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Help needed please Margaret MacDonald
« on: Wednesday 17 January 18 07:47 GMT (UK) »
I am new to forums, so please excuse me if this is then wrong place for this request.

I am looking for some help here if possible, PLEASE.  The little hair I have is nearly pulled out.
My dad was Adopted at birth.  His birth certificate bears his Mothers name. Margaret McDonald. Address is Domicile: 252 Garscube road Glasgow.    She was single, which I suppose is why the adoption was done.   Was there a Home or Convent of some sort here.  His name on the birth certificate has his own birth name and his adoptive name also.

I was told his Mother may have been a teacher.    I have looked up the Scotland people and I only find a Margaret MacDonald not McDonald who was a pawnbrokers assistant and whos Father was was a teacher.    I have been able to trace this line back a fair way.   
Is there a chance that the name was changed to Mc from Mac only on my Dads  Birth certificate.
Also.  The MacDonalds on the line I have done are Free Church and my Dads adoptive Family are Irish RC.     This doesn’t seem right, or is it normal.


Thanks.

Martin

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Re: Help needed please
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 08:11 GMT (UK) »
Welcome.
I'm sure we will have a few people looking , but intially a bit more information is needed.
Can you give a date or year for this birth?

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Re: Help needed please
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 08:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi and Welcome  :)

As Pauline says, some dates would help.  Mc  and Mac are often used interchangeably so I shouldn't worry about the surname.

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Re: Help needed please
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 08:56 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the very fast response.

My Father was Born 17th August 1925.  Name on Birth Certificate being James McDonald O'Brien. (O'Brien being his adoptive name)
Born 20 or 26 West Cumberland Street Glasgow but Mother was Domiciled at 252 Garscube Road.

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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 08:57 GMT (UK) »
I found a Margaret MacDonald born on 19th December 1906, which I am presuming is the correct one.

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 09:02 GMT (UK) »
What  occupation does it give for Margaret on your father's birth certificate?  Was the pawnbroker's assistant from that?
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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 09:12 GMT (UK) »
Yes!   That's what it says her occupation was

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« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 09:21 GMT (UK) »
Have you looked for a possible death for Margaret?
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Re: Help needed please
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 17 January 18 09:23 GMT (UK) »
Struggling to see a record of this birth on Scotlandspeople. Is it a standard birth certificate that you have?
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