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Offline JohnK Mitchell

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Looking for living relatives in Hawick
« on: Monday 12 March 18 21:35 GMT (UK) »
My great grandfather, James MITCHELL was born in Hawick, Scotland Oct. 12th 1830.  He was one of seventeen in his family. He was a weaver and was well known for his sports activities/championships in tossing the cabre. He immigrated to Canada in 1854.  I am interested in talking/finding current Mitchell relatives. From a family of 17 there must be living relatives.


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Re: Looking for living relatives in Hawick
« Reply #1 on: Monday 12 March 18 22:09 GMT (UK) »
Sorry, we are not a forum for tracing living persons.

If you wish to access records to trace some of the 16 other offspring, then ScotlandsPeople would be the go-to site.

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Re: Looking for living relatives in Hawick
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 March 18 17:07 GMT (UK) »
Hi, JohnK Mitchell:

Here are a couple of suggestions:

- You could write a letter to the local newspapers and ask them to publish it in their "letters to the editor" section.

- You could contact the Borders Family History Society (they publish a newsletter with queries; I don't know if you have to join in order for them to publish a query): http://www.bordersfhs.org.uk/

Good luck in your search!

Regards,
Josephine
England: Barnett; Beaumont; Christy; George; Holland; Parker; Pope; Salisbury
Scotland: Currie; Curror; Dobson; Muir; Oliver; Pryde; Turnbull; Wilson
Ireland: Carson; Colbert; Coy; Craig; McGlinchey; Riley; Rooney; Trotter; Waters/Watters