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Once again, thank you for all the helpful replies and suggestions! :)

Ruskie - Thank you for providing this information, once I've identified John's place and date of birth I'll request his service records from the MOD.

Annette - The 1911 Scottish census shows they were living in the Civil Parish and Parish Ward of Glasgow Fourth, Burgh Ward of Townhead, Parliamentary Burgh of Glasgow, Parliamentary Constituency of St Rollox.

I have attached an extract of the record in the hope that this might provide a little more clarity. Apologies for the attachment being somewhat lopsided, I didn't want to post the information of other households on the page.

Scotland / Re: Looking for information: John Anderson, son of George Weir Anderson
« on: Thursday 09 March 17 20:34 GMT (UK)  »

There are two columns, the headings for these are 'children born alive' (in this case one) and 'children still living' (dash).

The other households listed on the census have number and name entries for the children for example; children born alive 6, children still living 5. The name of the five living children are then listed in the name and surname section.

Scotland / Re: Looking for information: John Anderson, son of George Weir Anderson
« on: Wednesday 08 March 17 23:39 GMT (UK)  »
I have managed to find George and Jean living together as a married couple on the 1911 census. The census states that one child was born alive to the couple and has a dash in the next box along with the heading still living. To me this would suggest that a child may have been born and passed away? Or could it relate to John, as I suspect he may have been born in 1911 or 1912?

Good morning,

I've been looking at the 1911 census this morning and have found two George W Andersons, both of whom were 21 at the time. Entering the forename "Jean" as another person living at the address bared no results so I'll have to look into these a little further. I'm currently on my mobile and will take a closer look when I'm in front of a computer. Thanks!


Just a little update. I've reviewed the birth certificate for John Weir Anderson 1913 456/28 Scoonie Fife (from Scotlandspeople). This John's father's name is William John Anderson and his mother is Euphemia Melville Anderson, so I get the feeling it's not the John I'm looking for.

I have found a marriage certificate for George W Anderson. This is more difficult to read but it looks like he married a Jane Weir in 1910. I'm struggling to read the name of George's mother, it looks like it may read as 'Maggie Anderson' and I can't make out her maiden name at all.

I'm trying to figure out the discrepancies as best as I can.

Hi Chempat,

Thank you for you all your very helpful replies.

Having looked at John and Sarah's marriage certificate, I can see that John's mother is Jean Weir.

You've given me a lot to go on and I'm starting to put together a family tree to collate all the information I've gathered.

Thank you again :)

Scotland / Looking for information: John Anderson, son of George Weir Anderson
« on: Wednesday 01 March 17 20:55 GMT (UK)  »

I am looking for some information on my great grandfather John Anderson.

I have acquired a copy of John's marriage certificate as well as his daughter's (my grandmother's) birth certificate.

This has provided me with the following information:

John Anderson son of George Weir Anderson married Sarah Nimmer Hood Stewart on the 5th of October 1939 in the District of Blythswood in the Burgh of Glasgow. He was 27 years old at the time. John's profession was listed as 'Leading aircraftsmen, Royal Air Force' and his usual residence was listed as 'Royal Air Force Station, Montrose'.

On the 10th of September 1944 John and Sarah had a baby who they named Doreen Anderson. At this time, John's occupation was listed as a 'Sergeant, Royal Air Force' and his usual residence was listed as '169 Shamrock Street, Glasgow', which I believe were barracks.

I am particularly interested in finding out when/where John was born and when/where he passed away. I would like to request John's service records but do not have a service number for John.

Unfortunately, neither my great grandparents or grandparents are living and my mum has no information to assist us.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you

Hi aghadowey, that's us alright. What a great find. Thank you very much!

I couldn't agree more Erato. I'll be responding on the message board from here on in unless it relates to a private matter. That's the best way for everybody to pitch in, swap ideas and gather information.

My next port of call is to order a birth certificate from GRO Scotland.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: UK Immigration Records
« on: Thursday 09 January 14 19:28 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Dawn,

I have contacted The National Archives who have searched the certificates of British Citizenship requests 1949 - 1986, on my behalf and unfortunately they could not find an entry. I'm going to continue browsing through their website as their FAQ pages are very good.

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