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Hi Falkryn,

That seems odd, as Major Joseph Learmont(h) is listed in other sources as one of the Covenanters imprisoned on Bass Rock, then later released (I believe) after William of Orange took the Crown.

I have always found Dane Love's works well researched and as he is also listed as an Honorary Secretary of the Covenanter Memorial Society he may know a thing or two about the Covenanters.
My own knowledge of the times and affairs is limited.

Technical Help / Re: Family Historian 6 > Marriages
« on: Yesterday at 12:06 »
Falkyrn is/was the expert on Family Historian

You have a wicked sense of humour  :D

IF the original question concerned diagrams the easiest way to make changes to the text is
Open the Diagram (tree/chart)
Right click on an empty space
select Diagram Options
Select the Text Tab
make your choice from the standard layouts (or create your own by mixing & matching and then saving it as a new scheme)
click on Apply and then OK

The text scheme I use is a simple one "Birth Marriage Death" and gives this kind of result
(this is from the sample data provided by Calico Pie the publishers of Family Historian)

According to the book "Scottish Covenanter Stories" by Dane Love - Major Joseph Learmont of Newholm was in command of the Kings troops who are alleged to have started the actual battle by firing into the Covenanters.

The Common Room / Re: Future-proofing the tagging of digital photographs.
« on: Friday 08 December 17 08:20 GMT (UK)  »
Anyone interested in this topic may find the photography section at of interest.

The IPTC standard is reputed to be the most widely used and accepted standard among professional photographers worldwide and the IPTC sets the global standards for News Media

Technical Help / Re: Custodian 4 Software
« on: Friday 01 December 17 18:13 GMT (UK)  »
Libre Office should be able to open Access files (or at least get you into them).

If you click on Base Database the resulting menu has some options including "Connect to an existing database"  - click that option and the drop down menu becomes active and amongst the selections available are Microsoft Access and Microsoft Access 2007.

Other Countries / Re: ADOPTION IN GIBRALTER 1836C
« on: Thursday 30 November 17 18:28 GMT (UK)  »
Adoption as we understand it today did not legally come into force in England until 1927 - Gibralter being an overseas territory may have been later.

It is extremely unlikely that any records of any adoption from your date exist unless the adoption was organised by an agency such as the Church.

Technical Help / Re: AoL old & new emails all disappeared - only shows last 6 days.
« on: Tuesday 28 November 17 19:26 GMT (UK)  »
Have you tried any of the "hints" given on the AOL page

Technical Help / Re: Software for an Android Tablet
« on: Friday 24 November 17 14:21 GMT (UK)  »
I used "Family Bee" in the past - its not free but I always found it reliable (before I switched to Apple)

Lanarkshire / Re: Dewar
« on: Monday 20 November 17 20:24 GMT (UK)  »
I was hoping admin could redirect this to Lanark.  They had a son William born in 1849 a daughter ellen born in 1846 and a son George born in 1843.  The Mother Mary's Tombstone has Mary R. Dewar.  I have since found baptismal records for Carluke Lanark Scotland for George and William with the right years and the mother is Mary Russel/l with father John Dewar.  The US Census has that they immigrated in 1849. and lists the three oldest children as born in Scotland.  I am looking for confirmation I have the right family so I can try to find John and Mary's parents.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

John Dewar who married Mary Russel was the son of George Dewar and Mary Gold - John was my great x3 uncle

John and Mary had 4 children born in Scotland -a child named John was born in December 1847 and died in Feb 1848.

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