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Technical Help / Timelines and Lifelines
« on: Thursday 12 July 18 09:52 BST (UK)  »
      I have been using Genes Reunited recently, and I do like their Lifeline, because it is blank at the start and I then add things to it.     I can take a photo from Keepsafe, (which will have a date on it,) and it can go easily onto the Lifeline in date order.    The only thing is that Genes Reunited often acts drunk - the page sticks or you have to fiddle about before you can get a Lifeline to show the correct information in the correct Lifeline.         
      I don't like Find My Past so much because they don't allow a photo to be added onto a Timeline the way that Genes Reunited does, and Ancestry isn't quite what I want.     I don't want a site that decides what goes on a Timeline.     I want to be the one who decides that.       I like the way Genes does it but people seem to be having problems (not just me) with its reliability.       

Lanarkshire / Re: Arthur Hart Birth record
« on: Wednesday 14 February 18 14:52 GMT (UK)  »
I have just received the correct image for the birth of Arthur from Scotlands People.      In the column marked "Legitimacy" there is just a stroke.     Parents are Arthur Hart & Margaret McGonigal.    The date of birth is 18 May 1868 at 17 Moss Street.    And the baptism date is 28th June.

      Maybe McGhee was Margaret's middle name, but there seems little doubt that Margaret McGonigal is the true mother.     


Lanarkshire / Re: Arthur Hart Birth record
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 19:22 GMT (UK)  »
   Identical thinking.     I figured it out but you beat me by a few minutes to post it!     Ha ha,

Lanarkshire / Re: Arthur Hart Birth record
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 19:21 GMT (UK)  »
     Arthur Hart married Margaret McGonigall at Govan in 1871.       No wonder the marriage couldn't be found.      We were only looking as far as 1868, because of Arthur's birth then.     So it looks like a possibility of Arthur being illigit.       Either that or he was simply just slow to marry Margaret McGonigall.       Maybe the child's true mother was Margaret McGhee right enough.

Lanarkshire / Re: Arthur Hart Birth record
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 19:04 GMT (UK)  »
       Oddly enough, I was so curious that I also opened up the 1868 birth record, probably just around the same time as you did - and I also reported it.      I have asked them if the lower half of the page is missing.      If you look at it again, you will see that much of the lowest part of the page is black.       Whatever the reason for the information at the top of the birth not agreeing with what is below, I think there is a fair chance that they might come up with an image of the true birth.      I hope they do.

        P.S.    I wondered if they went to Ireland to be married.

Lanarkshire / Re: Arthur Hart Birth record
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:09 GMT (UK)  »
There is a Catholic record for Paisley, which looks like him - but there is a problem.     The preview of this Catholic birth, on Scotlands People is:

    Arthur Hart, born 18 May 1868, and baptised 28 Jun 1868 at Paisley, St Mirrin's.   Parents: Arthur Hart/Margaret McGhee.   

    So, the problem is....    Margaret McGhee - is she the same person as Margaret McGonnigle?   


Lanarkshire / Re: Arthur Hart Birth record
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 15:47 GMT (UK)  »
1871 Census    4 South Croft, Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire
Nettia McGunigall, 50,   ...This is, I think, Letitia McGonnigle
John, 25
Ann, 21
George, 20
Arthur Hart, Grandson.     It doesn't give his age on the Ancestry transcription.    I suspect the original census on Scotlands People may be badly written and difficult to make out.

P.S.    Found him on Scotlands People.    He is aged 3 according to them in 1871.     

Lanarkshire / Re: Willowbank Crescent, Glasgow
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:20 GMT (UK)  »
   I have just discovered an Alexander Mclean living at 18 Willowbank Crescent from at least 1886 up to 1899.       He appears on the lists as a Grain Merchant.     

Lanarkshire / Re: Willowbank Crescent, Glasgow
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 12:53 GMT (UK)  »
In 1908 and 1909, there is a Margaret McLean living at number 18, and in 1910 there is a Thomas McLean and an Algernon W. S. McLean.      In 1914, there is an Alexander McSween, a Traveller.

Perhaps Alexander McLean in your photo was visiting Margaret McLean, Thomas or Algernon.    If he was only visiting for a short period of time, he would probably not show up on any records.

My information comes from Ancestry's Glasgow Elecetoral Registers.

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