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by jgmills
Wed Feb 15, 2023 12:04 am
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Irish records
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Irish records

There is a list of FAQs on the website https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/images/content/FAQs.pdf
This gives possible reasons for missing images.
by jgmills
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polish family from 1830s
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: Polish family from 1830s

He may have availed himself of support from the Poor Law in Glasgow,, depending on how he left Poland, my have no money. Might be worth contacting the Mitchell Library to see if there is a record of him in the Poor Law records.
by jgmills
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Understanding a "close"
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Re: Understandin a "close"

Not All Closes are grim, some are very plush, This image is of one in Pollokshields in Glasgow, many were lined with similar tiles https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=glasgow+tenement+close&tbm=isch&source=univ&fir=HVKiy9u8sj_XGM%252CgS5vM5uzH6VrCM%252C_%253Bor3xWKBIq91ZcM%252CMyhr1Ep...
by jgmills
Fri Dec 09, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: What is this occupation?
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: What is this occupation?

Could it possible be a Sailmaker?
by jgmills
Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thomas James Steel MacKenzie Blacksmith
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Thomas James Steel MacKenzie Blacksmith

if you look up the valuation roll on ScotlandsPeople for 1865, you can search by place, put in 8 fox lane, in Leith Burgh.

There are 24 people listed living in 8 Fox Lane.

One of the names is Thomas MacKenzie
by jgmills
Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6 Elder Park St, Govan - in 1912, what was here?
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: 6 Elder Park St, Govan - in 1912, what was here?

You can lookup valuation rolls on scotlandspeople for 1905 & 1915, possibly staying with another relative. You say she was in Newcastle in 1911, but may have just been visiting at the time of census. Alternately, you could contact the Mitchell library in Glasgow, they have many more valuation Rolls ...
by jgmills
Mon Nov 08, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6 Elder Park St, Govan - in 1912, what was here?
Replies: 4
Views: 370

Re: 6 Elder Park St, Govan - in 1912, what was here?

This is the 1913 map for Elderpark Street. No 6 is in the Building next to Congregational Church (Congl Ch). https://maps.nls.uk/view/82891746#zoom=6&lat=7302&lon=4837&layers=BT On a later map it shows no 6 along with 4 and 8 https://maps.nls.uk/view/130201452#zoom=6&lat=5332&lon=6182&layers=BT Neit...
by jgmills
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: One person's scramble is another's poor-oot
Replies: 5
Views: 1707

Re: One person's scramble is another's poor-oot

It is still done today in Glasgow as far as I know,or at least on one occasion, a neighbour of mine (when I was living in Glasgow) had all the relatives met at his house, for his son's wedding they left on a bus and money was thrown out for the kids in the street, this was about 7 years ago, though ...
by jgmills
Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Burial records search
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: Burial records search

As far as I know, the Mitchell Library is open again, for visitors and research queries, I would give them a call, think you would find them available.

Glasgow City Archives
The Mitchell
North Street
Glasgow
G3 7DN

Phone: 0141 287 2910
Fax: 0141 226 8452
Email: archives@glasgowlife.org.uk
by jgmills
Sat Jul 24, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I find where in Ireland GGF came from
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: How can I find where in Ireland GGF came from

Sadly no Scotlandspeople don't have it. Years ago Glasgow & West of Scotland Family History Society (GWSFHS) indexed the poor law, I know many members were volunteering in the Mitchell Transcribing the whole poor law, but was slow and time consuming, not sure where that project had got to. Sadly at ...