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Link: Watt Library online index of BMDs
« on: Saturday 05 July 08 23:03 BST (UK) »
Inverclyde Council has published an online index to BMDs in the Greenock, Gourock and Port of Glasgow area. The Watt Library Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths is compiled from the announcements made in local newspapers from the early nineteenth century to around 1913. The work is still ongoing and when complete will contain over 100,000 names.

I've just had a look at it and it is really informative and could be very useful to anybody with ancestors in this area of Scotland. (Lots of families where the men are seafarers or associated professions.)

The link is here

http://www.inverclyde.gov.uk/education-and-learning/libraries/local-and-family-history/family-history/watt-library-births-marriages-deaths-index
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BAKER - Lancashire, Cheshire, BUCHANAN - Glasgow, Lancashire, LAWRENCE - Jamaica, Lancashire, JONES - Shropshire, Lancashire, SHAWCROSS - Lancashire, India,  MONTAGU - Lancashire, America, MORRISON - Fife, Lancashire, SEDDON DUTTON HESKETH  - Lancashire, WHITEHEAD - Yorkshire, WIDDOWS - Ireland

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Jeffs - Northamptonshire to Leicestershire to Queensland, Australia
Lewis - Wales to Gloucestershire to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Iddols & Baylis - Gloucestershire
Mary Jones, daughter of James Jones and Eliza - born abt 1864 Staffordshire, died 1948 Queensland, Australia
Dorans - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Ralph - Ireland to Scotland to Queensland, Australia
Reedy - Ireland to NSW & Queensland, Australia
Bradbury (False name?) - Oxfordshire to Queensland, Australia

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Re: Watt Library online index of BMDs
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 March 14 09:01 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks for the updated link - which still works 4 years later!  the Watt Library certainly has a wonderful family history resource.

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Re: Watt Library online index of BMDs
« Reply #3 on: Monday 17 March 14 17:08 GMT (UK) »
Has anyone else been unable to get on this website? I get the message: "This service is not available"
Nan
London and Middlesex, England: Loft, Hughes, Walker, Eades, Phair, Hubbard, Bull
Ayrshire, Scotland: Currie,  Gebbie
Argyllshire, Scotland: Clark, McDonald, McCorquodale,
Lanarkshire, Scotland: Allan, Smellie
Renfrewshire, Scotland: Lang, Jack

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Re: Watt Library online index of BMDs
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 March 14 17:39 GMT (UK) »
Yes, It appears the website is down ?
Brown, Easson, Baird, Wilkie, Winton, Minto, Devine, Hill, Porter, Bruce, Halket, Martin, Watson, Devine, Galloway, Fernie, Abercrombie, Skirving, Hunter, Aitken, McNair, Wishart, Tyrie, Smith, Fairweather, McLean, De Palma, Hastings, Russell, Christie, McDead, Gartshore, Chalmers, Fyall, Anderson

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Re: Watt Library online index of BMDs
« Reply #5 on: Monday 17 March 14 19:09 GMT (UK) »
I re-checked the link this morning and it was working then  ???

Hopefully it will be back soon.



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Re: Watt Library online index of BMDs
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 06 April 14 17:02 BST (UK) »
This site is absolutely fantastic, the staff who have collated all of this data from the newspaper deserve a medal  ;D, and if you call them, they will try their very best to help.
Kathy
GREENOCK.  Mitchell, Foley, Ferguson, Sweeney, Beckett, Sheekey, Branchfield, McDermid, Crighton, Canavan
LIVERPOOL. Otty, Holmes, Crighton
CO TYRONE, FERMANAGH, ANTRIM, DERRY.   Mitchell, Elliott,Dowds, Mcguire, McFall
COUNTY CARLOW. Foley, Doyle
DENMARK. Holm
WIGTOWNSHIRE.  Ferguson, Milroy, Dickson, Gunlock, Aitcheson/Hutcheson

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Re: Watt Library online index of BMDs
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 April 14 17:25 BST (UK) »
A fantastic resource. Thanks to all the staff for their brilliant work .
As Kathy says they deserve a medal.
Margaret