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World War One / London Scottish 2/14 Battalion in October 1918
« on: Friday 09 November 18 23:38 GMT (UK)  »

Might seems like a long shot but I've discovered earlier this year, that my 2x great Uncle James Stewart was killed in action in the Flanders (not sure if France or Belgium but I'm sticking with the latter). He was with London Scottish and died on 14th October 1918. He's buried in Derry House Cemetery 2 near Ypres.

I was wondering if anyone know any information about what his battalion was doing that day and whereabouts they were roughly that fateful day.

Also I'd appreciate if anyone could tell me if it would be possible to get a photo of him (if it was taken by the british Army when he first enlisted) from London Scottish Museum or IWM? My family has no photo of him and this year was the first time we learned of his death.

Graveyards and Gravestones / Scottish Graveyards
« on: Sunday 07 October 18 20:50 BST (UK)  »

I'm not sure if this has already been discussed before, but is there any websites that specifically focuses on graveyards in Scotland? I've been on Find a Grave in Scotland website but it seems to be defunct now?


Census and Resource Discussion / Place of birth on census
« on: Friday 28 September 18 23:09 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I've been looking at one of my ancestors records and have found them in the cenuses between 1841 to 1871. However this one really confused me as this person appears to have given at least three different countries as her place of birth!

1841- Scotland
1851- no place was recorded
1861- England
1871- Prembrokeshire in Wales

So what i'm asking is if this was a common thing for people to do in the 19th Century, to give different countries as their place of birth? I know that the Censuses were notorious for getting facts wrong but this is ridiculous...

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with deciphering this short line.
« on: Sunday 26 August 18 22:07 BST (UK)  »
Hi. I've been looking at one of my great grandmother's birth record in a parish record in Moffat, Dumfriesshire. I know who her parents are but I'm curious about this certain part which show the father's occupation as a weaver, but I can't quite read the next few words. If anyone could be able to translate this for me, it would be greatly appreciated!


Lanarkshire / Death Record for Jean/Jane Stewart nee Ramsay.
« on: Wednesday 22 August 18 21:32 BST (UK)  »

I'm trying to find the death record for my 4x great grandmother Jean/Jane Ramsay. I don't have her DOB but I do know that she married William Stewart in 1813 in Wiston and Robertson (not sure about spelling!) and the banns stated that she was from Wiston parish while William was from Culter. They went on to have 2 children- John in 1814 and Cecilia in 1817 (both born in Culter).

I got the BDM information for both John and Cecilia but nothing for either of Jean or William. So As you can understand, I'm rather stuck for this info.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The Common Room / Marriage records from pre 1850s.
« on: Wednesday 22 August 18 15:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi all,

I've been looking at several marriage records for my ancestors in Scotland. I've noticed that there are instances where the marriages were recorded twice for different parishes, one for the groom's parish and another for the bride's parish. I was wondering why this is the case?

Additionally, if a parish is recorded on a marriage record, how do you know whose parish it belongs to- the Groom or the bride? Unless they are from the same parish?

Roxburghshire / Clan Mow?
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 22:01 BST (UK)  »

Just wondering if anyone has heard of a clan called Mow which is supposedly to have originated in Roxburghshire?

I've not heard of that name before so hoping someone could shed some light on it for me.


The Common Room / Unusual surnames.
« on: Wednesday 15 August 18 19:57 BST (UK)  »

I was looking up my family tree and I've discovered that I got a 11x Great Grandmother with a rather unusual surname. Her name was Nance Mow. She was supposedly to have been born in Roxburghshire in 1587 but I'm stuck due to her surname as it's not easy to trace, despite it being unusual! (I realise that records from the 1500s can be rather difficult to find).

So I was wondering if anyone has heard of this surname and/or know of any variations of the name?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with deciphering this sentence.
« on: Tuesday 17 July 18 12:33 BST (UK)  »

I have found a marriage entry for my 6x Great Grandparents in 1751. It stated that the husband was from Dysart in Fife and that the wife was Janet Rickie but I can't read the name of the parish she was from. So I was wondering if anyone could help to clarify this?


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