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by Currie
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: John Harvey, Mary Kirk
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: John Harvey, Mary Kirk

Hello Ken, Marriage records for Kirkgunzeon parish survive only from 1812. https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Kirkgunzeon,_Kirkcudbrightshire,_Scotland_Genealogy According to the Statistical Account of 1793 the population of the parish was 520, with averages, per annum, of 18 births, 3 marriages, ...
by Currie
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Domesticity and Otherwise.
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Domesticity and Otherwise.

Hello Anne & Sarah, Most of it seems to have come from the Dundee newspapers, so that narrows it down a bit. Anyone disseminating that sort of stuff should be horsewhipped, tarred and feathered, and run out of town on a rail. Although it’s probably not so easy these days to get all the necessary ing...
by Currie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Domesticity and Otherwise.
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Domesticity and Otherwise.

A bit more ……….. Evening Telegraph, Dundee, Saturday, July 12, 1890 HOW A WOMAN USES A WATCH. Perhaps a woman can’t sharpen pencils and throw stones in just the orthodox way, but she can take care of a watch exactly to the Queen’s taste, and her inventiveness as to the number of absurd and ridiculou...
by Currie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Glasgow Necropolis Stillbirth Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Glasgow Necropolis Stillbirth Mystery

A few scraps, Stillbirths were not registered in Scotland. However, if a child showed signs of life at birth, but immediately died, both the birth and the death were registered. https://www.google.com.au/books/edition/Practical_Analysis_of_the_Acts_relating/-7FXAAAAcAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=still+births+...
by Currie
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Domesticity and Otherwise.
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Domesticity and Otherwise.

I’m not sure what will turn up in this thread. Hopefully there will be something interesting. Caledonian Mercury, Friday, June 19, 1863 A HUSBAND'S APPEAL. Sir, —I am one of a great number who are deeply interested in the question to which I invite your attention. I am a married man, Sir. I have lon...
by Currie
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth.
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth.

Thanks all, I thought I might make this into a series, but there’s not much material to choose from. I wonder if Auld Kempie could be an ancestor of Mister Ed, or even Francis the Talking Mule. It’s a shame we can’t follow that up. Alan No sooner is a Horsie complaint, about slippery tram rails, out...
by Currie
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth.
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Straight From The Horse’s Mouth.

Trams were introduced to Glasgow in 1872. They were horse drawn and ran on rails. They were much more comfortable for passengers than the omnibuses which ran on the cobbles. You can read all about it in Glasgow History. https://www.glasgowhistory.com/glasgow-trams-through-the-years-part-1.html But n...
by Currie
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Free Access to Military Records via Find My Past.
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Free Access to Military Records via Find My Past.

Thanks for posting that kitkat.

I found some interesting stuff.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 31
Views: 393

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

!!! NEWS FLASH !!! Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday, August 23, 1933 MONKEY’S FREEDOM ENDS. Captured After Three Weeks at Large in Edinburgh. After three weeks’ adventures in Edinburgh the small rhesus monkey has been captured, not in the West End and Roseburn, its main hunting grounds, but in the, to it...
by Currie
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 31
Views: 393

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

Thanks all, This week we have a mixed shopping bag of articles. There are dogs, horses, cows, monkeys, rationing ,bananas, and potentially abandoned babies. Really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Once you get through this lot the shopping will be done. Evening Telegraph, Dundee, Saturday, January...