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by jgmills
Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thomas James Steel MacKenzie Blacksmith
Replies: 2
Views: 81

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: 132

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: 132

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: 321

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: 299

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: 277

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 ...
by jgmills
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I find where in Ireland GGF came from
Replies: 12
Views: 277

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

The Irish often made use of the Poor Law in Scotland, The Mitchell Library in Glasgow have poor law records, and were supposed to be getting them online at some stage or at least the index. But Pandemic and economic pressures have halted this, but my suggestion would be try the Mitchell Library, if ...
by jgmills
Tue Jul 06, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Accuracy
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Accuracy

If they are Catholic, perhaps pre registration in Ireland then use this website

https://registers.nli.ie/
by jgmills
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 1921 Census
Replies: 16
Views: 751

Re: 1921 Census

Actually they haven't had a 100 years to plan for this. The internet wasn't around a 100 years ago.
by jgmills
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Can anyone decipher this name?
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Can anyone decipher this name?

There is a birth of a Frederick Buchanan born 12 December 1896 in Belfast to a John Buchanan (a fireman) and Jane Lyons, maybe John and your William are brothers making Frederick a cousin witnessing the marriage of Thomas. This was on the website WilmaM mentioned irishgenealogy.ie - excellent site f...