"On the LDS 1881 disc James Moar 23 if transcribed as Formerly Cond Trung Car and his handicap is imbecile and on Ancestry it is transcribed as Formerly Cond Tram car.. Is it possible that he moved away for work, had a breakdown,…"
"Most of my 18th & 19th century families follow the Scottish naming pattern. 1st son named for father's father. 2nd son for mother's father and 3rd son for father and 1st daughter for mother's mother, 2nd for…"
"It is with immense sadnes that I read of the death of Margaret who I have been in contact with for about 6 years. My husband and I were fortunate to meet Margaret and Brian in 2007 at their home in Tilehurst where we spent a very…"
You make a very good point. I'm a member of the Scottish Genealogy Society http://www.scotsgenealogy.com and regularly use their library.
There are many other family history societies in Scotland and I…"
"Rosemary, I agree 100% regarding societies. I have joined several over the years and have gotten lots of help, information, lots of laughs, friends and unexpected relatives from them. It is too bad that the societies are losing members, I feel sorry…"
Hi KirstyYou have given us some great research sites and information but there is one thing that has not been given much space to and that is the advantage of belonging to your local family history group. How many of the members have taken advantage of this wonderful font of accumulated knowledge. The group that I belong to has been going for 30 years and so there are a lot of members with very diverse interests who are very willing to share their knowledge. We also have a huge number of cds…See More
"The post registration info on Scotlands People is very accurate but be careful of the OPRs as there are errors in them. If there is no image available for an entry be wary of the accuracy of that entry. If anything has been transcribed there is the…"
Did Alexander/William Watt die in Scotland and have you got his death certificate?
Did the death certificate of Jane Watt give you any clues. I see they married, or the banns were read in Muirkirk, did you get their marriage lines to see if…"
Does anyone have any information on James Gilroy, who married Elizabeth Mitchell at Farnell on 10th March 1789. Son William chr. 1790 and daughter Isobel christened in 1792, married Charles Crabb, born Montrose 1798, in 1822.Elizabeth died and James married Christian Mouatt in 1793. David was chr. 1794 and Alexander chr. 1796See More
"Sorry Earl but your dates don't add up. Was John Hutcheson 104 when he fathered Jane and how could she marry 55 years before she was born.
If Jane was born in1881 you can get her birth certificate from Scotland's People by buying credits…"
Are you absolutely possitive that the information you got on Rootschat is correct?
Could you ask the person who supplied said info for their sources?
Would it be worthwhile to look at the actual film of the parish register to see if there…"
"I have been reading with interest all the comments on the origins of the name Harris. There have been several mentions of French/Norman names & Scottish nobility from various books, but has anyone actually traced their family back to these…"