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    It happens a lot. There was quite a pressure to name the kids after the g.parents, and if there were several brothers all married in the same parish at about the same time, there was frequently a sudden outbreak of children with the same name and roughly the same age. The only way to sort them out was to track the siblings....

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    Lesley,

    You are right! I've sorted out several family groups using that method. The problem here is that there seem to be so few documents. I am also looking for Apprentice records in that time period in Scotland (probably Edinburgh Parish) Do you know if any are online somewhere?

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    I've had a quick look round. I thought that they were on the National Records of Scotland site, but they only have them for 3 locations. I suspect that some will be with local archives.

    The simplest way to find whether they have survived (and a lot of records haven't thanks to damp, acid ink, fire, war, etc) is probably to contact the relevant FHS or local archive and ask them if they know. Have a look through GENUKI.org.uk to find out where they are.

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    Thanks Lesley, you and the other responders have been of great help! Being on another continent doesn't help much but I will continue the search as best I can

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