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by WilmaM
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scotlands People Website Off-line 11th Dec 1-3pm [GMT]
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Scotlands People Website Off-line 11th Dec 1-3pm [GMT]

Pity we can't put send Santa a list of the names/dates we need!
xmas:eek:
by WilmaM
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scotlands People Website Off-line 11th Dec 1-3pm [GMT]
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Scotlands People Website Off-line 11th Dec 1-3pm [GMT]

Announcement from SP 11th December 2018 There will be no access to ScotlandsPeople Centre services today from 1.00 - 3.00 pm. This means the Centre in Edinburgh will be closed AND the website will be offline. This is to allow us to carry out essential maintenance - we apologise for any inconvenience...
by WilmaM
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gaelic speaking
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Gaelic speaking

Some of the census returns give the language spoken - but I think it's just from 1891 onwards - too late for your friend. Invergordon I would certainly have put as a gaelic speaking region. Isolated communities would have been more likely to stick to the original tongue - esp. the women folk who had...
by WilmaM
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Haldane of Hawick Information
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Haldane of Hawick Information

Welcome to Talking Scot Derek [TS_welcome] I thought Haldane was a fairly normal, but not very common, name that would be easy to find - how wrong I was! So far I've found Heldon, Houldon, Halden, Holden, Holdane, Holdon and Holding... So I think you are going to have to be inventive in your search ...
by WilmaM
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland

Oh goodie =D>

Do keep us posted on all you find out about them - and what names they were 'hiding' under - it may help others with similar names.
by WilmaM
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland

Back again - I've moved to my desktop computer, easier to coy/paste from here ;) 1911 Census, in the same household as KASTANTINES MCVEICH [ref 615/ 6/ 36] are: MARIO [ presumably his wife ] aged 31, ANTANAS aged 3 and his brother JUOZAS a ged 1 year . I then search the births: MICKIEWICZE ANTANAS M...
by WilmaM
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland

Using fuzzy matching and phonetic searching I found this in the 1911 census:
Surname MCVEICH Forename KASTANTINES male aged 28
Place Stevenston Ayr

The census taker has written doen what he thought he heard!

Do have a look and see if its your man.
by WilmaM
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Fowles (Fowlis or Foules) family Perthshire
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Fowles (Fowlis or Foules) family Perthshire

Another possible way, what about a gravestone? Do you know when where Joseph died? His gravestone, if there is one and still legible, should give his wife's name. Christian's death, do you have details of that? Just an off chance she lived to a ripeold age. Curious though that the surname is similar...
by WilmaM
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Marriage of foreign national couple in Scotland

There are potentially several reasons why you haven't found the marriage: It never happened It wasn't in the month or year noted, depending on who registered the birth the info could be inaccurate If they had, I'm assuming, an unusual surname it can be missindexed, mispelled or recorded under someth...
by WilmaM
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for John Paterson in Argyll
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Looking for John Paterson in Argyll

Were there no parents' names on his death cert? I'm a bit hazy as to non Scottish records. I only checked the census for Argyll, so number 3 could be else where in Scotland. I doubt though that a lad who was a pupil teacher would end up being a docker. If you go to the Scotlands people web site, you...