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The Immigration Story of Gordon Peters' Father and Grandfather (Scottish immigrants)

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In 1929 my father and grandfarther immigrated to Canada from Scotland. They had to return to Scotland in 1931 but his two years in Canada were very important to my father and he spoke of them fondly though more of impressions than specific facts. My farther died in 1976.

I moved to the US in 1993 and now live in Cincinnati. I visited Pier 21 on July 11 of this year during a vacation in Halifax. It occured to me when I was there that I might be able to find out some information about my father's immigration. I was simply delighted with your staff. In less than 5 minutes they had found his records on the microfish. They couldn't have been kinder or more helpful and it made my holiday.