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by Currie
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Crime Of Plagium.
Replies: 2
Views: 25

The Crime Of Plagium.

Plagium, in Scots law, is the offence of child stealing. It was punishable by death. There is some interesting coverage of this in Bl**dy Scottish History: Aberdeen by Elma McMenemy, 2014. (My Irvine’s are from Edinburgh. I wonder if the woman sentenced to be executed was one of my lot.) https://www...
by Currie
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Mysterious death
Replies: 9
Views: 151

Re: Mysterious death

Happy New Year Ailsa. It appears that Police Scavengers were employed by the police to keep the streets clean, with maybe some other street related duties thrown in. There are no Scottish BMD records and only one English for Kelwee. No idea about the Irish. I suspect the spelling could be a guess. T...
by Currie
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay Is Here!
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Hogmanay Is Here!

Hogmanay is here! And here also is a selection of stories from the newspapers. If you don’t know what it is now is your chance to find out. There’s also a secret sowens recipe. If you don’t know what that is just read on. Dundee Courier, Sunday, December 31, 1930 THE HUMOURS OF HOGMANAY And The Myst...
by Currie
Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Please decipher this baptism
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Please decipher this baptism

Hello Maggie, The image you posted is only 640x420 pixels and would be impossible to read properly at that resolution. Email programs often reduce image sizes to make it quicker to send which sort of works for photographs but not for this sort of thing. The original OPR image from SP would probably ...
by Currie
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas is Coming.
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Christmas is Coming.

Thanks all, There was one problem with the first screening of a “talkie” at the Kinnaird Picture House. I was hoping to find a copy of it online, so we could judge for ourselves, but no luck with that. Dundee Courier, Tuesday, July 9, 1929 Crowded audiences yesterday witnessed the presentation at th...
by Currie
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas is Coming.
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Christmas is Coming.

Christmas is Coming. But, before I get into that, here’s a nice story about the drummer at the Kinnaird Picture House, Dundee. At the time this interview took place the movie “The Somme” was playing and that would have kept him very busy. A comedy film, “Changing His Spots,” was the support. Little ...
by Currie
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Edward Currie 1775-1815 (Waterloo)
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Edward Currie 1775-1815 (Waterloo)

Much more here. Wife’s name Anna Maria.
http://www.theonlinebookcompany.com/Onl ... ldiers/230

James Hunter Currie was a Lieutenant in the 9th regiment in 1803.
https://archive.org/details/listofoffic ... p?q=currie

Alan
by Currie
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Edward Currie 1775-1815 (Waterloo)
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Edward Currie 1775-1815 (Waterloo)

Hello John, See London Gazette https://www.thegazette.co.uk/all-notices/notice?text=%22edward+currie%22&categorycode-all=all¬icetypes=&location-postcode-1=&location-distance-1=1&location-local-authority-1=&numberOfLocationSearches=1&start-publish-date=&end-publish-date=&edition=&london-issue=&edi...
by Currie
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Domesticity and Otherwise.
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Domesticity and Otherwise.

Thanks Sarah, Anne, & Meg, I had a item I didn’t post, that I thought was much worse than those, or maybe it was much better, I’m not much of a judge. In between heat waves I’ve been rounding up some stories about a particular crime that would have had an impact on genealogical research. However we’...
by Currie
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Researcher - Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Researcher - Italy

Hello Trish, Sorry, but I can’t help with a recommendation. If your friend can speak Italian there are some Italian newspaper archives online. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:List_of_online_newspaper_archives#Italy There’s also the Portale Antenati site but I don’t know how it works. http://...