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by Russell
Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help!!!
Replies: 45
Views: 3227

Re: Help!!!

Hi Anne No need to apologise :) We have all been convinced that the line we were following was the correct one until up pops some information that blows the entire branch away. My wife was convinced that one ancestor was THE John Lapraik that Robert Burns wrote about and it took several years to inv...
by Russell
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: "Graham's Land" Strathbungo
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: "Graham's Land" Strathbungo

Hi Dave Have you explored the FreeCen transcripts for 1841 and 1851. When you enter a surname and fore name you can explore the various families which come up. Once you identify the correct one you can move between their address and previous/ following households which may give you clues as to where...
by Russell
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Can Anyone help me?
Replies: 15
Views: 1599

Re: Can Anyone help me?

Hi Funky We do enjoy convoluted stories here on talkingscot but some of your information is getting a bit close and personal. You can contact Wendy privately using the PM (personal message) button which shows up on the right side of her posts. That way you can exchange e-mail addresses and sort out ...
by Russell
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Illegible (to me) posted images
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Illegible (to me) posted images

Hi Dennis
I agree with Ross about the Decree of divorce but wondered if the name of the son was H. Clark. :?:

by Russell
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Dundee
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Old Dundee

Hi Malcolm I agree with Andrew about both the 'close' numbering (you can see I'm west coast) and the half landing shared toilets. The photo is fantastic as so few show the gritty side of close communal living. I'm interested that the toilet block looks like an add-on beside the spiral access stair. ...
by Russell
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Seamore Street, Glasgow.....
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

Re: Seamore Street, Glasgow.....

Hi John and a warm welcome to [talkingscot] You joining with additional information just proves that leaving old posts open can still attract additional useful information especially when new names are added which may not be relevant to the original poster but might trigger memories in other members...
by Russell
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free credits from scotlandspeople
Replies: 18
Views: 1363

Re: Free credits from scotlandspeople

Something for nothing :D :D I like it =D> =D>

Thanks Ina.

by Russell
Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Dundee Howff, New Howff, Logie, St Peters & St Aidans
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Dundee Howff, New Howff, Logie, St Peters & St Aidans

Hi Darren Thank you for the update. What a fantastic resource you have given the world ! Access is so easy and you have amalgamated so much information from the various sources. I initially thought wistfully that I have no Dundee ancestors then realised I have a distant Tawse relative who moved to C...
by Russell
Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patient assaulted by orderly at Argyll & Bute Asylum 1919
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Patient assaulted by orderly at Argyll & Bute Asylum 191

Hi Doddie I have some doubts whether you would find any information in the newspapers of the time. Asylums were almost totally closed communities right up till the fifties. What went on in them stayed within the hospital and many patients had little or no contact with their families outside. It was ...
by Russell
Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Larbert Asylum
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Re: Larbert Asylum

Hi Shorty I can't give you specific information about Larbert but when I worked in Leverndale hospital in the 1960's the policy was to inform the family about the death so that they could arrange burial/cremation in the place of their choice. Many times though the family had moved and contact was lo...