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Lanarkshire / History of the Incorporation of Cordiners in Glasgow
« on: Friday 03 July 20 08:08 BST (UK)  »
The online version of the shoe-maker's guild history,

https://archive.org/details/historyofincorpo00camp

Bests,
Skoosh.

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Midlothian / The Lighthouse Stevenson's
« on: Saturday 20 June 20 14:45 BST (UK)  »
R.L.Stevenson's, "Records of a Family of Engineers!" Chatto & Windus 1912, has an insight into the Stevenson name in Scotland generally & his own branch in particular, covering several counties.

 Great stuff also on the Bell Rock etc' Possibly available online!

Skoosh.

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The Stay Safe Board / Asda shopping Part 2
« on: Monday 25 May 20 18:43 BST (UK)  »
Asda, Laila special long-grain Basmati rice. 2 a kilo!

Skoosh.

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Lanarkshire / Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry
« on: Wednesday 15 April 20 13:26 BST (UK)  »
This, dating from the 1870's appears elsewhere under Old Country Houses.  Not all of these are in Lanarkshire as was Glasgow itself, many are also absent,

www.glasgowwestaddress.co.uk/Old_Country_Houses/Contents.htm

Skoosh.

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Scotland / The Mortcloth
« on: Monday 13 April 20 11:32 BST (UK)  »
 Scottish researchers will be familiar with the list of sums raised for the kirk by the hire of the parish mortcloths. I aye wondered so, here in Sir James Guthrie's painting "A Highland Funeral!" a mortcloth can be seen on top of the coffin. Zoom in!

https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+280/1/16/368

Skoosh.

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Shetland / Shetland Court & Jail Records
« on: Tuesday 03 December 19 14:58 GMT (UK)  »
Most Sheriff Court Records are in Edinburgh, not so Shetland, the catalogue for those in Lerwick is available online at,

  http://www.calmview.eu/ShetlandArchive/CalmView/

From "Coontin Kin!" the journal of the SFHS

Skoosh.

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Fife / James Oswald 1710-1769. Crail Composer.
« on: Monday 25 November 19 14:41 GMT (UK)  »
Folks, John Purser, historian, in an article in todays National, is seeking the burial place of the above musician. Son of the Crail town drummer, Oswald had Lord Bute & the Prince of Wales as patrons & was appointed "Chamber composer to George III".  Finding where this court composer was buried is his problem. As as a widower he married secretly? aristocrat Leonora Robinson Lytton, a widow.
 He was based at Knebworth, Herts, for many years, where he died but the gravestones there are apparently indecipherable.  Buried anonymously in the tomb she occupied when died as Leonora Robinson Lytton Oswald  in 1790 is a possibility.

Skoosh.       

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Armed Forces / Armed Forces & DNA
« on: Wednesday 16 October 19 13:07 BST (UK)  »
Quick question, do members of the armed forces get their DNA recorded?

Skoosh.

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Inverness / Lovat Estate Maps Project
« on: Tuesday 18 June 19 15:55 BST (UK)  »
The publishing of these post-Culloden maps by surveyors/factors of the forfeited estates of the 11th Lord Lovat is a work in progress,

https://nosasblog.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/the-lovat-estate-map-project/

Much else of interest also, excellent website!

Skoosh.

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