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by Currie
Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: UK Electoral Roll
Replies: 21
Views: 811

It all looks very vague to me, both as to what geographical areas are covered and what sections of their database you can access for your money, maybe intentionally so. The pricing setup appears unusual, they are actually asking you to pay more for advanced searching, and most unreasonable for BM&D ...
by Currie
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Africa
Topic: Emigrants to South Africa?
Replies: 11
Views: 637

I'm trying to figure out how I managed to make that last post and completely fail to notice Marilyn's sticky.
Is there any way of fitting these with flashing lights, a bell, and a stick to poke me?

Inattentively yours,
Alan
by Currie
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Joseph Stephen
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Hello Ann, A search on SP of all Counties for the death of a Joseph Stephen born 1820 +/-10 brings up only one result i.e. a Joseph Stephen born 1820, died 1875 in Angus. Have you had a look at this death? I guess it depends on how rock solid is your 1881 and 1891 census info. I've no idea of what t...
by Currie
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: Africa
Topic: Emigrants to South Africa?
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Hello Kathykins, Just some links to reading matter regarding South Africa research. (At first glance it looks as though it could be a relatively difficult area to cover). http://www.rupert.net/~lkool/page2.html http://home.global.co.za/~mercon/ http://www.cyndislist.com/soafrica.htm This site is alw...
by Currie
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Pollock Occupation
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Here’s a bit more Anne, following on from that quoted previously. This part would be more familiar. The book I referred to was written by Francis Watt, M.A., and the Rev. Andrew Carter, M.A. Had it been a man who had offended him, Burns would probably have given the careless one still worse treatmen...
by Currie
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Cadder Cemetery, Bishopbriggs
Replies: 11
Views: 1980

Hello Carole, This isn't really what you're looking for, but you can use Google Earth to get a good idea of the layout of Cemeteries (and anything else for that matter). That's if the area is covered and the resolution of the image is reasonable. Alan Edit: The Cadder image doesn't look much good wh...
by Currie
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Institutions
Topic: New Crookston
Replies: 4
Views: 570

A Google search for "New Crookston" brings up a reference to another death about the same time in Barrhead & Levern, Renfrew (is that a Registration District?)

http://awt.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/igm.c ... 47&ti=5538

Alan
by Currie
Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Pollock Occupation
Replies: 8
Views: 524

It seems that Cowfeeding may not have been as unskilled an occupation as it sounds. Here’s a snippet from a short biography of Robert Burns. There was one thing that Burns could not endure, and that was any sort of cruelty, or even carelessness, in the treatment of the lower animals. It put him in a...
by Currie
Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Pollock Occupation
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Definitely a Caw of the mooing variety. I have seen the Cowfeeder occupation on another 1851 census entry. That was in the depths of Edinburgh. From what I've heard the dairys containing the cows were in the centre of the city and their feed was brought in from the country. I suppose Cowfeeders were...
by Currie
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Victorian BDM indexes inportant message.
Replies: 13
Views: 1132

Hello Archiver, The Victoria withdrawal was reported in the March 2007 edition of the Society of Australian Genealogists newsletter SAG-E under the heading 'BDM Restrictions Ahead' available at http://www.sag.org.au/newsletters/mar07.htm The Home Page of the Department in question is at http://onlin...