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by Russell
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: James Rodger - Who Was Present At His Death ?
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: James Rodger - Who Was Present At His Death ?

Hi Daryl Back then spelling was not considered an essential part of communication. Spelling had only begun to be formalised after the 1855 introduction of Statutory Registration so many folk, including the Registrars, continued to use the spellings they were accustomed to. I have one marriage certif...
by Russell
Sat Nov 21, 2015 3:30 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: James Rodger - Who Was Present At His Death ?
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: James Rodger - Who Was Present At His Death ?

I agree with you on that Carol. Dauther could be a likely pronounciation of daughter back then. The initial letter looks more like a poorly formed 'D'. In other parts of the country it would sound more like do ch ter but Glasgow had a strong Irish influence and even now some consonants are not prono...
by Russell
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: WATSON from Old Busbie, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: WATSON from Old Busbie, Kilmaurs, Ayrshire

Hello Robin [welcome] to TalkingScot. So glad your searching has found Keith's post. Keith hasn't visited TalkingScot since 2012 but if his e-mail address is unchanged he will get a message about your post. We all get excited when our board helps folk get in touch with family. I have modified your e...
by Russell
Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Books based on Scottish Genealogy
Topic: MacGillivary and the Isle of Mull
Replies: 5
Views: 4831

Re: MacGillivary and the Isle of Mull

Hi Claire When I saw your spelling I thought it might be the Aberdeenshire version of the name. My variant (now that I've researched it :)) is from Colonsay and started out as McGilvra until the English speaking Registrar in Oban added the 'y'. My search pattern on scotlandspeople eventually became ...
by Russell
Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Where to start looking for marriage/death certificates?.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1976

Re: Where to start looking for marriage/death certificates?.

Hi Karen Welcome to [talkingscot] Allison has not visited the forum since 2013 but if she still has the same e-mail address she will be notified of your response. You could try sending her a PM (personal message) using the PM button on the right of any of her posts. I'm sure she will be delighted to...
by Russell
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Poor ground grave markers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1198

Re: Poor ground grave markers?

Good find Alan ! To our modern sensitivities it appears quite gruesome but to the pragmatic Victorians it would be a sensible solution to re-using a plot of ground. To folk who were totally accustomed to the smell of rotting horse manure, dry privvies, coal fire smoke and the smell of the 'great unw...
by Russell
Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Robert MacGregor and the Mystery of the Non-existent Parents
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Robert MacGregor and the Mystery of the Non-existent Par

Good sleuthing Andrew :D :D
I'm glad Claire was looking for a McGregor rather than a McGilvray/McGillivray though. That name puts it into a different league altogether :shock: :(

Russell
by Russell
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interchangeable Last Names? - Main / Baillie / Wallace
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: Interchangeable Last Names? - Main / Baillie / Wallace

Hi Wilma I thought right away about Port Gordon where they only started the village with a pool of 10 surnames then realised my Watson families in Cellardyke had the same T-name needs to sort out the different family lines. I like Lugs as a not very complimentary name. The song "Why does everybody c...
by Russell
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: Success Stories
Topic: Ernest Russell Lyon ( 1923-1944)
Replies: 101
Views: 17633

Re: Ernest Russell Lyon ( 1923-1944)

Thanks for up-dating the final chapter Puffin. The folks who have been following your determined campaign must have had tears in their eyes reading the French press report. They really laid on a full-blown event for Russell. My personal feeling is one of deep satisfaction that a tragic event has bee...
by Russell
Tue Oct 06, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Garland family from Old Machar Aberdeen
Replies: 10
Views: 2454

Re: Garland family from Old Machar Aberdeen

Hi Geoff Yes all the information is posted so that ALL our members can see it. This is a completely open forum and we encourage folk to show how they found information so that less experienced researchers can pick up hints and tips. We stick to SP guidelines on posting so that the 100 years rule is ...