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Title: George Muir Brown
Post by: micall on Sunday 20 September 09 19:28 BST (UK)
 Hi Im new to Roots Chat although not new to family history research but I'm stuck. Im looking for a death record for my Great grandfather George Muir Brown who died at his daughter Elizabeth McMillan's home in Aintree or manchester in or around 1947ish. Any ideas where I can start?
Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: PaulineJ on Sunday 20 September 09 19:34 BST (UK)
FreeBMD won't have transcribed that recently; and would not have his middle name (just initial) anyway.

Does LAncashireBmd have anything? You'll need his birth year to help pin anything down though.

Pauline

Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: micall on Sunday 20 September 09 19:42 BST (UK)
Many thanks for that. I'll give it a go  :)
Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: Manchester Rambler on Sunday 20 September 09 20:44 BST (UK)
George M BROWN died Mar qtr 1949 aged 84.  (Liverpool N. 10d 261)

Does that sound possible?

Rambler
Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: micall on Sunday 27 September 09 14:59 BST (UK)
definitely - how on earth did you manage that. I obviously have a lot still to learn and think this is the place to do that.
Next question - how do I go about getting a copy of his death certificate to confirm the details?
Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: Manchester Rambler on Thursday 01 October 09 09:02 BST (UK)
I found the death on the complete GRO index - it's available in the UK in county record offices as well as some larger libraries, and online at one or two subscription sites.  It's not as easy to search as Free BMD, because you have to check each quarter, but as you knew the rough date, it didn't take too long! 

You can order the cert online from http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/ - it costs £7.
Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: micall on Monday 05 October 09 21:59 BST (UK)
many thanks - Ive ordered the certificate and am so pleased to have filled that particular gap in the tree many thanks again
Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: AndyofWashington on Monday 15 November 21 00:56 GMT (UK)
I am researching the same family tree.  George Muir Nrown would also be my Great Grandfather. My grandmother was hhis Daughter Joan.
Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: hdw on Sunday 26 December 21 21:30 GMT (UK)
George Muir Brown looks like a Scottish name so I looked him up on Scotlandspeople. He was born in 1865 at Kinning Park in the parish of Govan, on the south side of Glasgow, parents George Barr Brown, joiner journeyman (i.e. a worker, not owning his own business), and Isabella Dewar.

Harry

PS I hope the birth-certificate is legible. The original was too large to attach here so I had to compress it.
Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: Ruskie on Monday 27 December 21 08:10 GMT (UK)
The OP hasnít been on rootschat since 2011, but she has the surname Dewar on her list, so she is probably aware of Georgeís parentage.
Title: Re: George Muir Brown
Post by: AndyofWashington on Monday 27 December 21 18:25 GMT (UK)
Thank you.  That is in fact my great grandfather.  Coincidentally, my middle name is Harry.