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The Common Room / Why would an Irishman be living in Scotland as a "Nat. Bri. Subj."?
« on: Wednesday 12 December 18 23:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hi folks,

I have many Irish in my tree & seen many census' in Scotland and England.

Today I came across an 1881 census, born in Ireland, living in Scotland with an addition 'Nat. Bri. Subj."

I'm wondering why he would be showing as a 'National British Subject' as I've never seen this on any of the many census' I've seen in the past & why he would have needed to be a 'NBS'?


Scotland / Death Look-up Please at New Register House?
« on: Sunday 02 December 18 18:03 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

I'm trying to help a relative & hoping for a quick look-up if anyone is going to NRH soon please?

(Not Downloadable but have Ref.)

The g/mother (no relation to myself) died Glasgow, 1974 (can PM details).

What we would like to establish is where she'd likely be buried which would help with all info. from DC.

She has had a recent bereavment & would like her fathers' ashes with his mother.

I know she's very busy at the moment sorting things out & the burial will take place later in the new year but I mentioned there are some nice people on RC who may be willing to help.

I'm not too desperate & don't want to put anyone out, just if they have the time whilst there?

If no-one can help, I will order it pre xmas (not the best xmas present) but it will be an item off her 'to do' list as she doesn't do genealogy!

Thanks in advance.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Cause of death please?
« on: Saturday 30 June 18 10:24 BST (UK)  »
Hoping someone can decipher this cause of death please?

Bottom entry although I have left the above ones for letter comparison.

This is what I think I can make out...

Carcinoma of ?
involving Lungs, Spleen? & Liver


Lanarkshire / SHOTTS - 1911 Census (some transcriptions)!!!
« on: Friday 29 June 18 19:07 BST (UK)  »
I found this while doing some of my own research & thought it would be very useful to others...

"Part of the Civil Parish of Shotts, the Quoad Sacra Parish of Harthill and Benhar the Parish Ward of Harthill and the School Board District of Shotts.  Comprising the village of Northrigg, the Cottages at Southrigg near the Eastern Boundary of the County of Lanark to the Forrestfield Road on the West and from the Barbauchlaw Burn on its Northern Boundary to the Howie Burn to the South with all farmers houses and cottages within this area."


Hi folks,

Looking for any clues/ideas to this anomily?

1st column (bottom entry)…

My interest is only in finding out about this name as I’m working on this line (a new one) & I have a lot of research ahead which I’m enjoying but this is a huge mystery.

Julius Shunpilder Cunningham b 1888 Slamannan, Stirling, Scotland

What I’m wondering/hoping is whether there may have been a slight error on the index i.e. the name ‘SHUNPILDer’ being something a little different to what it looks?

I have checked over the doc for letter comparison & the only thing which looked slightly out was the ‘d’ which I’d thought may have been ‘st’ but looks nothing like the others i.e. has to be a ‘d’.
I have scoured the ‘net’ & can find absolutely nothing in relation to the name/word in any context.

I feel I’m trying to fit square pegs into round holes as the maiden name of Julius’ g/mother was SHAW i.e. been trying to make this fit for the beginning but at a complete loss as to the rest as even at a push (which it is), the 5th letter is not a capital letter & it does look like ‘Shunpilder’!

Any ideas on where the name was derived from would be greatly appreciated!


Lanarkshire / Govan, Glasgow
« on: Sunday 27 May 18 16:26 BST (UK)  »
I'm helping a friend with research but can't help myself going the 'extra mile'
I like to get 'into' the family, who they are, where they lived etc. to try to locate them at different times, get pics etc. if possible.

I have a family who were at addresses in Govan on BMDs/Census'

However, trying to locate a family after 1911, I checked VRs & found 2 possibles.

I did a 'Go ogle' search (from A to B) with quotes included for 2 streets...

"distance from Queen Street Govan to Brighton Street Govan"

The return match gives me a map with Brighton Street & Neptune Street  ::) ::)

I then checked for Queen Street & I see it does still exist i.e. can anyone please tell me why it doesn't show up in my search from A to B ???


Technical Help / Message when using the 'SEARCH' option?
« on: Tuesday 22 May 18 02:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

Just wondering if anyone else receives this message as I do frequently?

I also get the same message when clicking on 'New Replies'!

"An Error Has Occurred!
The server is currently under high stress. Please try again shortly."

I would like to know why, what the possible reasons are if anyone knows as it's very frustrating  ;)

I'm using Vista & either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome (if it helps)  ???


World War Two / Can someone identify Regiment please?
« on: Wednesday 16 May 18 11:48 BST (UK)  »
This is 1939 & one of the men (circled) is Robert Miller from Fife, Scotland

His son doesn't know which Regiment/Battalion so would be good to find out.


Could someone please explain whether a large blood transfusion of over 12 pints would affect a true DNA match?

Apologies if this has been covered before but I couldn't find a thread on it.


Add...Since reading some replies can I ask for any replies in laymen terms as much as is possible as many words on the subject are alien to me  :-[

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