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by Alan SHARP
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3481

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

Greetings.

A cargo of wheat, on an old vessel, does not sound like a good recipe to me. Many a ship went down when the wheat got wet, and planking was sprung.

Alan SHARP.
by Alan SHARP
Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A RIDDLE - RIDDELL branch in NZ.
Replies: 0
Views: 273

A RIDDLE - RIDDELL branch in NZ.

Greetings. Seeing the Australian quest for info re the above family name, I thought I would post info about an extended RIDDLE family that came NZ's way. The spelling change to RIDDELL, in this instance, was due to an error in a draft act of the NZ Parliament, and the family being advised late in th...
by Alan SHARP
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Whites of Marlefield go missing
Replies: 19
Views: 839

Re: Whites of Marlefield go missing

Greetings Lorna. The very fact that you have discussed this issue on TS brings it out in the open for search bots to find, with future general searches. I had a similar problem with a FreeCEN translation that was different to translations by other institutions. There were several competing versions....
by Alan SHARP
Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Year
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: New Year

Very appropriate poem! May we all find at least one elusive ancestor in 2014! [raise-glass] I'm surprised the Australian members haven't come in to celebrate yet (maybe they're still passed out in bed). It's an hour later here than in Scotland, but still not New Year's Day yet. Here's to all [cheer...
by Alan SHARP
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Wishes
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: Christmas Wishes

Greetings from Down under. It's time for me to be heading for my bed 'cause it's close to the NZ midnight hour, but first here is what an early New Zealand newspaper published, this day 171 years ago. The thoughts and Christmas of HOME would have been with most, but what stands out now, is the refer...
by Alan SHARP
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Ancestry member
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: UK Ancestry member

Greetings Trish. OOp's sorry for the delay in replying, I evidently did not activate the email notification process so only just now found your offer, when I promised myself I would be up the farm to find a water leak. Will come back to you with a PM later today or this evening. Christmas activities...
by Alan SHARP
Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK Ancestry member
Replies: 2
Views: 268

UK Ancestry member

Seasons Greetings all. I have been quiet on my favourite forum for a while. Got involved in a very time consuming research of old newspapers, digging out a fantastic written heritage for the NZ families of some Brothers who emigrated from the UK in the 1880's. In NZ they had gone their differing way...
by Alan SHARP
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Dairyman
Replies: 8
Views: 1209

Re: Dairyman

Greetings from NZ

Would the occupation of DAIRYMAN include vending milk door to door ?

Alan SHARP.
by Alan SHARP
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: 1684 OPR Birth Record Help
Replies: 15
Views: 1329

Re: 1684 OPR Birth Record Help

Greetings Leslie. There is another in Carmunnock OPR from our family lines:- 1799 Carmunnock Lanarkshire Agnes lawful daughter to John CAMPBELL weaver in Carmunnock and Elizabeth KIRKLAND born on the Sabbath 23 June 1799 between 5 & 6 in the morning Bapt. 14 July. Would post the image but used up my...
by Alan SHARP
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Census
Topic: 1951 Census
Replies: 6
Views: 465

Re: 1951 Census

Greetings.

Here in NZ I would go to School records, and those web sites sharing such info, like those specializing in posting old class photographs. Often the students therein are named by their class mate/s submitting the photos.

Alan SHARP.