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Lanarkshire / Re: Rose Street Glasgow look up please
« on: Friday 04 May 18 09:09 BST (UK)  »
1. Which Rose St - there were two, the first in Garnethill area and the other in Hutchesontown area (three if you include East Rose Street )

2. It's unlikely that you will find a list of residents in the Directory as they were private publications and entries were paid for (even the Post office Directories)

The 1921/22 Directory has 7 Rose Street Hutchesontown as the Adelphi Ter Public School and no listing for 7 Rose Street Garnethill

Technical Help / Re: Snipping Tool Blackout
« on: Monday 30 April 18 12:35 BST (UK)  »
This wasn't the transparent overlay it was a totally opaque light grey coloured screen when it wasn't black.

So far it seems to be working normally now but then I've not restarted the computer yet since I got the clipping tool working again.

It sounds as if there may be a system file corruption or video driver corruption - if it is only with the snipping tool I think we can rule out the latter.
I should have asked - does this happen every time with the tool or just with certain programs eg Internet Explorer

Technical Help / Re: Snipping Tool Blackout
« on: Sunday 29 April 18 20:20 BST (UK)  »
The Light Grey overlay is quite normal in the Windows snipping tool (the black screen isn't)-
To turn  off the overlay, open the snipping tool, click on Options and make sure that the box next to "show Screen overlay" is cleared and then click on ok

The Lighter Side / Re: Can someone explain this conversation re certificates
« on: Friday 27 April 18 21:18 BST (UK)  »
I have decided  I want to use my maiden name at work which led to what I find was a bizarre conversation with my professional body. since we're referring to law, I'm in Scotland btw.

First I was told it was illegal for a married woman to use her maiden name and I would have to be divorced and then use my divorce papers to be granted a deed poll to change my name or I'd be breaking the law. She then said I had to change my passport.  When I explained I didn't have a passport she claimed it was illegal not to have one for which I had to explain not if I didn't attempt to travel abroad.

After 10min of going round in circles with the above conversation she agreed I should send my birth certificate and get statements from colleagues to confirm they are happy for me to be know by my maiden name (eh?).  So I said "right so birth certificate, marriage certificate and statements?" She said "no just your birth cert" and when I asked "surely it's my marriage certificate that links the 2 names" and she said no.  worryingly she said they only accept England and wales birth certificates and I was born in Scotland so not sure if that means I don't exist  ???

Legally in Scotland a woman retains her maiden name throughout her life.

e.g if Joan Brown marries Fred Smith, in Scotland under Scots Law she would always be known as Joan Brown or Smith. This applies whether she is married divorced or widowed.

Obviously the person you were speaking to  knew about as much of the law as your average goldfish - and as for the "only English or welsh" Birth certificates   :-X

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Burgh of Kincardine
« on: Friday 27 April 18 19:55 BST (UK)  »
Well spotted there is a mention on the Canmore site of Dripend Farm Cottages in Kincardine

Ross & Cromarty / Re: Invergordon Pier drowning 24 December 1915
« on: Friday 27 April 18 18:46 BST (UK)  »
There is nothing I have found in a Newspaper (britishnewspaper archives) and there is no RCE associated with his death.  The local Procurator Fiscal was the informant on his death so I suspect some form of an inquiry was made given he was a seaman and likely not a resident.  If there is one it would lay within the Sherriff Court archives.


The PF would have been involved as this was a death in a public place - the "inquiry" may have been simply an interview of witnesses (precognition)to establish the circumstances. There is no RCE as the PF is the Informant - there would only have been a need to correct an entry if the death had been reported to the Registrar before the PF had finished with witnesses. Unfortunately very few of these PF Records survive unless they are considered of major public interest.
It's possible that there could have been an FAI (Fatal Accident Inquiry) but these are rare, even today although convened if required by legislation (e.g. employment law) or if deemed "in the Public Interest" and given that this occurred in wartime the latter is unlikely to have been an influencing factor.

Lanarkshire / Re: 65 Renfield Street, Glasgow
« on: Friday 27 April 18 17:27 BST (UK)  »
from the 1941 Directory it would appear to be a tenement building or office block housing various company offices - could he have been employed as a watchman or a warden as it was war time ?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Burgh of Kincardine
« on: Friday 27 April 18 12:22 BST (UK)  »
Royal Infirmary, Stirling
Blank Blank Stipend(?) Cottages
Parish of Kincardine

The Sti at the beginning of Stipend is very similar to the Sti at the beginning of Stirling

Fife / Re: Looking for the KEY family & brewing in FIFE
« on: Friday 27 April 18 10:03 BST (UK)  »
I googled the origin of the name Christie and got a hit on a DANISH word meaning Ďcupí ! So thatís a hint...
Iíd like it if someone can contact me on the private messaging service with the genealogy for the Key and Christie families.
this is my third ost, so it might be possible now...

Blacks Surnames of Scotland lists Christie as a possible diminutive of Christian or Christopher and was most commonly found in Fife although there are records of Chrysty and other variants being used in the 1450's in the Stirling area. Christopher itself is also recorded as an anglification of the gaelic Gille Chriosda (Gilchrist)

Brown as a surname is listed a having numerous origins -
1. an old adjective meaning dark red
2. an anglification of various Gaelic terms and family names
3. an anglification of Norman or french "le brun"
4. an anglification of Brun from the Low Countries
5. An English name

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