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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. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Red face O'Neill's in Paisley, Scotland

    Had so much help with the Martin's in my family Now, looking for some on the O'Neill's. I have traced back my family to about the 1790's with a Torrence O'Neill marrying an Agnes Peacock. They had a son Charles O'Neill born 1816 died 1868 and married Alice Reid b. 1823 d. 1891. Charles & Alice had...

    Started by Alby65‎, 31-05-2011 9:44 PM
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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Unhappy stephen mcclay/clason/clayson

    help!!!!! Anybody got any info regarding stephen and poss bro william mcclay/clason/clayson? I posted this in April no luck.

    Started by siobhan‎, 11-11-2006 9:29 PM
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  16. Allan Cameron born abt 1795 Kilmallie

    Allan was born about 1795 in Kilmallie, and his death certificate states that he was the son of John Cameron and Sarah McKenzie. I have been unable to trace his baptism on any searches either on Scotlandspeople or familysearch. I have also been unable to find John and Sarah's marriage. Flora...

    Started by rachdun‎, 18-01-2014 11:09 PM
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  17. A CAMERON, Horse Shoer, Glasgow, 1914

    Filed with John Scott's WW1 Service Records (WO 363): A handwritten reference (for Scott) on headed Memorandum paper from A CAMERON of A Cameron & Son, Horse Shoers, Claremont Street, Glasgow. Dated November 1914. Some damage, partial signature, but clearly legible. May be of use as a...

    Started by fullscott‎, 04-01-2014 9:56 AM
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  18. Be kind: I'm an American - KILPATRICK

    I have so many questions I don't know where to begin. I've traced my Scottish Kilpatrick family back to John Patrick of Ayrshire or Ayreshire (1429-1460) and hit the wall. No parents to be found anywhere. Am I unreasonable to want to go farther? Another problem is that I have all these people's...

    Started by Alicek79‎, 10-05-2013 10:23 AM
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  19. Question Scotlands People query

    Can anyone tell me why when I search in Ancestry.co.uk I can see information on the 1891 Census but it is not showing up in Scotland's people. I would like to confirm that certain members of the family are daughters and not granddaughters. Ancestry does not give me as much detail as Scotland's...

    Started by GlesgaSmiles‎, 19-06-2013 5:55 AM
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  20. Smile Where do I find Scottish Records

    Hi, Can anyone help me with trying to find Scottish records please, marriages in particular. Many thanks, Carol

    Started by carolp‎, 21-08-2013 8:44 PM
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