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by SarahND
Mon May 22, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: The Americas
Topic: William Budge 1880 Caithness to Canada .....
Replies: 11
Views: 2213

Dear Freida, The only Scotland-born William I can find in the 1911 Canada census was born in March 1868. This would clearly not be the same one that Jean found in Caithness. Is there any more information you can give us to help pinpoint the correct reference? Birthdate? Spouse or children's names? S...
by SarahND
Mon May 22, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Wales
Topic: where to start? .....
Replies: 16
Views: 4172

I'll send you any info I find on the family who remained in Wales. I must confess that I'm the tiniest bit disappointed they weren't the ones I found from Mynyddyslwyn :shock: To a linguist that name is like candy :wink:
I'll console myself with that drink you offered. :D
Sarah
by SarahND
Sun May 21, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Wales
Topic: where to start? .....
Replies: 16
Views: 4172

Karen, So glad it turned out to be the right family! Yes, I got it from ancestry. The U.S. site doesn't allow pay per view, as far as I know. You have to subscribe for a period of time. But I see ancestry.co.uk is organized differently. Just curious, now that I have "met" these folks-- did Lewis Jr....
by SarahND
Sun May 21, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: House of Refuge for Boys, Glasgow.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

Hi Lesley, Thanks for the suggestions. Looks like the Home was not certified until 13 years later...! And the Rootsweb post you mention confirmed my idea that this was where a boy might be placed who was made homeless by the death of a guardian, which fits with the situation I am researching. Do you...
by SarahND
Sun May 21, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Wales
Topic: where to start? .....
Replies: 16
Views: 4172

Hi Karen, This was a good test for the new hard drive that just got installed in my laptop. Works beautifully! There were only about 5 boys of the right age in 1841 named Lewis whose father was also Lewis. But none of them had a mother Annie. All Mary except one Elizabeth. I think I found the right ...
by SarahND
Sun May 21, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Wales
Topic: where to start? .....
Replies: 16
Views: 4172

Hi Karen, Ancestry.com has census records from 1841-1901 for Wales, as well as BMD from 1837 on. The catch is you need to pay for a subscription. If you give some names, dates and places, I would be happy to have a look (unless you want the fun of looking yourself, in which case I will try to contro...
by SarahND
Sun May 21, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: House of Refuge for Boys, Glasgow.....
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

House of Refuge for Boys, Glasgow.....

In the 1841 census a lad named John Giles, age 10, born in Ireland, is listed in the House of Refuge for Boys. He is working as a winder. All others on the page also appear to be doing textile related work. The census ref is: BARONY GLASGOW CITY/LANARK 622/00 239/00 005 I'm wondering whether this Jo...
by SarahND
Sat May 20, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: What makes you Scotch.....
Replies: 37
Views: 3273

Good question Davie, what do us folks consider ourselves, whose families have lived on another continent for several hundred years? I think I have travelled so much that I don't see myself as belonging particularly to any country as such. My husband is Belgian, I have lived in France and India as we...
by SarahND
Thu May 18, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Ehhhh?..... ** birthday bumped post **
Replies: 122
Views: 21315

But does 'at mean you can dae a they fancy symbols and diacriticals, but? Sure can (but fortunately for you I can't in this font!) In fact, I've been at this so long that I sometimes visualize people's speech in phonetic transcription when I hear it :shock: And I often completely blank out on how s...
by SarahND
Thu May 18, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Ehhhh?..... ** birthday bumped post **
Replies: 122
Views: 21315

Well, if the purported differences only concern vocabulary, then I'm off the hook! All I'm supposed to know about is pronunciation :wink:

Sarah, heaving a sigh of relief