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by Mike Black
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Buckhaven Fishing Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: Buckhaven Fishing Boat

Thanks for help and advice. I have contacted the Fisheries Museum and given what information I have, On the Fishing Boat Heritage website in the Kirkcaldy registrations, Fisher Lass appears twice. One entry is KY56 owned by Andrew Taylor and operating from Buckhaven. There were many Taylor families ...
by Mike Black
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Buckhaven Fishing Boat
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Buckhaven Fishing Boat

In tributes paid to my great grandfather Thomas Taylor (1846-1927) it is mentioned that he had been part owner of the boat Fisher Lass presumably fishing out of Buckhaven. At the time when herring were plentiful the fishing grounds stretched from Aberdeenshire to Tyneside. Latterly he was involved i...
by Mike Black
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Wells Motto Medallion
Replies: 0
Views: 1105

Wells Motto Medallion

I have a silver medallion which belonged to a great uncle. Looks like the kind of thing which would have been worn on a watch chain. Approximately 1" diameter, one side shows clasped hands as in a handshake underneath which is WELLS MOTTO. Reverse side says awarded to A Johnston but cannot make out ...
by Mike Black
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TS Seminar in Kilbarchan Saturday 11th October.
Replies: 38
Views: 1195

Re: TS Seminar in Kilbarchan Saturday 11th October.

Milk & 1 sugar please Russell. Always ready to hear from the experts.
Mike
by Mike Black
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A question about the Mitchell Library
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: A question about the Mitchell Library

Never been to the Edinburgh facility but at the Mitchell you log in using a unique ID & password provided by the library. They now use the familiar Scotland's People search page so it is very like working from home. Your normal Scotland's People ID & password do not apply. As with all these centres ...
by Mike Black
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: using 1881 lds cds
Replies: 25
Views: 7117

Re: using 1881 lds cds

That is exactly what I have done. Real nuisance but does let you make full use of the CD's. New PC runs on Windows 8 64 bit so for anyone else looking to upgrade their machine be aware of this problem.
by Mike Black
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: using 1881 lds cds
Replies: 25
Views: 7117

Re: using 1881 lds cds

Think you will find the problem is with your Windows version. I can use the CD's with Windows 7 and I.E 10 but only with the 32 bit version of Windows. If your system is the 64 bit version then the reader will not work. LDS know of this but apparently have no intention of releasing another version o...
by Mike Black
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Largo Institute
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Largo Institute

There were many small mines in Fife so it could be he was still working as a miner. One of my ancestors, a colliery blacksmith, moved from Lesmahagow in Lanarkshire to Fife so there must have been some movement. Regarding his service with the HLI my fathers cousin who lived in Ladybank Fife was in t...
by Mike Black
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:14 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Help with rank in RAF
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: Help with rank in RAF

Thanks to everybody for their help,links and comments. Yes the person was W G Duff, a cousin of my mother. I'm sure like many others doing research I wish now I had listened more carefully to her stories ( she had 42 cousins so there were lots of them ) W G Duff's parents were both teachers in Fife....
by Mike Black
Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Help with rank in RAF
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Help with rank in RAF

A relative of mine, serving in the RAF, died in Thailand during WW2. All the information I have gathered from Scotland's People, CWGC, and a photograph of his grave in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery show his rank as AC1. From various sources I believe he was a war correspondent covering a low level bom...