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I was looking for help in how to trace my Scottish roots.
Their name is McDonald and they came over from Ireland to Scotland in the 1800s.  But I am sure they must have originated from Scotland and went to Ireland first.  I got told that there was a story that they went to Ireland in the 1600s.  How would I find when they first went to Ireland and when the first ones came back to Scotland again.



Family History Beginners Board / 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.



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