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by WilmaM
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frederick kirk - a lost soul
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: frederick kirk - a lost soul

Welcome back :) You don't mention the date of the Poor Relief report? I did find a death for a Frederick Steele in 1924 in Denniston - aged 53 so born ~1871 I can't find an obvious match for him ^ in either the 1901 or 1911 census so wonder if he's your man? Have you tracked down the rest of the fam...
by WilmaM
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.

Stick with us chip chip and you'll find 'dog & bone' applies to the regulars here!
We strongly dislike unsolved [sherlock] mysteries!
by WilmaM
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.

It is strange that we can't find much evidence for it's existence. Perhaps you could contact Tayside NHS and see what records they may hold on it. https://www.dundee.ac.uk/archives/thecollections/ unfortunately the search function - doesn't! and I'd be surprised if you'd get any sort of reply until ...
by WilmaM
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.

Who was the informant on the deaths? Relatio or member of staff? And what was the cause of death? These might give a clue. I did a quick street view round the old Liff hospital ( looks lovely now converted to housing) at least one of the doors had writing carved above it. Could be worth a close tour...
by WilmaM
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CENTENARIANS.
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: CENTENARIANS.

I wonder what she'd make of the rubbish folks fill their head with now!
by WilmaM
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: John Robertson Watson
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: John Robertson Watson

Francis,
You should be able to access Ancestry through the Library just now, if you have a full library membership, it's free on your home computer during the pandemic - we can in Falkirk.

Glad Sarah found what you need, but worth a try yourself too.
by WilmaM
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Gartloch - Where? Pauper Burials
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Gartloch - Where? Pauper Burials

If you search on here for Gartloch you'll get a few threads on the topic. This one may be of more use: http://www.talkingscot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1876&highlight=gartloch However all the research etc facilities are closed at the moment, so you may be waiting a while for any reply. A simple answ...
by WilmaM
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CANMORE - Unidentified Images
Replies: 0
Views: 92

CANMORE - Unidentified Images

CANMORE - National Record of the Historical Environment, are currently trying to put their vast collection of photographs on-line, some have lost any identifying details so are appealing for the public to help. The Scottish Development Department collection consists of approximately 70,000 plastic p...
by WilmaM
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: Hello!

[TS_welcome] Alan,
Good to have you with us.

The genealogy world is an ever evolving one, the information at our fingertips now was undreamed of 20 years ago, and we are ever hopeful of more coming on-line!
by WilmaM
Wed May 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Family Search Site
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Family Search Site

My Motto is: Keep an open mind - and check the facts yourself. I've recently looked at Ancestry trees [ free from my library to use at home during Lock-down] and actually laughed :D The glaring errors in just the one chap I picked at random: They've mashed 2 separate families together [both have the...