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by pinkshoes
Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: idiot, imbecile or lunatic? .....
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

That's a really good document Lesley, thanks for taking the trouble - interesting to see that the concept of "care in the community" was alive and well even in 1680 :D

There's nothing new under the sun ...

Regards
Pinkshoes
by pinkshoes
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: idiot, imbecile or lunatic? .....
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Thanks again Lesley - you were quick off the mark! I recently found in 1881 census "Annie, age 21, Imbcile" - (yes, I had to look twice too) :wink: It was one of those irrational moments which brought me close to tears - like I say, irrational! Thanks for your help. (I'd still be interested to know ...
by pinkshoes
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: idiot, imbecile or lunatic? .....
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

Thanks Lesley - would be very interested in that (if inspiration comes) :D

Pinkshoes
by pinkshoes
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: idiot, imbecile or lunatic? .....
Replies: 8
Views: 1675

idiot, imbecile or lunatic? .....

This is troubling me (possibly for the future rather than the past) :lol: :lol: Who decided whether a person came into the category of idiot/lunatic/ imbecile/ feeble minded, and how did they distinguish which was which - (or who was what). Was it up to the person who completed the schedule to deem ...
by pinkshoes
Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Image wrongly indexed - SP response
Replies: 18
Views: 3381

Hi Sylvia Alison did have a brother Robert born 1885, but I don't yet know who he married (there are so many Robert Reids!) The rest of her family (so far) were : parents : Robert Reid and Jessie Dunlop who married in Whitburn West Lothian in 1872. They had the following children : John, Margaret, J...
by pinkshoes
Sun Oct 02, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Image wrongly indexed - SP response
Replies: 18
Views: 3381

Hi Andrew - SP did point out that people could be indexed under any surname they'd been known by, but having checked the records agreed that this one was incorrectly indexed : Thank you for your e-mail and many apologies for this index error. Because people can be indexed under any name they may hav...
by pinkshoes
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Image wrongly indexed - SP response
Replies: 18
Views: 3381

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'm sure someone will point me in the right direction if I'm lost. I was searching recently for a marriage of an Alison Reid, and being in possession of a wealth of credits :D I set out with determination to find it, no expense spared. Howeve...
by pinkshoes
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: The Gods Smiled on Me Today!
Replies: 4
Views: 1088

jean's happy day!

Wow that's fantastic Jean. I'm sure you're buzzing! You're right about the power of the internet - it's just amazing, and what a small world its become thanks to it :D

The rest of us will just have to continue ferreting about :?
by pinkshoes
Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: Memories of my Gran
Replies: 7
Views: 1136

I love your story John - laughed out loud at the doctor! My husband's grandad used to give the top of his egg to his wife every morning (I assume she had something else to go with it!) - I love the picture that wee anecdote brings to mind. We have a photo of them as an elderly couple and their love ...
by pinkshoes
Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: West Lothian Council
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Jean Jeannie thanks for this post - I contacted Donna Johnston as I'm visiting Linlithgow this weekend and want to find some graves in Uphall - she came back quick as a flash and gave me the info I wanted, the others in the lair and a suggestion for another person buried before the cemetery opened. ...