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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:

I have a railroad related question I hope you can assist me with. Before my ancestor worked for the railroad in New Hampshire, he was employed by the Canadian National Railway.  I tried a number of years ago to obtain his records but had no luck.  Can you suggest a way to do this?

 

Answer:

On occasion a question will often lead to me learning something beneficial to my own genealogical research.  After consulting with a Canadian research colleague I found out that Canadian Railway employees are now online via the Library and Archives Canada.  I was able to locate an employment record for my great-grandfather Thomas William Clark with the Moncton branch of the C.N.R. from 1898-1941, as well as employment for my grandfather James Albert George Lambert for a few months in 1920.  I hope the following database will be beneficial to you as well:

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/black-porters/001051-100.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=gdmmqi2hgh5725kinejh2ot7p6

 


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