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  1. I have a (Scottish) father’s will that specified...

    I have a (Scottish) father’s will that specified that the daughter’s husband should have no access or benefits from her inherited money, and that should she die when the children were young, the...
  2. Well done, Bev and gang! Here’s hoping that you...

    Well done, Bev and gang!
    Here’s hoping that you get a few more volunteers - after all, the next census will be along soon!
  3. Burdiehouse was also owned by Baird. I wasn’t so...

    Burdiehouse was also owned by Baird. I wasn’t so much worrying about the merge itself, but trying to find out about the property. Bird seems to hve been n improver, so iOS’s quite boss I left that...
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    ‘Twas yesterday....

    ‘Twas yesterday....
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    It hasn’t come up on mine since I tried to reply...

    It hasn’t come up on mine since I tried to reply to it to see what happens. It sniggered and refused the reply.
  6. I have the edition of the Ordnance Gazetteer of...

    I have the edition of the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland published in the 1890s. They list 3 Gilmertons. There was one described as a mansion near Haddington, the seat of Sir Alexander Kinloch Bart,...
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    A couple of thoughts from experience with my...

    A couple of thoughts from experience with my (Scottish) OPS.
    If a mother died, leaving young children, they were sometimes “fostered” by parishioners of that or nearby parishes.
    The same if both...
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    Welcome! Where did you find the Sadie/Joseph...

    Welcome!
    Where did you find the Sadie/Joseph marriage? Did it give a location for the marriage?
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    Curiouser and curiouser... I tried replying to...

    Curiouser and curiouser... I tried replying to the empty message, only to be told that the forum is not accepting messages!

    Maybe Pam will spot something I’ve missed...

    I see that she did, and...
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    I've had a quick look since I was just having a...

    I've had a quick look since I was just having a last check before switching off. I followed the url, got the same result, so went back and found it by the long way round. Same result. The poster has...
  11. Thread: Hello

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    Welcome in! Take your time to look around, and...

    Welcome in! Take your time to look around, and then tell us about some of your research. You will see that some messages are “stuck” at the top of some forums - these are well of general help for...
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    Welcome in! I can't help with WW2 service - it...

    Welcome in!

    I can't help with WW2 service - it hasn't been released for online publication yet. There's an article for people looking for WW2 records HERE BUT I can't remember whether it applies...
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    See our TOC at the foot of the page: "6. Notes...

    See our TOC at the foot of the page:

    "6. Notes on the use of the forum and contents of posts

    6.2: You are not permitted to post details of anyone who you know (or suspect) to be still living."
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    Well done, Doreen. We all hit the wrong path at...

    Well done, Doreen. We all hit the wrong path at least once!
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    I’m sorry, but as this is a genealogy group, we...

    I’m sorry, but as this is a genealogy group, we only tend to deal with old data. Late 20th century is outside our remit.
    However, I think that you should have more success if you take a look at one...
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    I use the 1939 on Find My Past. It's in their...

    I use the 1939 on Find My Past. It's in their "census" section.
    I don't know what the significance of the (Smith) is. I did wonder whether it was maybe an indicator that she was widowed by a Mr...
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    The 1861 for Glasgow on Anc's UK branch has an...

    The 1861 for Glasgow on Anc's UK branch has an entry for Alexander & Janet Pollock (28 and 32, respectively) and their children Robert (8) & Andrew H (6). Residence Hutchesontown, Glasgow Govan,...
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    Which version of the censuses did you check,...

    Which version of the censuses did you check, Doreen? One of the transcriptions, or Scotland’s People? If the latter, it’s a good idea to try the assorted spelling variations manually. Their auto...
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    Congratulations, Jane! Well done.

    Congratulations, Jane! Well done.
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    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Sir....

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum, Sir.
    Have a look round the assorted forums, look at the messages on different themes stuck at the tole of appropriate lists, and join in!
    Enjoy.
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    Dawn hasn't been here since Sept 2009. If her...

    Dawn hasn't been here since Sept 2009. If her email address is still the one that she registered with, she should get a message saying that someone has replied to this thread. A more reliable mode of...
  22. He could certainly have been driving the mail...

    He could certainly have been driving the mail coaches! As you say, they could be based around a mail "hotspot" such as a coaching inn. Some adverts give the impression that some mail coach drivers...
  23. Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum. Do you...

    Welcome to the British Genealogy Forum.
    Do you know what sort of coachman he was? Single family, public transport, something else? They would each have different movement patterns.
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    The trouble with the military records such as the...

    The trouble with the military records such as the medal cards is that they work best for unusual names. I haven’t been able to pick on AB from the others. Have a look and see whether there’s an...
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    It was a register made in 1939 for planning...

    It was a register made in 1939 for planning purposes as the country was headed into WW2. Not as informative as the census, but better than nothing! FMP has it.

    I'm not 100% that it was true in...
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