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My father has advised me that the reason that my g-grandfather, George Francis Mooney, was born in Canada abt 1862-3 is that the men in the family were boilermakers and they relocated to Canada to support the shipbuilding for the Confederate Army. All census records confirm that vocation for his father. I have located Census records for 1860 and 1870 which reflect the family residing in Boston, MA. His marriage record dated 11-27-1889 (Leominster, MA) lists his place of birth as Quebec, Canada. I am searching for any information relative to areas in Canada where shipbuilding occurred or any references to boilermakers involved in shipbuilding. All efforts to locate birth records have failed to date.
Suggestions are appreciated. - Norma Milne