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by Chris Paton
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Railway Accidents
Replies: 6
Views: 532

If the accident happened in Dundee, it will likely have been carried in the local Perth newspapers, which is just down the road from Dundee. As the A. K. Bell Library in Perth has a brilliant name index for their newspapers, it might be worth giving them a call and asking if they could do a quick lo...
by Chris Paton
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Masons and Burgesses in Linlithgow area
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Thought this might be of interest - my great great great great uncle John Paton was a mason who died in a gruesome accident at Burgh Mills, Linlithgow in 1840. The event was recorded in the Perthshire Advertiser of April 9th 1840: "DISTRESSING AND SUDDEN DEATH "At Linlithgow, on Saturday last, while...
by Chris Paton
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: WW1 - Ruhleben civilian POW camp
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Hello Chris You also gave me another avenue on a where to search for my great grandfather. He was a Merchant Seaman and i still dont have a clue of where to look for him but i saw on your site that The Scotsman have a list of captured or deseased seaman in July 1917 so i will look there, you never ...
by Chris Paton
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Paton burial entries for Perth 1794 - 1886.....
Replies: 2
Views: 137

What a work of love.You must be very proud of your family! I have Grahams from Perth(Auchterader)& it was great to read about the history of the Clan! I really enjoyed the Belgium tales-that alone could be a book. Thanks Joette - and the Belgium story has already been filed by me for future ref on ...
by Chris Paton
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Paton burial entries for Perth 1794 - 1886.....
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Paton burial entries for Perth 1794 - 1886.....

Hi, if you are researching members of the Paton family from Perth, I have extracted all burial entries for Paton and its variants (Patton, Patten) from the relevant burial register held at the A. K. Bell Library for the years 1794 to 1886. These can be viewed online at http://chrispatonscotland.trip...
by Chris Paton
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: WW1 - Ruhleben civilian POW camp
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Thanks Frances,

Glad you liked it! The site is due for a major update soon, as I had an article on it last month in Practical Family History that has generated a lot of new material, so I'll hopefully find the time soon to get it back up to speed!

Chris
by Chris Paton
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: UK Genealogical Periodicals Scottish Coverage
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

I think I'm right in saying that YFT was set up purely because they saw a niche in the market for genealogy in the UK. I wonder if any Scottish publishers not currently engaged in genealogy might see an advantage in claiming an under-represented corner of the market with a populaist coffee table mag...
by Chris Paton
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: WW1 - Ruhleben civilian POW camp
Replies: 4
Views: 328

WW1 - Ruhleben civilian POW camp

Hi all, I've been trying to collate all the names of the British civilians interned in Ruhleben civilian POW camp near Berlin throughout the First World War, as well as identify sources for those with relatives and ancestors interned there - my great uncle John Paton was a prisoner there, hence the ...
by Chris Paton
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: UK Genealogical Periodicals Scottish Coverage
Replies: 5
Views: 1106

Re: UK Genealogical Periodicals Scottish Coverage

The reality is that the market in the UK would not support a purely Scottish focused genealogy magazine. Can I ask what the evidence behind that claim may be? There seem to be other magazines that are Scottish oriented in a similar field (History Scotland, Scots magazine, etc). As well as Scotland ...