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by AndrewP
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Solid Granite Wall: James McGilveray or McGillivray, Shoemaker in Aberdeen
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Solid Granite Wall: James McGilveray or McGillivray, Shoemaker in Aberdeen

Hi Claire, This looks like him in 1851. Aberdeenshire, King Edward Crudie Farm John Mackie, Head, 32, Farmer; born Aberdeenshire, King Edward Mary Mackie, Wife, 36, Farmer's Wife; born Aberdeenshire, King Edward Janet Mackie, Daughter, 5, Scholar; born Aberdeenshire, King Edward John Mackie, Son, 2,...
by AndrewP
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 1921 Census
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: 1921 Census

Hi Carol, The 1921 census was later than the usual March / April. It was 19th to 20th June, representing those in the house over that night. On the ScotlandsPeople website, all I can see is that the 1921 census will be released in 2021 - no date. The NRS website says similar: "The 1921 census will b...
by AndrewP
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 20
Views: 253

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

When I was a young child, one of our local GPs had a jar of Smarties on his mantelpiece. If a mother brought an ailing child into his surgery, you would be surprised what could be cured by some wise words and a couple of Smarties.

All the best,

Andrew P.
by AndrewP
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Writing Your Own Story
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Writing Your Own Story

Your recollection of the juice bottles and collecting the deposits for the empties reminded me of my journeys home from high school; same era as you. Our walk home often took us through a local hospital. Outside of the ward buildings there would often be a collection of empty Lucozade or Ribena bott...
by AndrewP
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: GENERAL INFORMATION
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: GENERAL INFORMATION

It may be worth seeing if a local newspaper archive is available online, to see if you can find a funeral notice.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cemetery records - maps
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: cemetery records - maps

Is HKVS on that lair only on the map, or is it on others too?

Is it in the same type-face or writing style as other writing on the map?

My good friend Google has not helped with this one.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Lowers and Highers
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Lowers and Highers

Hi Judith, [TS_welcome] Looks like the City of Edinburgh Archives have the records for Boroughmuir Secondary School for most of the first half of the 20th century. http://www.histedcentre.org.uk/registers.html I don't know if this archive service of the City of Edinburgh Council is running just now ...
by AndrewP
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: A fly through General Register House
Replies: 1
Views: 60

A fly through General Register House

The YouTube video at the link below takes you on an animated fly-through of General Register House, nowadays home of the ScotlandsPeople Centre and other sections of the National Records of Scotland, next door to its younger neighbour New Register House. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kOMmB4Il5w&t...
by AndrewP
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: John McLachlan and Isabella Campbell, Argyll
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: John McLachlan and Isabella Campbell, Argyll

Following on from Wilma's finding of older son Duncan, I had a look for his death certificate and I found one that looks likely to be him - illegitimate son of Dugald McLachlan and Catherine Lamont. Died in the parish of Morvern in 1890, aged 68. Informant: Dugald McLachlan, son. Food for thought, A...
by AndrewP
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 279

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

In Edinburgh, construction work to extend the tramway through Leith is progressing. Archaeologists have been involved, particularly in Constitution Street, where under the existing roadway, they have found many skeletons. These are just outside the current boundary wall of South Leith Parish Church ...