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by carolineasb
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?

Actually I may have been wrong about the records :( they were in the bit of the Library next to the Museum so not sure if that is also closed so best to call them for info, sorry if I confused matters :( If you Google "Castlehead Parish Church", you will see many pieces about the Church which I unde...
by carolineasb
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?

Yes, the index is online but not the actual records
by carolineasb
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bigamy and Court Records
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Bigamy and Court Records

Have you tried just googling his date of birth? I found my Great Uncle who had disappeared in the early 20s by doing this and found him dying in the 60s in British Columbia, Canada, using his mother's maiden name and supposedly "married" to someone else!
by carolineasb
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: Robert Britton & Elizabeth Porter - What Happened to Them?

Poor Law Records for Paisley area are actually at the Paisley Museum so you may be able to get some help from there (although the actual building is closed at the moment for a major refurbishment project but someone must be answering emails in the council I hope!)
by carolineasb
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland

Unfortunately, first names can be quite different too :( but it's always worth a try! And remember to use wild cards, soundex etc to see if anything jumps up!
by carolineasb
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland

When searching for one of my friend's Lithuanian family it proved really quite difficult as each certificate had a totally different spelling of their names as obviously it was just written by the Registrar how it sounded to them :(
by carolineasb
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raitt family
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Raitt family

No sign of my Mary Keir Rait (1869-1856) either on this link :( She was born and died in Arbroath and married into my Paternal Grandmother's Dunlop family.
by carolineasb
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Query
Replies: 14
Views: 639

Re: General Query

If he was a gamekeeper, he would likely have had a "tied" house which they would lose on retiral so they would have had to move. Perhaps family members were in Glasgow and they moved to be closer to them in old age? Who registered their deaths? Do they have Glasgow addresses?
by carolineasb
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Council Elections During WWI
Replies: 9
Views: 359

Re: Council Elections During WWI

WilmaM, have you tried writing to the Supreme Grand Chapter of Scotland of the OES to see if they can give you any information about her time in the OES? Alternatively, you can email the Worthy Grand Secretary from the website: http://www.supremegrandchapterofscotland.co.uk/?pageId=32343039g1d935d85...
by carolineasb
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paisley Poor Law
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Paisley Poor Law

I've already been in with the first few reference numbers for some of my family. It's amazing!

The chap on the desk said they have been quite busy since it was publicised.