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by rossm
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Parent Search
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Parent Search

I'm fairly sure this isn't going to be possible on Scotland's People. I usually just do parent searches on familysearch, then go looking for the results one-by-one on SP. I'd guess that now that it is free to view the summary of search results on SP (instead of charging one credit), they'd effective...
by rossm
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Knowing for sure...
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Knowing for sure...

At the risk of teaching you to suck eggs, you can't know anything for sure this far back in the records. Apart from anything else you have to bear in mind the large gaps in the records prior to Statutory Registration, and you can never account for the records that might never have existed, or have b...
by rossm
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 1911 - Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: 1911 - Windows

Hi Trish,

This was a question first asked in the 1861 census, and reflected concerns about housing conditions:

https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/ ... 861-census

Ross
by rossm
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Help with some handwriting
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Help with some handwriting

Excellent Arthur, absolutely spot on. It's funny how as soon as someone else points it out, it becomes 'immediately' obvious :D The 'weaver trade' bit also makes sense with the very few details I have about Robert Low. He is registered as a 'Manufacturer' when he marries Janet Jack in Edinburgh in J...
by rossm
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Help with some handwriting
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Help with some handwriting

Hello, Came across this one this morning whilst re-checking through some of my records. This is from the OPR for Scoonie Parish, which records the marriage of my ancestors Robert Low and Janet Jack in Edinburgh in 1790, and the receipt of their dues in their home parish. What I'd never noticed befor...
by rossm
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Register of Corrected Entries
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Register of Corrected Entries

Thanks both for the replies. In this case it looks like both deaths have been registered by the families in question (the informant is brother-in-law on both records), and both have been registered the day after the accident, so I wouldn't imagine the Procurator Fiscal would have had time to report ...
by rossm
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Register of Corrected Entries
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Register of Corrected Entries

Hello All, I've recently come across an anomaly in a Death Register entry from 1857, relating to a couple of deaths in a mining accident. The entries for both the deceased parties are clearly marked underneath as "Result of Precognition by Procurator Fiscal". I'd normally expect this to have a cross...
by rossm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Kennels, St Martins, Perthshire
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: The Kennels, St Martins, Perthshire

Hi, These would have been the Kennels associated with St Martins Abbey. Despite the name, this isn't actually an Abbey, but actually a rather grand mansion and former country estate just outside Balbeggie, complete with its own Deer Park, Pheasantry, etc. Everything the sporting Country Gentleman wo...
by rossm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Understanding Scottish Geography
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Understanding Scottish Geography

Hi, Just to add to the list of suggestions given so far: www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk This site explains a lot of the terms, including all the alternative historic names for Counties, Parishes etc., and has a handy search function to find placenames. I tend to use it in conjunction with the NLS site t...
by rossm
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: OPR explanation
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: OPR explanation

thomsos wrote:
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:48 am
They all paid £2.00 which seemed a lot for then.
Bear in mind that even in the late 18th century a lot of these accounts are still quoted in Scots Pounds rather than Pounds Sterling (even though it technically ceased to be a currency in 1707). 1 Scots pound is only 1s 8d.

Ross