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by Andy
Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real Expert Advice Required
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Re: Real Expert Advice Required

William Irvine Clark lived to a ripe old age as did his "half" brother William Lewis Clark (in the 1901 census he was named Lewis but the birth cert is William Lewis). No father mentioned on the Birth Cert but the during the Session Court Jane named William Lewis, a sailor, as the father - he didn't...
by Andy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real Expert Advice Required
Replies: 13
Views: 962

Real Expert Advice Required

I'm in a quandary, and long time TalkingScot users know I'm very thorough. I have an illegitimate William Lewis Clark born 1896, three years after his mother's husband died. William's mother and her Husband, John Clark, a butcher, were married in Paisley and had at least five legitimate children bef...
by Andy
Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Australia and New Zealand
Topic: Geelong Records
Replies: 1
Views: 654

Geelong Records

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I'm currently hunting for information on Robert Hugh Leckie who was born abt 1862 in Geelong, Victoria. His 1885 marriage certificate in County Durham names his father as John, a grocer, deceased. I've found a Post office directory for Geelong from...
by Andy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transcription Project
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Transcription Project

Didn't receive any information via e-mail. However, the next time I logged onto the site other options were available. I think there are destructions on how to use the site. I opted for the incomplete entries and, within seconds, was transcribing. Then I chose a virgin page, there were no headings s...
by Andy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: using 1881 lds cds
Replies: 25
Views: 5688

Re: using 1881 lds cds

Windows XP Virtual does work. When I got home last night I tried it. Had a couple of pints with a colleague after work today and we're POSITIVE that the full set of U.K. discs can be uploaded onto a 32Gb pen drive. The Scottish part would only need an 8Gb pen drive. Since the original data is struct...
by Andy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: using 1881 lds cds
Replies: 25
Views: 5688

Re: using 1881 lds cds

Hi folks, The still excellent LDS 1881 discs should work on Windows 7. They were created YEARS ago as a very basic (but quite large) Database. The problem is with the VIEWER, which is just an executable file leading to a Front End search page that calls out delimitted information from the discs. Thi...
by Andy
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transcription Project
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Transcription Project

Signing up to the site is very easy, you can also indicate your willingness to transcribe. However, I've just spent half-an-hour trying to find HOW one gauges their own level of transcription ability or even how the images are sent. They have sections on the site with descriptors of the ability requ...
by Andy
Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: trying to trace family members as yet unknown.
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: trying to trace family members as yet unknown.

Hi Eileen and Ina, For a few years now the DiGROS system has been in operation within Scotland. It's now possible to go into ANY Regisrty Office and order three forms of information right up to to last year! If you're not sure of the date or places involved there is a search cost added. However, if ...
by Andy
Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Wrong Side of the Blanket
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Wrong Side of the Blanket

You know how frustrating it is to find a birth certificate without a father! I've been in this game a LONG time but believe I've tracked down an unnamed father. I've been researching family lines for a pal. One of his Great-Great Grandfather was a serial Philanderer. He lived with, but never married...
by Andy
Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: RootsMagic 6
Replies: 1
Views: 874

RootsMagic 6

I'm fairly set in my ways and when I've got a job to do for someone else would rather keep to the Programs I know, rather than engage on a learning curve DURING research. From 1996 to about 2006 I was using Parson's Family Tree - after I updated my computers to Vista I STILL kept a downgraded PC to ...