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by billymac
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A futile search?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: A futile search?

Goodness I am surprised and grateful. Thank you so much Alan and Andrew. I will follow up your information.
Best regards,
Bill
by billymac
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A futile search?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

A futile search?

Hello again all. Football players of all things. A quick query for I have no idea where to look. I am trying to find anything I can on a great uncle who was a professional footballer in Scotland, during the 1920s. His football career must have been done and dusted by 1931 for he was a labourer when ...
by billymac
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Searching births
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Searching births

Thank you Andrew, I see where you are going. I would take a punt that the family you have in the 1901 census is the correct family as John Hamilton's marriage registration reveals that his father William was indeed a brass moulder. I am assuming that is a typo in the 1911 census where you have Helen...
by billymac
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Searching births
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Searching births

Any tips on narrowing down a search for a birth on Scotlands People. I am looking for a birth of one John Hamilton, son of William Hamilton and Ellen McNamara, married to Jessie Ramsay. At his death in 1981 he is shown as being 68. When he married at the end of November in 1932 he is shown as 20. So...
by billymac
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Loss of search SP history
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Loss of search SP history

Thanks for the reply. I should have looked again before posting. I had trouble perhaps a year ago with not being able to see my past searches ----- maybe it was a temporary glitch at the time and what with having the images, I was resigned to them being gone. I have just checked and all my search re...
by billymac
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Loss of search SP history
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Loss of search SP history

I first joined Scotlands People in early 2010. Up till now I have purchased in excess of some 420 images. I can of course readily access those images on the SP site. If I remember correctly, back when I first joined, you conducted a search and were told there were so many page/pages of results that ...
by billymac
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decyphering a death reg
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Decyphering a death reg

Here is what I think I "know" Jane Ross, born Dalkeith, Perthshire circa 1801 (from 1871 census), married John Menzies, Dalkeith, 9th November 1821 (Church records 638/ 110 13) and they had a daughter, Jean Menzies, born Dalkeith 28/1/1823 (Church record 683/ 100 55). Sometime between 1823 and 1828 ...
by billymac
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decyphering a death reg
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Decyphering a death reg

I managed to get the image too but not anywhere with the surname. Searching everywhere for anything like it comes up with nothing. According to census records Jane/Jean Ross was born at Dalkeith, Midlothian around 1809 but a submitter at Ancestry has her born around 1801 and married before to John ...
by billymac
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decyphering a death reg
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Decyphering a death reg

Going back the the G* idea I just ran a quick search on Family Search; Jane Ross born 1805-1815, Father * Ross, Mother Jane * and came up with Jane Ross 13 Nov 1815 Alves Moray - F James Ross, M Jane Gill Janet Ross 28 July 1814 Duthil Invernessshire F Colin Ross M Jane Grant Jannet Ross 2 Jan 1809...
by billymac
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Decyphering a death reg
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Decyphering a death reg

Hi Bill, The image is there by your latest link. =D> =D> =D> =D> I would say her maiden surname is given as "Gye". All of this registrar's words end with a last letter with a long tail, so I don't think there is an "r" on the end. However, you need to use some latitude regarding the spelling when s...