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by Currie
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Census
Topic: 1921 Census
Replies: 13
Views: 247

Re: 1921 Census

For the desperate Histpop has the various reports on the 1921 Scottish Census.
http://www.histpop.org/ohpr/servlet/Bro ... tlepos=340

Alan
by Currie
Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cause of death for executed prisoners?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Cause of death for executed prisoners?

The execution of Pritchard was reported in great detail in the newspapers of the time, every little twitch from the condemned as he hung there, every little reaction from the crowd. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UO5fAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OEsMAAAAIBAJ&pg=1703%2C1529096 From the wording of the cause o...
by Currie
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1921 CENSUS
Replies: 1
Views: 52

1921 CENSUS

Here’s some new news about the 1921 census, even though it’s pretty old news. Aberdeen Journal, Saturday, June 11, 1921 CENSUS ARRANGEMENTS IN ABERDEEN. WORK STARTS ON MONDAY. Everything is in readiness for the taking of the census in Aberdeen on Sunday week. The enumerators have been supplied by th...
by Currie
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Early change to Scotland death registration format
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Early change to Scotland death registration format

I’ll just add to this that I recently stumbled across the publication. “The Census and Some of its Uses”, by George T Bisset-Smith, published 1921. Mr George Tulloch Bisset-Smith was H. M. Registration Examiner for the Eastern District of Scotland. He died in October, 1922, age 59. He hadn’t even be...
by Currie
Sun Jul 04, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cat Family Genealogy.
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Cat Family Genealogy.

Thanks Meg. No more cats I promise.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cat Family Genealogy.
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Cat Family Genealogy.

Hello Julia, and Welcome to TalkingScot. I'll cast this reply adrift in a bottle and hope it arrives okay. I was going to include another cat story, but have had enough of those, and have included a conundrum story instead. Dundee Courier, Friday, March 1, 1889. AN AWFUL CONUNDRUM BY SILLY JACK. I w...
by Currie
Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Royal Artillery
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Royal Artillery

Hello Ailsa, British Army WW2 soldier’s service records are still held by the Ministry of Defence. I believe they still hold the records of anyone in service after 1921. https://www.gov.uk/get-copy-military-service-records/apply-for-someone-elses-records ForcesWarRecords are claiming to have records...
by Currie
Thu May 27, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Frasers of Fort William
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Frasers of Fort William

Hello Margaret, The Gale database, British Library Newspapers, is a subscription service available only to libraries, universities and suchlike. Library members can generally get free access from home. https://www.gale.com/intl/primary-sources/british-library-newspapers There is a pay site, The Brit...
by Currie
Wed May 26, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Unknown Soldier WWII - KELLER LEN SCOTT
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Unknown Soldier WWII - KELLER LEN SCOTT

Hello Wilma, I think this has pretty well ended up in everyone’s too-hard basket. There has been much indulging in flights of fancy about what his real name may be. Here’s the story of a Black Watch member of the 51st Division who managed to remain hidden after St. Valery. Dundee Courier, Friday, Se...
by Currie
Wed May 26, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Frasers of Fort William
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Frasers of Fort William

Aberdeen Journal, Friday, February 26, 1943 All Parties having CLAIMS against the Deceased JAMES WYNESS FRASER, Motor Engineer, who resided at Glengarry Buildings, Fort-William, or against the firm of J. & W. FRASER, Motor Engineers, Central Garage, Linnhe Road, Fort-William, of which Deceased was a...