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by Russell
Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: census lookup .....
Replies: 4
Views: 602

Hi Diane I have been looking in that area for months and haven't found much census material on-line -yet! Coming soon is the promise from scotlandspeople. The 1851 is available in a very useful form for the whole of the Dumfries area at www.dumgal.gov.uk/historicalindexes/census.aspx Good luck with ...
by Russell
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: THE STORY TELLERS.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2096

I don't know who wrote it either but it describes someone (more than one!) I have met probably on a website somewhere, recently. We all feel a sense of social history and want to be proud of what we have inherited. Not the material things but more the the manners, the pride, the family traditions, t...
by Russell
Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Rutherford birth.....
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Hi Catriona May I say - a lovely Scots name! As you rightly say this problem poses more questions than I have answers for. I have an IGI family group in Sprouston (extracted entry) father- Thomas Rutherford mother Betsy Oliver with son Robert b 1845; dau Janet b 1839;Vilet b 1849 (love the spelling!...
by Russell
Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Rutherford birth.....
Replies: 4
Views: 655

Rutherford birth.....

Is anyone out thtre working on Rutherfords? My G-grandfather George Oman married Mary Ann Rutherford in 1867. Her parents were Thomas Rutherford (coachman) and Betsy Rutherford nee McMorran. Their first child Agnes McMorran Oman was born in Hawick in 1868. followed by Isabell b 1870; Jemima b 1872 (...
by Russell
Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Regional Bias...
Replies: 13
Views: 1773

Hi Darren I have used rootschat a lot and tend to agree with Tracey about homing in on your own areas at the expense of keeping a wider view. If you put the blinkers on its possible to miss links to other areas and keep looking in the same places. We thought we had pure Ayrshire till they moved to K...
by Russell
Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Medical Terminology.....
Replies: 9
Views: 989

Just noticed this thread. Marasmus these days is usually used for the protein poor , potbellied wasting of children in third world countries. Years ago conditions like coeliac disease could cause similar wasting and with no understanding then of how to cure it death was inevitable - in the same way ...
by Russell
Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 3 Watsons to a page Eureka!
Replies: 11
Views: 1456

Just on the topic of names . My mother (aged 94!) clarified for me today that a relative I knew as Pearl was christened Margaret. Since Margaret means a pearl she acquired the alternative name.
I still don't know how Mary Ann can become 'Polly'
Maybe the answer is out there somewhere???

Russell
by Russell
Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: 3 Watsons to a page Eureka!
Replies: 11
Views: 1456

3 Watsons to a page Eureka!

I had tried without success to find a Watson relative in Kilrenny. She appeared on the 1871 census but I could not track down her death record. There was no Jessie Watson of that age. Time for a rethink! What other name might she be under. Obvious after 3 weeks searching (don't ask me how many credi...
by Russell
Sat Dec 24, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Market Research
Topic: Where did you hear of TalkingScot? (2005)
Replies: 164
Views: 37207

I was recommended the site by a fellow Scottish researcher on Rootschat. Almost all my roots are Scottish but I had not come across the site despite trawling for what feels like days ! I prefer sites which are monitored and are interactive rather than wait - sometimes weeks - for a topic to be picke...