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by Thrall
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: The Proverbial Brickwall
Replies: 13
Views: 2343

Re: The Proverbial Brickwall

Re : Thomas Blaiklie Duncan and a connection to the Blaiklie family. I stumbled upon this old post and am wondering if you are still interested in the connection that does exist between the Blaiklie and Duncan families of Berwick. You may already have this information so please forgive me William B...
by Thrall
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Queen Mary Home, Edinburgh. "Miramar", Crail, Fife
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Re: Queen Mary Home, Edinburgh. "Miramar", Crail, Fife

Thank you Ken and Hibee for your input. I think that tidies up one corner of the tree. Why this envelope with no contents should have been kept for over eighty years is a mystery, but I will not lose sleep over it; there are lots of much more pertinent questions unanswered. Now where did I leave my ...
by Thrall
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Marriage 1796 .....
Replies: 12
Views: 2314

Re: Marriage 1796 .....

Hi Elmca, good to hear that you found some evidence to build on. My parents lived in a house just above the old graveyard, hence my knowledge of Stow despite my domicile in a "foreign" clime. Now, if only I could find a stone in Kilninver, I would solve a great mystery as to my paternal line... ](*,...
by Thrall
Thu Dec 30, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Need help with Norwegian or Danish ancestors ?
Replies: 27
Views: 5772

Re: Need help with Norwegian or Danish ancestors ?

Hi Reinawhyte, Yes, there is a website called Íslendingabók which has 95% of all Icelanders since the first census 1703 and about 50% of all born here, and that means since we were settled from mainly Norway around 970 AD or just before. Some Irish monks who were here before that probably had relati...
by Thrall
Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: The Proverbial Brickwall
Replies: 13
Views: 2343

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My grandmother´s elder brother Thomas Blaikie Duncan b. 1873 should have been easy to trace with that distinctive middle name; unfortunately he dropped the Blaikie on crossing the border south, so I have given up looking for his family, and wait patiently for the 1911 census Thrall Well, with the p...
by Thrall
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Genealogical Research can be dangerous
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Genealogical Research can be dangerous

Hi Sheila, glad you got your virus sorted - been there, done that! This sounds very similar to my experience, but fortunately a friend managed to clean up the debris with Malwarebytes as Alan mentioned, and also another program, Hijackthis. http://free.antivirus.com/hijackthis/ which one has to be s...
by Thrall
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Marriage 1796 .....
Replies: 12
Views: 2314

Re: Marriage 1796 .....

Hi Elaine, the old graveyard is right in the middle of Stow, (pronounced to rhyme with "cow") by the A7, with the old ruined church in the centre and even more ruined to one side, a bishop of St. Andrews´ rather small palace! There is picture here of the ruin: http://www.heriot.info/church/histstow....
by Thrall
Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: In a Barque a long, long way away
Replies: 10
Views: 1659

Re: In a Barque a long, long way away

Hi Jamboesque, perhaps I´ve missed something here, not been at TS for a wee while. Your man is listed at Loyds with his voyages 1852-70, so in a few weeks´time, when things get back to normal at L.M.A., you could get the list by going there or finding someone to do it for you. It costs less than £3 ...
by Thrall
Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: The Americas
Topic: Argentina research
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Hi Frances and Muriel. I don´t see the 1895 Argentine census in the stickies (perhaps I am just being as my wife says "a goodish looker, a bad finder") but the link is here: http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1410078 Transcription is not completed yet, but 60...
by Thrall
Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 18
Views: 603

Thank you Andrew - a good job well done!

Thrall