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by AndrewP
Mon Jan 29, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scotlands People & NRS Survey
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Scotlands People & NRS Survey

Survey completed.

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Tue Jan 23, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Admission to Blind School.
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Admission to Blind School.

Hi Douglas,

Is it definitely not "Inspector of Poor"? That was a post in every parish / county to deal with applications for funds or placements in the poorhouse or the like.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Sat Jan 20, 2024 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.
Replies: 14
Views: 625

Re: McPhersons of Kilmonivaig, Inverness-shire.

The Detailed List of OPRs from 1872 gives the following details for Kilmonivaig: >> B: 1730-1819; 1820-1854 >> M: 1795-1819; 1820-1854 >> D: none Note: all OPRs are split at 1819/1820 as these were sent in from the local registrars to New Register House at separate times (1855 and 1885), as required...
by AndrewP
Fri Jan 19, 2024 1:16 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Unmarried mother home or Convent in Bishopton
Replies: 73
Views: 25014

Re: Unmarried mother home or Convent in Bishopton

That is a tricky one, sending away these documents, especially when your postal service is not functioning. Your suggestion of a UK embassy in South Africa for verification of your documents is worth pursuing with NRS. Failing that, it could be worth asking them if they have any 'trust relationship'...
by AndrewP
Sat Jan 13, 2024 1:48 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story

My grandmother was registered twice. She was born in HER grandmother's house and registered in that district. Then registered again in the district where her parents lived. Was your grandmother the first-born by her mother? I have found in my research that in the times when births were normally at ...
by AndrewP
Fri Jan 12, 2024 7:36 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: 1855 A Scottish Statutory Story

I have 15 'double registrations' in my almost 1000 birth records in my family tree. These were from 1868 to 1933. Normally with these, the wording in the last column is different. In the column where the registrar (or assistant registrar) signs the certificate, it says that it is transcribed from th...
by AndrewP
Sun Jan 07, 2024 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?

I have the words of the song in the back of my head "... they paved paradise, and put up a parking lot..." https://thegreatestsongs.com/468-big-yellow-taxi-joni-mitchell/ I never gave a thought to the meaning of that song from my childhood years. Now I hear it [and read it] I see the meaning. Thank...
by AndrewP
Fri Jan 05, 2024 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?

On looking at Google Maps StreetView, at Broadgreens it only shows a 2023 set of images. If you go to the foot of the access road and move out onto the road, you get a few choices of dates to look at. One from about 15 years back shows a sign with a name for Broadgreens. The later views there do not...
by AndrewP
Thu Jan 04, 2024 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?

It looks like Banchory-Devenick Parish Church closed for worship in 2013 and was sold off. The church became a part of Maryculter Trinity Church, using the building in Kirkton of Maryculter. See following webpage: https://www.marycultertrinitychurch.org.uk/history The cemetery at Banchory-Devenick [...
by AndrewP
Wed Jan 03, 2024 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?
Replies: 10
Views: 705

Re: Broadgreens, Banchory Devenick - what happened?

Hi Sketch1946, [TS_welcome] The Royal Mail still lists Broad Greens (now as two words) in its postcode listings. On that basis, it is likely to still be inhabited. Broad Greens Banchory Devenick ABERDEEN AB12 5XQ It looks like the church, originally a Free Church; later St Devenicks on the Hill Pari...