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Wicklow / James Gregory Doolittle
« on: Sunday 23 September 07 00:53 BST (UK)  »

I am seeking the birth certificate for my 2nd great grandfather, James Gregory Doolittle. He was born in July of 1855 in Wicklow, Ireland. James was the son of Thomas Doolittle (Harbor Commisioner and Coal Merchant in Main, St. Wicklow) and Mary Anna Gregory. He had a brother named Thomas Arthur. Both James and Thomas were mariners and moved to Liverpool, England to work there.

James immigrated to the US in 1893, naturalized and died in Salt Lake City in 1924. I don't know if Thomas followed his brother or stayed in Liverpool.

Any information, stories, documents and/or pictures of anyone is this family or local would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much,

Midlothian / Re: Reply Requested--Shoe Maker's Close in Canongate
« on: Sunday 15 July 07 23:43 BST (UK)  »

Thank you all for your great maps (and instructions on how to view them)!  It's really cool to see where my ancestors were (eventhough the street's not there anymore).  It was still awesome to see where it was!  :-)

Thank you, again,

Midlothian / Re: marriage lookups please
« on: Tuesday 10 July 07 22:19 BST (UK)  »

I found a marriage for a Margaret Davidson to James Whyte on 29 Mar 1876. Recorded in Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland. Relief Congregational Society Collection of the Vital Records Index-British Isles.  LDS Film# 889477.

She obviously doesn't fit your time frame but she could well be an ancestor of your Margaret.

Good luck,

Midlothian / Reply Requested--Shoe Maker's Close in Canongate
« on: Tuesday 10 July 07 21:28 BST (UK)  »

My 6th g grandfather John Drummond (b. 13 Apr 1749 in Canongate) is listed in the Edinburgh City Directories (1751-1775) as having been a weaver and living with his wife, Ann Thompson (b. 11 Jan 1753 in Edinburgh) at Shoemaker's Close, Canongate, Edinburgh. 

I am fascinated to know what this place looked like.  Does this place still exist?  If so, does anyone have any further information on it and/or would be willing to snap a photo or two of it for me?

I live in California and am a public school teacher with three children under the age of 9 so my chances of getting "over the pond" anytime soon I would say are pretty slim.  :-)

Thank you very much for any help you can provide.

Thank you, again,

Renfrewshire / Re: Ferguson's of Greenock
« on: Monday 09 July 07 21:14 BST (UK)  »

I also have a Ferguson line from Greenock.  Margaret Drummond Ferguson (born in May 1821, daughter of Margaret Drummond & John Ferguson) emigrated to Salt Lake City and is buried there.  I have her grave up on Find-a-Grave:
She married into the McMaster line also from Greenock. 
My family tree can be viewed on:

Maybe an ancestor of your Fergus and my John born about 1796 could have shared a common sibling.

Please take a look and let me know what you think.
I'll keep an eye out for Fergus, as well. 
Also have you tried:

They have a lot of great information but it is a for pay service...

Happy Hunting!

Your potential cousin,

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