Author Topic: Laurence Smith, Shetland  (Read 19598 times)

Offline Lauraine

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Re: Laurence Smith, Shetland
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 02:19 BST (UK) »
My Thomas Smith was born in May 1854 in Houss, Burra.  He was on the Census in 1871 & then just disappears.  The person running Bayanne Site seems to know nothing about him so we need to know the birth of your Thomas Smith.  Check out Tony Gott's site called Bayanne.

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Re: Laurence Smith, Shetland
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 10:16 BST (UK) »
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Seeing as I live in the south of England and I have only ever visited Shetland once, it is difficult for me to access any historic data in person.
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Please can anyone enlighten me about my Shetland side of the family? It has always fascinated me and I have always felt a connection with the island (including my years of fiddle playing!)

Scotland's People website (pay per view) has Scottish vital and census records and lots more.

There are other resources here under SHETLAND RESOURCES at the top of this board-
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See that you've posted looking for information about your grandmother- would be a good idea if you could go back to the topic and give us an idea of when she was born and any other information that might make it easier to help you-
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=507209.0
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Re: Laurence Smith, Shetland
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 17 June 15 15:03 BST (UK) »
Folks,  you might be lucky & find something on,

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index/SCT-ShETLAND

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Researching Smith from Shetland, Herd from Arboath, Whittier, Combs from England & Wales plus Albrecht (Albright), Carkner (Kirchner) & Syrnyk (Syrnick) from Prussia. Laurenson in South Africa