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I too am looking for Janet Rodger, born about 1838 in Elderslie. My husband is a descendant of her brother John who emigrated to the U.S. Her other siblings...
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British origins Children's Employment Commission Pt II (1842) and Jeremy Gibson's Pre-1858 Probate Jurisdictions: Where To Look For Wills (maps) contain information regarding Scotland and are are free to view. In addition the Militia Attestations Index (1886-1910), contains names from all over the British Isles including south and central Scotland (subscription required to view search results).
Elrick Ross MILNE
I am also seeking any details on the above, he was born on 26/12/1908 in Stonehaven, married Helen Fury, (B 22/6/1914, d 6/7/1996 ). They had a daughter Alice...
Alexander Boll
I would appreciate any help with the above. He was born on 4/4/1857, married Jane Craig on 7/10/1881 in Pollokshaws, she was born 9/10/1857, died 11/7/1891...
Ayrshire migration
Hello Gordon and Margaret Thanks for your reply. I'm finding that several people came from Ayrshire to NSW, especially the Bathurst region, without being part...
I have tried for two weeks to find out anything about forced or otherwise settlement of Jacobites in North Carolina and have gotten no where at all. Both their...
Re: new line - GEMMELL ireland to Maybole, Ayrshire Scotland
Hi Brenda Do you know why the Gemmells might have moved from Ireland to Maybole - what kind of work the father did? It was common - I've found a lot of people...
Re: whaling crew records
Hello Helen, Is it possible to get a copy of this list posted please? Or it it possible that you could email the list to interested people please? Thankyou...
I am trying to discover the origins of my ancestor line of Simpson. I found that William Simpson and his wife Jenet Winchester were in the Parish of Rothes...
Re: Canonbie area Armstrongs
Helen My mother's family is also an Armstrong (on the paternal side) line from Canonbie. They lived at Greenburn farm ... the earliest records I have are in...
Scottish Probate Jurisdictions: Where to look for wills
Children's Employment Commission Report Part II
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If anybody began a conversation about the Jacobites in Scotland, the name Flora MacDonald would almost certainly be mentioned. And no wonder, for she is perhaps the best known of all the women who supported the Jacobite cause...
Militia Attestations Index 1886-1910 on British Origins contains names from all over the British Isles including south and central Scotland.
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