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One Name Studies: A to G / Re: Blue family of Argyllshire
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 20:48 GMT (UK)  »
Are you still researching this? I have recently discovered Blue family members. Mine lineage ended up in Lochranza, Arran.

United States of America / Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« on: Thursday 01 November 18 00:00 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks I do have a center near me so will try that first.

United States of America / Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« on: Tuesday 30 October 18 12:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All,

Thanks for all the help... managed to solve a few blocks for me!

I wonder if anyone could tell me how to get hold of a copy of her death certificate? I know she died in Manhattan on 20 April 1944. Heres the record info from Ancestry.. I don't think her age was right.. everything else I have says she was 42... but still so young.. I am wondering what killed her.

Name:   Elizabeth Murray
Age:   36
Birth Year:   abt 1908
Death Date:   20 Apr 1944
Death Place:   Manhattan, New York, USA
Certificate Number:   9592

United States of America / Re: Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« on: Saturday 27 October 18 00:26 BST (UK)  »
Yes thatís her! Yay! I know Reilly to be a family name! Thank you soooooo much

This is a possible California death record for Anne Morrissey, listing her parents as John Armstrong & Elizabeth Reilly -

United States of America / Betty Morrissey Movie Star!
« on: Friday 26 October 18 10:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi Everyone,

I need help... according to family stories, my 2x Great Aunt Mary Ross emigrated to the USA in 1911. Her relative listed on the passenger list is Annie Morrissey/Morrison and listed as Second Cousin.

As the story goes, Annie had a daughter called Betty Morrissey (Elizabeth) who was a movie star featuring in a number of Charlie Chaplin films. I have googled this as can verify that Betty Morrissey is the named actress. I am however unsure how her mother Annie is related into our line. All I know is she is called Annie and was born in Ireland c1864 and her husband was John Morrissey (who as far as  I know left when Betty was young)

How do I find out who Betty's mum Annie is and make the connection? I have quite a bit of information but not sure how to find what I need. Any help greatly appreciated!


Scotland / Re: George & Fallin Ross
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 09:53 GMT (UK)  »
wow... can you give me lessons... you two are amazing! I spoke to my mum and auntie last night... George was their Great Grandfather so they are very interested in his story!

Scotland / Re: George & Fallin Ross
« on: Tuesday 27 February 18 20:51 GMT (UK)  »
Wow!! Totally blown away!!  :o :o :o

I am amazed by how you have got all this! I am still so much a beginner... don't think I would have sussed this on my own! Thank you!

I will have a look for the original documents with regards to it all and see what I can find out. I've got a busy few days ahead but I will try and get a bit of time to delve in.

Scotland / Re: George & Fallin Ross
« on: Monday 26 February 18 21:39 GMT (UK)  »

However I have not been able to find a marriage of James Ross and Jane/Janet Sloan. Any ideas?

You'll find them in the Old Parish Registers, as they were married before the introduction of civil registration in 1855:

James Ross and Janet Sloane, 6 Aug 1845, Glasgow.

I think this must be them in the 1851 census:

145 Trongate Street, St Mary's or Tron
James Ross, head, married, 24, master musician, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Jean (sic) Ross, wife, married, 23, domestic duties, Glasgow Lanarkshire
Elizabeth Mouet, visitor, unmarried, 20,  fruit dealer, Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Margaret Mouet, visitor, unmarried, 23, fruit dealer, Glasgow, Lanarkshire


Thanks Ruth... will have a look into it.

Scotland / Re: George & Fallin Ross
« on: Monday 26 February 18 14:58 GMT (UK)  »
Have you tried England with Jane being born in Liverpool

She wasn't the one born in Liverpool though was she? wasn't that the woman we thought might be George's mum in the Edinburgh census.

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