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by Currie
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Census
Topic: 1911 - Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: 1911 - Windows

In 1861 there were 121 windowless houses in Edinburgh. In 1911 there were none. http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/PageBrowser2?ResourceType=Census&SearchTerms=windows&SearchContent=All&ExpressionKind=All&Date=1911&Geography=S&Sorting=resource-type%20date%20geography&simple=no&path=Results&active=y...
by Currie
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Cemetery
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Cemetery

Try the death notices in the Glasgow Herald. The cemetery is often mentioned.
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=j ... %2C1317537

Click on "Browse this newspaper” and you'll find your way there.

Alan
by Currie
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson
Replies: 80
Views: 3860

Re: The elusive Janet/Jessie Simpson

Dundee Courier, Wednesday, February 09, 1848; FATAL ACCIDENT.—About twelve o'clock on Thursday night, Margaret Barclay, a person from Scarborough, but belonging to this town, having come here to receive some money left her by way of legacy, was enjoying herself with some friends in a house in Butter...
by Currie
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia

The Toronto World - October 28, 1916 “Fourteen Canadians are among missing” https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=JUMBAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xykDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5783%2C3545452 I guess in those days all it took to officially be a Canadian was to be a British Subject and live there. There are some great front-page...
by Currie
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia

Here's a disappointment Muriel. It looks like that David Whitton died 1942. http://robertwhitton.eu/person.php?id=2170&fam=2&pat=Whitton I couldn't find anything useful in the UK newspapers. They all refer to them all as Canadian Horsemen, even the Dundee papers. https://news.google.com/newspapers?i...
by Currie
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: 71st. Regt. Lgt. Infty & 6th veterans
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: 71st. Regt. Lgt. Infty & 6th veterans

Hello Donalda, and Welcome to TalkingScot. Some light reading for you. Historical Record of the 71st Regiment Highland Light Infantry, 1777-1852, published 1852. http://www.archive.org/stream/recordofseventyf00canniala#page/n25/mode/2up Or, Historical Record of the 71st Regiment Highland Light Infan...
by Currie
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Council Elections During WWI
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Council Elections During WWI

Hello Wilma & Andrew, No luck with the ProQuest version of The Scotsman so I tried a British Newspaper Archive search for “Isa M'Kinlay” and got two election related results, both of which were in The Scotsman. These were 22 October, 1938, and 4 February, 1939. I can't access the newspapers there. h...
by Currie
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: WW2 medals
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: WW2 medals

I haven't been down that track so can't make a recommendation. If you don't get a response here maybe the medal forum could help. Possibly they have a list of dealers there. How to tell a fake. http://www.northeastmedals.co.uk/britishguide/aircreweurpestarcopyfake.htm I guess it would be much safer ...
by Currie
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prison Records
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Prison Records

Hello Frances, Here's the NRS page for the types of records held. https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/guides/crime-and-criminals If everything happened in the vicinity of Edinburgh it's possible that one of the other Edinburgh newspapers carried a more detailed story, although probably not the pr...
by Currie
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: chelsea pensioners
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: chelsea pensioners

Hello Derek, FamilySearch has a pretty good write-up and an index to Chelsea Pensioner service records. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_Kingdom,_Chelsea_Pensioners%27_Service_Records_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records) But to see the record images it seems you have to subscribe to FindMyPa...