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by Currie
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: Problem with My Heritage
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Problem with My Heritage

Hello Lorna (& Sarah). If you don’t have any luck with that maybe there’s a clue in the newspapers. You can access recent Scottish newspapers via NewsBank available here https://auth.nls.uk/eresources/browse/title It says that paid advertisements are excluded but from my own local access I can find ...
by Currie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Sir Thomas McKenzie Ross.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: Sir Thomas McKenzie Ross.....

Hello Peter, and Welcome to TalkingScot. There’s an obit for him in the Times of India, 13 Aug 1927, and a photo on the 15th. https://imgur.com/a/gdOdsZk LEADING FIGURE IN MADRAS LIFE. DEATH OF SIR M. ROSS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) MADRAS, August 12. The death has occurred to-day at Ootacamund ...
by Currie
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Access to Historical maps on-line
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Access to Historical maps on-line

May not be much use to you but there are some Paisley Directories online. Not many Duffys there. 1910-11 https://archive.org/details/paisleydirector191011unse/page/256/mode/2up 1907-08 https://archive.org/details/paisleydirector190708unse/page/244/mode/2up More here https://archive.org/search.php?qu...
by Currie
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947

Ailsa’s reply to my message. Hi Alan My husband Ian is the one who posted. He forgot it would come up as my name. He is doing his family tree and has been puzzling over this uncle for a while. I suggested he try TS as people on the site are very helpful - as you have just demonstrated. He sends many...
by Currie
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947

Hello Ailsa,

I’ve sent you a PM.

Alan
by Currie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Elsie Berekis, 131 Oxford St, Glasgow
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Elsie Berekis, 131 Oxford St, Glasgow

Hello Alan (& Sarah). Do you know the exact date of her or her husband’s death in 1950? The Glasgow Herald is online for the 1950’s, although you have to browse to find things rather than search. If there is a death or funeral notice it may provide useful information. Let me know if you need help wi...
by Currie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay in Days Gone By.
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: Hogmanay in Days Gone By.

Thanks Annette and Anne, and a Happy New Year to you and yours and all the rest. Here’s another Hogmanay story, this time from Aberdeen after four long years of war. The D.O.R.A. mentioned would be the Defence Of The Realm Act, which I think controlled rationing etc. The Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday,...
by Currie
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay in Days Gone By.
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Hogmanay in Days Gone By.

From the Dundee Courier, Monday, Jan. 1, 1923. GOOD-BYE, 1922 LIVELY SCENES ON HIGH STREET How Dundee Ushered In The New Year Hogmanay made a strange Sabbath evening in Dundee. The sanctity of the day was almost entirely forgotten in the midst of the scenes round the centre of the city. It resembled...
by Currie
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: Childhood songs and rhymes
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Childhood songs and rhymes

Hello Maisie, and Welcome to TalkingScot, I probably wont be any help for you but I was wondering if that was a skipping or ball bouncing song? About what decade do you think it would be from? 1950s?, 1940s? Here's something to watch while you're waiting. https://youtu.be/9DrGijdmBqU All the best, A...
by Currie
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Family Secrets and what to do with them?
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Family Secrets and what to do with them?

Hello Chiddicks, When you say it is a family secret is it one held by you alone that you are keeping from the rest of the family, and you are concerned about telling them, or is it a concern about publishing it and telling the world. If there is a particular member of the family you would be concern...