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Canada / Help with the McAdam family
« on: Thursday 02 June 16 09:54 BST (UK)  »
I have got quite far with tracing a branch of the family in Canada, but the trail has gone cold on a few of them, so any further help would be greatly appreciated.

So far:-
I have James McAdam (b.1871 - Scotland) and his wife Agnes McAdam (b.1871 - Scotland), left Scotland for Canada in 1906.
They had three children, Jean (b.1899), Smith (b.1901) and Margaret (b.1903)

I can find them on the 1911 census at York South Sub-Districts 37-50, Ontario, Canada.

Agnes then died in 1921 and is buried in Norway Cemetery, Toronto.
James remarried to Mary Anderson in September 1926.
Mary McAdam (nee Anderson) died in January 1927.

I cannot trace James McAdam from 1927.
I cannot trace Jean McAdam (b.1899) after 1911 census
I cannot trace Margaret McAdam (b.1903) after 1911 census

Smith McAdam looks to have immigrated to the US in 1925, but have lost him after this.

Thank you

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Help with middle name.
« on: Monday 09 May 16 08:38 BST (UK)  »

Please could anyone help with the middle name of James Henderson.  I am seeing 'Skel' but this don't seem right?


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Cause of Death (WW2)
« on: Tuesday 26 April 16 10:38 BST (UK)  »

I found the cause of death of a relation from the new records of WW2 deaths on ancestry.

I am struggling with a couple of words, please could anyone fill in the blanks?

"Fracture Rt. Femur & Jaw
? (shock, sev. injury ?
Flying accident

The Common Room / Probate Search Will record disappointment..
« on: Tuesday 08 March 16 12:34 GMT (UK)  »
I have recently ordered a will from the probate search website, as from the free search I found my relation's details on the index of wills and it showed personal effects valued at 1,159 19s 9d in 1930.

Having paid the 10 fee I then expected to actually see a breakdown of the full actual will that would show how the amount of 1,159 etc had been calculated, however all I received was basically the information already seen in the free search, which was a waste of money and obviously disappointing.

I therefore sent an email asking where I would need to go to find out how the amount of the will had been calculated and they didn't know, so please could anyone advise.


Canada / Travel to British Columbia via New York question
« on: Wednesday 24 February 16 12:18 GMT (UK)  »
I have found some passenger manifests for various family members who travelled from either Scotland or England to British Columbia between 1910 and 1920.

They have always travelled to New York first.

Please could someone advise if this is purely for recreational purposes, or did they have to travel to New York first.  I would have thought they could have sailed directly from the UK to British Columbia?


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Masonic Membership Register abbreviation
« on: Friday 19 February 16 14:42 GMT (UK)  »

Please could anyone confirm what this means?

It looks like the number 6 then Res'd and the date.   

Does this stand for resigned and what is the significance of the '6'?


Ayrshire / Trolorg (Girvan)
« on: Monday 15 February 16 15:05 GMT (UK)  »

I have come across the place name 'Trolorg', Girvan, on some family birth certificates. 

Being a long way from Scotland, I thought it might be nice to google some images to see what it is like and zilch, not a single photograph on the net, or even a wiki page!  ???

Does anyone know if this is an abandoned village or just very small, would be nice to see what it looked like!  :)


England / Divorce Records 1920's (what will I get)?
« on: Tuesday 09 February 16 10:54 GMT (UK)  »

I have received a quotation from the National Archives of around 23 including postage for a divorce record of a relation from 1929.

Please could anyone advise what kind of info I am likely to receive, will it just be a set of generic forms/wording with their names, addresses etc, which won't really add anything to what I already know about them?


England / Boarder Head
« on: Friday 18 September 15 13:19 BST (UK)  »

Please could someone clarify this entry for a relation on the 1901 census.

Next to Anthony McCall it says 'Boarder Head', therefore if he was a boarder wouldn't he be listed underneath the name of whoever he was boarding with? 

By boarding I interpret it as he and his family were living in someone's house with them but in their own room(s) paying for food and rent, is this correct, a bit like modern day B&B?


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