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Armed Forces / old photograph from Belgaum Studios
« on: Friday 17 July 15 16:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi to all,

i have found an old photograph of great grandfather Thomas Kelly it was taken in the Belgaun Studios, i have no idea in which year this could have been took nor do i know which army unit he belonged too, can any one help?

i was be ever so grateful

Running Bear


I came across this old photo of great grandfather Thomas, I have no idea when it was taken or which army unit he belonged too, that's for another day, I would be deeply obliged if some kind soul could clean and restore this photo, thank you in advance

Running Bear

Antrim / street directories please
« on: Friday 13 January 12 12:53 GMT (UK)  »
can some kind soul please follow up on the street directories for

houston- 1918- 8 wolfhill lane

mccaffrey- 1938- 95 brompton park

any follow on from these addresses would be wonderful.

thank you


Sussex Completed Lookup Requests / anguige family in brighton
« on: Wednesday 13 October 10 18:39 BST (UK)  »
hi all,

would deeply appreciate any help with the Anguige family.

i have thomas william born in brighton in 1863

he marries rose carn in 1890 in brighton

daughter rosalie born in 1897

daughter winifred born in 1900

i cannot find them on the 1891 or 1901 census....

can anyone help?

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / hull 1920's
« on: Friday 09 April 10 11:48 BST (UK)  »
hi all,

once again i have recieved an old photograph of the family, it is not brilliant and once again it is all i have. i wonder if some kind soul can do anything with it?


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / restoration of 1890 photo please
« on: Thursday 08 April 10 13:11 BST (UK)  »
can some kind soul help restore an old old photo please. it was found in an attic.


Ayrshire / waters in irvine 1871 census completed
« on: Sunday 17 January 10 14:03 GMT (UK)  »

it is not often that i get stuck with census details but this one is doing my nut in!

on the 1881 census, william waters is living in paisley with his wife mary cowan and a few children.

57 new sneddon street, paisley

william...34...manager in chemical works...born c1846 cambusnethan

i have tried in vain finding him on the 1871 census, his sons william and john were born in irvine before the 1871 census, alexander was born in irvine on the 3/9/1871.

i jumped back to the 1861 census and the 51 and the 41 and cannot get any info from any of the censuses, can anyone help?

thanks to all who helped with this. have found lots of info now


Canada Lookup Request / more help please
« on: Friday 27 February 09 20:44 GMT (UK)  »
hi all,

last year i made a post regaring the mcgourlick family from maple creek (1916)


now a year on i have had family from canada visit but all concerned have no ideas what became of william mcgourlick and his wife lily.

there is a mention of a leona but cannot prove that she is the daughter of william or john.

can any kind soul shed anymore light on this?


The Lighter Side / Thanks to all for meet up
« on: Friday 27 February 09 16:16 GMT (UK)  »
hi aw scots,

me and a few friends on rootschat are meeting up on saturday the 4th april at the mitchell library in glasgow.....wee cup of tea and some researching...if you fancy coming along just stick yer name in


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