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by pinkshoes
Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Reid/Crookston .....
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Hi Sporran - hope your techie problems are sorted out! I took Jean's advice as well and had a look at Jane Reid's birth details. What an interesting little gem that is. I've not seen one of these certs with all that info. It does confirm that there were only 3 children of John & Alison up to that po...
by pinkshoes
Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Missing death James Boyd 1901 - 1954.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1847

Hi you guys Sorry for butting in but I had to say I think this is lovely thread - brilliant example of TS putting people in touch not only with their departed rellies (don't know if that's quite right) :lol: , but also with those alive and well!! More power to all on this superb site. Hope the sun's...
by pinkshoes
Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Reid/Crookston .....
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Sporran's reply above got me at it again- it's even more complicated than I thought :? The marriage cert of John & Sarah gives John's parents as James Reid and Marion Ferme, and the witnesses were Robert Crookston and Janet Hogg. It happens that the parents of John's first wife (Alison) were Robert ...
by pinkshoes
Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Reid/Crookston .....
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Hi Sporran - interesting indeed! I know Alison's father was Robert Crookston, but can't think he would have been the witness? Perhaps there's a brother of Alison by the name of Robert - I'd be surprised if there's not - but I haven't stumbled on him yet. I did notice that Sarah was born in Ireland a...
by pinkshoes
Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Reid/Crookston .....
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Hooray - thanks for the leg up J-Jean. As well as learning about Jane, I also learned something new about IGI - didn't realise you could search without child's name DOH!! :oops:

Something else to go at - thanks again.
by pinkshoes
Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Reid/Crookston .....
Replies: 10
Views: 1503

Reid/Crookston .....

Hi everyone - hope someone can help me solve this one. I'm looking for John Reid (Collier) who was born in Cranston Midlothian around 1827 - I have no birth cert, this is an IGI entry. He married Alison Crookston, b. 1820, in Tranent in 1845. In 1851 census they were still in Tranent at 1 Elphinston...
by pinkshoes
Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Helen Wilson.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Jack thanks for that. I suspect you're probably right - I have experienced the name changing business too. In fact, some of my rellies don't seem to know their own name half the time, let along anyone else. :D I know if I don't leave the right trail my descendents would never find me - I have severa...
by pinkshoes
Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Helen Wilson.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Thank you both for your replies. Wilma I've not nailed Helen on 1901 census for sure as she didn't marry till 1905. I do have a Helen Wilson born to John & Catherine though - which may well be her. Good suggestion re Nell, Nellie, Ellen Catriona. Ellen is a distinct possibility as there are other El...
by pinkshoes
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Helen Wilson.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1968

Helen Wilson.....

Hello everyone - this is my first post apart from saying where I heard about the site, so please be gentle with me. Just in the door and looking for help already - I apologise in advance ... The person I'm looking for is Helen Wilson, married to George Bateman (b.1882) in 1905 at Dunipace. The marr ...
by pinkshoes
Thu Aug 11, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Market Research
Topic: Where did you hear of TalkingScot? (2005)
Replies: 164
Views: 38281

The site is mentioned in August edition of Your Family Tree. Glad it was!