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by WilmaM
Thu Feb 22, 2024 1:19 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: David Chalmers Ships captain and Harbourmaster Drummore
Replies: 18
Views: 5451

Re: David Chalmers Ships captain and Harbourmaster Drummore

Welcome to Talking Scot Michael, [welcome] You are never too late on threads here. Hopefully the previous posters will have got an email telling them of a new contribution to this thread and will return. In the meantime, if you have any questions or are looking for searching tips , fire away we'll b...
by WilmaM
Mon Jan 29, 2024 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scotlands People & NRS Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Scotlands People & NRS Survey

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by WilmaM
Fri Jan 19, 2024 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

I know, we are on the edges of proof betimes, and often just have to be content with what we can find.
A 1780's birth is quite a find though, in my book.
by WilmaM
Fri Jan 19, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

Double naming did happen frequently for various reasons [sometimes following a strict naming pattern meant sons had to be named after each grandfather - even if that was the same name!] My Grand father was William Robert and his Brother William [Bobby & Billy ] I once knew a Donald Donald McDonald! ...
by WilmaM
Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

Here are the census results for Donald that I found on Find My Past: 1851: Lochtreig, Kilmonivaig, Lochaber, Invernessshire, Scotland Household members (9 people) Copy to clipboard First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place Alexander McPherson Head ...
by WilmaM
Wed Jan 17, 2024 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

Bear in mind that there may be Roman Catholic records too that your family could be in. I use wildcards a lot as Mac and Mc are interchangeable betimes, and Alexander can be Alex. , so I would use M*P*son and Ale* if my first search didn't yield fruit with those sort of names. I now use Find My Past...
by WilmaM
Tue Jan 16, 2024 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

Welcome back Wee Ann. There are two options for an Alexander McPherson marrying a Mary McDonald on SP: North Uist July 1827 Find My past has the residence as Valley N. Uist Invernessshire Gairloch March 1822 FMP has the residence as Cove, Inverasbidale, Gairloch & Poolewe. An 1881 census for the fam...
by WilmaM
Sat Jan 13, 2024 2:02 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Seamore Street, Glasgow.....
Replies: 17
Views: 4558

Re: Seamore Street, Glasgow.....

Hi Clare and [TS_welcome] ,

you may find some photos on the virtual mitchell web site: http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell
by WilmaM
Sat Jan 13, 2024 12:04 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story
Replies: 6
Views: 526

Re: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story

I hadn't thought about the new registrars prowling around to drum up business aspect.

It must have been a bit confusing all round, this new fangled system.
by WilmaM
Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?

The tracks to Broadgreens, do indeed look as if there's little life there - how the google car got up is a mystery [unless they have moved to off road vehicles!] Farming isn't a lucrative business in Scotland any more, so it could be that the farm land has been bought by a neighbouring farm and the ...