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by SarahND
Sat May 13, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Help with deciphering part of an 1841 letter.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2155

Brilliant, David!! :D The letter was, indeed, written to a woman and in fact, the beginning to the letter, that you didn't see, started out, "Madam"... I'm sure you're right. Just got back from marching to the skirl of the bagpipes in my academic robes-- the best part of the graduation ceremony here...
by SarahND
Sat May 13, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Ehhhh?..... ** birthday bumped post **
Replies: 122
Views: 21221

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by SarahND
Sat May 13, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Help with deciphering part of an 1841 letter.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2155

Thanks, David. That word you have transcribed with all the ?????? is indeed a mystery... I was hoping there was some regular formula that would make it obvious to those who have had more experience with letters of the time. I guess not! And I'm not convinced by "truly"... looks like "avts" or "avfs"...
by SarahND
Sat May 13, 2006 4:51 am
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Ehhhh?..... ** birthday bumped post **
Replies: 122
Views: 21221

Jean, Thanks for the important and entertaining topic! I am also going to Scotland later this year and look forward to hearing how you manage! As a prof of phonetics, I don't have any trouble with the 'ch' sound or the glo'al stops (just be glad there are no click consonants!) but place names the wo...
by SarahND
Sat May 13, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Help with deciphering part of an 1841 letter.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2155

Help with deciphering part of an 1841 letter.....

I have just uploaded ( in the "Certificates- help with deciphering" section of the public gallery) the second page of a letter, written in November of 1841 in Glasgow, by R. Ritchie (I assume-- tell me if you think the signature is someone else!) http://talkingscot.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-...
by SarahND
Thu May 11, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 1841 census..a bonus? .....
Replies: 3
Views: 611

Hmmm. This certainly doesn't apply to my ancestors, either in England or Scotland. They were moving around quite a bit most of them, at least by the 17th century. But maybe these were the restless ones already genetically disposed to hop a ship for the new world? :wink:
by SarahND
Sun May 07, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Searching the OPR with no surname .....
Replies: 16
Views: 2406

Thanks Bob! Glad my question got you going! I'm going to be spending the rest of the day on an airplane, but will give your system a try tomorrow. I've been visiting my 90-year old mother whose ancestry provides another of my Scottish brick walls (a Stewart... talk about a needle in a haystack!). Th...
by SarahND
Sat May 06, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Searching the OPR with no surname .....
Replies: 16
Views: 2406

Hi Lesley, Thanks for your reply. I didn't think there was some magical solution to the problem, but I thought I would try! Mary Isabel Giles married in Belfast and then came to America in 1837. Her marriage certificate says nothing about her place of birth, unfortunately. And, because she was not i...
by SarahND
Sat May 06, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Searching the OPR with no surname .....
Replies: 16
Views: 2406

Searching the OPR with no surname .....

Is there any way to search for an OPR birth knowing only the first name and date of birth, but not the surname or the parish? I know the surname of the father, but as the parents weren't married, his name doesn't seem to show up (or I assume I would have found it). I would dearly love to find out th...
by SarahND
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Market Research
Topic: Where did you hear of TalkingScot? (2006)
Replies: 133
Views: 28209

Catriona, We "met" on David's Scottish Genealogy course 3 years ago and, if I remember correctly, exchanged bilingual children stories. I can't believe that I only just found out about this site, and that in a roundabout way: Today I received a newsletter from the New England Historic Genealogical S...