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by pinkshoes
Tue May 22, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: Census
Topic: Deciphering help please .....
Replies: 40
Views: 5155

Jack - we certainly have confusion, but please don't back off! I think Alysone and I need to bat it back and forth a bit, do some pairing up and ruling out, and see what we're left with. At the moment it's like knitting a multi coloured sweater that's come off the needles - all the bits should join ...
by pinkshoes
Mon May 21, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Deciphering help please .....
Replies: 40
Views: 5155

Hi Jack & Alysone Jack the information you've gone to so much trouble to post is invaluable. Alysone - we have much work to do :lol: Like we didn't know! I seem to recall we were so pleased to have cracked this lot (as we thought), we maybe weren't as thorough as we should have been. Thanks to Jack,...
by pinkshoes
Sun May 20, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Deciphering help please .....
Replies: 40
Views: 5155

Holy Moley Jack! Have you been outside at all in the last week :?: Thank you so much for all your efforts. I have not digested it yet :lol: but I've printed your reply so I can look at all the various info a bit at a time. Some progress has been made with some of it but I'll sort it out and compare ...
by pinkshoes
Sat May 05, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Bathgates of the Aberlady area?
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Exactly right Alysone - Robert & Marion's daughter Marion married Ralph Plain Smith, joined the Mormon church in 1850 and took off to USA in 1856. But Marion wasn't the only Crookston to go off in search of a better life. Descendents of Robert and Rosina also made the journey as Pioneers. Marion & R...
by pinkshoes
Thu May 03, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Bathgates of the Aberlady area?
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Hi Alysone and Scozzie

I don't have any claim to the Birds or Bathgates I'm afraid, but Robert Crookston 1780 was my 3rd great-grandfather - his second wife Marion Fairholm being my 3rd great-grandmother. Maybe some closer connections are out there?

Best wishes
Pinkshoes
by pinkshoes
Fri Apr 20, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: QLD BDM Index on Line .....
Replies: 15
Views: 993

Hi all - link certainly does work. I've found loads of bmds on Reids from the Lothians who settled in Queensland. Thanks for this.

Best wishes
Pinkshoes
by pinkshoes
Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: Access to view my tree on GR
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Access to view my tree on GR

:D I never give access to my GR tree, but direct people to my tree on Rootsweb, which gives privacy to living members. Sorry for the rant folks. Been wanting to get that out of my system for ages. :D Hi all I contacted GR about this when they first put the "open tree" on default - I've posted on ot...
by pinkshoes
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Deciphering help please .....
Replies: 40
Views: 5155

Thanks Mary - that makes sense and does ring a bell. I believe I read that people HAD to do any kind of work they could (and FIT could be open to interpretation I guess). So there may be some info to be gleaned from poor records.

Best wishes
Pinkshoes
by pinkshoes
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Deciphering help please .....
Replies: 40
Views: 5155

Jack thank you so much for your efforts here. Andrew Scougal is new to me, so I haven't got anything on him other than the two census years when he's with his granny. I've no idea at this point who the Ormistons and Kilgours might be, so you've given me a good starting point. As an aside, I noticed ...
by pinkshoes
Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Deciphering help please .....
Replies: 40
Views: 5155

Hi Andrew - thanks for that - I've just been looking at it a few minutes ago myself, but the lightbulb hasn't gone on yet. Wee Andrew Scougal/Scongal's granny was Mary Crookston m.s. Darling (on the page before Andrew) so try as I might I can't fit Isabella or Andrew into that family. I was wonderin...