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by Russell
Mon Sep 07, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Ayrshire look-up?.....
Replies: 11
Views: 2504

Re: Ayrshire look-up?.....

Hi Mrsl and a cordial welcome to [talkingscot] I checked, and Ian has not visited TalkingScot since 2007 but if he still has the same e-mail address he will receive a notification. We never consider a post closed. All it takes is a Google search entry that picks up even one of our posts to establish...
by Russell
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: The Proverbial Brickwall
Replies: 13
Views: 2321

Re: The Proverbial Brickwall

[welcome] to TalkingScot Miceal. Your type of chance discovery is what makes this type of forum so satisfying and, at times, exciting. Search engines have done so much for our hobby. Use our 'search' in case we have previous posts that might tie-in with family names/places/occupations. Enjoy the cam...
by Russell
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: nimmo
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

Re: nimmo

Hi Dapter Like you I use family search.org to bring up possibles but use their information as a guide rather than accept it as proof of an event. I need firm written evidence from original documentation before I will add another generation to my tree. Annette was hinting at this too. All too often O...
by Russell
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: nimmo
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

Re: nimmo

Hi Dapter and a warm welcome to TalkingScot [scotland-flag] You have done well getting back to the 1760's. The OPR (Old Parish Records) become ever more difficult to find additional information in and some reords are either missing or never existed in the first place. Could you give us some idea of ...
by Russell
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Computer and Software Shop
Topic: Avast
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Avast

Hi Carol Sorry about the demise of your poor computer :( I hope you had a recent backup :) I have used Avast for years and had no problems with it although it did not like any other Anti-virus software, including some earlier versions of Windows, and I had to switch them off. Plenty of security up d...
by Russell
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Kenneth McKenzie and Eliza Robertson (Solved)
Replies: 11
Views: 4015

Re: Kenneth McKenzie and Eliza Robertson (Solved)

Hi Laurie and Jim This is when TalkingScot members get excited. When the forum brings together different family lines all because Laurie kept us up-to-date with research results. Without Internet search engines you would never have known the other existed :D I edited Laurie's e-mail address (AT =@) ...
by Russell
Sun Jul 26, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Bottlemaker in Dumbarton?
Replies: 11
Views: 2515

Re: Bottlemaker in Dumbarton?

Hi Rob and [TS_welcome] Like you I woiuld like to find an intact piece of Dumbarton glass to add to my collection of old bottles. thanks for adding another bit of the jigsaw. Littleallison has done quite a bit more on her delving into her glass maker family history. It has taken her down some surpri...
by Russell
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Need help reading OPR baptismal record
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Need help reading OPR baptismal record

Hi Lesley Just a comment on pronunciation in Caihness. Halkirk is pronounced as "Hukirk" My Oman family were from Halkirk parish but we found out that they actually were from a tiny hamlet called Assery some miles from the town itself. Many OPR entries reflect local pronunciation in their spelling. ...
by Russell
Thu Jul 09, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Need help reading OPR baptismal record
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Need help reading OPR baptismal record

Hi Lesley

I agree with Andrew's interpretation.
Russell
by Russell
Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: please help
Replies: 18
Views: 5381

Re: please help

Hi there and an extremely warm welcome to [talkingscot] Although this is an old post we never consider any post closed because few of us can consider our researches complete and any snippets of information can prove the sledge hammer to break down some of our brick walls. Magspattison still visits T...