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Title: HELP!
Post by: abc_and_me on Thursday 11 December 14 20:28 GMT (UK)
I landed here when I did a Google search for one of my relatives.  HELP!  I have NO idea what I'm doing or how to do it :(  BUT this looks like a great tool, especially since my ancestors are from Ireland and England - my maternal family having come here to Canada only a year prior to my birth!  I just don't know how to use the site :(
I am at a loss with my maternal grandfather, George Scott, born 1918 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England.  He and my grandmother divorced after they had my mom, Carol, and no one heard from him afterwards. :(  I have had someone help me find his parents - based on the address that my grandfather listed on his and my grandmother's marriage certificate - but even that has been a dead end.  I sure could use some help! :)
Thanks!
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: groom on Thursday 11 December 14 20:41 GMT (UK)
Hi, welcome to Rootschat. It does look confusing at first but you will soonn get used to it and people are always ready to help.

Can you give us the names of his parents and I'm sure someone will find them.

There are two George Scotts born Dewsbury in 1918, do you know which is yours?

June quarter 1918
Scott    George    mother's maiden name Johnson    Dewsbury    9b   793

Dec quarter 1918
Scott    George    mother's maiden name Atkinson    Dewsbury    9b   669
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: abc_and_me on Thursday 11 December 14 20:44 GMT (UK)
Thanks so much!
His parents were George Scott 1889-1964 and Esther Atkinson 1895-?  They were married in 1915 in Yorkshire West Riding, England.  I have more information but I'm not sure whether it's a help or hindrance to list it.
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: groom on Thursday 11 December 14 20:45 GMT (UK)
Great - so this is his birth

Dec quarter 1918
Scott    George    mother's maiden name Atkinson    Dewsbury    9b   669
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: groom on Thursday 11 December 14 20:47 GMT (UK)
Here is their marriage

Marriages Sep 1915   
Atkinson    Esther    Scott    Wakefield    9c   114    
Scott    George    Atkinson    Wakefield    9c   114
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: Annie65115 on Thursday 11 December 14 20:50 GMT (UK)
http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

and here's a link to the website where that info came from! It's free to use - if you get confused by it, just ask and someone will explain.
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: groom on Thursday 11 December 14 20:50 GMT (UK)
A possible sibling

Births Jun 1916   
Scott    Annie   mother's maiden name Atkinson    Wakefield    9c   108
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: abc_and_me on Thursday 11 December 14 20:54 GMT (UK)
I have that info. so far (I'm sorry, I should have said!) but I can't find ANYTHING on Annie - if she married, did she have children... nothing. Nor can I figure out if my father (George Scott jr) remarried after my grandmother (Mary Burton). She thinks he went to Egypt (and I agree - I found one of his dad's wife's relatives had gone there during the war and there was a comment in someone's public family tree on ancestry.com that said that they saw George jr IN Egypt when they were stationed there.  But beyond that, I got nuthin' :(
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: Annie65115 on Thursday 11 December 14 20:55 GMT (UK)
ok - so are you wanting to look forward rather than back?

If so, it might be difficult for us to help as we cannot name people who may still be living.
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: cath151 on Thursday 11 December 14 20:57 GMT (UK)
Parish Church of Woodkirk
16 September 1915
George Scott     26 bachelor  Labour  Woodkirk   William Scott   Quarryman
Esther Atkinson  20  spinster             Woodkirk    Rowland Atkinson   Miner
Witnesses Annie Atkinson and Herbert Wood

Are you trying to find what happened to George born 1918 or his ancestors?

Cathy :)
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: abc_and_me on Thursday 11 December 14 21:00 GMT (UK)
Oh, I never even thought of that.  I'd be happy for forward or back - but yes, it would be nice to find living relatives of his.  At the very least I'd like to know what became of him after he and Mary divorced. She went on to remarry a Raymond Harvey and had my mom's half-sister, then divorced yet again and remarried a George Bacon - then they left England and came here, my mom met and married my dad and had me - within a year!  I'd love to find out what happened to her first husband - as he was my grandfather after all, but I can't find a thing :(
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: abc_and_me on Thursday 11 December 14 21:01 GMT (UK)
That's neat cath151 ^^ :)  Thanks!!!  Is that like a church's records? 
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: abc_and_me on Thursday 11 December 14 21:07 GMT (UK)
That would be George Senior's marriage record!  Duh! Sorry :(  And I bet that Annie Atkinson, witness, would be Esther's sister :)  Neat
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: cath151 on Thursday 11 December 14 21:07 GMT (UK)
Yorkshire marriages, looks like her witness could have been her sister as there is a marriage 4th March 1916 for a Herbert Wood and Annie Elizabeth Atkinson ( father Rowland, a miner)

Cathy
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: cath151 on Thursday 11 December 14 21:18 GMT (UK)
Annie was born 22nd April 1916 Ardsley according to George snrs Army Service Records.Apologies if you have this info already :)

Cathy
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: abc_and_me on Friday 12 December 14 16:12 GMT (UK)
The most recent reply I can see is #14 above (by cath151 about Annie's birth date) and yet my email updates say there are more replies (??) and when I do a google search I come up with a reply that I can't see either.  I'm so confused :(
Title: Re: HELP!
Post by: abc_and_me on Friday 12 December 14 16:13 GMT (UK)
This is what I see when I google it: (Copied and pasted below):

HELP! Genealogy
www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=707501.0
1 day ago - 9 posts - ‎3 authors
There are two George Scotts born Dewsbury in 1918, do you know which is yours? ... Scott George mother's maiden name Johnson Dewsbury 9b 793 ... She thinks he went to Egypt (and I agree - I found one of his dad's wife's ...