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by Currie
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Johnny
Replies: 1
Views: 46

In Memory of Johnny

In Memory of Johnny Farg. This was intended to be a short post about how I had found a story about a lithograph of Johnny Farg, native of Markinch, but could find nothing else about him. It would be unusual, in the 1840s, for someone to get a lithograph made of them unless they had a degree of fame....
by Currie
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: The Americas
Topic: Lesley [Mairi] McLaren (1934 - 1957+) in Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Lesley [Mairi] McLaren (1934 - 1957+) in Canada

Chinese newspaper entries from September, 1936, to at least July, 1937, show J. H. McLaren as Master of the S.S. Shasi.
https://wikiswire.com/wiki/Shasi_II

No help otherwise.

Alan
by Currie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A futile search?
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: A futile search?

Hello Bill, You can access a variety of newspaper archives and much more via the National Library of Australia and the State Library of NSW, but you need a readers card. They would normally be obtained online here. NLA - http://eds.b.ebscohost.com/eds/search/basic?vid=0&sid=5eb5490d-0f19-4f61-af55-3...
by Currie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Reynolds Perkins 2.1.1919 - 3.6.2010
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: John Reynolds Perkins 2.1.1919 - 3.6.2010

Hello Ian, You probably have this all sorted out by now. If this is your Jock he appears to have had a good singing voice, maybe semi professional, and was in that part of NSW as early as 1951. https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=%22jock+perkins%22&l-decade=195 This appears to be their arriv...
by Currie
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Village Life in Scotland Fifty Years Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Village Life in Scotland Fifty Years Ago

From the Southern Reporter, Selkirk Thursday, Sept. 5, 1895. VILLAGE LIFE IN SCOTLAND FIFTY YEARS AGO. The following, by “A. B.,” appeared in a recent issue of the Otago Witness:— From the little, auld-fashioned village of Darnick, situated exactly one mile from the cross of Melrose and about the sa...
by Currie
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: The Americas
Topic: William Ewen MacLennan (1903-1930+) in Montreal or Quebec, Canada.
Replies: 14
Views: 169

Re: William Ewen MacLennan (1903-1930+) in Montreal or Quebec, Canada.

Hello Chip,

ScotlandsPeople has birth records for females with first name Roderica, Rodericka, Roderickina, and a couple of Rodericks, including this one

MCLENNAN
RODERICK
F
1911
111/1 53
Harris North

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Regarding Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Regarding Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet

Maybe there’s something here? Sir Charles Erskine, of Cambo, replaced the 7th Earl. “Financial and legal papers relating to the Fife estates of Cambo, parish of Kingsbarns, 1663-1853, and Kellie, parish of Carnbee, 1734-1836” http://catalogue.nrscotland.gov.uk/nrasregister/details.aspx?reference=NRA...
by Currie
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ScotlandsPeople Centre closed - Corona Virus
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: ScotlandsPeople Centre closed - Corona Virus

Thanks Andrew.

All this business reminds me a bit of Dad’s Army.

Private Frazer, “We’re Doomed, Dooomed”

Corporal Jones, “Don’t Panic, Don’t Panic”

and Private Walker buying up all the toilet paper to sell later on the black market..


Don’t Panic,
Alan
by Currie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Regarding Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Regarding Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet

Hello Matias, The Sir John Sinclair of Statistical Account of Scotland fame, and much more, was a Scottish politician and represented Caithness in the House of Commons for several decades from 1780. There were a total of 45 politicians representing Scotland in the Commons. The 7th Earl of Kellie was...
by Currie
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: Problem with My Heritage
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Problem with My Heritage

Best of luck with that Lorna.

You would have a much better chance now of finding someone who cares. Better that than going to someone for whom they are just a name on the outside edges of a family tree comprising thousands.

All the best,
Alan