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by Currie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obit Govan 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Obit Govan 1942

Older enquiries elsewhere about what appears to be the same death give a date of 15 March. Death/funeral notices in the Glasgow Herald in the 1940's were in the first columns of page one. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19420316&printsec=frontpage&hl=en To navigate to other d...
by Currie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Married names
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Married names

It seems that anything was possible and normal.
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Old Scottish newspaper reports about married women, often, or maybe usually, included both maiden and married surnames, such as “Margaret Smith or Jones”.

Alan
by Currie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: hoping to find any info WW2 soldier
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: hoping to find any info WW2 soldier

Hello MGM, I'm sorry, but I cannot find any information additional to that already provided elsewhere. https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=4561&p=topics.Military.wwii.general http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=728715.0 With a bit of luck maybe something more will turn u...
by Currie
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Ross of Dumfries?
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Ross of Dumfries?

Dumfries and Galloway standard and advertiser, Wednesday, July 23, 1851 DEATHS. Here, on the 17th inst., Joseph, youngest son of Thomas Ross, Nithsdale Inn, Bridge Street, aged 2 years and 10 months. ScotlandsPeople has a Will for Thomas. Not sure what the date signifies. Ross Thomas 1/5/1874 Spirit...
by Currie
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seaforth Highlanders
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Seaforth Highlanders

Hello Helen, I thought that Fold3 only had USA military records, but I'm not up to date on that. If he served overseas he would have been awarded one or more campaign medals which would have had his name, unit, and regimental number inscribed on the edge. Do you know if these are still held by the f...
by Currie
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: James Gillespie - 344 Holmhead St, Glasgow
Replies: 13
Views: 218

Re: James Gillespie - 344 Holmhead St, Glasgow

The 1860/61 Glasgow Directory has Holmhead Street numbers only going up to the 50s. https://archive.org/stream/postofficeannual186061gla#page/360 It could be a bit up-market judging by the occupations of the residents. A solicitor appears to be an occupant of no. 34½. There's a James Gillespie, Buil...
by Currie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: FORREST / NAPIER family
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: FORREST / NAPIER family

Depending on where you live you may be able to access 19th Century British Library newspapers from home via you local State, National or whatever library. Otherwise you can get access via this site. https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/ Lots of interesting stuff can be found, especially acciden...
by Currie
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: FORREST / NAPIER family
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: FORREST / NAPIER family

The Courier and Argus (Dundee), Tuesday, June 26, 1906 MILTON OF ABERCAIRNY. MR A. FORREST. The farm of Milton of Abercairny, on the estate of the same name (Captain Home Drummond Moray's) has for tenant that genial, hard-working agriculturist, Mr A. Forrest-It is a pleasure to have a talk with Mr F...
by Currie
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Help please
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: Help please

Ailsa, Try the death notices in the Glasgow Herald. They are on the last page. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19630701&printsec=frontpage&hl=en Or the Glasgow Evening Times. Towards the end of the newspaper. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2mus-XyGPC0C&dat=19630701&pr...