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Offline Karen mcneill

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Re: The Meffan Institute
« Reply #9 on: Monday 17 July 17 22:33 BST (UK) »
My Grandfather was John Meffan.  HOw would I go about helping to trace his family tree.   


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Re: The Meffan Institute
« Reply #10 on: Monday 17 July 17 23:31 BST (UK) »
Have a look at http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=24468.0

The first thing is to try and collect as much information as you can about your parents and grandparents. Names, dates and places of birth, marriage and death. You can download worksheets to fill in that will show you where the gaps are. Something like the four-generation family tree chart available at http://obituarieshelp.org/free_printable_blank_family_tree.html for example, but other formats are available and you my prefer one of these.

Once you have written down what you know or can find out from your family, you are ready to start looking for certificates. All Scottish birth, marriage and death certificates, and most other information necessary to build your tree, are available at www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk for a small fee. However you cannot view online a birth less than 100 years ago, a marriage less than 75 years ago, or a death less than 50 years ago; you have to order these, or find someone who can go in person to the Scotland's People Centre and transcribe the information for you.
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