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by Russell
Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: James Tawse's death
Replies: 12
Views: 1246

Re: James Tawse's death

Hi Grace and [welcome] to our site. I hope you may find other links relevant to your searches. Like you I have been interested in the Tawse line although mine originated in Dundee and moved down to Cellardyke in Fife to join my many fisherfolk ancestors. I have found several variants in spelling the...
by Russell
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lindsay family of NZ
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Lindsay family of NZ

Hi Dave I amended your initial post to stop the would-be spammers picking up your e-mail address. We have 20-30 spammers attempt to sign up every day. If you want to make private contact with another member to exchange info just use the PM (personal message) button on the top right hand side of all ...
by Russell
Thu Jan 01, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auld Scots
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: Auld Scots

Opening this post got me searching for what's happening here in Scotland and I stumbled over an entire schools programme to encourage Scots -and non Scots to use local dialect and vocabulary. I feel sorry for the poor folks who have come up North. I liked this song since I used to speak formally at ...
by Russell
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: Happy New Year

All the best for 2015 everyone but please stay quiet for a little until Andrew has recovered from his overindulgence. He must have been at the Edinburgh street party #-o

Russell [bagpipe]
by Russell
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Isabella Carruthers
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: Isabella Carruthers

Hi Bob Slightly off topic but if you have traced back to Minigaff you must visit the area when you come over. ^the landscape is bleak and windswept. Shepherd's children often had to walk miles everyday to school along hillside tracks and school could be a one roomed building in the middle of nowhere...
by Russell
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: My Great Grandfather- John Brown born 9 Feb 1875
Replies: 7
Views: 515

Re: My Great Grandfather- John Brown born 9 Feb 1875

Hi Greg Aren't you glad you asked for a fresh pair of eyes to look at your search :D Annette is one of our many stars with skills honed doing her own research then getting even more satisfaction from solving other's ](*,) Keep visiting and find out how others have solved their personal puzzles. Next...
by Russell
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: CALLING all Experts ...CONFUSED...NEED some input.....
Replies: 17
Views: 4436

Re: CALLING all Experts ...CONFUSED...NEED some input.....

Just checked and Wendy hasn't been on site since December 2009 however if she still is active and using the same e-mail address your post should pop up in her in-box. Fingers crossed :) (my grandson suggests toes crossed too :D ) We never consider any enquiry post closed. Who knows ? activating it a...
by Russell
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Freer Street, Edinburgh
Replies: 6
Views: 2117

Re: Freer Street, Edinburgh

Welcome to [talkingscot] Vincent What a lovely way to join this happy band of family history addicts. Enter stage left bearing gifts :lol: There is almost as much interest in social history amongst the members as the genealogical stuff. As a youngster I worked in James Thins bookshop and my mental i...
by Russell
Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anna Belli
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: Anna Belli

=D> =D> =D>
Thanks for reminding us that it pays to keep a wee note of the difficult ones so that you have a list ready every time a freebie comes up.
Glad you haven't forgotten us and that we like to know how things are progressing.

Russell
by Russell
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Scottish History and Geography
Topic: Where is RITTMORE in Argyll?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Where is RITTMORE in Argyll?

It looks a though he was registered in Oban as both of the first two Sarah gave you relate to that area. A relative of my wife's was registered there and became the harbour pilot for the port of Oban. Lots of islands to negotiate as you come into the harbour there. It's a georgeous part of the west ...