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by Alan SHARP
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I don't understand what happened with this family
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: I don't understand what happened with this family

Greetings Dennis. A study of the forms of PATRONYMIC naming [use search at top of page to see where discussed on this site] I found helped me greatly, with my research into my roots in Scotland. While I assumed that the first born was named after the Father [ 1st son descendant ] I found, in fact, i...
by Alan SHARP
Wed Dec 24, 2014 4:08 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: NZ Shipping Lists
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Re: NZ Shipping Lists

Greetings Trish.

People today seem to know nothing about the former low-tech, punch cards, and other methods of physically sorting data, yet in Scotland, when it came to loom work, and music, they had it down to a very fine art indeed.

Alan SHARP.
by Alan SHARP
Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: William Henry Montmorency Ferrier [Sic.] 1889.
Replies: 0
Views: 223

William Henry Montmorency Ferrier [Sic.] 1889.

Greetings. Research has been on the back burner of late, as I've been doing 1,000 Km per week, looking for cattle to buy this spring, but tonight I settled back into slowly working through the writings of a Yorkshire man, about his travels in many corners of the world. The clip below caught my eye, ...
by Alan SHARP
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inglis Links
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Inglis Links

Greetings from NZ. Without trying to be rude Frances, I think it best to hunt out the facts, with an open mind. Two John SHARP's came to NZ from the environs of Glasgow. #1 John is recorded with 8 children born to him between his years of 24 to 48; while his son - #2. John is recorded with 10 childr...
by Alan SHARP
Sat May 17, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: OPR Records in Old/New Monklands 1830-40's
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: OPR Records in Old/New Monklands 1830-40's

Greetings from NZ. In my case I found that by spreading the search a little wider, into the neighbouring churches and parishes, I was able to pick up the spouses bans, tho' that was in the days of visits to Family History Centers, before the search engines of the internet. In the greater environs of...
by Alan SHARP
Sun May 04, 2014 3:02 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: TRYING TO TRACE A MINING ACCIDENT.....
Replies: 14
Views: 1985

Re: TRYING TO TRACE A MINING ACCIDENT.....

Greetings from NZ. Re your posted contact; it is recommended that you break up your published email address, so that it is not so easily recognised by the SPAM'ers on the go. Use AT and DOT or don't publish at all. If you activate the option box, at the end of your post, you will get an email sent t...
by Alan SHARP
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: William SHARP & Elizabeth FULLERTON [FULARTON, FULTON, etc ]
Replies: 0
Views: 924

William SHARP & Elizabeth FULLERTON [FULARTON, FULTON, etc ]

Greetings again from New Zealand. I’ve just received an email from a name sake distant cousin, very interested in adding this couple [assuming there is just one Elizabeth] to his family tree. My research stalled many moons ago, because I could just not find enough conclusive supporting evidence. The...
by Alan SHARP
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Ridge Park Children's Home and Dunavon Children's Home
Replies: 29
Views: 6693

Re: Ridge Park Children's Home and Dunavon Children's Home

Greetings from New Zealand. For safety reasons re SPAM etc, it's advised not to post personal email addresses on public forum posts. In some places, if posted, the address is broken up with an AT in the middle instead of @. Though by now possibly SPAMERS have programed their search perameters for th...
by Alan SHARP
Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: John Thompson Brown leaving Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: John Thompson Brown leaving Scotland

Greetings Margaret. Have sent a PM reply to you of info I have just got from a contact in Gisborne. As PapersPast only goes up to the early 1920's further research will require time in the local library checking out their more recent local press issues. The info h/w does however give you some school...
by Alan SHARP
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3465

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

Greetings Jen. I'm no expert, and I'm not saying that is what happened, but when you are doing research about the pioneers you often come upon accounts of when wheat [plus other grains] were in sufficient quantity to swell and do damage, when not kept dry enough. Below decks, in confined spaces, the...