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by SarahND
Sat May 13, 2006 2:09 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Help with deciphering part of an 1841 letter.....
Replies: 23
Views: 2208

Help with deciphering part of an 1841 letter.....

I have just uploaded ( in the "Certificates- help with deciphering" section of the public gallery) the second page of a letter, written in November of 1841 in Glasgow, by R. Ritchie (I assume-- tell me if you think the signature is someone else!) http://talkingscot.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-...
by SarahND
Thu May 11, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: 1841 census..a bonus? .....
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Hmmm. This certainly doesn't apply to my ancestors, either in England or Scotland. They were moving around quite a bit most of them, at least by the 17th century. But maybe these were the restless ones already genetically disposed to hop a ship for the new world? :wink:
by SarahND
Sun May 07, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Searching the OPR with no surname .....
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Thanks Bob! Glad my question got you going! I'm going to be spending the rest of the day on an airplane, but will give your system a try tomorrow. I've been visiting my 90-year old mother whose ancestry provides another of my Scottish brick walls (a Stewart... talk about a needle in a haystack!). Th...
by SarahND
Sat May 06, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Searching the OPR with no surname .....
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Hi Lesley, Thanks for your reply. I didn't think there was some magical solution to the problem, but I thought I would try! Mary Isabel Giles married in Belfast and then came to America in 1837. Her marriage certificate says nothing about her place of birth, unfortunately. And, because she was not i...
by SarahND
Sat May 06, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: Searching the OPR with no surname .....
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Searching the OPR with no surname .....

Is there any way to search for an OPR birth knowing only the first name and date of birth, but not the surname or the parish? I know the surname of the father, but as the parents weren't married, his name doesn't seem to show up (or I assume I would have found it). I would dearly love to find out th...
by SarahND
Thu Apr 27, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Market Research
Topic: Where did you hear of TalkingScot? (2006)
Replies: 133
Views: 29203

Catriona, We "met" on David's Scottish Genealogy course 3 years ago and, if I remember correctly, exchanged bilingual children stories. I can't believe that I only just found out about this site, and that in a roundabout way: Today I received a newsletter from the New England Historic Genealogical S...