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by SarahND
Fri May 26, 2006 7:45 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: House of Refuge for Boys, Glasgow.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Thanks for looking, Annette!
I'll try the University archives, as you suggest.
Sarah
by SarahND
Thu May 25, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: How did you start down this road? .....
Replies: 50
Views: 6434

My mother's mother died at her birth in 1916 and her father died the next year. Her adoptive mother refused all overtures from the birth relatives (including offered photos :shock:) Fortunately, one of the nurses who cared for her in her first 10 months before adoption saved the letters from family,...
by SarahND
Thu May 25, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: New website for Ulster Scots
Replies: 1
Views: 510

New website for Ulster Scots

Just saw this in the New England Historic Genealogical Society newsletter -- it's a fascinating site! New Website for Ulster Scots The Ulster-Scots Agency, in association with the Ulster Historical Foundation, the Centre for Migration Studies, and the Institute of Ulster-Scots Studies, has created ...
by SarahND
Wed May 24, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: The Americas
Topic: Montreal City Directory 1842-1992 .....
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Hi Sheila,
You made my day! :D It's always nice to know that a post has helped someone find something they would have otherwise missed. That's what this forum is all about!
Sarah
by SarahND
Wed May 24, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: House of Refuge for Boys, Glasgow.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Thank you Annette!
I wondered about the difference in name, although I gave the librarian the correct information... I look forward to hearing if there are any records from the one that interests me.
Gratefully,
Sarah
by SarahND
Wed May 24, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Finding records in Italy .....
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Well that should keep me out of your hair for a bit :D
Grazie, Lesley!!
by SarahND
Wed May 24, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Scots in Gibraltar .....
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Thanks, David! It looks as though I will need to write the Civil Status and Registration Office. If I get a useful reply I will post it in case anyone else needs the information down the road. I had already seen the St Andrew’s Kirk site and unfortunately, the records only go back to 1840. You’re ri...
by SarahND
Wed May 24, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Finding records in Italy .....
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Thanks, Lesley, I have already gone that route and found many irrelevant sites... Most are geared towards Italian Americans and emigration from Italy to the U.S. I have found no real data on the internet that would answer my questions and it is possible that I will not find anything without a trip t...
by SarahND
Wed May 24, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Finding records in Italy .....
Replies: 10
Views: 2678

Finding records in Italy .....

Emma Giles was born abt 1836 in Aberdeen, daughter of James Giles R.S.A. and Clementina Farquharson. In 1862 she married William Adlington, a music teacher and choral director. Some time between 1881 and 1891 she left him (family tradition reports he was having affairs with his students) and disappe...
by SarahND
Wed May 24, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Scots in Gibraltar .....
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Scots in Gibraltar .....

On the 1866 death certificate of Clementina Farquharson or Ruxton (1st marriage) or Giles (2nd marriage), her father is given as Charles Farquharson in Gibraltar (deceased). On what I believe to be her birth certificate (1795 in London), his name is James. However, whatever his first name, his wife ...