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by Russell
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with scotlands people
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: help with scotlands people

Hi Laura I think your best bet would be to write to Quarriers as they have very good records relating to all the children who were sent out to Canada. a few of the last groups who were sent even have photographs in the Quarriers archives ! They would record last known home address for all the childr...
by Russell
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: David Paton & Janet or Isabella McDonald
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: David Paton & Janet or Isabella McDonald

Hi Daryl Of all the certificates Death entries are the ones most likely to contain incorrect information. Even into the 1960's my sister-in-law referred to her mother-in-law as "Mrs Rowan" and probably had no clue what her maiden surname was. The Registrar had to accept the information he was given ...
by Russell
Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Johnstone Churchyard Renfrewshire.....
Replies: 30
Views: 7567

Re: Johnstone Churchyard Renfrewshire.....

Hi Sandra. Sarah suggested I'd be along soon. Hope this is soon enough. I'm slightly confused by the entry 'Johnstone church, Kilbarchan parish'. You did not give a date for the marriage but Kilbarchan was, and still is a separate parish from Johnstone. The High Church in Johnstone was built in the ...
by Russell
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Abbotsford Place Gorbals Glasgow
Replies: 20
Views: 7922

Re: Abbotsford Place Gorbals Glasgow

Hello Tom and [welcome] [scotland-flag] to a dedicated band of searchers. Try our search function to see whether the last ten years of TalkingScot have attracted more info that might relate to your families. Don't get your hopes up that all your searches will be quite as productive as the first ones...
by Russell
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Gardiner and Ramsay families of Dunfermline
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: Gardiner and Ramsay families of Dunfermline

Hi Jo and welcome to [talkingscot] Could you give us a bit more information about your ancestors. How far back have you managed to trace them ? Facts such as dates, occupation, siblings, addresses all help to locate them on sources like the census. The more info we have the easier the task. Have you...
by Russell
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Census
Topic: address question for census find .....
Replies: 19
Views: 1766

Re: address question for census find .....

Hello Suedot and [welcome] to TalkingScot. We love when new information is added to a post. It all adds to our understanding plus offering a Google search another fact to latch on to :) Kathyc has not visited the forum for a couple of years but if she still has the same e-mail address she will be no...
by Russell
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: William NOBLE, Midlothian
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: William NOBLE, Midlothian

Hi Carmar and a congratulatory message from all of us here at TalkingScot xmas:lol: [scotland-flag] Can't help with your specific enquiry but there are lots of members who might have some suggestions. In answer to your PS - the idea that we go on holiday and neglect our genealogy obsession startled ...
by Russell
Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Unmarried mother home or Convent in Bishopton
Replies: 53
Views: 16683

Re: Unmarried mother home or Convent in Bishopton

Hi Ally (gordo123) This thread has stimulated so much interest and, sometimes, conflicting memories. It has been very enlightening for me, and obviously many others. I wonder whether your idea of a get together could be organised using the PM (Personal Message) button beside each contributors name o...
by Russell
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Ponfeigh
Replies: 2
Views: 475

Re: Ponfeigh

Hi Trustya and a warm welcome to [talkingscot] It's rather late so I can't stay awake long enough to start searching but I was interested in the Blacksmithing occupation. Folk who gave an essential service to the community often stayed in the same place and often did work that resulted in some new v...
by Russell
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: James and janet Russell of Neilston
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: James and janet Russell of Neilston

The only Russell burial recorded in the pre-1855 Mitchell book is Margaret Russell (married to William Stevenson d 2/12/1885). She died 29/12/1848. No other details. When the graveyard was surveyed in 1969 many stones had fallen and been covered over so I wonder how many -or how few, stones are visi...