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by 35Tweed
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A VERY LONG SHOT
Replies: 5
Views: 535

I didn't know there was a hydro at Moffat. How come with all that water shlooshing about they burned down so easily? The Peebles Hydro went in 1905 and had to be rebuilt.
I'd attach a photo but I don't know how. :?
by 35Tweed
Tue Aug 18, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A VERY LONG SHOT
Replies: 5
Views: 535

You lucky devil. Makes me want to rush off you the local charity bookshops! I had a look at the other photos on your hidden Glasgow link and if no one else has mentioned it before I'm very sure the photo of the mystery house with the steps leading down to the grassy lawn is the Peebles Hydro. I have...
by 35Tweed
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: ancestry.com family tree
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Helen if you do manage to transfer your tree as a GEDCOM file don't be surprised if all the media stuff gets left behind. You may end up having to move all documents and photos etc individually.
by 35Tweed
Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WorldVitalRecords.com FREEBIE
Replies: 8
Views: 514

Don't wish to grumble when looking a gift horse in the mouth but I haven't found this site all that impressive. I've managed to turn up a few small snippets, mainly US connections, but searches seem to miss very obvious trails which Ancestry would turn up in seconds.
Anyone else having any luck?
by 35Tweed
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BBC Special…Tracing Your Roots
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Joette

The photo from Promontory Summit of the final spike is an all time classic image. Brings history to life.

Denis
by 35Tweed
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BBC Special…Tracing Your Roots
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Members might like to know that just because 19th century emigrants went to Salt Lake City doesn't automatically mean there is a Mormon connection. In tracing my brother in laws family from London to the USA in the 1880's I discovered one branch who settled in Ogden City, Utah just north of SLC whet...
by 35Tweed
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Africa
Topic: British South Africa Company
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Thanks folks. I had previously tried the online cataloge at TNA but it looks like it all pretty technical stuff on rights to mining and land and so on. The Zambian site looks very promising and I hadn't considered the British Library before. Great, lots to do and maybe a visit into London to pour ov...
by 35Tweed
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Africa
Topic: British South Africa Company
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

British South Africa Company

Can anyone advise me where to find information in the UK about this organisation. My two gt uncles Alex and James McElhinney emigrated to Africa in June 1921. We believe they were headed to Rhodesia to build the railways there. I found them on a ships passenger list headed for Cape Town and they gav...
by 35Tweed
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Market Research
Topic: Where did you hear of TalkingScot? (2009)
Replies: 49
Views: 8452

Hello

It was the David Mitchell WDYTYA wot dunnit!
I honestly had never seen this site mentioned before but I'm sure glad I've found it now. Better late than never eh? :)