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by kathyc
Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Ancestry freebie
Replies: 41
Views: 2471

Well I finally got a round tuit and called them today. I now have a World Membership that expires a year from today.
Glad it worked out for you. :)

Kathy
by kathyc
Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Where's William?
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Rae,

Thanks for the idea. I haven't discounted it at all. I'll have to have a closer look at the Thomsons in the area to see if there are any possibilities I've overlooked.

Kathy
by kathyc
Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Where's William?
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Where's William?

Sometime between 1851 and 1861, my great great grandfather William Thomson took over the family farm, Croftindaker, in Knockando, Moray. He was about 23 on the 1861 census, living with siblings, a nephew, and a farm hand. (His actual birthdate was in 1837.) He's the third generation of his family on...
by kathyc
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Ancestry freebie
Replies: 41
Views: 2471

Roger said:
Although technically one can search the UK census records without this, it's just that you can't see the images
True, but even more than the promise of the census records, it was the mention of "unlimited access" that made a limited membership seem wrong. :?

Kathy
by kathyc
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Ancestry freebie
Replies: 41
Views: 2471

Another consideration to get Ancestry (the basic US edition at least) is to get online and purchase a copy of Family Treemaker 2006 which includes a free trial of Ancestry. ...my only wish is that it would be the World Edition of Ancestry so I might get at the English Census records, but it's bette...
by kathyc
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Margaret & Catherine Reid
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Merlot,

I looked around a bit, but you're right that they're elusive. The only possibility I found in 1901 for Margaret Reid shows her working as a domestic servant, living with a family of Drummonds in Cathcart, born in Glasgow. Could that be her?

Kathy
by kathyc
Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Midwife - neighbourly helper or recorded occupation?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Sarah, I hadn't thought of Kirk Session Minutes as a place to look. I haven't explored them at all yet. Joette, my granny was a nurse midwife before her marriage, and a few of the women whose babies she delivered kept in touch with her for the rest of her life. We're lucky to have these bits of know...
by kathyc
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Midwife - neighbourly helper or recorded occupation?
Replies: 4
Views: 330

Midwife - neighbourly helper or recorded occupation?

I've recently been in touch with a living relative who gave me a bit of new anecdotal information about my gg grandmother. According to him, she acted as midwife to the women in her area (Shieldaig, Rossshire) until her death in 1929. No one else in the family has ever mentioned it, but this is the ...
by kathyc
Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: I'm jumping up and down - Thanks to GR!
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Mary, wonderful news!

I just joined GR for the first time recently and almost immediately connected through a hot match with a cousin in the paternal line I'd only just scratched the surface of. It's a great feeling, isn't it? :D

Kathy
by kathyc
Thu Sep 27, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: New features on ScotlandsPeople
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Thanks for the heads up, Andrew. I just tried the spreadsheet option and it's great! Just last week, I was wishing there was an easy way to see all that information on one page, and now there is.

Kathy