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by Currie
Thu Jan 11, 2024 3:37 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story
Replies: 6
Views: 509

Re: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story

Hello Kitkat, & Happy New Year. I doubt that someone would go through the registration process twice unless they had no choice in the matter. Section XXXVI of the 1854 legislation reads as follows. https://www.google.com.au/books/edition/Practical_Analysis_of_the_Acts_relating/-7FXAAAAcAAJ?hl=en&gbp...
by Currie
Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Oliphant Johnston
Replies: 12
Views: 846

Re: Oliphant Johnston

Hello Sarah, Not pleasant reading but here’s the true story of the demise of Oliphant Johnston. Dundee Courier, Tuesday, August 25, 1874 DETERMINED SUICIDE ON BOARD THE STAR 'O' TAY. On Saturday forenoon a shocking and determined suicide was committed on board the steamer Star o' Tay when a short di...
by Currie
Tue Jan 09, 2024 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 684

Re: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?

Hello All, 15 February 2011 The Press and Journal A Deeside burial ground could be extended and given a new car park after plans were lodged with Aberdeenshire Council. The application looks to extend the graveyard at Banchory Devenick Church, near Aberdeen, by around one acre and create a new car p...
by Currie
Sat May 27, 2023 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newspaper reports of recent events
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Newspaper reports of recent events

Hello Nina,

I tried my best but didn’t have any luck with the search. The records are just digital entries rather than scanned pages and there doesn’t appear to be any way of browsing to find all entries on a specific date.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Sun May 14, 2023 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newspaper reports of recent events
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Newspaper reports of recent events

Hello Nina,

I'm available. Just send me the details in a PM and I'll do the deed.

Alan
by Currie
Sun May 14, 2023 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newspaper reports of recent events
Replies: 10
Views: 598

Re: Newspaper reports of recent events

Hello Nina, From the mid 1990s, or whenever, newspapers began to introduce new processes using word processors, or whatever, and these newspaper archives can sometimes be accessed in digital form. Factiva is one resource that makes these available. Factiva is available online via the State Library o...
by Currie
Tue Apr 04, 2023 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emigration from Scotland
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Emigration from Scotland

Before 1901 there was no Australia as a country, just an island by that name .There were only a number of entirely seperate British colonies that did things their own way. It seems they didn't get around to synchronising their censuses until 1881. If the census records had survived presumably those ...
by Currie
Mon Feb 13, 2023 11:21 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Royal Navy Records
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Royal Navy Records

Hello Lynn, If he enlisted after 1928 his records would still be held by the Ministry of Defence. It seems they have started the process to transfer these to the National Archives. Info on this page as to how to apply from MOD. https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/requests-for-personal-data-and...
by Currie
Sat Jan 28, 2023 12:21 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: David Dick, 34th (Fifeshire) Militia/93rd RoF (Sutherland Highlanders)
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: David Dick, 34th (Fifeshire) Militia/93rd RoF (Sutherland Highlanders)

Hello Maurie, As an example, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives has the Militia records for Aberdeen County listed here. They include Enrolment Books (1802-1804) etc. https://archives.aberdeencity.gov.uk/calmview/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=AS%2FAMil&AddBasket=AS%2FAMil Perth & Kinross...