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Forum: General Scottish Family History

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

  1. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Sources: National Records of Scotland et al

    The web site belonging to the National Records of Scotland HERE is a treasure trove that's free to use. Select the first option under "Catalogues". This link should take you straight there. Click on "search". Put a keyword or words into the top box and then click on "search". You will then get a...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 06-10-2008 12:33 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Scotlands People

    Scotlands People (SP) is the on-line site for records held by the National Records of Scotland. You must register to use most of the site. Access to the detailed indexes is free but to see the images of records you must buy credits in groups of 30, and how many you use per record depends on what...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 16-10-2013 9:00 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Poor Relief Indexes

    Stirling Archives have indexed Poor Relief records which cover 14 Stirlingshire parishes. The records include General Register of Poor, Applications for Relief and Parish minutes, for the period 1814-1934. The actual records indexed and the period they cover varies by parish. ...

    Started by christanel‎, 22-07-2016 10:26 PM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Basics - Church records

    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 isnít mentioned. Iíve seen a...

    Started by Lesley Robertson‎, 18-10-2013 9:12 PM
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  1. Roderick MCKECHNIE and Elizabeth SHANNON

    Good Afternoon, I am endeavouring to obtain birth and marriage certificates for my maternal great grandparents. This is what I have managed to put together: Mck1Co1 Roderick MCKECHNIE (Granpa Mac) Born in Coalsnaughton in the Parish of Tillicoultry in the County of Clackmannan, Scotland on 25...

    Started by rodgebhardt‎, 12-10-2015 1:53 PM
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  2. Chaplin to Peddie

    Good Afternoon all, I have recently been plotting my late wife's family, the CHAPLIN's, who originated from Scotland. I have found on one of many internet sites that a certain John CHAPLIN in Angus, Scotland in 1848 married Janet PEDDIE. One of their children, John CHAPLIN who in Dundee,...

    Started by rodgebhardt‎, 08-10-2015 3:36 PM
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    09-10-2015, 7:18 AM Go to last post
  3. Jock Young married Mary Ferro of Malta

    I am trying to trace any descendants of Jock Young who married Mary Ferro in Malta in 1943(ish). Jock was in the RAF and was ground crew on Spitfires and other aircraft. He married Mary Ferro, the daughter of Joseph and Grace. They returned to Scotland after the war and Grace came with them, Joseph...

    Started by kenripper‎, 07-10-2015 10:46 AM
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  4. Question "Police Constable in 1864" Glasgow

    Hi, I have a 2x great grandfather whom was a "night constable" in 1863 & in 1864 he was a "police constable" in Scotland. At the time he resided in Glasgow but was from a different part of Scotland. I've tried to use google to see what what being a P.C would've meant back in that year but...

    Started by PastPresentFutr‎, 25-09-2015 8:46 AM
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  5. Red face Walker families in Scotland

    Hello - I am a South African descended from Scottish grandmother and a Netherlands/South African descendant grandfather. I am now living in Surrey. I have managed to find out a lot about my paternal grandfather but got stuck with my paternal grandmother. I discovered her immediate family on the...

    Started by jean rieder‎, 20-06-2015 12:37 PM
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  6. Beattie Family

    Hi, I'm looking for information on my 4x grandfather James Beattie (1781 in Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, Scotland- 25 Jan 1838 in Kinross, Kinross-shire, Scotland.) who married Catherine Alexia Briggs (1791 in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland-12 Jul 1869 in Alva, Stirlingshire, Scotland)at...

    Started by barton83‎, 13-06-2015 7:19 AM
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  7. Jane Elizabeth Young 1854-1870

    Jane Elizabeth Young was born 14 August 1854, Scotland (maybe Glasgow), her parents are John Young and Jane Young (same last name). both born in Ireland Mother; Jane Young died 1n 1856 from complications of childbirth, her newborn son John Young Jr. also died. They died in Liverpool, Lancashire,...

    Started by remallinson‎, 13-01-2015 11:35 PM
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  8. Info on Hillocks killed 1898 St. Vincent

    I am actively searching for any information regarding any Hillocks that emigrated to St.Vincent, Grenadines, and perhaps had two daughters, Violet and Isabel ( Daisy ). He was perhaps the manager of the Sans Souci Plantation . This person would be my great grandfather...and he was married t...

    Started by kb1528‎, 23-01-2015 11:09 PM
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  9. Valuation Rolls free to search until 6th Jan

    From now until 6th January 2015, you can browse the index searches for Valuation Rolls 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1920 and the newly-released 1925 free of charge on ScotlandsPeople. The Valuation Rolls, which are fully searchable by address, are an excellent companion to the census and are a...

    Started by Sue Mackay‎, 25-12-2014 12:38 PM
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  10. Question William Elder, mine owner in Sweden

    My name is Daniel and I research local history in Sweden. In the village we have an old abandoned manganese mine. The mine was active from about 1827 to the 1940īs. In local tradition and history there has always been stories of scotts that once owned and worked at the mine. Sometime just after...

    Started by DanielPetterzon‎, 18-01-2013 4:11 PM
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  11. Marriage of CHRISTINA GALL 1863 SCOTLAND*

    Hello Everyone, I am new to here and would like to ask your help. My 2nd Great Grandmother was Christina Gall b. abt 1839 in Scotland. She was married in 1863 at the high Kirk, Glascow Scotland. According to the marriage record, her parents were Thomas Gall and Christina Davidson. I have...

    Started by jenn2427‎, 14-03-2013 12:12 PM
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  12. McLaurin brickwall - birth

    I am trying to find any evidence of the birth of Thomas McLaurin, born around 1800, son of Douglas, grandson of Thomas. We don't know where in Scotland he was born. He married a lady called Lydia from Sheffield, he was a gardener. I have census from 1841 & 1851 to back this up but nothing else...

    Started by perisama‎, 04-12-2009 11:47 PM
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  13. Question BURNETT, kirkcudbrightshire, scotland

    looking for an annie burnett born 1869, kirkcudbrightshire.daughter of margaret sherrie born 1841 died 1917 a spinster. margaret was daughter of francis sherrie born 1817 and elizabeth nee barr.

    Started by popsy21‎, 17-03-2009 12:09 AM
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  14. James GOURLAY and Mary/Marion CRICHTON

    Hello I hope someone can point me in the right direction for my research. 4 Jan 1794 James Gourlay a Chaise Driver in Pleasance married Marion Crichton daughter of Peter Crichton at St Cuthbert, Midlothian, Scotland. 26 Jan 1794 (22 days later) Peter Gourlay was born - father James a...

    Started by Gentleman‎, 13-09-2014 10:34 PM
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  15. Robert SInclair

    Greetings I am undertaking some research reagarding a convct sent to Western Australia and I am looking for some help Robert Sinclair according to the records I have was born in Caithness in 1831 or 1835. In 1865 a constable, Northern District of Glasgow Police and he was married with two...

    Started by kermie62‎, 02-08-2014 4:26 PM
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  16. Palgowan- where art thou ?

    I have a marriage in 1838 im Minnigaff in Kirkudbrightshire of James Macmillan to Jessie McKie. James is shown as being of Palgowan. No sign of them on the 1841 census so I thought I would try to browse in Palgowan looking perchance for a misspelling etc. However Palgowan is not listed on...

    Started by Ed McKie‎, 02-08-2014 3:12 PM
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  17. Mummery

    Hi, looking for information on a Charles Mummery, Dentist, somewhere in Scotland in the 1900's? From what I have been able to find out, he visited Malaysia and worked on Leper Colonies. Much appreciate any help. Cheers Christine011:seeya:

    Started by Christine011‎, 29-05-2010 2:45 AM
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  18. Thomas Bell Liddell, 1882-1934, b. Orkney I,

    Thomas married Margaret Mckirdy in 1911, moved to Edinburgh before 1911, born in Orkney Islands, moved with family when young to Glasgow. Parents are Mary Heddle Tinch and John David Liddell. Siblings are Catherine Hepburn, David Balfour, and George Work. Died in Leith. Anyone know this...

    Started by JanetRoss‎, 30-03-2014 11:41 PM
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  19. Question Scotlands people ?

    Hi, I am a complete novice to the genealogy scene, but am already fascinated and amazed at the information I have gathered so far. I wonder if anyone can now point me in the right direction on the SP web site. Is it possible to enter my grandparents names and get a list of all the children born...

    Started by sandward‎, 26-06-2009 6:25 PM
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  20. mclaughlin where do I start

    starting on a scottish link i have no idea where to start i have ancestry but doesnt seem to show alot of scottish stuff or am I not looking properly. Not sure where to look other than that. Help>>>>> Looking for anything about a hugh mclaughlin probably born somewhere around...

    Started by lisagrace‎, 02-02-2014 11:42 PM
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