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Forum: General Scottish Family History

General discussion relating to Scottish family history (Also see Places / Counties for specific forums)

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Scotlands People

    Scotlands People (SP) is the on-line site for records held by the General Register Office and some of the records held by the National Archives for Scotland. You must register to use most of the site, and access to the detailed indexes and images of records is not free (you buy credits in groups of...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 16-10-2013 9:00 PM
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  2. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Sources: The Places Where They Lived

    Now that you’ve found some ancestors, you should also have discovered where they were living, at least at the time that record was made. Do not underestimate the distances that people moved (after all, some of them ended up in the New World!). The move might have been work-related - for example,...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 04-10-2008 7:02 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Basics - Church records and the Census

    Old Parochial Registers (OPR). These are the registers of the Church of Scotland and show baptisms and banns/marriages from before 1855. There was no standard format for recording - you may find a lot of information, but you may also find that even the mother of a baby isnt mentioned. Ive seen a...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 18-10-2013 9:12 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Basics - Statutory Records (BMDs etc)

    The Basics, What information is available on the Statutory Records? BMDs started in 1855 in Scotland and Scots have had the right to see their own information since the times of King James VI. The full index is available online , but modern images are not. If you need them, you need to visit...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 18-10-2013 8:40 PM
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  5. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Sources: NAS and other Archives

    The web site belonging to the National Archives of Scotland is a treasure trove that's free to use. There is a lot to be seen on the front page, but they don't make it easy to find their catalogue. This link should take you straight there. Click on "search". Put a keyword or words into the top...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 06-10-2008 12:33 PM
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  1. MacDougalls return to Scotland 1914

    I'm looking for dates and ship sailings for this family's return to Scotland and then return home to Moose Jaw, SK, Canada in 1914. So far, having sent some 's to the usual sites I have come up with nothing. :( Jessie (Stewart) MacDougall b. 1875 Glasgow, and her children: William MacDougall...

    Started by Isambard‎, 03-02-2013 10:25 PM
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  2. Help!! CHRISTINA GALL lookup on scot's people

    Hello, I started on this site 2 days ago. Currently I am trying to learn more about my 2nd great grandmother Christina Gall born in Scotland. According to a brief description of what my friend found on the marriage certificate on Scot's People, her parents were THOMAS GALL and CHRISTINA...

    Started by jenn2427‎, 16-03-2013 2:13 AM
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  3. Please help lookup on Scotland's People!!!!!

    Hello, I started on this site 2 days ago. Currently I am trying to learn more about my 2nd great grandmother Christina Gall born in Scotland. According to a brief description of what my friend found on the marriage certificate on Scot's People, her parents were THOMAS GALL and CHRISTINA...

    Started by jenn2427‎, 16-03-2013 2:09 AM
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  4. Macaulay Candlish/Andrew, Samuel, & Marg

    Please forgive me if this should be posted in a different forum - I wasn't sure exactly where to post it. Candlish Macaulay - (there are a million different ways to spell the surname!) born 1839 in Scotland to Marg Elliott and Samuel Macaulay. Candlish grew up to be a mason. I have been unable...

    Started by VMACAULAY‎, 05-11-2012 8:22 PM
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  5. Was your family amongst the claiments?

    I came across this source and thought as it is probably unique it deserved a wider audience. In mid 1760s an estate was left to a large number of claimants, from all over Scotland, each had to support their claim by evidence from a local jury stating their relationship to the deceased this...

    Started by Gules‎, 19-10-2012 10:36 AM
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  6. McCulloch - Edinburgh

    Hello Helpful suggestions welcomed so I can start on my Scottish ancestry. Problem I have is my grandmother, I never knew her so that doesn't help. Her name was Jean McCulloch, now I have a recollection of my Mother referring to her as Jean Wilson McCulloch but I'm not certain. Her...

    Started by amg2512‎, 17-02-2009 5:01 PM
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  7. McKie Family, help needed with name

    |help| needed with name found on the 1851 Scottish Census. I am researching the McKie Family, namely John Mckie B abt 1795 Colmonell, Ayrshire and his wife Mary McIlwraith B abt 1811. On this census Marys' maiden name is Thuraith (I am sure it should read McIlwraith) however the name I'm having...

    Started by amg2512‎, 12-07-2009 3:34 PM
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  8. HEDDLESTON

    I am trying to trace my grandmother's family in Galston, they are named Heddleston.

    Started by wellcoat‎, 27-07-2009 1:18 PM
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  9. John Scott

    Hello i am looking for info on John Scott, borned in Selkirkshire, Scotland in 1745, married a Margaret Duncan ....moved to the states in 1775 aboard the Georgia Packet....moved to Ga.....thanks for any info

    Started by scott36303‎, 24-05-2012 5:02 PM
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  10. Smile Alexander Grant m. Margaret MacBean 1700's

    Hi Folks I am serching for the ancestors of my 4th great grandmother Elizabeth Jane Grant (born ?) daughter of Major General Grant who married Powlet (sometimes spelled Paulet) Welbore Colebrooke in 1786. Their first son was William George MacBean Colebrooke born in 1787. In seeking a Grant...

    Started by Richard Miller‎, 14-05-2012 9:30 AM
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  11. McGlone help please

    Hi I am looking for the parents of Owen McGlone born 1862 ish according to 1901 census, I know he was born in Glasgow and he married Rebecca Bell from Hull in 1883 ( Jan to March) and thatall any help welcome.Thanks. Chris

    Started by Chris Miles‎, 20-04-2008 9:07 AM
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  12. Free Scottish certificates and census records

    A new member has mentioned that he has obtained access to free Scottish certificates and census records on the web. Does anyone know where these are located? Googling didn't give me anything more helpful than Scotlandspeople, which is not free.

    Started by deeree‎, 04-04-2012 6:29 AM
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  13. Granite Merchants

    Alex. Wilson. & Sons ran the Balmoral Granite Works in Aberdeen from approx. 1890 I am loking for any information on this company from 1890 to 1915 and its owner Alex Wilson

    Started by gengrant‎, 02-04-2012 8:07 PM
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  14. 1915 Valuation Rolls

    Can any one tell me who were the Proprietor & Tennant of No. 53 Abergeldie Road Ruthrieston Aberdeen in the 1915 Valuation Rolls.

    Started by gengrant‎, 02-04-2012 5:17 AM
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  15. John Douglas born in Closeburn

    Hi everyone this is my 1st post so please forgive my mistakes I need help finding parents a baptism and a Death for John Douglas born in Closeburn he has 2 diferent birth dates in the 1841 he gives 1805 as birthdate in the 1851 and 1861 he gives 1799 he married a Charlotte Nivison on 1st January...

    Started by jennifer65‎, 25-03-2012 3:01 PM
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  16. Eric Clarke....Where Did He Die ?

    Hello, Trying to find the death of one Eric Clarke, I know very little about him, except that he died in August 1947, and that he was the nephew of a Mrs. Annie Creed, he MAY have been born at Ardrossan in 1928, if that is him he would have been only 19 years old at death, I cannot find his death...

    Started by Del 80‎, 17-03-2012 7:17 PM
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  17. Disappeared

    Hello, I've been trying for a month now trying to find a family on the Scottish Census. I'm looking for a Patrick Miller and Susan McMahon, I've found their marriage on 28/12/1831 in Greenock, Glasgow and their Daughter Catherines marriage to a Robert Houston in Glasgow on 30/05/1852. Catherine...

    Started by griff20‎, 14-03-2012 5:27 PM
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  18. FLETCHER / MCGRIGOR

    Trying to find details of Hugh FLETCHER who married Janet MCGRIGOR in Glasgow 5 June 1801. I know most of their children but cannot go backwards from them. I have sent for the marriage document from Scotlandspeople but wondered if there was any where else to look or any body researching the same...

    Started by lynnelay‎, 07-03-2009 3:42 PM
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  19. 2 birth/baptismal records

    My ancestor is William Pettigrew Blair born 01 Feb. 1872. The Family Search(LDS) has two records. One showing his place of birth as Milton,Glasgow,Lanark,Scotland and the other as Largs,Ayr,Scotland. I know he went to school in Largs but have an address of him living on Annfield street in...

    Started by Elaine Silvia‎, 19-02-2012 1:10 AM
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    20-02-2012, 1:40 AM Go to last post
  20. Smile finding ellen eliza wynn 1820c

    hi have just found out i have a scots relly but dont know how to find her, i know that in 1839 she married a robert jones in wolverhamton staffordshire and had 6 sons. but i know nothing about her before marriage,am awaiting marriage cert to find fathers name. were there census done for...

    Started by annerich1‎, 18-11-2005 6:04 PM
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    12-02-2012, 4:12 PM Go to last post

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