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Lanarkshire / Re: Glasgow searching - c. 1950s
« on: Tuesday 09 January 18 15:48 GMT (UK)  »
If you are searching for snippets of information post 1910, one avenue you could go down is to try a google: "Ancestry - Glasgow Electoral Registers".       These records often only give the head of the house and what address he or she was living at.       But they go up to the early 1960's, and sometimes they do tell you names of other people living at the same address.    You can then try to investigate whether the other people were sons, or daughters etc.     

      I am already a member of Ancestry, and I find the easiest way to reach the relevant search page  is to try the google.      Then, all you do is type in the name of the person you are searching for, plus a date.    However, if you are looking for a John Smith, this brings up countless possibilities, but if the name you are searching for is more uncommon than that, then you have a reasonable chance of seeing where they were living, and possibly even who was living with them, just by using these registers.      They sometimes also tell you what a person was working at.     

      ...The registers helped me find my grandfather between the years 1926 and 1940.

Lanarkshire / Re: Soho Street Glasgow 1870 help
« on: Monday 08 January 18 20:24 GMT (UK)  »
I had a great grandfather in Manchester who always described himself as Physician & Surgeon.     He actually rode on a horse to see his patients, and often delivered babies himself, some of these births being long drawn out and difficult.     Perhaps this last part would be why he also called himself a surgeon.   

Angus (Forfarshire) / Re: Looking for descendants
« on: Thursday 04 January 18 14:09 GMT (UK)  »
  There was a Richard S Souter who married a Helen Henderson Blyth in 1925 at Balmerino.      This would be the Richard Forsyth who was born in 1896.     Balmerino is at Newport on Tay, Fifeshire.

   Now there is a Richard Souter Forsyth, who died aged 80 at Dundee in 1976, and his mother's name was Lawson, so this must be the Richard Forsyth who was born about 1873.    In other words, he would be the father of the above Richard, born 1896.

   Helen Henderson Forsyth died aged 81 in 1978 at Dundee, so it looks like Richard Souter Forsyth & Helen Henderson Blyth possibly lived all their lives in Dundee.      I should imagine there may be children dating from the time they were married in 1925.

    ...Also, I think that Richard S Forsyth and Mary may have had a child named Jessie in 1903 at Dundee.      I can tell this by going to the 1911 census, typing in Forsyth, and looking to see who has the same census number as Richard S Forsyth.       They had Mary, Richard & Ellen on the 1901 census, so Jessie was aged 8 on the 1911, unless I am mistaken

     P.S.    There was a Forsyth child born in 1927 at St Clement, Dundee who had the middle name Lawson,
and I think this may be Richard & Helen's child.      (Don't know if I am permitted to give the full name as it is less than 100 years since the child was born)

Lanarkshire / Re: Can't find death for George McMillan born 1828
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 22:52 GMT (UK)  »
On Scotlands People, under Wills, there is an Inventory for a George McMillan, dated 4 Oct 1873 for Newlands, parish of Kilmaurs,  Ayrshire.          It costs 10 credits to open the record and it might not be him!

   Perhaps you could try the 1871 census on Ancestry to see if a George McMillan was living there in 1871.     

Technical Help / Re: Problem with Firefox 54 and Trusteer Rapport
« on: Saturday 25 November 17 15:02 GMT (UK)  »
Having trouble with Trusteer Rapport again.    I have been on Chrome for a while with no problems until today.      When I look up the console it says it is working but there is no green icon at the top right of any of the site pages.       Help.

           Norman died 16 Oct 1942 at 12 Colinslie Road, Glasgow.    He was aged 60, a Police Constable, Retired, married to Mary Jane Stewart.      His father was Angus Campbell, Crofter and Flora Campbell, both deceased.     He had been confined to bed 4 years with Spinal Cord disease.          The informant was his son, who was also named Norman Campbell.   

           P.S.    James Stott Campbell was born in 1919 at Eastwood, and married Betty Dobson in 1945 at Pollock.   

            I see Norman Campbell at, (as you know already) 26 Craigie St as a lodger in 1912-1913, then in 1914-1915 he is living at 35 Riverside Street in the company of 7 or 8 other Constables, plus a Fireman and a Driver.      All at the same address (35 Riverside St).

        After this he is at 2 Ellangowan Road from 1915 till at least 1935, so he definitely survived WW1.        ....So, I would be looking for him dying after 1935, either at Pollock or even Renfrewshire.      I saw some of the records listing Ellangowan Road as Pollock, and at other times Eastwood.      That area is just on the border between Glasgow (Lanarkshire) and Renfrewshire.       Hope this helps a little bit.

       P.S.     It seems to me that Riverside Street may have been a Police Station, simply because he was in the company of so many other constables at that address during 1914-1915 above.

In 1918, on the Glasgow Electoral Register, Norman Campbell, constable is living at 2 Ellangowan Road, Pollock, living up the same close and possibly in the same flat as a Mrs Mary J Campbell.

In 1919, at the same address, again difficult to tell if they are all in the same house, or simply living up the same close, are...

Mrs Dolina Campbell
Mrs Mary J Campbell
Norman Campbell
Samuel Campbell

As these records only give the names of people who have reached voting age, Samuel can't be Norman's son, as you say Norman married in 1914.     He may be related in some other way.

Dolina Campbell may be easy to trace, because of her unusual first name.       ...I also noticed Norman Campbell, constable at 35 Riverford Road on an Electoral Register.       Have you ever heard of Dolina Campbell? 

Scotland / Re: Andrew Graham Henderson
« on: Wednesday 11 October 17 19:01 BST (UK)  »
Robert Smith Henderson was born 1 Jan 1871 at Govan.     Parents: William Nisbet Henderson & Jessie Jardine Boyd.      I think the following is his probate record .....

      "Robert Smith Henderson of 24 Claddens St, Glasgow N died 19 Apr 1942.     Confirmation of Evelyn Margaret Henderson or Nisbet.      Sealed Llandudno 13 Aug."

       A lot of records were stored at Llandudno during WW2, apparently to keep them safe from the bombing.

       P.S.     Correction  - This Probate is NOT for Robert Smith Henderson.      This is someone else with the same name.

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