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by WilmaM
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CANMORE - Unidentified Images
Replies: 0
Views: 42

CANMORE - Unidentified Images

CANMORE - National Record of the Historical Environment, are currently trying to put their vast collection of photographs on-line, some have lost any identifying details so are appealing for the public to help. The Scottish Development Department collection consists of approximately 70,000 plastic p...
by WilmaM
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Hello!

[TS_welcome] Alan,
Good to have you with us.

The genealogy world is an ever evolving one, the information at our fingertips now was undreamed of 20 years ago, and we are ever hopeful of more coming on-line!
by WilmaM
Wed May 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Family Search Site
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Family Search Site

My Motto is: Keep an open mind - and check the facts yourself. I've recently looked at Ancestry trees [ free from my library to use at home during Lock-down] and actually laughed :D The glaring errors in just the one chap I picked at random: They've mashed 2 separate families together [both have the...
by WilmaM
Sat May 09, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Mothers maiden name on death record
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Mothers maiden name on death record

I agree, it's just a matter of accent and spelling [unfortuantely computers's don't register either!]

I've a Belfast great-great who has as many maiden name spellings as she had children [McNiece in chinese whispers became Menenice?]
by WilmaM
Mon May 04, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Francis Laird
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Francis Laird

In the Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985 (on Ancestry.com) Francis Laird died 20 Oct 1932 in Queensland, father’s name Francis, mother’s name Mary Simpson, so it looks like this is indeed the same one. Using Sarah's information as a jumping off point: 1861 census on Freecen has the family at Clayfo...
by WilmaM
Sun May 03, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Francis Laird
Replies: 7
Views: 113

Re: Francis Laird

So tell us Don, where did you find his birth information? When did he come/go to Australia? With his family or alone? Then we can fill in the blanks and point you in the right directions. Looking on Scotland's people is your first port of call to confirm those birth details . the record will give yo...
by WilmaM
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Question
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Death Question

Plantation folks were generally buried in Craigton or Cardonald cemeteries, but sad to say the record keeping isn't that good - though it would have been better maintained in the timescale you are looking at. The Mitchell Library or Glasgow city archives would probably be the bet for finding out tha...
by WilmaM
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Question
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Death Question

An interesting question, given the recent inquest into the disposal of infants remains in the more recent past. My initial thought was burial, as I thought cremation was a 'modern' practise. I checked on scan https://www.scan.org.uk/knowledgebase/topics/deathandburial_topic.htm and was surprised to ...
by WilmaM
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Help proving or disproving hypothesis regarding Archibald Erskine, 7th Earl of Kellie

Hi Matias, I've just got a newsletter from scotlandspeople [ you may have done too] They mention that they now have various Tax Records for free viewing. That includes Male & Female Servant Tax Rolls for the 1700's. Of course I thought of the Earl of Kellie! I was delighted to find this: Lord Kellie...
by WilmaM
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: The Americas
Topic: Lesley [Mairi] McLaren (1934 - 1957+) in Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Lesley [Mairi] McLaren (1934 - 1957+) in Canada

Have you looked at her father's death certificate? who was the informant on that occasion?
have you found her Mother's death too?
Perhaps a newspaper announcement of John's death may have further information on the family.