter Emily Elizabeth Larder in Dec 1900. Moved to Alberta, Canada before 1911 Alberta census. Farmed in Alberta, Canada and shows up on 1916 census with wife Selena (Cooper) and children Emily Elizabeth (1900), Al, Francis and Margaret. His family is in same area in 1911 census for Alberta, with a spelling error in Larder. Moved to and lived in Calgary, Canada in 1922 and passed away in Calgary around 1938.

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What is the best method of gathering genealogy info regarding family members who lived in Alberta, Canada? I can find virtually nothing about my family. They migrated from England to Pennsylvania and then Alberta, Canada.

I can find a land grant for my great grandfather in Bow River, Alberta, Canada. His name is listed as James Larder. I'm not sure if his given name was James or if that was the name that he used. Perhaps his middle name. According to the 1916 census of Alberta, he was born in England in approximately 1864. His wife's name is listed as Salina and I was always told her middle name was Emily. However, the James Larder, who I find in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania in 1900, the year my grandmother was born, was married to a Margret Larder (who I believe was born Margret Wood0 Everything adds up, but the change in wife's names, as I was told that my grandmother was born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania and that her family migrated to Canada in approximately 1904. I traced a James Larder through many generations and thought that I had found my great grandfather, only to find that this James Larder, of the Somerset, England Larder's died in England whilst my James Larder would have been raising his family and farming in Alberta, Canada. Can you help? I know that my great grandmother, who I know as Salina Larder, passed away in approximately 1964 in Calgary and that James Larder owned a home and I presume passed away in Calgary sometime after 1932 and before the 1960's. They had one son, who lived and remained in Alberta, Canada. He passed away sometime after 1976. His name was Alvin Larder. I can find no records of any sort regarding these three individuals, who carried the Larder surname, after the 1916 census of Alberta. Can you help?