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« on: Friday 05 January 18 12:14 GMT (UK) »
hello i am looking for a marriage between JAMES COLLIGAN and MARY MCGUIRE. i assume in scotland perhaps shotts as i found a daughter for them on lsd named MARY COLLIGAN born 1870. i cannot find their marriage anywhere. can anyone help please with any information about them?
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Re: looking for marriage
« Reply #1 on: Friday 05 January 18 12:23 GMT (UK) »
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Re: looking for marriage
« Reply #2 on: Friday 05 January 18 12:26 GMT (UK) »
yes that is it

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« Reply #3 on: Friday 05 January 18 12:28 GMT (UK) »
How did you arrive at the record?
ie do you know where this child ended up? Got them on any census?

I's scotland, so remember that Ancestry is pretty useless.
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Re: looking for marriage
« Reply #4 on: Friday 05 January 18 12:34 GMT (UK) »
a relative sent me the names on a family tree, but i am trying to verify this marriage to see if it is the correct person i am looking for. james colligan was born 1823 shotts to john colligan and margaret kirk. this is verified. i cannot find this family anywhere but i have posted before about them (james parents) with no luck.   so now i am trying to find james and mary to see if that will give me any further info.........i cant find them in any census going by their daughters birth.   the tree i was sent said james and mary married 1857, but did not say where and that seemed like a long gap before mary was born.........i dont know where to look

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Re: looking for marriage
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 January 18 12:35 GMT (UK) »
relative has passed away so cannot ask where they got info

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« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 January 18 12:42 GMT (UK) »
Have you obtained all the records for that name from Scotland's people?
They are pay-per-record, but not expensive.

So rather than someone else paying for them, tell us what the records state, and if they are not "your" James Colligan, what factual info from the records makes them unsuitable candidates?
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« Reply #7 on: Friday 05 January 18 12:47 GMT (UK) »
scotlands people have no record of a marriage between a james colligan to a mary mcguire, we have looked there

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« Reply #8 on: Friday 05 January 18 12:50 GMT (UK) »
This is like pulling teeth...

What about the census(es). The name james colligan appears, so what does it give for each census entry of the occurrence of the name?

2 entries in 1841 and 1851, 4?  in 1861 and 7 in 1871...
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