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by AndrewP
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Storm of 1968.
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: The Great Storm of 1968.

A chimney stack in a tenement in the next street down from ours was blown over. I believe the stonework from that went through the attic and top flat into the next floor down.

I was of pre-school age at the time.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Wifi at SP Centres
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Wifi at SP Centres

That's briiliant, Andrew! When I was there in 2013, I was not properly prepared. I am planning a trip to Scotland this year and got mixed reports about wifi access at the SP Centres. Thank you so much, Andrew. . Hi Laura, I can only comment about the main SP Centre in Edinburgh. I don't know what t...
by AndrewP
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Wifi at SP Centres
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Wifi at SP Centres

I was in the SP Centre today, and can report the NRS Free Wi-Fi was there and working. I think it must be new since my last visit. It wasn't always at full strength, and it will disconnect you after a period of time if you are not using it (fair enough). However, it did what I wanted it to do and it...
by AndrewP
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grassick/h family Strathdon/Corgarff/Wester Chappelton
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: Grassick/h family Strathdon/Corgarff/Wester Chappelton

1851 census is intriguing - a couple of candidates for Helen but though they have the surname Grassick and are noted as Daughter the occupation is a wife. . One, which I hope is an Ancestry transcription error, shows for the 1851 census, Helen Grassick, wife, age 7, scholar. :shock: Two from the 18...
by AndrewP
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Where are the RCE's?
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Where are the RCE's?

Hi Tish,

Another possibility is that an RCE does exist, but has been missed from the SP index. Do you have a scan of the note (squiggle) in the margin that you can show here?

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Where are the RCE's?
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Where are the RCE's?

Hi Tish,

The RCE should be accessible via a link above the certificate. See the crudely arrowed item in the image below.

The one in the example below is the only relative of mine that I know of to have died following being struck by lightning.

All the best

AndrewP
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by AndrewP
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Researching Crichton & Douglas/Lorimer
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Researching Crichton & Douglas/Lorimer

There is a possibility that the two 1905 Edinburgh registrations are for the same person. The first registration in the district where the birth occurred, and the second, a transcription of the first certificate in the district where the parents lived. In that era, that was commonly done where the c...
by AndrewP
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: New year's images online at SP
Replies: 1
Views: 61

New year's images online at SP

Hi All,

That's the 'new year' images online at ScotlandsPeople:
  • Births: 1918
  • Marriages: 1943
  • Deaths: 1968
All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Wifi at SP Centres
Replies: 8
Views: 133

Re: Wifi at SP Centres

Hi Laura, Happy New Year to you. Last time I was in the SP Centre in Edinburgh, there was no public wi-fi. As I never use my quota of data on my mobile phone, I use that as a wi-fi hotspot to give me wi-fi on my laptop that I take with me. As an international visitor, it may be worth your while havi...
by AndrewP
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bigamy and Court Records
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Bigamy and Court Records

Hi Katjw1, [TS_welcome] If I have done my sums right, the 1943 marriage certificate should be available online very soon (hopefully within the next few days) on the www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk website. The 1943 marriages will all have surpassed the 75 year closure period for online availability. With...