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by sporran
Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Three missing MacDonald or McDonald sisters
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: two missing M(a)cDonalds

Hello Mary, I resumed the search after a break over the weekend to return firstborn and father-in-law to their respective homes. Catherine did not die in Glasgow between censuses, but I could not find a likely marriage. Jane did not marry in the early 1900s: I thought of the possibility that she was...
by sporran
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Three missing MacDonald or McDonald sisters
Replies: 13
Views: 1226

Re: McDonalds

Hello Mary,


Jessie died 1878 Milton, but the others are a challenge.


Regards,

John
by sporran
Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: ScotlandsPeople User Group 13th Meeting - Minutes
Replies: 26
Views: 1171

Re: modern indexes

Hello Mary, the same information will be presented as in the current results from Statutory Births, Marriages, and Deaths. The difference will be, as stated in the minutes: "Although users will be able to search death records using mother’s maiden surnames these will not be presented in the search r...
by sporran
Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Can't find death records
Replies: 15
Views: 1494

Re: can't find a death

Hello Trish, a very frustrating family. There is no sign of Louis Rae (all spelling variations) in any available UK census before 1901, and no death of either parent in Scotland. His children with Elizabeth can not be found anywhere, even John Alexander Rae, who I suspect married Jane Rothwell in th...
by sporran
Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Can't find death records
Replies: 15
Views: 1494

Re: can't find death

Hello Trish,


when and where were the children of Elizabeth Rae (ms Agnew) born? They may help in tracing the family.


Regards,

John
by sporran
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: Major Spam Warning: Trojans About
Replies: 35
Views: 1608

Re: viruses

Hello David, I put my hand up. I posted about your dictionary being corrupted by the virus to create disenable out of disable, then edited it when I checked and found the word. After second thoughts, I deleted the post, not to avoid looking stupid (which I frequently am), but in case it was not thou...
by sporran
Sun Jul 15, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Need Kilmarnock (Ayr) baptism help
Replies: 11
Views: 556

Re: batches of birth entries

Hello Katherine, I do not know if the ministers in Ayrshire got together and promoted the idea, but the parish of Sorn has at least a dozen pages of such mentions of births. The longest entry that I found was for 8 McCrae offspring, and it read: "The following the lawful children of Gordon Hebron Mc...
by sporran
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: England
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 577

Re: English marriage certificate

Hello Sandra, English certificates contain less detail than their Scottish counterparts, and there is no way to get the details online unless someone else has researched this family and has published the transcribed details. The heading will be Marriage solemnized at <e.g. the parish church> in the ...
by sporran
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: New method of despatch
Replies: 4
Views: 281

New method of despatch

Hello all,


from today's paper:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/w ... 051139.ece

I am attracted to this method of burial within a potato skin (but not willing to try it just yet). Will we have Spud-u-Like Promotoria?


Regards,

John
by sporran
Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: Sporran licence
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Sporran licence

Hello all,


had a nasty moment earlier: thought that I might have to pass round the begging bowl for a licence. Luckily, I came into existence before 1994.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/6234290.stm .

Regards,

John